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Delta Tower: Carbon-Neutral Wooden Complex to be Australia’s First Passive House

Delta Tower: Carbon-Neutral Wooden Complex to be Australia’s First Passive House

Australia’s first Passive House certified building will also be part of a new breed of zero carbon multi-story buildings that use wood as a central building component. Designed by Melbourne based Studio

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Foster + Partners Selected to Design Carbon Neutral Park for West Kowloon Cultural District

Foster + Partners Selected to Design Carbon Neutral Park for West Kowloon Cultural District

The architecture news of the day is that Foster + Partners has been selected by the board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority to design a massive 56-acre urban park on a reclaimed harbor-front

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Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Powered Brayton Cycle Turbine to Increase Efficiency By 50%

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Powered Brayton Cycle Turbine to Increase Efficiency By 50%

While one can always look for new sources of renewable energy, there is a lot to be said for simply improving the efficiency of current systems. That is what researchers at the Sandia National

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EcoZa Launches South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

EcoZa Launches South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

The name 360º refers not only to the zen surroundings, but also to nature's never-ending cycles: the seasons, the planetary movements and their trajectory within the universe, and our cyclical

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Rupert Murdoch Announces News Corp Is Now Carbon Neutral

Rupert Murdoch Announces News Corp Is Now Carbon Neutral

News Corporation's owner Rupert Murdoch announced that his company has attained their goal of becoming carbon neutral. The company took a top to bottom account of its environmental impact and has

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Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Callebaut's Coral Reef proposes building an artificial pier on seismic piles in the Caribbean Sea. Modular duplexes built according to Passive House standards would be added into the housing matrix as

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TREEPODS: Carbon-Scrubbing Artificial Trees for Boston City Streets

TREEPODS: Carbon-Scrubbing Artificial Trees for Boston City Streets

Trees naturally filter and clean our air, but in today’s heavily polluted world, it's just too huge of a task to expect Mother Nature to take care of herself. Taking this into account, designers Mario

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Wolgan Valley Resort: World’s First CarboNZero Certified Hotel

Wolgan Valley Resort: World’s First CarboNZero Certified Hotel

With Valentine’s Day approaching, wouldn’t it be nice to escape for a few days with your loved one and relax in pampered luxury – without feeling guilty about the huge footprint you are adding to

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OFIS Unveils Prismatic Carbon Neutral Solar Powered Offices for Slovenia

OFIS Unveils Prismatic Carbon Neutral Solar Powered Offices for Slovenia

Rather than just one building, OFIS conceived the offices as a campus or miniature city. While the structures will be formed by concrete shells, they will also be lined with lightweight, aluminum panels

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Carbon Nanotubes Could Create World’s First Space Elevator

Carbon Nanotubes Could Create World’s First Space Elevator

Space elevators are incredibly tall theoretical structures that stretch beyond the earth's atmosphere to transport satellites and shuttles into outer space without the cost and environmental impact of

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World Bank to Fund Carbon Markets in Developing Countries

World Bank to Fund Carbon Markets in Developing Countries

As COP16 in Cancun, Mexico winds down this week, and high hopes for a world-wide agreement on climate change fade once again, the World Bank has stepped up announcing just yesterday that it will fund

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Inexpensive Activated Carbon Cloth Could Clean Up Toxic Waste

Inexpensive Activated Carbon Cloth Could Clean Up Toxic Waste

From shoulder pads to leg-warmers, there are a litany of '80s "inventions" we hope never see the light of day again. Not so with activated carbon cloth, however. The flexible and inexpensive material was

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MIT Researchers Find Greener Way to Make Carbon Nanotubes

MIT Researchers Find Greener Way to Make Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes are a cutting-edge component used in the fields of electronics, medicine and industrial design due to their size, strength and electrical properties. However during their production,

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Shimizu Corporation’s Carbon-Negative Artificial Islands

Shimizu Corporation’s Carbon-Negative Artificial Islands

Shimizu Corporation is researching the construction of artificial islands in the equatorial ocean that would essentially be self-sufficient, carbon-negative cities with zero waste. Measuring one kilometer

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UK Could Fund First Natural Gas Carbon Capture Plant

UK Could Fund First Natural Gas Carbon Capture Plant

Carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technique to bury CO2 emissions from industrial sources underground, is still an emerging technology. It's mostly used in coal plants, but the UK announced this week

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Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Buildings That Move

Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Buildings That Move

File this in the creepy yet useful category: architectural research firm Decker Yeadon is currently researching how carbon nanotubes may one day create a building material able to move without motors.

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Foster + Partners’ Carbon Neutral Masdar City Rises in the Desert

Foster + Partners’ Carbon Neutral Masdar City Rises in the Desert

Inspired by the architecture and planning of traditional Arab cities, Foster + Partners seamlessly combined ancient building techniques with modern technological advancements. Meshing these two distinct

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World’s First Zero Carbon Conference Center Opens in Dublin

World’s First Zero Carbon Conference Center Opens in Dublin

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) just opened its doors to reveal what they claim to be the first carbon neutral conference center in the world. The multi-use complex has a large performance hall,

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Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

International Battery has joined forces with Electric Marine Propulsion to create a yacht that not only runs on electric batteries, but charges them using wind energy -- even when the sails are down. The

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Larch House: The UK’s First Zero-Carbon Passive Home

Larch House: The UK’s First Zero-Carbon Passive Home

Bere architects recently unveiled the 'Larch House', the first zero-carbon passive house in the UK. The ultra energy-efficient home features not only "active" energy-producing technologies like solar

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Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

The One Tonne Life project was started and sponsored by Swedish wooden home builder A-hus, renewable energy firm Vattenfall and car maker Volvo. Designed for a four person family, the One Tonne Home is an

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Chicago Environmental Center is a Carbon Neutral Urban Nest

Chicago Environmental Center is a Carbon Neutral Urban Nest

The area south of Chicago has long been a vast patchwork of natural land, industry and working class neighborhoods. But the soon to be built Ford Calumet Environmental Center explores the city's wildlife

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Telecommuting, Online Shopping Increase Carbon Emissions

Telecommuting, Online Shopping Increase Carbon Emissions

Attention, telecommuters: think twice the next time you brag about your reduced environmental impact. That's the conclusion of a report from the U.K's Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET),

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Ohio State University Aims for Net Zero Carbon Footprint

Ohio State University Aims for Net Zero Carbon Footprint

Schools and educational institutions use a lot of energy to power computers, lights, and other systems that are needed to support a large body of students. The Ohio State University is one of the largest

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The Champagne Bottle Slims Down to Cut its Carbon Footprint

The Champagne Bottle Slims Down to Cut its Carbon Footprint

Champagne bottles contain three times the air pressure of a typical car tire, which is why the iconic green bottles weigh 900 grams (two pounds). Not for long though - makers of Champagne bottles in

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NYC Tennis Courts To Get Carbon Neutral Composting Toilets

NYC Tennis Courts To Get Carbon Neutral Composting Toilets

Photo credit: Cook + Fox A new restroom facility at Manhattan's Riverside Park Clay Tennis Association should ease the bladders of many a tennis player as well as the hearts of NYC environmentalists.

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“Dry Water” Could Absorb and Store Carbon Dioxide

“Dry Water” Could Absorb and Store Carbon Dioxide

Researchers recently discovered a new way to store carbon dioxide and other harmful chemicals using a a powdered, sugar-like substance called "dry water". According to scientists at the National Meeting

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Carbon Neutral Home Breaks Ground in Cairn Valley, Scotland

Carbon Neutral Home Breaks Ground in Cairn Valley, Scotland

This green-roofed carbon neutral home designed by Mark Waghorn Architects will begin construction in Cairn Valley, Scotland this month. The design was inspired by the sloping natural landscape of the

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Rocket Engine Technology Being Used to Capture Carbon

Rocket Engine Technology Being Used to Capture Carbon

We all know that rocket science is cool - but did you know that it may also be a way to improve carbon capture technology? Under an innovative research project being run by the Department of Energy's

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Crystal Compounds Used as Super-Efficient Carbon Storage Sponges

Crystal Compounds Used as Super-Efficient Carbon Storage Sponges

Carbon capture stands to reduce the impacts of climate change caused by industrial pollution -- but the methods currently available for capturing carbon are expensive, complicated and too burdensome to be

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