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Styrofoam Makes a Comeback in the United States Capitol Cafeteria

Styrofoam Makes a Comeback in the United States Capitol Cafeteria

If you thought our nation's leaders were ahead of the curve, think again. After the House returns to work after a week-long recess, they'll most likely spend Monday morning pouring hot coffee into a cup

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Washington DC Launches Largest Bikeshare in US

Washington DC Launches Largest Bikeshare in US

Yesterday morning a swarm of identical bright red bikes flew through the streets of Washington DC on their inaugural ride. Marking the start of the Capital Bikeshare program the cycles are part of a new

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New Energy Bill Isn’t the Real Thing, Says President Obama

New Energy Bill Isn’t the Real Thing, Says President Obama

As Senate Democrats revealed their previously-announced completely pared-down energy bill yesterday, President Obama tried to calm the public by saying this was just the first step in a long process. The

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Chalupa Architekti Unveil Green Roofed Czech Embassy for DC

Chalupa Architekti Unveil Green Roofed Czech Embassy for DC

The award to design the new Czech Embassy in Washington DC was recently given to Prague-based Chalupa Architekti. Deeply rooted in its connection to its surrounding environment, the new embassy is marked

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The Ins & Outs of the Upcoming Energy & Climate Bill and Why It’s Stalled

The Ins & Outs of the Upcoming Energy & Climate Bill and Why It’s Stalled

Key senators, industry officials, senior advisers and cabinet members met yesterday with President Obama to talk about the upcoming Climate and Energy Bill. The bill has been largely put aside by Congress

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Obama’s State of the Union Pushes Green, but Will Congress Budge?

Obama’s State of the Union Pushes Green, but Will Congress Budge?

At Inhabitat we often wonder, with so much great green technology out there, why are we so far behind other countries in renewable energy? Gearing up to watch Obama's State of the Union Address last night

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Germany’s Solar Coated surPLUShome Wins Solar Decathlon!

Germany’s Solar Coated surPLUShome Wins Solar Decathlon!

The final results just rolled in from this year's Solar Decathlon, and team Germany's sleek surPLUShome finished first in an incredible upset victory! The German team took top honors in the Net Metering

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Team California’s Refract House Currently Leading Solar Decathlon!

Team California’s Refract House Currently Leading Solar Decathlon!

We're excited to report that as of today Team California is in 1st place at the Solar Decathlon competition going on right now in Washington DC with their stunning Refract House! Just moments ago, they

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SOLAR DECATHLON 2009: Rice University’s $140,000 ZEROW House Keeps Up With the High Rollers

SOLAR DECATHLON 2009: Rice University’s $140,000 ZEROW House Keeps Up With the High Rollers

The Solar Decathlon, the super solar architecture competition held in Washington D.C. bi-annually, officially kicked off today, and Rice University's awesomely affordable ZEROW House is already making

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SOLAR DECATHLON: University of Texas at Austin Green Home

SOLAR DECATHLON: University of Texas at Austin Green Home

The fabulous Solar Decathlon just wrapped up on this weekend, and was home to many a shining example in high-tech solar design. The University of Texas at Austin's Bloom House took 10th place in the

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LEAFHOUSE: Maryland’s Solar Decathlon Zero Energy Home

LEAFHOUSE: Maryland’s Solar Decathlon Zero Energy Home

The second place winner of this year's Solar Decathlon is the University of Maryland's Leaf House, which is, as the name would imply, green, naturally inspired, and modular to boot. When designing the

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INHABITAT REPORTS FROM SOLAR DECATHLON – Photos!

INHABITAT REPORTS FROM SOLAR DECATHLON – Photos!

We came, we saw, and we were won-over by the ingenious designs and architectural talent on display at this years Solar Decathlon on the Mall in Washington DC. As if it weren't enough of a feat to design

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SOLAR DECATHLON 2007: University of Colorado Solar House

SOLAR DECATHLON 2007: University of Colorado Solar House

One of the biggest highlights from the 2007 Solar Decathlon comes from reigning victor University of Colorado- and the design is proving once again that the team has what it takes to be solar design

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SOLAR DECATHLON 2007: University of Cincinnati

SOLAR DECATHLON 2007: University of Cincinnati

What's multi-colored, solar-powered, and green all over? The University of Cincinnati's zero energy home at this year's Solar Decathlon. The student team's solution is not only a stylish-looking residence

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