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3,280 Sq Ft Rooftop Garden Tops Impressive Solar-Powered Syd Energi HQ in Denmark

3,280 Sq Ft Rooftop Garden Tops Impressive Solar-Powered Syd Energi HQ in Denmark

The building’s innovative treatment of acoustic insulation and its economic energy consumption are coupled with a stunning design that creates a great working environment for the company’s employees.

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Guérin & Pedroza Architects Revamp Abandoned French War Complex with Brilliant Golden Apartments

Guérin & Pedroza Architects Revamp Abandoned French War Complex with Brilliant Golden Apartments

Once the desolate land was bought by the municipal government in 2010, individual building plots were sold to local developers, and the community areas around the old military fort were installed with

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Tokyo Techno Station Achieves Japan’s Highest LEED Certification Rating

Tokyo Techno Station Achieves Japan’s Highest LEED Certification Rating

The project boasts dozens of sustainable features, including RFID-activated heating/cooling and lighting systems that can be programmed by the employees themselves. Energy efficiency is strengthened

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Hungarian Town Flooded by Toxic Red Sludge Re-Emerges as a Model Green Town

Hungarian Town Flooded by Toxic Red Sludge Re-Emerges as a Model Green Town

On October 4, 2010, the Hungarian town of Devecser woke up to a landscape soaked in toxic red sludge from a nearby alumina plant reservoir that had burst. The crimson flood of the caustic byproduct of

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SADAR + VUGA’s Bone White Air Traffic Control Center Mirrors the Ljubljana Mountains

SADAR + VUGA’s Bone White Air Traffic Control Center Mirrors the Ljubljana Mountains

Though SADAR + VUGA first designed the project in 2006, construction was prolonged due to complex safety and security requirements. Located at the middle of the site for safety reasons, the Air Traffic

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Rustic Wooden Alpine House is Powered by Both Solar and Geothermal Energy in Italy

Rustic Wooden Alpine House is Powered by Both Solar and Geothermal Energy in Italy

Located within the gorgeous Italian Alps, this top-notch shelter has a few sustainable and notable characteristics. It stands on a foundation made from dolomite rock found on site and was built from

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Austria’s Award-Winning Salzburg Central Station Reconstruction Nears Completion

Austria’s Award-Winning Salzburg Central Station Reconstruction Nears Completion

The architects were to rearrange the railway tracks in order to integrate the historic 1860s train station into the new master plan, which incorporates several bridges and passageways. The new 20 meter

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Stepped Arrowtown House in New Zealand Uses Geothermal Power and Passive Heating and Cooling

Stepped Arrowtown House in New Zealand Uses Geothermal Power and Passive Heating and Cooling

With an area of 1,400 square feet, the modest Arrowtown House is a compact, high quality home sited on a slope near the city center. It faces the north to make the most out of natural light while keeping

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pS Arkitektur’s Villa Blåbär is a Geothermal Home Wrapped With a Black Felt Facade

pS Arkitektur’s Villa Blåbär is a Geothermal Home Wrapped With a Black Felt Facade

Villa Blåbär in Nacka, Sweden, takes its name from the dark blue European blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). It was over a series of site visits and workshops where the architects and clients played up

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Songjiang Hotel: Construction Begins On Chinese Eco-Resort Nestled into 100-Meter-Deep Quarry

Songjiang Hotel: Construction Begins On Chinese Eco-Resort Nestled into 100-Meter-Deep Quarry

Construction just began on a sustainable hotel resort built into a 100-meter high quarry in the Songjiang district just outside Shanghai. Looking like a villain's lair from a James Bond movie, the

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Minimalist Tred Avon River House Floats Above a Changing Maryland Landscape

Minimalist Tred Avon River House Floats Above a Changing Maryland Landscape

Comprised of three volumes, the Tred River residence has a 36 foot central volume, a 10 foot entry door and side lights, and a contrasting 12 foot volume that plays host to the garage and other service

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World Bank to Raise $500 Million for Geothermal Energy Investment in Developing Countries

World Bank to Raise $500 Million for Geothermal Energy Investment in Developing Countries

The World Bank launched a fund on Wednesday to expand renewable energy generation in developing countries with a substantial investment in geothermal power. The Global Geothermal Development Plan (GGDP)

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US Army Corps of Engineers Unveils New LEED Gold Headquarters in Seattle

US Army Corps of Engineers Unveils New LEED Gold Headquarters in Seattle

Already on its way to achieving an Energy Star Score of 100, the Federal Center South Building will use one-fifth of the energy used by other air-conditioned buildings in the region. This is partly due to

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Ten Geothermal Wells Heat and Cool this Swooping Blue Ridge House in Virginia

Ten Geothermal Wells Heat and Cool this Swooping Blue Ridge House in Virginia

Very similar to a little prefab cottage from South Africa that we recently featured, the Blue Ridge House in Albermarle County has a steel frame and glass cladding. This has multiple benefits, not least

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Rustic GREENville House in North Carolina is Powered by Both Solar and Geothermal Energy

Rustic GREENville House in North Carolina is Powered by Both Solar and Geothermal Energy

The GREENville house was carefully oriented on a site in North Carolina to maximize the amount of energy an array of photovoltaic panels can collect. This system combined with geothermal HVAC system

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Rafael Viñoly’s Green-Roofed Mathematical Institute at Oxford University Seeks BREEAM Excellent

Rafael Viñoly’s Green-Roofed Mathematical Institute at Oxford University Seeks BREEAM Excellent

Comprised of two wings joined by a glazed volume, the University of Oxford's new Mathematical Institute is designed to provide the scientists with the requisite privacy while also promoting collaboration.

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Renzo Piano’s MUSE Museum is a Sustainable Building that Will Help Revitalize Trento’s Riverfront

Renzo Piano’s MUSE Museum is a Sustainable Building that Will Help Revitalize Trento’s Riverfront

The museum is part of a larger redevelopment effort in this part of Trento which will include housing, leisure, retail and office space, all to be designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The former

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Iceland Generates 99.5% of its Energy From Renewable Sources

Iceland Generates 99.5% of its Energy From Renewable Sources

Iceland is not a large country and it only has a population of around 330,000 -- but it does have plenty of geothermal and hydro-electric sources. In fact according to a recent TreeHugger article written

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MIT Study Shows Geothermal Could Produce 100,000 Megawatts of Energy in the US Within 50 Years

MIT Study Shows Geothermal Could Produce 100,000 Megawatts of Energy in the US Within 50 Years

Geothermal Power photo from Shutterstock So far, Humans have harnessed the strength of the sun, water, and wind to generate clean electricity. Now, it may be time to take advantage of the earth's

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Ferrari Goes Green With a Geothermal-Powered Museum in Modena, Italy

Ferrari Goes Green With a Geothermal-Powered Museum in Modena, Italy

The exhibition space is an expansive white room with a very modern and light feel to the space. The walls and floor transition smoothly into one another and are perceived by the human eye as a

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Minnesota Town to Tap into its Own Sewers for Geothermal Energy

Minnesota Town to Tap into its Own Sewers for Geothermal Energy

Cities and companies around the world tap into geothermal energy -- the thermal energy below the Earth's surface -- but there's another type of man-made energy coursing through sewer pipes beneath cities

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Gensler’s Portland International Jetport Lands LEED Gold Certification

Gensler’s Portland International Jetport Lands LEED Gold Certification

The Portland International Jetport expansion in Maine opened in fall 2011, but was just awarded LEED Gold certification, making it the second commercial terminal in the United States to achieve this

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James & Mau Builds a Modern Blue Home from Four Shipping Containers

James & Mau Builds a Modern Blue Home from Four Shipping Containers

James & Mau's 623 square foot house contains a living room, kitchen, toilet and guest bedroom on the lower floor, and a main bedroom, studio, bathroom and walk-in-closet on the second. A cute balcony

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Largest Geothermal System in the US‏ Nears Completion at Ball State University

Largest Geothermal System in the US‏ Nears Completion at Ball State University

Geothermal power is one of the United States of America's most readily accepted forms of alternative energy - and now Ball State University is entering the final phase of a massive geothermal system that

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Scientists Pour Water Into Oregon Volcano to Generate Energy

Scientists Pour Water Into Oregon Volcano to Generate Energy

A team of scientists from Seattle-based AltaRock Energy, Inc. and Davenport Newberry Holdings LLC has announced plans to harness one of Mother Nature's most powerful energy sources by pumping 24

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Geothermally-Heated Thomas Eco House in Washington State is Also Wired for Solar

Geothermally-Heated Thomas Eco House in Washington State is Also Wired for Solar

Located on an 11 acre site in Stanwood, Washington with views of the iconic Mt. Rainier, this striking family home has achieved the ultimate in energy efficiency with high and low technology, and good old

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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 Prefabricated Green-Roofed SAYAB Residential Complex Has an Infinite Lifecycle

The Prefabricated Green-Roofed SAYAB Residential Complex Has an Infinite Lifecycle

Luis Garrido's design was implemented by IC Prefabricados, and received, according to the designer, a Gold Medal in environmental responsibility from the Fundación América Sostenible. It's easy to see

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Modern Mission Hall House is Clad in Recycled Clay Tiles

Modern Mission Hall House is Clad in Recycled Clay Tiles

The two-story house resides beneath the boughs of an old oak tree and overlooks a richly planted yard and the open country. The sustainable home was sited on a small lot, so the architects emphasized the

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Google-Funded Study Finds US Geothermal Power Capacity is Ten Times the Current Coal Power Supply

Google-Funded Study Finds US Geothermal Power Capacity is Ten Times the Current Coal Power Supply

A new study shows that the United States has a geothermal power capacity that is ten times greater than the amount of energy produced by our current working coal-fired power plants. The study was funded

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