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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
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
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
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),
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
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
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.
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
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
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
A new Calla lily-shaped research center for Wuhan University is set to bloom in China as one of the most sustainable buildings the world. Netherlands-based firm Grontmij, in collaboration with Soeters
An intrepid team of researchers at MIT have made a remarkable find in lithium battery technology - by using carbon nanotubes as one of a battery’s electrodes, they can increase the amount of power it
According to a startling infographic made for EU Infrastructure and a report by the Norwegian Embassy, the carbon footprint of this year's World Cup in South Africa will be a whopping 6 times that of the
OMA studied a number of fields to come up with their plan -- namely the existing power grid, economics of various scenarios, renewable energy resources, energy efficiency, and transportation networks.
Face masks are certainly on the rise these days, with more and more people hoping to ward off the most unforgiving airborne ailments without the prick of a needle or the popping of anti-bodies. So what if
Forget silicon -- the next major light-absorbing material in solar cells could be carbon. Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have figured out how to effectively create big sheets of carbon that
Comcast's Operations Center in Sonoma County just received one of the highest honors in green building -- it was certified LEED Platinum this week by the USGBC. The Operations Center is part of The Sonoma
It may seem too good to be true, but engineers from the University of Cincinnati have devised a way to capture and remove CO2 out of the air and then convert it into biofuel building blocks. The engineers
In a move to make Los Angeles coal-free by 2020, Mayor Antonio Villariagosa just announced a proposal for a monthly carbon surcharge on water and power bills. The funds will be used to transition the city
If there were one good thing to come out of the economic recession, you would think it would be a decrease in carbon emissions from industrial slowdowns. Unfortunately, new research shows that's not the
Scientists recently determined the planet has an unlikely ally in the battle against climate change--undersea volcanoes. A group of Australian and French scientists found that a vast network of underwater
Of Pixel Building's carbon neutral status, Daniel Grollo, Grocon development company's CEO said, “Any carbon emissions used in the building’s ongoing operation will be offset by renewable energy from
More than four years have passed since Hurricane Katrina hit the south, and many residents still suffer today. One group of Mississippi victims aims to get compensated by the folks they believe are
We first covered the Battersea Power Plant renovation back in January, and although a build date has yet to be set we're excited to see the project cleared for construction. Rafael Viñoly Architects'
Renowned architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (AS+GG) recently completed the investigation phase of a massive plan to "decarbonize" Chicago’s Loop. The firm’s goal was to assess variables such
Here at Inhabitat we've seen technologies that capture carbon dioxide in everything from concrete to artificial trees to DVDs. Now chemists at UCLA have developed a new type of synthetic crystal this is
Danish design company Diffus has created a stunning LED-studded dress that lights up when it detects carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The luminous ensemble is laced with conductive embroidery that links
Last year, we wrote about the groundbreaking of the Green Lighthouse, an exciting carbon-neutral building located at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Designed by Christensen & Co, the
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