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BIG Unveils 20-Year-Plan to Transform the National Mall

BIG Unveils 20-Year-Plan to Transform the National Mall

BIG's South Mall redesign will have three main goals: to create a more cohesive and easily navigable master plan to tie the museums and gardens together, to improve the visitor experience with expanded

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Amtrak Unveils New High-Efficiency Electric Trains for Northeast Corridor

Amtrak Unveils New High-Efficiency Electric Trains for Northeast Corridor

After three decades of hard work, Amtrak trains in the Northeast Corridor and Pennsylvania get to retire. They will be replaced by 70 high-efficiency electric Amtrak Cities Sprinters (ACS-64) built by

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Empowerhouse Moves Beyond the Solar Decathlon to Become Real Housing in DC

Empowerhouse Moves Beyond the Solar Decathlon to Become Real Housing in DC

From the very beginning, the Empowerhouse was planned to be more than just an entry for the 2011 Solar Decathlon. Designed and built by a student group from Parsons The New School for Design , Stevens

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Davis Brody Bond Wins Competition to Design Sustainable St. Elizabeth’s Gateway Pavilion in DC

Davis Brody Bond Wins Competition to Design Sustainable St. Elizabeth’s Gateway Pavilion in DC

The north and south oriented plaza in front of St. Elizabeth's Hospital is currently underutilized and fenced-off to the public. Davis Brody Bond's design will transform the space into a useful

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The Online CARMA Database Monitors CO2 Emissions for the World’s 60,000 Power Plants

The Online CARMA Database Monitors CO2 Emissions for the World’s 60,000 Power Plants

Climate change is a world-wide problem, spanning nations, time zones and environments. Challenges of such a massive scale demand a powerful and comprehensive means through which to observe, collect, and

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6th Graders Invent Smart Milk Pitcher that Detects Spoilage

6th Graders Invent Smart Milk Pitcher that Detects Spoilage

Across the globe, nearly 40% of all food produced is lost to waste and spoilage.  Now, thanks to a group of ingenious elementary school students, at least one item in the fridge can let us know when it's

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Amtrak Announces Ambitious Eco-Plans for HOK-Designed Overhaul of Washington D.C.’s Union Station

Amtrak Announces Ambitious Eco-Plans for HOK-Designed Overhaul of Washington D.C.’s Union Station

Amtraks unveiled plans on July 25th to give D.C.'s Union Station a major overhaul and a slew of new upgrades. The original Daniel Burnham-designed station will remain as is architecturally, but will

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David Adjaye’s African-American Smithsonian Museum Breaks Ground This Week

David Adjaye’s African-American Smithsonian Museum Breaks Ground This Week

The Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup (FAB) team won an international design competition back in 2009 to design the new African American History & Culture Smithsonian Museum. The Ghanaian-born architect

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20 Stunning Energy-Efficient Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

20 Stunning Energy-Efficient Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

federated_media_section = "chevy_volt"; The 2011 Solar Decathlon is heating up as 20 teams of students from around the world construct stunning, energy-efficient homes at the National Mall’s West

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Middlebury College’s Solar Decathlon Home Channels Traditional New England Farmhouse With a High-Tech Edge

Middlebury College’s Solar Decathlon Home Channels Traditional New England Farmhouse With a High-Tech Edge

The home has a traditional gabled roof - a common architectural feature in New England - allowing Self-Reliance to blend in with any neighborhood in the region. Flanking each side of the roof, at an

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Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

The Y Container allows residents to live just about anywhere freely, with self sufficient off-grid energy sources and a lightweight mobile design. The home has three verandas that face the surrounding

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Appalachian State University’s Solar Decathlon Homestead is a Net Zero Homage to the Region’s Settlers

Appalachian State University’s Solar Decathlon Homestead is a Net Zero Homage to the Region’s Settlers

The Solar Homestead is comprised of a main area, with six outbuilding modules that fit together to create a harmonious living space. They meet to form the Great Porch, a centrally focused outdoor living

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Boston Rolls out its ‘Hubway’ Bike Share Program!

Boston Rolls out its ‘Hubway’ Bike Share Program!

Boston's new bike-share program, dubbed the Hubway, officially launched yesterday with over 600 bicycles geared up and ready to rent. For those unfamiliar with the city's narrow and winding roads, it has

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National Park Service Kicks Solar Decathlon Off of the DC Mall

National Park Service Kicks Solar Decathlon Off of the DC Mall

After an 8 year relationship between the D.C. Mall and the Solar Decathlon competition, (a competition that challenges university teams to design and build awesome solar-powered homes) the National Park

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WWF Completes Third Largest Green Roof in Washington D.C.

WWF Completes Third Largest Green Roof in Washington D.C.

The recently finished green roof atop the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C. is the third largest in the nation’s capitol. The project involved replacing the original 24 year-old

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2011 Solar Decathlon Home Will End Up In D.C. Community

2011 Solar Decathlon Home Will End Up In D.C. Community

At the end of the US Solar Decathlon competition next year, one of the entries will move on to its final home in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington D.C. The Empowerhouse is a net-zero home designed

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