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Studio 804’s Student-Built Off Grid House

Studio 804’s Student-Built Off Grid House

Designing and building a LEED Platinum house is reason enough for us to take notice. When the house is also the work of graduate students at the University of Kansas and it is designed to function

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Energy 101: Austin’s Pecan Street Smart Grid Project

Energy 101: Austin’s Pecan Street Smart Grid Project

A few weeks ago, we looked at Boulder, Colorado's plan to become the first smart grid city. But Boulder isn't the only U.S. city with visions of becoming completely smart meter-equipped. The Pecan Street

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San Francisco and Portland Race to Build First EV Grid

San Francisco and Portland Race to Build First EV Grid

The Mayor of the fine city of San Francisco has a bit of blogger in him. Just yesterday Mayor Gavin Newsom wrote a guest post on our favorite beyond petroleum blog gas2.0, kicking off the race to build

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Energy 101: What Is a Smart Grid?

Energy 101: What Is a Smart Grid?

In last week's Energy 101 column, we took a look at the basics of where our energy comes from now. This week, we're examining the future of energy—specifically, the smart grid. To recap, a smart grid is

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Off-Grid Residence Helps Preserve New Mexico Ranch

Off-Grid Residence Helps Preserve New Mexico Ranch

Pioneering the way for sustainable homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Milder residence blends beautiful adobe architecture with elegant touches of modernism. Conceived by Boston-based Signer Harris

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Inflatable Diamond Grid Eco-Pavilion by Various Architects

Inflatable Diamond Grid Eco-Pavilion by Various Architects

Various Architects recently designed this striking Renaissance Pavilion for a competition to create a mobile performance space for Yorkshire Forward. Based upon a set of structural concepts perfected in

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Better Place Makes Electric Vehicle Grids a Reality

Better Place Makes Electric Vehicle Grids a Reality

Lately the Better Place electric vehicle network has been expanding at an incredible rate, with Hawaii recently signing on for an electric vehicle grid and Israel recently unveiling the first completed

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GRID HOUSE: Maximizing Green Space in Urban Infill

GRID HOUSE: Maximizing Green Space in Urban Infill

Moto Designshop recently finished schematics for this beautiful modern residence situated on Pine street in Philadelphia. The Grid House packs a highly efficient floorplan into tight quarters, maximizing

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Bringing Wind Power to Off-Grid Guatemalan Villages

Bringing Wind Power to Off-Grid Guatemalan Villages

Wind power holds much promise but often meets obstacles in small-scale application. Enter Engineers Without Borders. Volunteers from this humanitarian group, including Malcolm Knapp and Heather Fleming

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Boulder, CO: America’s First Smart Grid Town

Boulder, CO: America’s First Smart Grid Town

The Smart Grid and all of its energy-saving intelligence is coming to Boulder, Colorado, making this picturesque town at the foot of the Rockies poised to become the nation’s first fully integrated

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VEHICLE GRID TECHNOLOGY: Car power for your home

VEHICLE GRID TECHNOLOGY: Car power for your home

Here at Inhabitat, we feature numerous ways in which you can power your house. Whether by using solar panels, wind turbines, hydrogen, gas, and even geothermal energy, we can say that alternative sources

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GREENGRID ROOFS

GREENGRID ROOFS

We hold a special place in our hearts for green roofs and the economy of modular construction. GreenGrid Roofs brings the best of both worlds together as a modular green roof system. Competitive in cost

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GRIDSKIPPER – VOTING ROUND

GRIDSKIPPER – VOTING ROUND

And now for round two of shameless self-promotion... Inhabitat made it to the final voting round for the Gridskipper Urbs! We've been nominated as the World's Best Urban Architecture Blog, which we're

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THE URBS AT GRIDSKIPPER

THE URBS AT GRIDSKIPPER

There's a contest going on at Gridskipper. The Urbs celebrate the best urban blogs in numerous categories, including architecture, photography, arts, music, and more. Some super Inhabitat reader(s)

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Olafur Eliasson launches a gorgeous and affordable handheld solar phone charger

Olafur Eliasson launches a gorgeous and affordable handheld solar phone charger

Artist Olafur Eliasson wants to help you free yourself from the grid, one small yet impactful step at a time. Eliasson teamed up with engineer Frederik Ottesen to launch the Little Sun Charge, a

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Voltaic solar backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest (worth $330)!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Voltaic solar backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest (worth $330)!

GRAND PRIZE: The OffGrid 6W Solar Backpack RUNNER UP PRIZES: The Converter Solar Backpack

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Quantum dot solar windows could turn any window into a power source

Quantum dot solar windows could turn any window into a power source

A sunlight-harvesting technology created by researchers in Los Alamos and Italy could turn any window into a solar energy source. The technology is based on tiny nanoparticles known as quantum dots, which

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World’s largest green roof unveiled in the heart of Silicon Valley

World’s largest green roof unveiled in the heart of Silicon Valley

Architect Rafael Viñoly and Olin Landscape Architects have unveiled designs for the world’s largest green roof—a 30-acre community park in the sky sandwiched between Apple’s Infinite Loop

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India’s 20 million LED streetlight retrofit will save $890 million each year

India’s 20 million LED streetlight retrofit will save $890 million each year

India’s government announced a major commitment to energy efficiency earlier this year when the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) was launched, which calls for 20 million lightbulbs in

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Modern Kenjo Cabin is a solar-powered floating room for a family in Sweden

Modern Kenjo Cabin is a solar-powered floating room for a family in Sweden

Limmared, Sweden-based prefab builder Kenjo offers up small prefab cabins designed for those needing more space than can be used as a guest house, relaxation space, office, studio or even a floating

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First Nation builds spirited solar project in the heart of Canada’s oil sands

First Nation builds spirited solar project in the heart of Canada’s oil sands

One of Alberta’s biggest solar installations has been built in one of the most unlikely places—the heart of Canada’s Peace River oil sands. The Lubicon Lake Band aboriginal community launched the

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Tornado-Resistant Phoenix Solar House Rises From the Ashes After Natural Disasters

Tornado-Resistant Phoenix Solar House Rises From the Ashes After Natural Disasters

The team includes students from three neighboring universities: the University of Louisville, Ball State University, and the University of Kentucky. Each of the universities provided a special kind of

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Obama announces plans to bring energy efficiency to households across the US

Obama announces plans to bring energy efficiency to households across the US

President Obama said he will use all of his powers -- including the power of the veto -- to defend his plan for climate change, the White House said. This announcement comes on the eve of new rules that

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Sweet ECOmbo camper offers 95-square-feet of exhilarating solar-powered adventure

Sweet ECOmbo camper offers 95-square-feet of exhilarating solar-powered adventure

Are you itching to leave city life behind for an off-grid adventure? The solar-powered ECOmbo camper trailer lets you tackle that trail less traveled—without roughing it. The cozy and comfortable New

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The streets of Paris will go car-free for one day in September

The streets of Paris will go car-free for one day in September

France is declaring itself the leader of sustainable transportation, by banning all cars on the streets of Paris for one entire day. On September 27th, “A Day Without Cars” will make the French

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Researchers develop a battery clean enough to eat

Researchers develop a battery clean enough to eat

In our wildest dreams, enviro-geeks imagine a future in which solar hover cars zip silently by while our homes and factories chug along completely pollutant-free, powered only by the wind and the sun.

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New hydrogen cellphone battery can power an iPhone for a week

New hydrogen cellphone battery can power an iPhone for a week

The answer to frustrated smartphone users’ prayers everywhere are being answered with Intelligent Energy’s hydrogen fuel cell charger, which can keep an iPhone charged for up to seven days. They have

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India’s high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with stone and mud

India’s high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with stone and mud

Hidden deep into the forests of southern India, this renovated bungalow provides an ideal quiet space for those looking to escape the city and enjoy nature. Called Hornbill house, the building is part of

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VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

In the old days, if you wanted a solar panel, you had to buy one of those giant clunky things that were not only pricey, but also a real pain in the you-know-what to install. But times have changed,

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Hand-powered Circo dishwasher saves time, space, money and water

Hand-powered Circo dishwasher saves time, space, money and water

It is estimated that 75% of the global population will live in urban areas by 2050. While this urbanization presents great opportunities, it will be an enormous challenge to ensure that energy and space

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