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Team Hawai’i Withdraws From Solar Decathlon Competition Despite Amazing Design

Team Hawai’i Withdraws From Solar Decathlon Competition Despite Amazing Design

Hale Pilihonua, which translates to the “home that is one with the land,” was designed using a holistic approach that functions in harmony with naturally available resources. The tubular home is

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JustK PassivHaus In Germany Is a Fab Prefab Wooden Tower

JustK PassivHaus In Germany Is a Fab Prefab Wooden Tower

The four bedroom, 1,485 sq ft home was designed for two parents and their four children. Built on a compact lot, the home has a small footprint and is built up to taper as it reaches the fourth floor.

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The Netherlands’s First Energy-Neutral Monumental House by Zecc Architects Wins BNA Building of the Year

The Netherlands’s First Energy-Neutral Monumental House by Zecc Architects Wins BNA Building of the Year

While the house appears to be pretty conventional from the outside, we can sense a mysterious that radiates from within. Surrounded by high trees, the has a solid front door facing the street and actually

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Brockholes: UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Is Now Open For Exploration

Brockholes: UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Is Now Open For Exploration

The brand new nature reserve was created from the abandoned remains of a quarry near Preston, England. Owned by Lancashire Wildlife Trust, the 67-acre reserve and visitor centre was made possible with

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Cascadia Center For Sustainable Design Aims To Be Most Efficient Commercial Building In The World

Cascadia Center For Sustainable Design Aims To Be Most Efficient Commercial Building In The World

The Cascadia Center will be a mixed-use commercial and office building and will eventually serve as the future headquarters of the Bullitt Foundation. Located at the crossroads between Seattle's Central

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SCIArc & CalTech Team Fight to Bring the Solar Decathlon Back to the National Mall

SCIArc & CalTech Team Fight to Bring the Solar Decathlon Back to the National Mall

When the U.S Department of the Interior announced its decision to kick this year's Solar Decathlon off of the National Mall in January 2011, we doubt they expected such an uproar. One of the competing

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SCIArc & CalTech Solar Decathlon Team Forging On Despite Unknown Competition Location

SCIArc & CalTech Solar Decathlon Team Forging On Despite Unknown Competition Location

While the basic concept of the home remains intact from their first design incarnation, CH:IP has evolved into a more sophisticated net zero project. The home is designed for residents who live in the

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Spider-Legged Templestowe Sporting Pavilion Built With Recycled Brick From Old Stadium

Spider-Legged Templestowe Sporting Pavilion Built With Recycled Brick From Old Stadium

Located outside of Melbourne, Templestowe's football and cricket club's new home is made from brick and represented by different jumpers & crests in the form and facade of the building. Built from the

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PepsiCo UK Announces It Will Be Fossil Fuel Free by 2023

PepsiCo UK Announces It Will Be Fossil Fuel Free by 2023

PepsiCo UK announced that within the next 13 years, all of its operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland will be completely fossil fuel free.

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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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Chicago Home Renovation Receives the Most LEED Points Ever Recorded

Chicago Home Renovation Receives the Most LEED Points Ever Recorded

The Chicago, IL Helenowski Residence was gutted and all the inefficient systems, insulation and appliances were removed. Soy based spray foam insulation with no CFCL's was sprayed into the walls for extra

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ARKit Prefab Eco-Homes Sit Light on the Earth

ARKit Prefab Eco-Homes Sit Light on the Earth

ARKit designs and manufactures factory-built buildings using a wall panel system they designed themselves that incorporates sustainable materials and achieves a high degree of thermal performance. The

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Zero Energy Solar Powered Building in India

Zero Energy Solar Powered Building in India

This futuristic building in South India provides a healthy and comfortable indoor environment which consumes about 60% less energy than other homes - and it receives the remaining 40% of its energy load

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Koostik’s Wooden iPhone Speakers Are Completely Unplugged

Koostik’s Wooden iPhone Speakers Are Completely Unplugged

If you like the raw, unplugged sound of acoustic music, how about amping up the volume of your iPhone with a set of speakers that can also deliver music in the same vein? That's right, with no electricity

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Modern Chuckanut Ridge House is an Off-Grid Solar Stunner

Modern Chuckanut Ridge House is an Off-Grid Solar Stunner

The wood-clad home reflects the spirit of the upper Northwest, and it's built to efficiently integrate into its surroundings and local climate. While Washington may not be known for its solar resource, it

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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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Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

The One Tonne Life project was started and sponsored by Swedish wooden home builder A-hus, renewable energy firm Vattenfall and car maker Volvo. Designed for a four person family, the One Tonne Home is an

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Michelle Kaufmann Launches New Zero Series Prefab Homes!

Michelle Kaufmann Launches New Zero Series Prefab Homes!

The line consists of three new models, the Ridge0™, the Vista0™ and the Contours0™, which range in size between 422sf and 2643sf. The Contours0™ and the Vista0™ have interior and exterior rooms

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Zero-Energy Housing Wedge in Denmark Covered in Solar Panels

Zero-Energy Housing Wedge in Denmark Covered in Solar Panels

Housing+ was designed by C.F.Møller in collaboration with Moe & Brødsgaard, Cenergia, Phillips, Schüco, Erik Juul and Vogt landscape. The zero energy development includes 60 residential units in a

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Re:Focus Teaches an Old House New Tricks at the Solar Decathlon

Re:Focus Teaches an Old House New Tricks at the Solar Decathlon

The entire house is panelized to allow it to be flat packed and assembled around 7 square “ribs”. Because of the standardization of the system it can be configured in many different ways. Keeping cool

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Australia’s First Zero-Energy Teaching and Research Building Unveiled

Australia’s First Zero-Energy Teaching and Research Building Unveiled

Griffith University in Australia recently secured funding for a $21 million dollar research facility that will be the country’s first zero-emission and self-powered building driven by solar-hydrogen

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Sun-Powered Armadillo Box House Closes in on Solar Decathlon Prize

Sun-Powered Armadillo Box House Closes in on Solar Decathlon Prize

The Armadillo Box was inspired by its namesake, a sturdy desert creature whose unique outer shell and slow metabolism helps it keep cool in the desert heat. The team from France utilized the same concept

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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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Stuttgart University’s Shimmering Solar Decathlon Home+

Stuttgart University’s Shimmering Solar Decathlon Home+

All of the homes in this year's Solar Decathlon Europe utilize advanced building technologies and green strategies to optimize their energy use -- this is especially evident in the home+ by Stuttgart

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Woods Bagot Zero-E is a New Model for Sustainable Development

Woods Bagot Zero-E is a New Model for Sustainable Development

Design team Woods Bagot and Buro Happold are hoping to achieve a new level of sustainability with their striking new development model - Zero Emissions Design’ (ZERO-E). This new program is, as you

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University of Nottingham Unveils Sleek Solar-Powered H.O.U.S.E

University of Nottingham Unveils Sleek Solar-Powered H.O.U.S.E

The University of Nottingham recently unveiled their H.O.U.S.E, a stunning sun-powered home that will be heating up the competition at the European Solar Decathlon, which kicks off this Friday in Madrid.

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Zero Energy Casita in Texas Opens to the Public Today!

Zero Energy Casita in Texas Opens to the Public Today!

Green building is making big strides in Texas as evidenced by this cute little zero-energy home in Fort Worth, which opens for public tours today. The Zero Energy Casita, erected by the award winning

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Zero Energy Green Tomorrow House Achieves LEED Platinum

Zero Energy Green Tomorrow House Achieves LEED Platinum

Built in the Gyeonggi Province, the Green Tomorrow house is a stunning self-sufficient emission-free residence with a fossil fuel consumption of zero. Not content with just making an incredibly low

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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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First Net-Zero Neighborhood in the US Being Built in Boulder

First Net-Zero Neighborhood in the US Being Built in Boulder

A new development in the north of Boulder, CO stands to be the first completely net-zero neighborhood in the US. Dubbed SpringLeaf Boulder, the project aims to bring net-zero homes “to the

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