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Mark Clifford’s DIY Electric Porsche

Mark Clifford’s DIY Electric Porsche

Taking a well known fossil fuel based roadster into the electric age is a certainly a worthy undertaking for any car manufacturer. But doing it yourself? That really grabs our attention. Mark Clifford

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Ironhorse: Sustainably-Built Affordable Housing in SF

Ironhorse: Sustainably-Built Affordable Housing in SF

Affordable housing developments are all too often shoddily built, with little consideration given towards environmental impact. That's why Ironhorse at Central Station, a planned development in Oakland,

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Habitat for Humanity and NYC Team Up for LEED Certified Affordable Housing

Habitat for Humanity and NYC Team Up for LEED Certified Affordable Housing

41 families in the Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York are celebrating the first weeks of the new year in new green homes. On a lot on Atlantic Avenue that once held 12 townhouses, Habitat for

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SOLAR EAR: Affordable Sun-Powered Hearing Aids

SOLAR EAR: Affordable Sun-Powered Hearing Aids

For anyone unfamiliar with hearing aids, know that they require a great deal of two things: money and batteries. Luckily, one humanitarian project aims to make the medical devices much cheaper and more

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Links Roundup of the Week: Affordable Housing

Links Roundup of the Week: Affordable Housing

Living in New York City, I've lost touch with the concept of affordable housing. However, after competition finalists were announced for an affordable student housing complex in the historic center of

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Shelter No 2: An Affordable Prefab Pod

Shelter No 2: An Affordable Prefab Pod

Pod living is becoming a new trend in prefab design -- small houses carefully designed to contain everything you need to sustain yourself in a small space. Broisson Architects of Naucalpan, Mexico has a

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Affordable Housing Made of Recycled Materials

Affordable Housing Made of Recycled Materials

Imagine building your home exclusively of salvaged materials. No re-mixed concretes or FSC-certified woods. Just metals and woods that have been discarded. That's exactly the kind of home-building Dan

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Stunning ‘AquaIris’ Water Purifier by Talia Radford

Stunning ‘AquaIris’ Water Purifier by Talia Radford

In answer to the ever-intensifying global water crisis, industrial designer Talia Radford has created the AquaIris, an elegant, portable water purifier for developing countries with tropical climates that

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Oeuf Debuts Stylish, Affordable Eco-Friendly Kids Furniture Collection

Oeuf Debuts Stylish, Affordable Eco-Friendly Kids Furniture Collection

Did you know that most babies are born in August? Perhaps this is why Oeuf is rolling out their greenest, most affordable line of baby furniture to date next month -- the Robin Collection. The

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Ford Fusion Hybrid

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford recently revealed an ambitious plan to offer an entire lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles, and their opening foray will be an impressive mid-sized sedan that they hope will be a Prius-killer! Due

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Affordable and still Green: Sandbag Houses by MMA Architects

Affordable and still Green: Sandbag Houses by MMA Architects

On Fridays, we feature homes that we feel are environmentally responsible, but as one might suspect, architecture can also be good for the soul. MMA Architects recently completed a home built out of

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Oxford Unveils Next-Gen Underwater Turbines

Oxford Unveils Next-Gen Underwater Turbines

Underwater turbines that harvest tidal currents have already become an established technology in the world of clean energy. So in order to push the frontier further, a group of engineers at Oxford have

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CHERRYPAL: World’s Most Affordable Green PC

CHERRYPAL: World’s Most Affordable Green PC

CherryPal is taking cloud computing mainstream in a big way with a soon to be released green personal computer. This green PC comes in a small, affordable package weighing just 10.5 ounces and consuming

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DINKINS GARDENS: Harlem’s First Affordable Green Housing

DINKINS GARDENS: Harlem’s First Affordable Green Housing

Spring is off to a fresh start in New York as Harlem's first affordable green community blossoms to life. Situated on West 153rd Street, David & Joyce Dinkins Gardens offers 85 units of affordable

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ABŌD: Affordable Prefab for South Africa from BSB Design

ABŌD: Affordable Prefab for South Africa from BSB Design

The Abōd™ is a prototype prefab created by BSB Design for use as affordable housing in South Africa. The simple design uses a strong, natural shape as the core. It’s durable, lightweight and can be

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AN AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE? The $30K ZAP Alias

AN AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE? The $30K ZAP Alias

All-electric vehicles may seem like an impossible dream to most, with a price point that's far out of reach. That may soon change, if car company ZAP gets its way. It has just announced a partnership with

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DEPTFORD DESIGN CHALLENGE: A 2nd Life for Objects

DEPTFORD DESIGN CHALLENGE: A 2nd Life for Objects

If you are looking for great examples of objects born into a second life, Deptford Design Market Challenge is just the ticket. As part of the London Design Festival's green schedule of events, The Royal

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GLOBAL ECOLOGY RESEARCH BUILDING at Stanford

GLOBAL ECOLOGY RESEARCH BUILDING at Stanford

When the Global Ecology Research Center at Stanford University required a new headquarters, they decided to build a facility to reflect their current research priorities: biodiversity, water use and

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GREEN SEATS: Ford Escape to use Recycled Upholstery

GREEN SEATS: Ford Escape to use Recycled Upholstery

Upping the green ante in the hybrid car market, Ford and InterfaceFABRIC recently announced that the new 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid will have 100% recycled fabric seating – a first in the U.S. automotive

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AIRSTREAM & FORD’s CROSSOVER VEHICLE

AIRSTREAM & FORD’s CROSSOVER VEHICLE

One piece of extra-shiny eye candy at the recent Detroit Auto Show was Airstream and Ford’s “crossover” concept vehicle. While more car than livable trailer, the stunning, modern, and

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DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 1 – Affordability and the City

DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 1 – Affordability and the City

This afternoon’s Dwell On Design session focused on affordability and the city. The lineup included San Francisco architect David Baker, Los Angeles architect Brian Lane of Koning Eizenberg

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPETITION

AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPETITION

August seems to be the month for competitions. Right on the heels of Electrolux’s Design Lab 2006 is the deadline for the “How to Provide Affordable Housing” competition co-sponsored by Ashoka’s

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THE HOME HOUSE PROJECT: the future of affordable housing

THE HOME HOUSE PROJECT: the future of affordable housing

Good Design. Sustainability. Affordability? Rarely could these ever describe the same project, much less a single attitude towards housing. In 2003, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)

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Greenbuild 2014: The World’s Largest Green Building Event is Coming to New Orleans October 22nd!

Greenbuild 2014: The World’s Largest Green Building Event is Coming to New Orleans October 22nd!

Heads up architects and green building buffs - the world’s largest sustainable building event, Greenbuild, is coming up in New Orleans from October 22-24! This year the Big Easy is hosting this

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Off-Grid Comet Street Studio is a Tranquil Retreat in the Midst of London

Off-Grid Comet Street Studio is a Tranquil Retreat in the Midst of London

The unique studio juts out like a meteorite just behind the busy Deptford High Street. To create the seclusion the artist wanted, the studio was designed without any street-facing windows. Instead, the

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How Tiny House Villages Could Solve America’s Homeless Epidemic

How Tiny House Villages Could Solve America’s Homeless Epidemic

Could the tiny house phenomenon solve America's homeless epidemic? Andrew Heben, urban planner and professional tiny house builder, says it can. His new book Tent City Urbanism: From Self-Organized Camps

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DIY: How to Turn an Ordinary Cargo Van Into a Cozy Tiny Home on Wheels

DIY: How to Turn an Ordinary Cargo Van Into a Cozy Tiny Home on Wheels

I deliberately bought the longer wheel base Ford Transit Connect XLT, which has no infrastructure in the back and enough height and length that I and others can sit comfortably on a raised platform. Since

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Former Google Maps Genius to Build the World’s Largest Plant Library

Former Google Maps Genius to Build the World’s Largest Plant Library

San Francisco-based startup Hampton Creek already has a couple of wins under its belt with its egg-free mayonnaise and dairy-free cookies. But its recent announcement that Dan Zigmond, formerly lead data

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Could Your Morning Newspaper Also Fuel Your Car?

Could Your Morning Newspaper Also Fuel Your Car?

Although many people now read the news online or on their e-readers, actual printed newspapers are still enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately all those papers add up to a lot of waste at

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Danny Hess and the Search for a Sustainable Surfboard

Danny Hess and the Search for a Sustainable Surfboard

Image © Danny Hess His boards are often described by the surfers who ride them as “magical.” His website shows the broad range of boards he makes, from small summer fishes to big wave guns, all

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