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Modolo 10×10 Prefab House Brings Affordable Living to Northern Mexico’s Poor

Modolo 10×10 Prefab House Brings Affordable Living to Northern Mexico’s Poor

The Modolo prefab is clad in large recycled fiberglass panels, which lived former lives as construction scaffolding and framework on other building projects. More panels can easily be added or taken away

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Ford Investigates Coconuts As Replacement for Petroleum in Car Parts

Ford Investigates Coconuts As Replacement for Petroleum in Car Parts

Over the past few years, Ford has increased its use of eco-friendly recycled and bio-based materials in its vehicles, such as soy foam seat cushions, castor oil foam in instrument panels, wheat

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Affordable Re_Home is Prepped for Natural Disaster Recovery

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Affordable Re_Home is Prepped for Natural Disaster Recovery

This year, a strong focus was placed on affordability and Team Illinois worked hard to minimize costs where possible through the use of materials. They estimate the final cost of the Re_home, which

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Empowerhouse Takes First Place in Affordability at the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

Empowerhouse Takes First Place in Affordability at the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

One of the most common arguments against building energy-efficient homes is that the upfront costs are just too high, but this year's Solar Decathlon competition is telling another story. For the first

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Ford Announces That It is Considering Manufacturing Electric Vehicles in China

Ford Announces That It is Considering Manufacturing Electric Vehicles in China

Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally recently told Bloomberg News that the company is thinking of producing electric vehicles in China with their Chinese auto partner Changan Automobile Group. Ford is

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Family Circle Brings Affordable Downtown-Style Living to the Edge of Denver

Family Circle Brings Affordable Downtown-Style Living to the Edge of Denver

Designed by Meridian 105, 'The Family Circle' is a new concept for housing created to fit the lifestyle of the urban family. Planned for the perimeter of Denver, Colorado, the project aims to build an

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Ford Unveils Photos of Its Gorgeous Electric Gullwing EVOS Concept

Ford Unveils Photos of Its Gorgeous Electric Gullwing EVOS Concept

Ford just leaked photos of its EVOS Concept to be revealed at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show. In short, we love it. The EVOS is a plug-in hybrid with four exotic gullwing doors and a gorgeous design

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The Solar-Heated Adaptahaus is the UK’s First Affordable Green Prefab Home

The Solar-Heated Adaptahaus is the UK’s First Affordable Green Prefab Home

Alan Dawson had a dream to provide energy-efficient, low-carbon prefabricated housing that is also affordable. With significant support from his local council and a variety of materials and construction

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8 Affordable Chicago Eco Apartment Buildings Achieve Economies of Scale

8 Affordable Chicago Eco Apartment Buildings Achieve Economies of Scale

As a way of bringing the price per unit down, Bickerdike made use of economies of scale by building 8 apartment buildings rather than just one. The buildings range from 6 to 27 units each and area all a

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Stanford University’s Xenith Racer Could Be the Fastest Solar Car Ever Built

Stanford University’s Xenith Racer Could Be the Fastest Solar Car Ever Built

Stanford's Solar Car Project has spent almost two years building their entry for this year's World Solar Challenge - a streamlined solar vehicle that may be the fastest solar car ever built. Designed in

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Ford to Offer SunPower Solar Arrays with Their New Focus Electric

Ford to Offer SunPower Solar Arrays with Their New Focus Electric

Ford has teamed up with SunPower to offer Ford Focus Electric buyers a solar array that will generate enough energy to power their vehicle for 1,000 miles a month. The two companies announced the

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Ford and U of M Researchers Say Enough Lithium Exists To Power EVs Until 2100

Ford and U of M Researchers Say Enough Lithium Exists To Power EVs Until 2100

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have just released a study stating that there is enough lithium in existence to power electric vehicles at least until the year 2100. The

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Dazzling Double-Skinned Wexford Council Headquarters Modernize Ireland’s Civic Buildings

Dazzling Double-Skinned Wexford Council Headquarters Modernize Ireland’s Civic Buildings

Each department is housed in one of six blocks, separated by courtyards, and centered around a central forum accessible from each arm. The forum is setup like a comfortable and informal lobby, with

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Ford Polls Facebook Fans For Favorite Focus Electric Noise

Ford Polls Facebook Fans For Favorite Focus Electric Noise

President Obama recently called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure that EVs weren't silently bowling over people who couldn't see, or hear, them coming, by mandating that EVs

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Surface Deep: Honeycomb Moss Sculpture Swells Across Quebec’s Reford Garden

Surface Deep: Honeycomb Moss Sculpture Swells Across Quebec’s Reford Garden

The structure greets visitors on first arrival with an impressive take on a traditional wall that would otherwise be an overlooked necessity. The temporary entrance simultaneously acts as both a resting

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Ford Incorporates Soy-Foam Seats Into Explorer Encouraging Bio-Foam Usage

Ford Incorporates Soy-Foam Seats Into Explorer Encouraging Bio-Foam Usage

The release of the 2011 Ford Explorer comes with some amazing news of progress for the automobile industry's use of sustainable materials. Harking back to the company's roots, Ford is set to implement

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Ford Focus’ At-Home Charging Station Charges EVs in Less than 4 Hours

Ford Focus’ At-Home Charging Station Charges EVs in Less than 4 Hours

Ford Focus Electric owners can now charge up their vehicles without leaving their homes! In a partnership with Leviton and Best Buy, consumers will be able to purchase their own in-home charging stations

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Ford Spent $1.65 Million in First Quarter 2011 Lobbying for Electric Vehicle Tax Breaks

Ford Spent $1.65 Million in First Quarter 2011 Lobbying for Electric Vehicle Tax Breaks

It's old news that automobile companies spend a lot of time and money in Washington DC trying to get what they want, but these days they've got their eyes on a new prize - electric vehicle (EV) tax

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Stanford’s Neukom Building Is a Stunning Low-Carbon Campus Centerpiece

Stanford’s Neukom Building Is a Stunning Low-Carbon Campus Centerpiece

Opening just in time for the law school commencement in May, the Neukom Building will serve as the new focal point for the law students and faculty. The 65,000 sq ft building is composed of four,

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New Ford Fusion’s MPG Rating Could Make It a Match for the Toyota Prius

New Ford Fusion’s MPG Rating Could Make It a Match for the Toyota Prius

Ford has some exciting new vehicles in the works, including a new Ford Fusion Hybrid that will reportedly get as much as 48 mpg, which could rival the Toyota Prius. The latest Ford Inside News report also

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Dan Phillips Builds Enchanting and Affordable Houses from Recycled Materials

Dan Phillips Builds Enchanting and Affordable Houses from Recycled Materials

When Dan Phillips was a child, he saw his parents suffer through the Great Depression years and he quickly learned to value what he had. When he was 14 years old he built a bicycle completely out of scrap

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: John Viera of Ford Motor Company

John Viera has made a name for himself as a pioneer for the green movement within the automotive industry. As Ford Motor Company's Director of Sustainable Business Strategies, he has been building a new

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Smart Car Covered in Illustrated Tweets by Johanna Basford Unveiled in UK

Smart Car Covered in Illustrated Tweets by Johanna Basford Unveiled in UK

What will the future hold? That's the question Smart recently put to the Twittersphere. The answers were penned onto a Smart Car on the Smart Urban Stage in London by illustrator Johanna Basford. Basford

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The $300 House: Harvard Business Review Launches Contest to Design Affordable Housing for Developing Areas

The $300 House: Harvard Business Review Launches Contest to Design Affordable Housing for Developing Areas

In a quest to provide safe housing for everyone around the world, no matter what their economic standing, the Harvard Business Review Blog has teamed up with Ingersoll Rand’s Center for Energy

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Ford Cars May Soon Sport Rubber Parts Made From Dandelions

Ford Cars May Soon Sport Rubber Parts Made From Dandelions

Rubber was traditionally made from rubber plant trees, and today it is made from oil. But if Ford is successful with their latest project, we could soon be seeing their fleets decked out in rubber made

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Ford And Georgia Tech to Create First Hydraulic Hybrid U.S. School Bus

Ford And Georgia Tech to Create First Hydraulic Hybrid U.S. School Bus

The Ford Motor Company Fund and the Georgia Institute of Technology have joined forces to create the U.S.'s first conversion of a traditional school bus into a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on

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Tassafaronga Village Repurposes A Defunct Pasta Factory Into Green Affordable Housing

Tassafaronga Village Repurposes A Defunct Pasta Factory Into Green Affordable Housing

After years of trying to redevelop the site into social housing, the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) finally got a boost from HUD and brought on David Baker to re-envision the site. The new 7.5 acre

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Ford and Google Team Up To Optimize Your Commute and Your Car’s Performance

Ford and Google Team Up To Optimize Your Commute and Your Car’s Performance

What if your car could learn not only how and where you drive and suggest the best way to get to your destination without traffic headaches, but could also optimize the performance of your car in getting

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Rafael Viñoly’s New Stanford Hospital Design Features Modular, Daylight Filled Cubes

Rafael Viñoly’s New Stanford Hospital Design Features Modular, Daylight Filled Cubes

Rafael Viñoly Architects was tapped to design the new state-of-the-art facility, which will eventually replace the current 1959 facility that does not meet code for seismic activity or have enough space.

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Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

If you're an eco-conscious traveller planning to visit Buenos Aires on a tight budget, don't worry, you don't have to leave your green lifestyle behind. The Eco-Pampa Hostel located in the

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