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Terracotta-Colored High School in Senegal Only Needs A/C 2 Months a Year

Terracotta-Colored High School in Senegal Only Needs A/C 2 Months a Year

Mostly locally-sourced materials were used to construct the Jean Mermoz High School in Dakar, which cut down the project's carbon footprint considerably. Further reducing its environmental impact, the

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The Garden School is a New Green-Roofed Learning Facility for China

The Garden School is a New Green-Roofed Learning Facility for China

Strategic orientation of the 51,000 square meter Garden School, construction of which is currently underway, makes optimum use of passive solar design, daylighting, and natural ventilation. Some of the

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Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed KIEM School in the Netherlands

Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed KIEM School in the Netherlands

Mecanoo has just broken ground on one of their most exciting projects to date - the green-roofed KIEM education complex in the Netherlands. Located in Dordrecht amidst several parks and a nature

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Escuela Santa Matilde is a Fluorescent Green Prefab School for Children in Chile

Escuela Santa Matilde is a Fluorescent Green Prefab School for Children in Chile

The school's 5 principles were that it should be easy to replicate, be socially equal, include ecological qualities and energy conservation, be low-cost and have a strong contextual and aesthetic

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The Earthquake-Proof Table Provides a Safe Space for Students When the Earth Starts to Rumble

The Earthquake-Proof Table Provides a Safe Space for Students When the Earth Starts to Rumble

More than 300 million students across the globe sit in classrooms that weren't constructed to withstand an earthquake, leaving them susceptible to serious injury and even death if the earth were to start

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California to Get New Network of EV Charging Stations

California to Get New Network of EV Charging Stations

Driving an electric car in California will soon be a lot easier thanks to a new $120 million dollar settlement. California governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced a $120 million settlement with NRG

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Join the Effort to Stop Disgusting Pink Slime Beef!

Join the Effort to Stop Disgusting Pink Slime Beef!

Schools across the country have been serving up disgusting pink slime meat disguised as yummy burgers and other meaty cuisine for years. The slime, which is made up of second-grade meat treated with an

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INTERVIEW: CEO of Bentley Systems Greg Bentley Talks About the Future City Design Competition

INTERVIEW: CEO of Bentley Systems Greg Bentley Talks About the Future City Design Competition

While we write a lot about a sustainable built environment, we often overlook the contribution of engineers. We recently talked at length with Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems,

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School of the Arts is a Vibrant Green Addition to Singapore’s City Center

School of the Arts is a Vibrant Green Addition to Singapore’s City Center

The school is located in the heart of the Civic district at the edge of the Arts and Entertainment district. The project follows an unconventional model, combining a high-density inner city school with a

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More Than 90 College Campuses Ban the Sale of Bottled Water

More Than 90 College Campuses Ban the Sale of Bottled Water

Bottled water is drying up on college campuses, thanks to a growing movement led by student activists to ban its sale on school grounds. In their place, schools are handing out reusable bottles to

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Smithsonian Institute Uses 3D Printing to Replicate and Share Its Collection with the World

Smithsonian Institute Uses 3D Printing to Replicate and Share Its Collection with the World

The Smithsonian Institute’s vast collection numbers over 137 million items, and of that only 2 percent is on display at one time. Despite many pieces being in storage, the Institute is making a

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Panasonic To Fund Solar Power Installation on Conrad N. Hilton Campus in California

Panasonic To Fund Solar Power Installation on Conrad N. Hilton Campus in California

Panasonic prides itself on providing “ideas for life”, and it seems like the company is living up to that promise with news that the Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company will work with

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Hawaii’s Largest Wind Farm Starts Construction on Oahu’s North Shore

Hawaii’s Largest Wind Farm Starts Construction on Oahu’s North Shore

Last Friday, politicians in Hawaii helped to break ground at what will soon become Hawaii's largest wind farm. The Kawailoa Wind Farm, which is being built on Oahu's north shore will be the source of 68

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HUMAN Healthy Vending Machines Fight Childhood Obesity by Offering Healthy Snacks

HUMAN Healthy Vending Machines Fight Childhood Obesity by Offering Healthy Snacks

HUMAN is a new breed of vending machine that dispenses local fruits and homemade health foods so that people have access to nutritious snacks even when they're on the go. In addition to helping

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New Study Ranks the Least Toxic Cars, Honda Civic Tops the List

New Study Ranks the Least Toxic Cars, Honda Civic Tops the List

Many car buyers love that “new car smell” that comes with their brand new rides, but the chemicals that give off that “pleasant” scent are actually quite toxic. According to a new

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Sprout Space is an Award-Winning Prefab Modular Classroom by Perkins + Will

Sprout Space is an Award-Winning Prefab Modular Classroom by Perkins + Will

Sprout Space is a prefabricated modular classroom designed by Allen Post, an architect in the Atlanta office of Perkins+Will, that offers a high-performance learning environment in a sustainably designed

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7 Amazing Green Bookstores and Libraries from Around the World

7 Amazing Green Bookstores and Libraries from Around the World

Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore 24-Hour Library Built from 1,000 Empty Beer Cartons Westbury-sub-Mendip’s Phone Booth Library BiebBus Shipping Container Library Van

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Azerbaijan’s Avesta Group Unveils Plan to Build New World’s Tallest Tower

Azerbaijan’s Avesta Group Unveils Plan to Build New World’s Tallest Tower

As Azerbaijan enjoys its relatively newfound status among oil- rich nations, it's looking to join the seemingly endless race to construct the world's tallest tower. Azerbaijan's Avesta Group has announced

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Building Trust International Unveils Winning School Design For Child Refugees in Burma

Building Trust International Unveils Winning School Design For Child Refugees in Burma

Through their School 4 Burma competition, Building Trust International aimed to provide a modular educational facility for Burmese child migrants and refugees - and the winners have finally been

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University of Texas Students Integrate Sustainability and Education With Africa’s Promise Village School

University of Texas Students Integrate Sustainability and Education With Africa’s Promise Village School

In the Spring of 2011, graduate students in Professor Garrison's vertical design studio were tasked with the design of a school in rural Tanzania. Seeking sustainable design advice, Dr. Gunn, the

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Apple Unveils iBooks 2 Platform for iPad With $15 Digital Textbooks

Apple Unveils iBooks 2 Platform for iPad With $15 Digital Textbooks

Today Apple shook up the world of textbook publishing by unveiling iBooks 2 for iPad - a platform that will allow iPad users to purchase inexpensive and dynamic textbooks for their device. Traditional

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New Hope School is a Boat-Shaped Thatched Roof Building on an Ecuador Beach

New Hope School is a Boat-Shaped Thatched Roof Building on an Ecuador Beach

Active-schools facilitate the development of healthy children by fostering social and physical environments that support free and imaginative learning. From the conceptualization of the space to the

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US’s Largest Net Zero School Welcomes Students in Irving, Texas

US’s Largest Net Zero School Welcomes Students in Irving, Texas

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School's green features are apparent from the moment one approaches the school, as 12 wind turbines rise 45  feet into the air alongside the building. While visually impressive,

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Architecture for Humanity Reports They’ve Helped Tens of Thousands in the Wake of the Haiti Earthquake

Architecture for Humanity Reports They’ve Helped Tens of Thousands in the Wake of the Haiti Earthquake

When a massive earthquake struck Haiti two years ago today, the damage was staggering. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced and entire towns were reduced to rubble. In the wake of the

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Green Design Predictions for 2012

Green Design Predictions for 2012

1. Peter Ward, Ph.D - Paleontologist, Author of On Methuselah's Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions, Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle 2. Cameron

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

Thanks to Iwastology, Filipino and Canadian high school students receive media training sessions that empower them to share ideas in highly visual and engaging manners. Spanning oceans and two distinct

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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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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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