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San Francisco’s W Hotel Makes LEED History

San Francisco’s W Hotel Makes LEED History

The four diamond W San Francisco hotel has made history by earning the first LEED certification of an existing building belonging to a major hotel brand.

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Smarter Turbine Placement Could Make Wind Power Reliable

Smarter Turbine Placement Could Make Wind Power Reliable

There's enough potential wind power in the world to meet demand five times over. The trouble is, wind isn't reliable: if you live in Iowa, it doesn't help you that the wind is blowing in Alaska. Green

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New Synchrophasors Are the Key to a Smarter, More Stable Energy Grid

New Synchrophasors Are the Key to a Smarter, More Stable Energy Grid

The grid is about to get a whole lot smarter with the introduction of synchrophasors -- high tech devices that measure and transmit incoming energy data at blinding speeds. When deployed en masse, the

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Gorgeous Green Energy Park for Korea Electric Power Corporation

Gorgeous Green Energy Park for Korea Electric Power Corporation

This gorgeous “Green Energy Theme Park” was designed by H Associates for the

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Michael Jantzen Unveils a Wind Powered Eco Wine Pavilion

Michael Jantzen Unveils a Wind Powered Eco Wine Pavilion

Prolific and provocative eco-architect Michael Jantzen has come up with yet another fascinating building, this time inspired by the symbolic image of grape vines growing over a trellis. The Eco Wine

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IRONIC: Scientists Find Wind Farms Could Actually Raise Temperatures

IRONIC: Scientists Find Wind Farms Could Actually Raise Temperatures

Researchers at MIT have discovered that it's possible that a large scale installation of wind turbines can actually raise temperatures. Looking forward to the US goal of creating 20% of our power from

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Colorado to Be #2 in Renewable Energy Standards by 2020

Colorado to Be #2 in Renewable Energy Standards by 2020

On Monday a bill was dropped on Colorado Governor Bill Ritter's desk that ups the states renewable energy standard to over 30% by 2020. The bill was passed by the state legislature and will place Colorado

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10 MW Dubai Skyscraper Makes 10X More Renewable Energy Than It Needs

10 MW Dubai Skyscraper Makes 10X More Renewable Energy Than It Needs

Studied Impact, headed by architect Robert Ferry, is also responsible for designing the Almesien Tower, another solar concentrating skyscraper. Ferry's newest design is planned for the Al Quoz

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German Fishing Boat Flies Giant Kite to Save Fuel

German Fishing Boat Flies Giant Kite to Save Fuel

Michael Kooren for Reuters With the cost (both financial and environmental) of fuel these days, everyone is trying to cut back in whatever ways they can. If you're talking boats, you can always go

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Windbelt: Innovative Generator to Bring Cheap Wind Power to Third World

Windbelt: Innovative Generator to Bring Cheap Wind Power to Third World

Within the next few months, we hope to start seeing more about an intriguing small-scale wind power technology that was first announced a few years ago. The Windbelt was devised as a wind power generator

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Texas Breaks U.S. Wind Power Generation Record

Texas Breaks U.S. Wind Power Generation Record

Good news on the alternative energy front: Texas managed to break the U.S. wind energy generation record last Friday morning when it produced 6,272 MW of power--19% of the total electricity mix. The

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China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

Photograph: Bob Sacha/Corbis China recently announced that it is planning to reduce its carbon intensity by 40-45% (from 2005 levels) and generate 15% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.

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A Wearable Windmill to Generate Your Own Electricity

A Wearable Windmill to Generate Your Own Electricity

Flowers die, but the Dandelion portable windmill will keep on brightening your day without the wilting. A new wearable tech accessory from designers Mary Huang and Jennifer Kay, this beauty uses tiny

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America’s First Wave Power Farm Coming to Oregon Coast

America’s First Wave Power Farm Coming to Oregon Coast

America is getting its very first wave power farm! Ocean Power Technologies, a New Jersey-based firm, is currently installing giant buoys off the coast of Reedsport, Oregon. Once all ten buoys are in

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Coop Himmelb(l)au Unveils Energy Positive Office for Austria

Coop Himmelb(l)au Unveils Energy Positive Office for Austria

Coop Himmelb(l)au will be awarded the Sustainability Award at this year’s MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards for their design of the Town Town Office Tower in Erdberg, Austria. This

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Defunct Ferris Wheel Envisioned as Giant Energy-Generating Windmill

Defunct Ferris Wheel Envisioned as Giant Energy-Generating Windmill

Last year Melbourne’s iconic Southern Star Observation Wheel found a sad turn when it had to be shut down due to cracks and buckling caused by the intense summer heat. The $100 million wheel has since

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The Gyre: A Floating Upside Down Eco Skyscraper

The Gyre: A Floating Upside Down Eco Skyscraper

Can you imagine living in a high-rise apartment building where the 360 degree views are of fishes and saltwater? Although just a concept now, this upside-down, underwater eco-skyscraper could be the

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Sculptural Sound Chamber Sings When the Wind Blows

Sculptural Sound Chamber Sings When the Wind Blows

Here at Inhabitat we love the wind -- it's one of our favorite natural resources. That explains our excitement when we heard about Luke Jerram's new artistic venture, an acoustic pavilion that sings when

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Norwegan Turbine City Could Be The Next Big Eco-Tourist Attraction

Norwegan Turbine City Could Be The Next Big Eco-Tourist Attraction

What if we could combine turbines with tourism - turbism? Tourbines? That's what one design firm, On Office, wants to do on Norway's coast. Their brainchild, called Turbine City, houses a posh hotel,

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The ICARE Project: A Trip Around the World in a Solar and Wind-Powered Car

The ICARE Project: A Trip Around the World in a Solar and Wind-Powered Car

Forget biodiesel, hybrids, and electric vehicles--Swiss engineer Mark Muller has designed a car capable of taking a 40,000 km (24,855 mile) trip around the world using only wind and solar power. The car,

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Eolic: A Foldable, Portable Wind Turbine

Eolic: A Foldable, Portable Wind Turbine

Sure, it's easy enough to find a quality portable solar charger, but powerful, portable wind turbines are a different story. Enter the Eolic, a portable turbine that can be mounted on its telescopic pole

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Britain Unveils Plans for 1,300 Square Miles of Wind Turbines

Britain Unveils Plans for 1,300 Square Miles of Wind Turbines

Take 100 billion pounds, a plan to create 60,000 jobs, and the urgent need to end an addition to fossil fuels, and what do you get? The first steps in Britain's plan to develop its offshore wind farm

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Stunning Solar Roof Rises Over Perugia, Italy

Stunning Solar Roof Rises Over Perugia, Italy

At first glance it may look like a cyber-robotic monster is eating the historical district of this lovely Italian city, but in reality it's the roof of a new energy-generating walkway in Perugia, Italy.

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Win a Hymini Portable Wind + Solar Gadget Charger!

Win a Hymini Portable Wind + Solar Gadget Charger!

Put green power in the palm of your hand! Having trouble keeping your gadgets charged on a daily basis? Ever had your cellphone run out of juice on you in the middle of an important day? You're in

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Adobe Headquarters Installs 20 Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Adobe Headquarters Installs 20 Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Eventually, we'll be squeezing renewable energy out of every possible source we can - especially from rooftops in urban areas. Adobe Systems is at the forefront of this trend, having just installed

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Solar Compressed Air System Solves the Energy Storage Conundrum

Solar Compressed Air System Solves the Energy Storage Conundrum

Energy storage is one of the greatest milestones facing the renewable energy industry. You can't control the winds or the sun's rays, so intermittency is a problem and you can't flood the grid when you

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Norway’s Most Energy-Efficient Office Building Unveiled for Cop15

Norway’s Most Energy-Efficient Office Building Unveiled for Cop15

At Inhabitat, we've been showing our support for COP15 by telling our readers about the need to take action on climate change. Various Architects in Oslo, Norway has taken a different path and did what

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Michael Jantzen’s Awe-Inspiring Wind Farm Celebration Center

Michael Jantzen’s Awe-Inspiring Wind Farm Celebration Center

The newest building concept to spring from the mind of eco-designer and artist Michael Jantzen is a testament to the power of renewable energy. His monumental Wind Farm Celebration Center is designed to

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Top 5 Most Innovative Green Bridges on the Planet

Top 5 Most Innovative Green Bridges on the Planet

Design and engineering innovations over the last two decades have had a dramatic impact on our ability to create beautiful, environmentally sensitive structures that help contribute to a more sustainable

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Small Wind Turbine Wings Like a Bee

Small Wind Turbine Wings Like a Bee

The Birds and the Bees have inspired one startup to send forth a hovering turbine. Green Wavelength, “committed to finding ways of applying nature’s solutions to our man-made energy

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