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Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Market Projected to Quadruple to $2.4 billion By 2017

Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Market Projected to Quadruple to $2.4 billion By 2017

Building Integrated Photovoltaics photo from Shutterstock The solar energy sector has had some ups and downs lately, but it looks like the future is bright for building-integrated photovoltaics

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7 Ways to Upcycle a Train Station

7 Ways to Upcycle a Train Station

Anila is editor-at-large at Loco2, a small company mad enough to tackle the complexities of European rail by making online ticket booking more accessible, giving expert advice in the Engine Room forum and

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Arena Cuiabá Brings Energy Efficiency to the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Arena Cuiabá Brings Energy Efficiency to the 2014 FIFA World Cup

The Arena is completely modular by design. Its structure is made of precast concrete and a modular steel roof. The roof is composed of a steel deck layer covered by thermal insulation with a condensation

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Massive Crocheted Alligator Playground Pops Up in São Paulo!

Massive Crocheted Alligator Playground Pops Up in São Paulo!

With the help of a team of "crocheteiros," Olek completely covered the massive alligator in colorful yarn and ribbons. Kids can climb in, through and on top of the brightly-colored alligator, which loses

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The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

Mixed-Use Building of the year: + Steven Holl Architects, with Daeyang Gallery & House, Seoul, South Korea + Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, with Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge, Deptford,

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Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia The Alila Villas Uluwatu combines the best of tropical luxury and sustainable design. The Earthcheck-certified resort on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula finds its

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‘The Sync’ Provides a Platform to Bring Social Innovations to Life In Thailand

‘The Sync’ Provides a Platform to Bring Social Innovations to Life In Thailand

Do you know where to turn if you have an idea that will make society better? We are many who dream of change in our society, but turning those dreams into reality might prove to be a tricky deal. Soramist

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Brasília’s Remodeled National Stadium Will Be a Solar Showcase For The 2014 World Cup

Brasília’s Remodeled National Stadium Will Be a Solar Showcase For The 2014 World Cup

Built in 1974, the former Estádio Mané Garrincha Stadium has been almost completely dismantled and will see its capacity increase from 42,000 to over 70,000 seats. Brazil’s Green Building Council is

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MTV’s Green Picks Machine Recycles Credit Cards Into Shredding Guitar Picks

MTV’s Green Picks Machine Recycles Credit Cards Into Shredding Guitar Picks

Recycling expired credit cards, gift cards and membership cards can be difficult because they’re made from PVC; you can’t just toss them into your recycling bin. Instead of hoarding them, turn them

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Falcon-Inspired Qatar National Pavilion Lands at Rio+20

Falcon-Inspired Qatar National Pavilion Lands at Rio+20

The Qatar delegation to Rio+20 hired Grimshaw Architects to design a temporary pavilion for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Qatar National Food

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Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years

Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years

Environmental activists sometimes put themselves in harm's way to protect natural resources, and according to a new report from Global Witness the number of people killed defending the natural world has

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The Rio+20 Conference: Academic Panel Urges Governments to Seize “Historic Opportunity”

The Rio+20 Conference: Academic Panel Urges Governments to Seize “Historic Opportunity”

Rio de Janeiro Image from Shutterstock The Rio+20 Conference (20 years after the original Earth Summit) was called to bring together world leaders, along with thousands of participants from

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Isay Weinfeld’s Light-Filled Grecia House in São Paulo Has Blooming Vegetation Inside

Isay Weinfeld’s Light-Filled Grecia House in São Paulo Has Blooming Vegetation Inside

Although Grecia House's entrance is covered with greenery, it's hard to miss the bright, sunny door. While otherwise inconspicuous from the street, the home provides views of its pristine gardens and

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron is Not Attending the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is Not Attending the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference

The Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development is being held in Brazil later this month to bring together world leaders, the private sector, NGOs and other groups to discuss how the world can reduce

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Rio+20: Climate Change Damage Could Cost Latin America $100 Billion Per Year

Rio+20: Climate Change Damage Could Cost Latin America $100 Billion Per Year

With the Rio+20 conference set to start on June 20th, a report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has warned that if climate change continues to go unchecked, the damage costs to Latin

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Rio de Janeiro Set to Replace The World’s Largest Open-Air Landfill With a Recycling Plant

Rio de Janeiro Set to Replace The World’s Largest Open-Air Landfill With a Recycling Plant

After 34 years of operation, the Brazilian government has decided to close Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho dump, the world's largest open-air landfill. Located on the outskirts of the city, the dump is

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‘Cooking With Mama’ Uses Skype and Unloved Vegetables to Whip Up Yummy Meals

‘Cooking With Mama’ Uses Skype and Unloved Vegetables to Whip Up Yummy Meals

A year ago we showed you Prinzessinnengarten, a mobile urban garden that blooms in Berlin. Well, in addition to growing lots of organic vegetables, they also organize open events centered around

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Alessandro Jordão’s Giant Lego Chair Debuts at “Fresh from Brasil” During NY Design Week

Alessandro Jordão’s Giant Lego Chair Debuts at “Fresh from Brasil” During NY Design Week

This was the second edition of Fresh From Brasil, which showed its first collection at the Wanted Design show in 2011.  Jordão first showed pieces from his collection of Lego art last year in São

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6 Mind-Boggling Examples of Intricate Tiny Art

6 Mind-Boggling Examples of Intricate Tiny Art

Japanese Bonsai Series Make Tiny Architecture With bonsai style as his inspiration, Japanese artist Takanori Aiba created a series of incredibly intricate worlds. Using standard craft materials, he

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David Suhami’s Pocket Knife Transforms Tools into Jungle Safari Creatures

David Suhami’s Pocket Knife Transforms Tools into Jungle Safari Creatures

The original swiss army knife is an essential tool for many of us, and now David Suhami has created a revamped version of the ubiquitous pocket-gadget with a unique and amusing twist. Each element of

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Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

While we weren't thrilled to hear that the 2012 London Olympics would be using PVC to build many of their temporary structures, the good news is that the materials will be recycled for another big

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Biochar Promises to Provide Carbon Negative Fuel and Better Soil

Biochar Promises to Provide Carbon Negative Fuel and Better Soil

Could what's in this little container keep our planet healthy? The simple reality is we need to find a way to put carbon back into the soil, and making something called 'biochar' is perhaps the best way

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Richard Meier & Partners Unveils Plans for an Eco Office in Rio de Janeiro

Richard Meier & Partners Unveils Plans for an Eco Office in Rio de Janeiro

The Leblon Offices will be a 10 story office building with a leasable floor area of 6,500 sq meters. A generous lobby will connect the building to the street, a recessed open retail plaza and then to the

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Gigantic Rubber Duckie Floats Down the Loire River in France!

Gigantic Rubber Duckie Floats Down the Loire River in France!

Florentijn Hofman created his giant yellow duckie with the mission of simply bringing people together through the presence of art. Treating the Loire as a giant bubble bath, The Rubber Duck brings a

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Designers Create Luxury Furnishings from Recycled Waste for Italy’s Torre Coccaro 5-Star Hotel

Designers Create Luxury Furnishings from Recycled Waste for Italy’s Torre Coccaro 5-Star Hotel

Dutch artist Johan Peter Hol chose to re-use old, broken crockery, mounted onto a cardboard structure, to create an ornamental decoration. Savino Corvasce created an entire furniture collection by

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Shelley Miller’s Historical Murals Are Made From Sugar!

Shelley Miller’s Historical Murals Are Made From Sugar!

Using sugar cake icing, Miller replicates the images of historical Portuguese tiles, azulejo ceramic tiles, and even street art. Inspired by calligraphy, arabesques, ancient mosaics, mosque architecture,

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California Regulators Find Dangerous Chemicals in Nail Polishes Despite “Nontoxic” Label

California Regulators Find Dangerous Chemicals in Nail Polishes Despite “Nontoxic” Label

If you've been feeling good about your "three-free" non-toxic polish, we have some bad news for you, your splash of color may not be as safe as you think. According to regulators in California who tested

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Urban-Think Tank Awarded Silver Holcim Award For Colorful Community Center in São Paulo

Urban-Think Tank Awarded Silver Holcim Award For Colorful Community Center in São Paulo

Although Grotão is located in the center of the city, only one road connects it to the larger circulation systems of Sao Paulo, which limits the residents access to essential amenities. The goal of

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Survey Finds Nearly 90% of Chinese 18-25 Year-Olds Want Greener Brands

Survey Finds Nearly 90% of Chinese 18-25 Year-Olds Want Greener Brands

A Carbon Trust survey of 2,800 18-25 year-olds in six countries has yielded some pretty startling results: 88% of respondents in China would "be more loyal to a brand if they could see it was reducing its

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Hotel Aliah is a Sustainable Luxury Hotel Complex for the 2014 World Cup

Hotel Aliah is a Sustainable Luxury Hotel Complex for the 2014 World Cup

Hotel Aliah is a sustainable luxury hotel complex for World Cup 2014 that is meant to re-establish a connection between man and the environment. The green-roofed hotel was designed by Hiperstudio and

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