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MVRDV Unveils Plans for Zero Energy ‘Bastide Niel’ City District in Bordeaux

MVRDV Unveils Plans for Zero Energy ‘Bastide Niel’ City District in Bordeaux

MVRDV Architects and the Urban Community of Bordeaux (CUB) have joined forces to design a brand new eco-community called Bastide Niel on the banks of the Garonne River. Spanning nearly 86 acres of

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Mario Cucinella’s 20 Bright Green Schools in Gaza Will Educate up to 16,000 Children

Mario Cucinella’s 20 Bright Green Schools in Gaza Will Educate up to 16,000 Children

Mario Cucinella has designed a gorgeous prototype for the first of twenty green schools that will soon pop up throughout the Gaza Strip at a price of $2 million a pop. Combining contemporary sustainable

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The “Climate Train” is Greeted by Zulu Dancers and COP 17 Officials in Durban

The “Climate Train” is Greeted by Zulu Dancers and COP 17 Officials in Durban

The train has already stopped in 17 cities and towns across South Africa to raise awareness about the importance of reducing our carbon footprint - just in time for the 17th climate change conference

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Vagalume Modular Eco-Libraries Will Cultivate Literacy & Protect the Amazon River

Vagalume Modular Eco-Libraries Will Cultivate Literacy & Protect the Amazon River

The Vagalume Eco Library is based on a modular bookshelf that the nonprofit distributes already. Assembled from 4 precut pieces, the shelves can be flat packed and transported via boat. Upon arrival to

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INTERVIEW: University of Maryland Wins Big at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

INTERVIEW: University of Maryland Wins Big at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

Here at Inhabitat we're suckers for the Solar Decathlon -- the biennial design/build competition in which university design teams from all around the globe battle it out on the National Mall in Washington

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LuminAID: A Solar-Rechargeable Flat-Pack Emergency Lantern

LuminAID: A Solar-Rechargeable Flat-Pack Emergency Lantern

In the event of a natural disaster it's not unlikely that the power would go out. While in some areas energy can quickly be restored, in others, the long wait in the dark can become uncomfortable. Enter

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Norway’s Inspiria Science Center Promotes Clean Energy, the Environment, and Health

Norway’s Inspiria Science Center Promotes Clean Energy, the Environment, and Health

The 6,500 square meter center is composed of three wings that radiate out from a central double-height atrium. Designed with school children, families, and tourists in mind, the center inspires and

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Ecotech Institute: The United States’ First School Exclusively For Green Degrees

Ecotech Institute: The United States’ First School Exclusively For Green Degrees

The demand for green jobs has increased even as the larger jobs market declines, and now many colleges and universities have begun to offer courses in sustainability. The Ecotech Institute, located near

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Fleck Hall: Andersson-Wise Architects Revamps an Old Science Building Instead of Tearing It Down

Fleck Hall: Andersson-Wise Architects Revamps an Old Science Building Instead of Tearing It Down

In 2006, St. Edward's University completed the John Brooks Williams Natural Science Center and their faculty moved from Fleck Hall into the new facility. At the time, the plans were to demolish Fleck Hall

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Eye-Popping SRES 2 Rainbow School Brightens Up a Rundown Community in Los Angeles

Eye-Popping SRES 2 Rainbow School Brightens Up a Rundown Community in Los Angeles

This technicolored school, aptly named the Rainbow School, has done more than brighten up the LA neighborhood it calls home - it's actually making lives there better. DLR Group hosted several outreach

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Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness and Miscarriages

Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness and Miscarriages

Gucci's flagship store in Shenzhen, China, has been accused by former staff of sweatshop-like abuse.  Five ex-employees of the luxury brand cited abuse so severe that they suffered from stomach and

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Magnificent Revolution’s Pop-Up Cycle-In Cinema Runs on Pedal Power

Magnificent Revolution’s Pop-Up Cycle-In Cinema Runs on Pedal Power

Magnificent Revolution started in 2007 and is a not-for-profit education project based in London dedicated to guiding people towards positive solutions and low carbon lifestyles. They use bicycle power

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Atwater Valley Prefab School For At-Risk Students Opens in Merced County, California

Atwater Valley Prefab School For At-Risk Students Opens in Merced County, California

The new Atwater Community Day School is composed of a four-wing classroom building, administrative offices, art and science labs. The campus was specially designed to integrate educational, recreational

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OS+A’s Campus International School is Topped With a Honeycomb Green Roof

OS+A’s Campus International School is Topped With a Honeycomb Green Roof

Downtown Cleveland is an area already packed with diverse historical architecture, and the sweeping honeycomb design of the Campus International School would be right at home. The campus layout is based

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INTERVIEW: We Talk Repurposed Tire Rubber Sandals With Kyle Parsons of IndoSole

INTERVIEW: We Talk Repurposed Tire Rubber Sandals With Kyle Parsons of IndoSole

Inhabitat: Can you describe IndoSole? Kyle: IndoSole is a lifestyle brand based around resourceful thinking. We do that through footwear that we call “Indos,” which feature a repurposed motorbike

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6 Exceptional Eco Schools

6 Exceptional Eco Schools

Philippine Bamboo School Project FROG Oaxaca School of Plastic Arts APAP Open School German High School School of Art, Design and Media The Green School This magnificent school campus in Bali is

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Cellular Green-Roofed Pajariro Jardin Infantil La Aurora Kindergarten Sprouts in Colombia

Cellular Green-Roofed Pajariro Jardin Infantil La Aurora Kindergarten Sprouts in Colombia

The two story kindergarten circles around a courtyard, with entrances in the front and rear of the complex. The inner courtyard gives the children an enclosed and safe area to play in, with flat stone

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Peaceful German Kindergarten Has a Green Roof with a Hole for a Tree to Grow Through!

Peaceful German Kindergarten Has a Green Roof with a Hole for a Tree to Grow Through!

Located in the Bohnsdorf-Grünau neighborhood of Berlin, an Evangelistic Church community, the school occupies a corner plot of land thick with trees. Almost a miniature forest, the plot was played up by

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Harvard University Tops the Collegiate Pack With 50 LEED Certified Buildings

Harvard University Tops the Collegiate Pack With 50 LEED Certified Buildings

Although Harvard's school color is officially crimson, it seems as though it really should be green. The USGBC announced this month that Harvard University has completed a major milestone, having achieved

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BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop and Green Prize Package (Worth $1155!)

BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop and Green Prize Package (Worth $1155!)

While no one likes to bid adieu to summer, if you're a student gearing up to go back to school, September couldn't come sooner! New people, new classes, new possibilities - the excitement is building. If

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Shimmering Floating Pavilion Captivates Visitors from Afar

Shimmering Floating Pavilion Captivates Visitors from Afar

Made by the son of Andy Warhol’s “Silver Clouds” fabricator, the oversized Mylar balloons were inflated, then packed closely together inside of a courtyard. The grouping created a somewhat dense

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Hug It Forward Builds Sustainable Schools Out of Plastic Bottles in Guatemala

Hug It Forward Builds Sustainable Schools Out of Plastic Bottles in Guatemala

We’ve always been fascinated with “bottle schools,” which are constructed out of used plastic bottles and tackle both the lack of schools in developing countries and the trash problems

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245 Buildings Compete in EPA’s Biggest Energy Loser Competition 2011

245 Buildings Compete in EPA’s Biggest Energy Loser Competition 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is halfway through their second annual ENERGY STAR National Building Contest -- or as we like to call it the Biggest Energy Loser Competition -- where buildings

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Giant Tube Shaped Design is a Sustainable Water-Purifying City for Delhi

Giant Tube Shaped Design is a Sustainable Water-Purifying City for Delhi

Horizontally, the structure would be partitioned into a number of different zones ranging from agricultural areas to markets to housing. The outskirts of the city would be reserved for farming and the

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Solar Powered Schools in California Will Save the State $1.5 Billion

Solar Powered Schools in California Will Save the State $1.5 Billion

Cash-strapped California is in the midst of a Solar Schools initiative that will help the state save over $1.5 billion in energy costs over the next 30 years. In partnership with SunPower, the California

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UK School Children Build a Greenhouse Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

UK School Children Build a Greenhouse Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

If climate change is to be prevented and environmental consciousness is to prevail, then our children must be well educated in sustainability-focused initiatives. With that in mind, the school children at

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Playful Westborough Primary School Renovation Halves Annual Carbon Emissions

Playful Westborough Primary School Renovation Halves Annual Carbon Emissions

Commissioned by the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Governors of Westborough Primary School, the £1.35m project was completed earlier this year. Conceived as an experiment in carbon reduction and

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South Korea To Convert School Textbooks To Digital Versions By 2015

South Korea To Convert School Textbooks To Digital Versions By 2015

South Korea recently announced that it will curtail the use of printed printed paper textbooks by investing $2 trillion to develop digital textbooks for all subjects and all schools by 2015. The new

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Beautiful Green Roofed School Rises Like a Hill in Créteil, France

Beautiful Green Roofed School Rises Like a Hill in Créteil, France

The campus's layered program is carefully designed to isolate learning environments, setting the main assembly areas, library and media rooms partially below grade and stacking the classrooms above. Two

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