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Solar- and Geothermal-Powered Guthrie Green Park Replaces an Old Truck Loading Facility in Tulsa

Solar- and Geothermal-Powered Guthrie Green Park Replaces an Old Truck Loading Facility in Tulsa

The site of the new Guthrie Green Park was once a 2.7-acre truck loading facility - essentially a concrete jungle. Now it's a green oasis and community gathering space offering gardens, interactive

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Massachusetts’ John W Olver Transit Center is the Nation’s First Net Zero Bus Station

Massachusetts’ John W Olver Transit Center is the Nation’s First Net Zero Bus Station

John W. Olver Transit Center by Charles Rose Architects serves as the new central bus station for the city of Greenfield in Massachusetts. The 24,000 sq ft, two-story building also features government

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Balance Associates Architects’ Capitol Hill Residence is an Energy-Efficient Home Perched High Above Seattle

Balance Associates Architects’ Capitol Hill Residence is an Energy-Efficient Home Perched High Above Seattle

In order to stay within the permitted footprint of the previous house on this steep site in Capitol Hill, Balance Associates, Charter Construction and their design team cantilevered three sides of this

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Earth City: JM Schivo & Associati’s Futuristic 21st Century City is 100% Powered by Clean Energy

Earth City: JM Schivo & Associati’s Futuristic 21st Century City is 100% Powered by Clean Energy

With offices in both Paris and Rome, the architects are keen to create sustainable urban environments that do not act contrary to nature. But this doesn't mean all the homes and buildings are tucked into

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Strabag’s Art-Filled Slovakia Heaquarters is Topped With an Upside-Down House!

Strabag’s Art-Filled Slovakia Heaquarters is Topped With an Upside-Down House!

Strabag Slovaki's headquarters in Bratislava were designed by Viennese firm MHM Architects, who sought to reflect the construction company's work and interest in the arts. In fact, the building

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Self-Sustaining HOUS.E+ is a Rammed Earth Home of the Future in Vancouver

Self-Sustaining HOUS.E+ is a Rammed Earth Home of the Future in Vancouver

Polifactory came up with the concept for the self-sufficient HOUS.E+ for the 100 Mile House design competition, which concluded in May. Although not a winner, the home makes use of number of sustainable

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Clean-Powered Le Cinq Office Tower in Paris Will Green the City Skyline

Clean-Powered Le Cinq Office Tower in Paris Will Green the City Skyline

Spaces between the separate volumes create a sense of community in each block and also promote natural ventilation. This layout also disguises the fact that there are 300 apartments in total, a

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IEA Predicts 40 Percent World-Wide Increase of Renewable Energy Usage by 2017

IEA Predicts 40 Percent World-Wide Increase of Renewable Energy Usage by 2017

The International Energy Agency (IEA) just published an optimistic prediction for the future of renewable energy, suggesting that world-wide green energy usage will increase by forty percent or more by

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Solar-Powered Swiss Clockwork Embassy in Cameroon Will Have a Green Roof

Solar-Powered Swiss Clockwork Embassy in Cameroon Will Have a Green Roof

The Swiss embassy complex has been designed to have three main functions: the Chancellery, the Ambassador's residence and staff quarters. Private and public functions have been separated, and the

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Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

The US military spends up to $20 billion on oil every year, and as oil prices climb that amount is steadily increasing. But oil doesn't just cost the Pentagon in the form of tax dollars -- it presents

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RAU Architecture’s Serpentine Dutch De St@art (The T@il) Aims for Net Carbon Neutral

RAU Architecture’s Serpentine Dutch De St@art (The T@il) Aims for Net Carbon Neutral

Apenheul is a unique open-air zoo for primates that rests in a heavily forested area east of Amsterdam. The De St@art (The T@il) was designed for the zoo as a multi-use facility to house a visitors'

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Yaniv Pardo Unveils Twisting Geothermal-Powered Tower for Netanya, Israel

Yaniv Pardo Unveils Twisting Geothermal-Powered Tower for Netanya, Israel

The new Netanya City Hall is modeled after a weather vane and designed to be dynamic, efficient, vibrant. In addition to functioning as a municipal building, it will serve as a gathering space for city

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Kenya to Tap Lava Power With Toshiba-Built Geothermal Energy Plant

Kenya to Tap Lava Power With Toshiba-Built Geothermal Energy Plant

Kenya already gets half of their energy from hydropower, but with drought looming, the country is ramping up their geothermal energy production with a fourth geothermal power plant that captures energy

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PNC’s New Green Skyscraper to Tap Pittsburgh’s Underground Fourth River

PNC’s New Green Skyscraper to Tap Pittsburgh’s Underground Fourth River

Over the past several years, PNC Financial Services has upped the ante on green design in downtown Pittsburgh with the 2009 construction of Three PNC Plaza, a LEED-certified office building, and the

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Foster + Partners Officially Launch Virgin Galactic Gateway Spaceport

Foster + Partners Officially Launch Virgin Galactic Gateway Spaceport

The flight of WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo celebrated the recent completion of the main hangar and visitor's experience center. Sir Richard Branson was on hand to lead the ceremony and was joined by

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Skye Halifax Green Skyscrapers To Be the Tallest Towers in Nova Scotia

Skye Halifax Green Skyscrapers To Be the Tallest Towers in Nova Scotia

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is renowned for its natural beauty and fisheries, but it isn't as well known for its skyscrapers. After all, the tallest building in Halifax, the capital city, has

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Luis de Garrido Unveils Incredible Glass-Domed Eco House Shaped Like the Eye of Horus

Luis de Garrido Unveils Incredible Glass-Domed Eco House Shaped Like the Eye of Horus

The multi-level central dome is framed with steel and clad in glazed glass panels that permit sunlight all year round. Although the greenhouse effect promotes natural heating, certain measures - such as

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Shell-Inspired Fairground Building at Rossi Sud Complex Harnesses Energy From the Earth

Shell-Inspired Fairground Building at Rossi Sud Complex Harnesses Energy From the Earth

The Rossi Sud complex is a former industrial area in Latina, Italy that is undergoing upgrades, part of which include a new mixed-use fairground building. DRA&U's proposal is a white, shell-like

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Foster & Partners’ Futuristic New Mexico Spaceport is Nearing Completion

Foster & Partners’ Futuristic New Mexico Spaceport is Nearing Completion

Part of the $209 million Spaceport building project funded by New Mexico's taxpayers, the terminal hangar is getting closer to liftoff. What will eventually become a government owned hangar like any other

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Dip Into Geothermal Baths & Eco Luxury at Canada’s La Source Spa

Dip Into Geothermal Baths & Eco Luxury at Canada’s La Source Spa

The new pavilion is an addition to the existing facilities to improve the spa's programming and activities. The 800 sq m, three-story building includes space for 13 massage tables, two lounges, a

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Report Reveals America Now Receives More Power From Renewable Sources Than Nuclear

Report Reveals America Now Receives More Power From Renewable Sources Than Nuclear

A recent report published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration reveals that America now receives more of its energy from renewable sources than it does from nuclear generation plants. In the

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Steven Holl Completes Green-Roofed Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture

Steven Holl Completes Green-Roofed Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture

Image © Shu He As Western painters developed vanishing points from a fixed perspective after the 13th Century, Chinese painters rejected the single-point vanishing method. Instead of focusing on

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Re:Vision Architecture Merges Historic Quaker House With Net Zero Annex

Re:Vision Architecture Merges Historic Quaker House With Net Zero Annex

The 150 year old Quaker house, now a small museum, needed structural improvements and a new place for gatherings. The design takes advantage of the work by inserting underfloor heating tubing into the old

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Solaleya’s Shell-Shaped Solar “Pearl” House is a Breezy Green Retreat

Solaleya’s Shell-Shaped Solar “Pearl” House is a Breezy Green Retreat

Over the past few years we've seen many architects move away from traditional architecture in an attempt to make their designs more sustainable. One of the great things about this trend is that it gives

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Alchemy Architect’s Barn-Inspired House with a Twist Wins AIA Award

Alchemy Architect’s Barn-Inspired House with a Twist Wins AIA Award

The house in Blair, Wisconsin was originally designed as guest quarters for a rambling farm house. The owners were so enthralled that they turned it into their own home and reserved the old house for

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Marc Boutin’s Modern Frame House Showcases Passive Solar Design

Marc Boutin’s Modern Frame House Showcases Passive Solar Design

The single-minded design sensibility works hand-in-glove with passive solar building strategies to reduce and often eliminate the need for supplemental heat and light. Huge 18 foot glass doors open out to

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Incredible Ice Castles Grown by a Minnesota Man Using Geothermal Heating System

Incredible Ice Castles Grown by a Minnesota Man Using Geothermal Heating System

Hanson's first castle started in 2007  and grew to about 16 feet with two levels. In the 2008-2009 season, it transformed into a crazy monolith with sharp ice points jutting out from it. The 2009-2010

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New Water-Based Heat Pump is 600 Times Smaller

New Water-Based Heat Pump is 600 Times Smaller

Ground source heat pumps (GSHP) are becoming a mainstream option for those looking to efficiently heat and cool a building. This innovative water-based design showcased by our friends at Treehugger is a

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DOE Loans to Make Nevada the “Saudi Arabia of Geothermal Energy”

DOE Loans to Make Nevada the “Saudi Arabia of Geothermal Energy”

Of all the 'mainstream' forms of renewable energy, it seems that geothermal power is always left in the shadows compared to solar and wind power. However, that looks set to change with news that the US

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Toronto Unveils Stunning Green Marketplace

Toronto Unveils Stunning Green Marketplace

According to Treehugger, yesterday the city of Toronto announced the winning design for the new St. Lawrence Market North Building. Proposed by Adamson Associates Architects and Rogers Stirk Harbour +

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