In 2012, Inhabitat featured an invention that promised to turn the world of solar power generation upside down. Rawlemon's spherical solar energy-generating globe looked a lot like a giant glass marble on
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SmartCharge just unveiled a brilliant LED lightbulb that works even during power outages! The innovative bulb features a built-in battery, so it can be switched on in emergency situations when the grid
A Palace For Nature: Sanzpont Arquitectura Unveils Plans for a Self-Sustaining Botanical Oasis in Qatar
Sanzpont Arquitectura was invited to submit a proposal for an international restricted competition to create an innovative, ecological palace in Qatar. Their "A Palace For Nature" proposal balanced
Ever since Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc on the East Coast, ‘resilient design’ has been a hot topic of conversation — and not just amongst architects and designers, but politicians, engineers and
Buck initially designed the home on the back of an envelope, and then spent over two years collecting local materials that he foraged or salvaged himself. The floorboards were from a neighbor's derelict
Brazil photo via Shutterstock All those airplanes crisscrossing Brazil for the 2014 World Cup next summer will nearly double carbon emissions compared to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. According
After the Soviet Union was dissolved, it was Philip Sewell's job to try and find ways to collaborate with the United States' former adversaries. He came across abandoned Russian military facilities with
The construction cost of the Rock Bottom Cabin was incredibly low thanks to Diedricksen's deft scrap scavenger abilities. In fact, most of the cabin is made up of recycled parts and creatively reused
10 Landscape Design Projects That Turn Damaged and Neglected Spaces Into Healthy, Beautiful Environments
The High Line Park in NYC. Photo by Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat Landscape architects frequently work to transform areas that contain industrial and toxic waste, infrastructure no longer in use, or
Work has commenced on the new eco-friendly bus facility in Glasgow. The new facility will provide enough space for up to 450 buses and more than 1,200 employees, making it the largest bus depot in the UK.
TIP 1: Wrap Your Home in Insulation - "The More, The Better!" Proper insulation is probably the most important factor you can control in creating an energy-efficient home. I always say insulation is like
Spirit of america / Shutterstock.com As part of a broad-ranging effort to cut carbon emissions over the course of his second term, President Obama is set to announce a plan today for federal agencies
A father in Chamblee, Georgia was arrested in November for plugging in his Nissan Leaf at his son’s school while the 11-year-old played tennis. Kaveh Kamooneh arrived early on a Saturday morning and,
The holiday season traditionally conjures up images of trees and homes strung with festive lights, cooking delicious food for cherished guests and a warm hearth to keep cold weather at bay. However,
Nissan’s zero-emission LEAF electric vehicle may be used to power entire buildings in Japan. The car manufacturer successfully completed an early test of the ‘vehicle-to-building’ technology at the
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) just released the 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book on behalf of the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - and the report
Wallowing in traffic seems like an enormous waste of time and resources. But what if you could generate a little power during your daily commute? A Mexican entrepreneur has developed technology that
Occupy Madison, a non-profit organization from Wisconsin, has built a tiny house for the homeless using recycled and repurposed materials. The 96 square foot home was built in only two months for about
A massive sea wall built around Swansea Bay, near the South Wales coast, could harness the power of sea tides to provide power to over 100,000 homes. A few weeks ago an environmental assessment of the
Between portable batteries and cases with built-in power, there are a multitude of ways to recharge your device on the go. Unfortunately, all of them require that you pre-charge the backup itself.
To create the sound-related and instrumental features of the building, the architects consulted musician and sound designer Louis Dandrel. The majority of the Metaphone building (the technical spaces and
An Australian family has just claimed their second Guinness World Record by stringing over half a million Christmas lights across across their property. Lawyer David Richards and his family started
London’s Southbank Center has unveiled its latest holiday decoration: a Christmas tree powered entirely by Brussels sprouts! Each night, the tree’s lights illuminate thanks to a vegetable-powered
Kerosene is the fuel of choice for families living off the grid in sub-Saharan Africa - however it inflicts a heavy toll on people's health and costs up to $8 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Compared to
The Natural Resources Defense Council is helping turn Black Friday green with its annual guide to shopping for environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient electronics. In a blog post on the NRDC
Image of woman sitting on a toilet via Shutterstock Across the globe, access to clean water and renewable sources of energy are in constant demand and we have curated a slew of interesting solutions.
Mocked by Stephen Colbert as "poverty porn," the Shanty Town sits alongside Emoya's five-star lodgings. For about $98 a night, guests can pretend to live the rough life, relieving themselves in "long
The LEED–certified Bently Reserve in San Francisco was the perfect setting for a 'Green Gatsby' theme with its 1920s Beaux Arts detailing, opulent marble floors, and grand staircases flanking each end.
IAC's Frank Gehry-designed headquarters in New York is now home to not one, but two of the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly video walls in the world. The main attraction is a
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