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Whale-Shaped Floating Garden Designed to Clean the World’s Rivers

Whale-Shaped Floating Garden Designed to Clean the World’s Rivers

Vincent Callebaut, visionary behind the Lilypad and Dragonfly, has created a whale-shaped floating garden designed to drift through the world's rivers while purifying their waters. The Physalia is a

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The Velux Sunlighthouse is Austria’s First Carbon Neutral Home

The Velux Sunlighthouse is Austria’s First Carbon Neutral Home

The site for the Sunlighthouse is on a narrow sloped lot outside of Pressbaum to the west of Vienna. The less than ideal orientation and not much southern exposure made it challenging to utilize solar

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The Global Change Institute Operates in a Net Zero, Carbon Neutral Research Center in Brisbane

The Global Change Institute Operates in a Net Zero, Carbon Neutral Research Center in Brisbane

Opened in August 2013, the Global Change Institute is a research facility dedicated to finding solutions for global challenges. HASSEL Architects designed the project to 'walk the walk' by operating a

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Solar-Powered Bauhaus Barge Offers Luxurious Living with a Low Carbon Footprint

Solar-Powered Bauhaus Barge Offers Luxurious Living with a Low Carbon Footprint

The Bauhaus Barge is a unique solar-powered cruising houseboat that prides itself on using no fuel at all. Built by Jurgen Huber, the zero energy Barge is designed to offer “carbon neutral cruising

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Studio RMA’s Hi’ilani EcoHouse is America’s First Carbon-Neutral Concrete Structure, and it’s Volcano-Adjacent!

Studio RMA’s Hi’ilani EcoHouse is America’s First Carbon-Neutral Concrete Structure, and it’s Volcano-Adjacent!

Hawaii is paradise, but building a home there takes an experienced hand and a strong working knowledge of its unique climate and geology. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the 4,000 sq. foot Hi’ilani

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Cameron Scott Renovates a World War II Airbase into a Sustainable Single Family Farmhouse in England

Cameron Scott Renovates a World War II Airbase into a Sustainable Single Family Farmhouse in England

The owners of this property commissioned Scott to transform the existing airfield after seeing him at a timber construction conference. The farmland surrounding these Nissen huts had been without a

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Audi’s E-Fuel is a Carbon Neutral Way to Power Cars That Acts Like Gasoline

Audi’s E-Fuel is a Carbon Neutral Way to Power Cars That Acts Like Gasoline

Do you feel a twinge of guilt every time you fill your tank with dirty gasoline? What if you could power your car with a carbon neutral fossil fuel substitute? Introducing Audi's new e-fuel, an energy

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Hines Real Estate Breaks Ground on Nation’s Largest Carbon-Neutral Building

Hines Real Estate Breaks Ground on Nation’s Largest Carbon-Neutral Building

To create a true net-zero building, one that literally generates as much or more energy than it consumes, is no easy task. Still, it's a task that makes good business sense. After all, buildings consume a

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Nomura’s UK Headquarters is London’s First Carbon Neutral Building

Nomura’s UK Headquarters is London’s First Carbon Neutral Building

Nomura's office is built on the site of a former project that makes use of 30% of the existing infrastructure as a way to reduce impact, resources and costs. The project also increased public space along

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: The PUNCHouse Is Santa Monica’s First Energy-Neutral LEED Platinum Home

EXCLUSIVE PICS: The PUNCHouse Is Santa Monica’s First Energy-Neutral LEED Platinum Home

Photos © Evelyn Lee Local Waste Management helped to coordinate the deconstruction of the existing structure, donating 60 tons of reusable materials to Habitat for Humanity to be sold in their

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Marks and Spencer Becomes The First UK Retailer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Marks and Spencer Becomes The First UK Retailer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Marks and Spencer is the first retailer in the United Kingdom to become carbon neutral. In an announcement yesterday, the company described how a combination of increased energy efficiency measures and

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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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FILM REVIEW: ‘The Island President’ Investigates the Submersion of the Maldives

FILM REVIEW: ‘The Island President’ Investigates the Submersion of the Maldives

If you only see one environmental film this year, let it be The Island President. The subject of Jon Shenk’s documentary is recently deposed President Mohamed “Anni” Nasheed and his

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Barcelona to Build the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Indoor Ski Slope

Barcelona to Build the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Indoor Ski Slope

The designers behind Ski Dubai's artificial ski slope, Snow World and B01 Arquitectos, have teamed up to improve on their original design with the world's very first carbon-neutral indoor ski slope in

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Pixel Building: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete!

Pixel Building: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete!

Pixel is a ‘Future Office’ - a prototype for commercial buildings that produce their own power and collect their own water for a future carbon constrained world. The four story building is home to

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Influx_Studio Wants to Turn Chicago’s Marina City Into an Algae-Producing CO2-Scrubbing Powerhouse

Influx_Studio Wants to Turn Chicago’s Marina City Into an Algae-Producing CO2-Scrubbing Powerhouse

Working towards the Chicago DeCarbonization Plan, Influx_Studio came up with the idea to retrofit Marina City Towers into a renewable powerhouse and incorporate algae production technologies as a way to

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The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The house makes use of classic solar passive design strategies like clerestory windows on the north side, and principle rooms on the south side -- both arranged to take advantage of the sunlight and

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Solar Dok Create a Green Charging Point for University of Florida Students

Solar Dok Create a Green Charging Point for University of Florida Students

The University of Florida has just added a Solar Dok to its growing sustainability profile. Solar Dok is an off-grid solar powered electronics charging hub perfect for Internet cafes, college campuses

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Google Announces That it Has Been Carbon Neutral Since 2007

Google Announces That it Has Been Carbon Neutral Since 2007

“The carbon footprint of your life on Google is zero.” It may be hard to believe, we know, but the search giant announced for the first time today that it is completely carbon neutral and has

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SolarCity Brings Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations to the Masses

SolarCity Brings Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations to the Masses

Hundreds of thousands of electric cars are expected to be on the road in the next five years. Charging these vehicles has proven to be a challenge, mostly because of the lack of infrastructure -- but now

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Brockholes: UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Is Now Open For Exploration

Brockholes: UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Is Now Open For Exploration

The brand new nature reserve was created from the abandoned remains of a quarry near Preston, England. Owned by Lancashire Wildlife Trust, the 67-acre reserve and visitor centre was made possible with

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EcoZa Launches South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

EcoZa Launches South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

The name 360º refers not only to the zen surroundings, but also to nature's never-ending cycles: the seasons, the planetary movements and their trajectory within the universe, and our cyclical

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Spider-Legged Templestowe Sporting Pavilion Built With Recycled Brick From Old Stadium

Spider-Legged Templestowe Sporting Pavilion Built With Recycled Brick From Old Stadium

Located outside of Melbourne, Templestowe's football and cricket club's new home is made from brick and represented by different jumpers & crests in the form and facade of the building. Built from the

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Wolgan Valley Resort: World’s First CarboNZero Certified Hotel

Wolgan Valley Resort: World’s First CarboNZero Certified Hotel

With Valentine’s Day approaching, wouldn’t it be nice to escape for a few days with your loved one and relax in pampered luxury – without feeling guilty about the huge footprint you are adding to

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Herzog & de Meuron Completes Tetris-Like Actelion Business Center in Switzerland

Herzog & de Meuron Completes Tetris-Like Actelion Business Center in Switzerland

The business center has 350 offices within its light-filled interior and was designed with the goal of creating an open, communication-orieneted atmosphere for employees. Many of the windows are

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Recycled Suitcases Used To Furnish Shanghai’s URBN Hotel

Recycled Suitcases Used To Furnish Shanghai’s URBN Hotel

The boutique hotel was designed by A00 Architecture and is set within a renovated warehouse in the heart of Shanghai. Set back from the street and surrounded by a high wall and gate, the hotel features a

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Shimizu Corporation’s Carbon-Negative Artificial Islands

Shimizu Corporation’s Carbon-Negative Artificial Islands

Shimizu Corporation is researching the construction of artificial islands in the equatorial ocean that would essentially be self-sufficient, carbon-negative cities with zero waste. Measuring one kilometer

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Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

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

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NYC Tennis Courts To Get Carbon Neutral Composting Toilets

NYC Tennis Courts To Get Carbon Neutral Composting Toilets

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.

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Finland Plans to Build World’s Greenest Highway

Finland Plans to Build World’s Greenest Highway

Finland recently unveiled plans to build the world's first green highway — an 81-mile stretch of road that would feature charging stations for electric cars and pumps filled with local biofuels.

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