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New Aerogel Fuel Cell Boasts 5x the Efficiency of Conventional Fuel Cells

New Aerogel Fuel Cell Boasts 5x the Efficiency of Conventional Fuel Cells

Fuel cells could be one of the our cleanest energy sources; they convert hydrogen into electricity, and their only waste byproduct is water. One of the biggest things holding back the technology, however,

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Danish Researchers Develop More Climate Friendly Fuel Cells for Hydrogen Vehicles

Danish Researchers Develop More Climate Friendly Fuel Cells for Hydrogen Vehicles

When it comes to hydrogen fuel cells, they are worth their weight in platinum. A team of researchers at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copehagen has developed technology that allows the

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Mithun’s LEED Platinum Brightwater Center Educates Washington’s King County on Wastewater Treatment

Mithun’s LEED Platinum Brightwater Center Educates Washington’s King County on Wastewater Treatment

The Brightwater Center is a 15,000-square-foot facility set on over 114 acres that cost around $1.8 billion to build over nearly a decade. Seattle had long left its water untreated, and many of the

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ArchiCentre’s S11 House Scores Platinum Level on the Malaysian Green Building Index

ArchiCentre’s S11 House Scores Platinum Level on the Malaysian Green Building Index

S11 House is a 12,000-square-foot home that is designed based on the characteristics of a tree in the tropics. The roof is a large, insulated canopy made from recyclable steel metal sheets coated in a

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Hysan Place: Hong Kong’s First Pre-Certified LEED Platinum Building Opens in Causeway Bay

Hysan Place: Hong Kong’s First Pre-Certified LEED Platinum Building Opens in Causeway Bay

Images by Tim Griffith Causeway Bay is Hong Kong Island’s premiere retail district and is also known to be one of the most polluted areas of Hong Kong. Kohn Pederson Fox and Dennis Lau & Ng Chun

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Vanderbilt University Students Create Green Spinach Solar Cells

Vanderbilt University Students Create Green Spinach Solar Cells

Everyone knows that Popeye got his strength from spinach, but a team of researchers at Vanderbilt University believe we harness certain properties from spinach in order to generate electricity. The team

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Scientists Develop New Material That Could Cut Diesel’s Pollution By 45%

Scientists Develop New Material That Could Cut Diesel’s Pollution By 45%

A team of engineers has managed to identify a material that could reduce the amount of pollution produced by diesel fuel-powered vehicles by 45%. The new material comes from a family of minerals called

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Bright and Airy LEED Platinum School Commons in California Has No Walls!

Bright and Airy LEED Platinum School Commons in California Has No Walls!

Designed as an experiment in sustainability and a model for future programs, this LEED Platinum school commons in California has absolutely no solid walls. Located north of San Francisco in a residential

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Apple Announces Plans to Build America’s Largest End User–Owned Onsite Solar Array

Apple Announces Plans to Build America’s Largest End User–Owned Onsite Solar Array

As Apple's social record undergoes continued scrutiny the company just released its 2012 environmental report, which unveils plans to build America's largest end user-owned onsite solar array at its

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Nissan To Release Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle By 2015

Nissan To Release Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle By 2015

Nissan is already dominating the electric car market with its Nissan Leaf, but they are about to take their sustainably powered agenda to the next level with a new strategy. According to the Japanese car

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Desert-Topped Gateway Building Blends in with Magestic McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Desert-Topped Gateway Building Blends in with Magestic McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Paying tribute to its location, the Gateway is constructed from rammed earth, although it is every bit as energy efficient and cool as any modern home. Ninety percent of its construction materials were

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‘Lung-Shaped’ Fuel Cell Increases Energy Efficiency

‘Lung-Shaped’ Fuel Cell Increases Energy Efficiency

Photo by Brandon Baunach The human body is arguably one of the finest machines ever created by nature, and now a team from Norway’s Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo are looking to it for

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Canadian Researchers Move Closer to Affordable, Efficient Solar Power

Canadian Researchers Move Closer to Affordable, Efficient Solar Power

Enough solar energy hits the Earth in an hour to meet global power demand for an entire year: the trick is catching it, and doing it with equipment cheap enough to allow it to compete with fossil fuels.

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First LEED Platinum Carbon Neutral Building!

First LEED Platinum Carbon Neutral Building!

Carbon-neutral buildings are not new news, but the first-ever LEED-platinum carbon neutral building certainly is. The Aldo Leopold Foundation Headquarters, located in Wisconsin, has been certified as the

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THE NEW MEXICO SPACEPORT BUILDING by Foster + Partners

THE NEW MEXICO SPACEPORT BUILDING by Foster + Partners

Next time that you're waiting for your trip to space, you'll be able to do so in style. Well fine, space travel is still a few decades away for us meager mortals, but at the very least, we can marvel at

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