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Zaha Hadid’s LEED Platinum-seeking Bee’ah headquarters will be 100% powered by renewable energy

Zaha Hadid’s LEED Platinum-seeking Bee’ah headquarters will be 100% powered by renewable energy

Surrounded by desert, the curvaceous 75,350-square-foot building was inspired by the shape of sand dunes and oriented to optimize the prevailing Shamal winds and limit exposure to the harsh sun. Hadid

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Solar-Powered Bauhaus Barge Offers Luxurious Living with a Low Carbon Footprint

Solar-Powered Bauhaus Barge Offers Luxurious Living with a Low Carbon Footprint

The Bauhaus Barge is a unique solar-powered cruising houseboat that prides itself on using no fuel at all. Built by Jurgen Huber, the zero energy Barge is designed to offer “carbon neutral cruising

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GDS Architects Unveils New Jinshui Science Park Concept with Zero Carbon Footprint

GDS Architects Unveils New Jinshui Science Park Concept with Zero Carbon Footprint

In order to reduce energy use the studio has a solution to prevent dependency on air conditioning: the towers will each have a double skin facade of Low-E glass and horizontal sunshades on the inside - to

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Zero Carbon Solar-Powered Long Studio Sits Gently Upon the Earth in Rural England

Zero Carbon Solar-Powered Long Studio Sits Gently Upon the Earth in Rural England

Modeled after the local vernacular in this agricultural region of England, The Long Studio leaves a massive aesthetic imprint, yet it has a very modest environmental footprint. Built with

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58 Stevens Street: Zero-Carbon Aussie House Wins AIA Sustainability Award

58 Stevens Street: Zero-Carbon Aussie House Wins AIA Sustainability Award

In order to understand the magnitude of what has been achieved at 58 Stevens Street, we must first understand what "zero carbon" really means. There are some variations in interpretation, but most agree

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Mercedes Unveils Invisible Zero-Emission F-Cell Car

Mercedes Unveils Invisible Zero-Emission F-Cell Car

Invisible cars are no longer reserved for the likes of James Bond! In order to promote their new F-Cell Hydrogen Electric car, Mercedes-Benz has transformed one of their F-Cell vehicles into an

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Pixel Building: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete!

Pixel Building: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete!

Pixel is a ‘Future Office’ - a prototype for commercial buildings that produce their own power and collect their own water for a future carbon constrained world. The four story building is home to

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Influx_Studio Wants to Turn Chicago’s Marina City Into an Algae-Producing CO2-Scrubbing Powerhouse

Influx_Studio Wants to Turn Chicago’s Marina City Into an Algae-Producing CO2-Scrubbing Powerhouse

Working towards the Chicago DeCarbonization Plan, Influx_Studio came up with the idea to retrofit Marina City Towers into a renewable powerhouse and incorporate algae production technologies as a way to

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7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East

7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East

Check out 7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East: Masdar's Zero Carbon, Zero Emissions City Abu Dhabi's Green Roofed Aldar Market Kuwait's LEED Gold Certified International Airport Morocco's

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Awe-Inspiring Zero-Carbon Crossway Passivhaus Has a Vaulted Meadow Roof

Awe-Inspiring Zero-Carbon Crossway Passivhaus Has a Vaulted Meadow Roof

The 20 meter roof span is covered in beautiful flowers during the spring time, and integrated into the snowy landscape during winter. But nobody will go cold since a combined photovoltaic and thermal

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UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Visitor Centre Is Almost Complete

UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Visitor Centre Is Almost Complete

Brockholes is a new nature reserve, owned by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and constructed on the remains of an abandoned quarry near Preston, England. The area has been rehabilitated with wetlands, a hay

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1840s Victorian Home Receives a Zero-Energy Retrofit

1840s Victorian Home Receives a Zero-Energy Retrofit

Christophers and his wife searched for two years to find the right house that they could renovate and transform into a home capable of producing as much energy as it consumed. The 1840s Victorian brick

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Recycled Suitcases Used To Furnish Shanghai’s URBN Hotel

Recycled Suitcases Used To Furnish Shanghai’s URBN Hotel

The boutique hotel was designed by A00 Architecture and is set within a renovated warehouse in the heart of Shanghai. Set back from the street and surrounded by a high wall and gate, the hotel features a

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University of Tennessee Students Build a Zero Energy House

University of Tennessee Students Build a Zero Energy House

Students and faculty at the University of Tennessee Knoxville have created a zero energy house that not only teaches the students around campus about sustainable design, but also reaches a wider audience

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Wuhan’s Lily-Shaped Zero Carbon Energy Center Set to Bloom in China

Wuhan’s Lily-Shaped Zero Carbon Energy Center Set to Bloom in China

A new Calla lily-shaped research center for Wuhan University is set to bloom in China as one of the most sustainable buildings the world. Netherlands-based firm Grontmij, in collaboration with Soeters

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Living Exoskeleton Proposed for Province of Parma Headquarters

Living Exoskeleton Proposed for Province of Parma Headquarters

StudioDosi has proposed a double-skinned, vegetation-covered headquarters for the Province of Parma in Italy. Designed by a talented group of young Italian architects and engineers, the plan features a

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Comcast’s Zero-Carbon Sonoma County Facility Clinches LEED Platinum

Comcast’s Zero-Carbon Sonoma County Facility Clinches LEED Platinum

Comcast's Operations Center in Sonoma County just received one of the highest honors in green building -- it was certified LEED Platinum this week by the USGBC. The Operations Center is part of The Sonoma

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Global Headquarters for Wildlife Conservation Society Sits Lightly on the Earth

Global Headquarters for Wildlife Conservation Society Sits Lightly on the Earth

The new headquarters for the Wildlife Conservation Society treads lightly on the earth even though it has a big impact globally as it works to protect wildlife and save wild places. Designed by FXFOWLE,

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ReRev Makes Energy Generating Gyms a Reality

ReRev Makes Energy Generating Gyms a Reality

Many of us have been to the gym and wondered why the exercise equipment isn't hooked up to generate electricity and feed it back into the grid. At long last a company in Florida called ReRev has answered

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World’s First Positive Energy Building in Masdar, Abu Dhabi

World’s First Positive Energy Building in Masdar, Abu Dhabi

Not settling for mere zero-energy, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill's Masdar Headquarters are setting new design standards for green building, with their scheme that generates more energy than it consumes. The

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Plans for Foster’s Masdar Carbon Neutral City Debut

Plans for Foster’s Masdar Carbon Neutral City Debut

Norman Foster's Masdar City is poised to become world’s most sustainable, zero-waste, car-free, carbon neutral city. The model for the city was formally unveiled on 21st January at the World Future

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NORMAN FOSTER’S GREEN DESERT UTOPIA In Abu Dhabi

NORMAN FOSTER’S GREEN DESERT UTOPIA In Abu Dhabi

Foster + Partners is at it again with their design for Masdar in Abu Dhabi, the world’s first zero-carbon and zero-waste city. The new 6 million square meter walled sustainable development Masdar was

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