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Solar-Powered ZCB is the First Zero Carbon Building in Hong Kong

Solar-Powered ZCB is the First Zero Carbon Building in Hong Kong

The ZCB (Zero Carbon Building) is Hong Kong's first net-zero energy building and it was developed to promote low-carbon living and showcase low/zero carbon design and technologies. The building and its

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Compact Shipping Container House Challenges Space Requirements in Colorado

Compact Shipping Container House Challenges Space Requirements in Colorado

The Shipping Container House questions the need for space in our day to day lives and challenges us to be more efficient. Coming in at only 1,517 sq ft, this compact home packs in a lot of functionality.

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Bureau A Builds a Tiny Levitating Sauna On a Factory Rooftop in Geneva

Bureau A Builds a Tiny Levitating Sauna On a Factory Rooftop in Geneva

Floating above the roof of the old Kugler factory in the center of Geneva is a simple wooden sauna to be shared by local creatives. Its design is very basic, and it looks similar to an adapted DIY

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Self-Sufficient Shipping Container Sauna Box Will Get You Hot & Steamy

Self-Sufficient Shipping Container Sauna Box Will Get You Hot & Steamy

We first caught wind of the Sauna Box back in 2005 and since then Castor has built a number of these custom units and updated them along the way. The Sauna Box is built within an 8x8x8 ft mini shipping

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Simpatico Prototype is a Net-Zero Prefab Home in Emeryville, CA

Simpatico Prototype is a Net-Zero Prefab Home in Emeryville, CA

Simpatico Homes is based on a prefab system whereby clients can create a semi-custom home by combining pre-designed modular units. The prototype is a 2-story, 3 bedroom home on a narrow urban infill lot

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PhotonFlightTeam Start Fundraising Campaign to Build a Solar-Powered Airship Made from Recycled Aluminium

PhotonFlightTeam Start Fundraising Campaign to Build a Solar-Powered Airship Made from Recycled Aluminium

Arizona-based PhotonFlightTeam has unveiled plans for a lightweight, solar-powered airship that would be a more sustainable and cost effective alternative to airplanes. The team is raising funds with a

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Nybyggerne Sustainable Housing Will Be the First DGNB-Certified Housing Project in Denmark

Nybyggerne Sustainable Housing Will Be the First DGNB-Certified Housing Project in Denmark

Lendager Architects announced their first prize win in the competition to build the first DGNB-certified housing project in Denmark in Næstved. DGNB is a new green building certification system that is

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David Baker’s Zero Cottage is an Impressive Tiny Backyard House Made From Recycled Materials

David Baker’s Zero Cottage is an Impressive Tiny Backyard House Made From Recycled Materials

Zero Cottage is located in the backyard of of an urban lot in the Mission District fronted by StoreFrontLab, a community-focused cultural initiative that gives the historic commercial space a new public

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Method Homes Unveils Net-Zero Prefab Paradigm Series at Greenbuild in San Francisco

Method Homes Unveils Net-Zero Prefab Paradigm Series at Greenbuild in San Francisco

Designed for Method Homes by New York-based Bogue Trondowski Architects, the Paradigm series is planned in its entirety to be as low-impact as possible. Clad in FSC-certified western red cedar (but

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LivingHomes Announces Launch of Three New Prefab Eco-Luxe LEED Platinum Models

LivingHomes Announces Launch of Three New Prefab Eco-Luxe LEED Platinum Models

LivingHomes has just announced the launch of yet three more prefabricated LEED Platinum-worthy homes. The CK4, CK5, and CK7 homes are all based on the the C6 -- the first affordable LivingHome introduced

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Grassroots Mountain Rider’s Alliance Plans to Create Carbon Neutral Ski Slopes across U.S.

Grassroots Mountain Rider’s Alliance Plans to Create Carbon Neutral Ski Slopes across U.S.

Image courtesy of Mt Abram As winter fast approaches, the snow will beckon many of us to the mountains to play - but what if there was another reason to support your local ski resort? This month the

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Paisano Green Community is the First Net-Zero Senior Housing Project in the US

Paisano Green Community is the First Net-Zero Senior Housing Project in the US

Paisano Green Community is a new typology for public housing and generates more energy than it uses. Solar photovoltaics on the roof and two wind turbines work to power the 73-unit facility and any excess

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Massachusetts’ John W Olver Transit Center is the Nation’s First Net Zero Bus Station

Massachusetts’ John W Olver Transit Center is the Nation’s First Net Zero Bus Station

John W. Olver Transit Center by Charles Rose Architects serves as the new central bus station for the city of Greenfield in Massachusetts. The 24,000 sq ft, two-story building also features government

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Macro Micro Studio: Students to Build UK’s First Net-Zero Live/Work Studio at Dundee Botanic Gardens

Macro Micro Studio: Students to Build UK’s First Net-Zero Live/Work Studio at Dundee Botanic Gardens

Macro Micro Studio is a 50-square-meter (538-square-foot) live-work Passivhaus developed by the University of Dundee’s Macro Micro research unit at the Botanic Gardens in Dundee. The project will be

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Method Homes to Debut Net-Zero Prefab Paradigm House Next Month in San Fransisco

Method Homes to Debut Net-Zero Prefab Paradigm House Next Month in San Fransisco

Next month Method Homes will launch its brand new Paradigm series with the debut of a 722 square-foot modular home on the floor of the USGBC Greenbuild Conference and Expo in San Francisco. The prefab

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LaunchPad Shipping Container Computer Labs Let South African Students Connect With Mentors

LaunchPad Shipping Container Computer Labs Let South African Students Connect With Mentors

The LaunchPad learning laboratories were designed pro bono by Perkins+Will to serve as a computer lab for students in South Africa to connect with mentors around the world as part of an Infinite Family

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RTA Studio’s Carbon-Neutral C3 House is New Zealand’s First Win at World Architecture Festival

RTA Studio’s Carbon-Neutral C3 House is New Zealand’s First Win at World Architecture Festival

The C3 House is designed to be visually unobtrusive and environmentally sensitive. Designed to be a permanent single family residence for a family of four, the home will include a two-car garage, gym, 2

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Sinclair Meadows: Residents Move Into the UK’s First Carbon-Negative Street

Sinclair Meadows: Residents Move Into the UK’s First Carbon-Negative Street

Each of the buildings at Sinclair Meadows in South Shields has been constructed with natural materials at the forefront, such as timber frames, hemp insulation, lime render, and sustainable timber. In

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The SunCarrier Omega Building is India’s First Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building

The SunCarrier Omega Building is India’s First Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building

Located in the city of Bhopal, the SunCarrier Omega Building is the first net-zero energy building in India. The building features sun-tracking solar photovoltaic generators integrated with large

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Grow Community is a Prefab Net-Zero Housing Development on Bainbridge Island

Grow Community is a Prefab Net-Zero Housing Development on Bainbridge Island

Grow Community is an 8-acre net-zero housing development near Winslow on Bainbridge Island. Just a five-minute walk to downtown Winslow, the community is aptly situated to enjoy both the urban and rural

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National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Net-Zero Energy Test House is Inhabited by a Virtual Family

National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Net-Zero Energy Test House is Inhabited by a Virtual Family

Researchers will use the house to test energy-efficiency technologies and alternative energy systems. NIST Director Patrick Gallagher believes that the facility will “allow development of new design

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Nomura’s UK Headquarters is London’s First Carbon Neutral Building

Nomura’s UK Headquarters is London’s First Carbon Neutral Building

Nomura's office is built on the site of a former project that makes use of 30% of the existing infrastructure as a way to reduce impact, resources and costs. The project also increased public space along

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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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PNC’s Net-Zero Energy Bank Branch Incorporates 211 Solar Panels, Daylight Harvesting

PNC’s Net-Zero Energy Bank Branch Incorporates 211 Solar Panels, Daylight Harvesting

PNC Bank has announced that it is building a bank branch that will produce more energy than it uses. Gary Saulson, the company's director of corporate real estate, cites the new net-zero energy building

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Seal Rocks House is a Net Zero Energy Surfer’s Haven in Australia

Seal Rocks House is a Net Zero Energy Surfer’s Haven in Australia

Seal Rocks House 4 is organized as a basic square shape on a single level with a large open courtyard in the middle. The home has an area of 219 sq m (2,357 sq ft) with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, a laundry area,

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Make it Right’s New Orleans FLOAT House by Morphosis to Gain LEED Platinum Certification

Make it Right’s New Orleans FLOAT House by Morphosis to Gain LEED Platinum Certification

Morphosis respected the cultural vernacular of the common New Orleans shotgun house by first raising the structure off the ground level to protect the building from flooding. The outstanding part of this

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Passive VOLKsHouse is an Affordable Net-Zero Energy Home in Santa Fe

Passive VOLKsHouse is an Affordable Net-Zero Energy Home in Santa Fe

MoSA Architects' work is focused on developing and building affordable and energy efficient homes that make it easy for the homeowner to minimize their environmental impact. Prior to their most recent

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Shelter@Rainforest: Self-Sufficient Net Zero Longhouse Supports Sustainable Reforestation in Malaysia

Shelter@Rainforest: Self-Sufficient Net Zero Longhouse Supports Sustainable Reforestation in Malaysia

Shelter@Rainforest is located in a remote location that is a five-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. It serves as the family home for the manager of a forestry company that is

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Self-Sustaining HOUS.E+ is a Rammed Earth Home of the Future in Vancouver

Self-Sustaining HOUS.E+ is a Rammed Earth Home of the Future in Vancouver

Polifactory came up with the concept for the self-sufficient HOUS.E+ for the 100 Mile House design competition, which concluded in May. Although not a winner, the home makes use of number of sustainable

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Portland Community College’s Newberg Center is the First Net Zero Higher Education Building in Oregon

Portland Community College’s Newberg Center is the First Net Zero Higher Education Building in Oregon

Portland Community College opened a new campus in Newberg, a small town in the Willamette Valley, to meet the educational needs of the community. Hennebery Eddy Architects designed the master plan for the

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