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ADEX Offers Solar on Nomadic Structures

ADEX Offers Solar On Nomadic Structures

ADEX is a proposed prefabricated module-based living unit. The construction and energy-resource systems contemplate ADEX’s adaptation to any given ...more

Airstream Trailers Renovated Modern, Green

Airstream Trailers Renovated Modern, Green

Architect Matthew Hofmann of Hofmann Architecture prefers small living spaces and he prefers renovating small Airstream trailers to designing all-new ...more

Albatros (Netherlands)

Albatros (Netherlands)

Owned by the Royal Dutch Navy, the Albatros building was formerly accommodation barracks for naval officers. The Navy was intent on demolishing it ...more

Alcatraz Is Now Solar With 1,360 Panels

Alcatraz Is Now Solar With 1,360 Panels

We first reported on plans for the infamous Alcatraz Island prison to receive solar panels in June 2010. The solar power system has become a reality ...more

Aldo Leopold Legacy Center (Wisconsin, USA)

Aldo Leopold Legacy Center (Wisconsin, USA)

The Leopold Center utilizes green architecture to be a net zero energy green building, meeting all of its energy needs on site. Despite the contrasts ...more

Alpha Ventus Off-Shore Wind Farm (Germany)

Alpha Ventus Off-Shore Wind Farm (Germany)

Germany has its first offshore wind turbine: the consortium of EWE, E.ON and Vattenfall, DOTI (Deutsche Offshore- Testfeld und Infrastruktur GmbH), ...more

Amory Lovins Uber Solar Home (Colorado)

Amory Lovins Uber Solar Home (Colorado)

At about 8,000 feet elevation, Rocky Mountain Institute founder Amory Lovins' house (RMI's original headquarters) serves as an office and a showcase ...more

An Appalachian House: The Design and Analysis of a Passive Solar House (Virginia, USA)

An Appalachian House: The Design And Analysis Of A Passive Solar House (Virginia, USA)

This project is a proposal for the design of a house - a green building - situated on a plot of land within the town limits of Blacksburg, Virginia, ...more

Ancient Dwellings Provide Modern Lessons

Ancient Dwellings Provide Modern Lessons

People began building houses to shelter themselves at least 30,000 years ago. Construction materials used by our ancestors included natural materials ...more

Animal Architecture from Non-Humans

Animal Architecture From Non-Humans

Animal architecture – that is, structures built by animals other than humans – is prevalent in nature. We offer some images here of termite ...more

Animal Foundation Dogs Get Great Design

Animal Foundation Dogs Get Great Design

In 2005 the Animal Foundation of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, consolidated its animal-care campus to expand services for animal sheltering and adoption ...more

Appalachia Jobs Project Teaches Solar

Appalachia Jobs Project Teaches Solar

Is yellow the new black as solar power replaces coal in the heart of the Appalachian coalfields? A non-profit group called The Jobs Project is ...more

Appalachian Students Fund Wind Turbine (USA)

Appalachian Students Fund Wind Turbine (USA)

November 4, 2009 Boone, NC -- The Renewable Energy Initiative of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC installed a 100KW wind turbine ...more

Aquatic Center Makes PV Splash (Oregon)

Aquatic Center Makes PV Splash (Oregon)

By Mimi Zeiger, EcoStructure - An indoor swimming pool. It’s hard to imagine a less likely example of sustainable design (or green building). It ...more

Architecture Firm Reinvents Pier 56 (Seattle)

Architecture Firm Reinvents Pier 56 (Seattle)

In any weather, the views from Seattle’s Pier 56 to the Olympic Mountains are nothing short of spectacular: cruise ships and ferries plying the ...more

Arcosanti Perches Over Arizona Canyon

Arcosanti Perches Over Arizona Canyon

In 1970, the Cosanti Foundation began building Arcosanti, an experimental town in the high desert of Arizona, 70 miles north of metropolitan Phoenix. ...more

Ardrossan Wind Farm Powers 20K Homes (Scotland)

Ardrossan Wind Farm Powers 20K Homes (Scotland)

The Ardrossan wind farm has become a much visited landmark in Scotland. About 40 miles southwest of Glasgow within North Ayrshire, 15 wind turbines ...more

Arizona College Serves Up 5 MWs of Solar

Arizona College Serves Up 5 MWs Of Solar

Arizona Western College (AWC) in Yuma, Arizona, USA, broke ground in May 2011 on the largest college or university solar power system in the US. It ...more

Arizona National Guard Building (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Arizona National Guard Building (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

The 5,200 square-foot green building is burrowed into the site to gain as much of the thermal benefit and barrier to heat as the earth can provide. ...more

Art Tec Is Sun-Powered in Maine (USA)

Art Tec Is Sun-Powered In Maine (USA)

Guy Marsden and his wife live in coastal Woolwich, Maine, USA, where the winters are cold and snowy, but they stay warm and cozy thanks to the sun ...more

Audubon Center at Debs Park (California, USA)

Audubon Center At Debs Park (California, USA)

The Audubon Center at Debs Park in Los Angeles is a cutting-edge green building that is a model of sustainable architecture. The 5,023 square-foot ...more

AustriaHaus Brings Passive House to Canada

AustriaHaus Brings Passive House To Canada

AustriaHaus is a Passiv Haus that uses approximately one-tenth the energy of a similar-sized building that uses standard North American construction ...more

Aviva Stadium Lets Sun Shine In, Through

Aviva Stadium Lets Sun Shine In, Through

Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, designed as a collaboration between global architects Populous and Dublin‐based architects, Scott Tallon Walker ...more

BaleHaus Passive Home (UK)

BaleHaus Passive Home (UK)

The BaleHaus green building, designed by White Design Architects, uses ModCell Straw cladding panels, to provide a super-insulated home, made from ...more

Bali Green School Designed with Bamboo

Bali Green School Designed With Bamboo

The Green School in Bali, Indonesia, strives to be as energy independent as possible while constructing green buildings using 99 percent natural ...more

Ballard Library

Ballard Library's Green And Solar Topping

Photovoltaic modules attract and convert solar energy to power, helping to reduce the building's electricity requirements. Sixteen RWE Schott Solar ...more

Bank of America Towers Over Manhattan

Bank Of America Towers Over Manhattan

The design of the Bank of America Tower in New York City is an environmentally friendly skyscraper, using technologies such as floor-to-ceiling ...more

Bass Cove Zero Energy Idea House (Seattle, USA)

Bass Cove Zero Energy Idea House (Seattle, USA)

The Zero Energy Idea House at Bass Cove, in Washington State, will provide approximately 5 kW of electricity to the home from its rooftop ...more

Beacon Institute Adaptive Reuse Goes Solar

Beacon Institute Adaptive Reuse Goes Solar

Beacon, N.Y., a one-time industrial hub perched on the Hudson River, is hedging its future on the buildings of its past. The slow yet steady ...more

BedZED Works Towards Zero Energy (UK)

BedZED Works Towards Zero Energy (UK)

The eco-village of BedZED was initially developed to become carbon neutral. Seven years after its completion, studies revealed that BedZED's basic ...more

Bernheim Arboretum Building Mimics Tree (USA)

Bernheim Arboretum Building Mimics Tree (USA)

"The Bernheim Visitor Center represented a magical opportunity; a chance to design a building like a tree. Made up of biological and technical ...more

Bertschi School Center (Seattle, Washington, USA)

Bertschi School Center (Seattle, Washington, USA)

The Bertschi School is a pre-kindergarten through 5th grade independent school located on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The school has grown steadily ...more

Bertschi School Science Wing Goes Net Zero (Seattle, USA)

Bertschi School Science Wing Goes Net Zero (Seattle, USA)

Bertschi School in Seattle created an addition to its already green school by building a net zero energy and water science wing for its more than 200 ...more

Bessancourt Passiv Haus Certified (France)

Bessancourt Passiv Haus Certified (France)

A home in Bessancourt, France, is oriented on its site to take advantage of the southern exposure. Designed by the French firm Karawitz Architecture, ...more

Bethesda Zero Energy Home (Maryland, USA)

Bethesda Zero Energy Home (Maryland, USA)

Not far from Washington, D.C., the Bethesda Zero Energy House produces more power than it uses with a rooftop 9.6 kilowatt photovoltaic solar array ...more

Big Boy Is a Sunny Boy (Burbank, California)

Big Boy Is A Sunny Boy (Burbank, California)

In 2009 Bob’s Big Boy restaurant in Los Angeles celebrated its 60th anniversary by adding solar panels to perhaps a not-so green building. It ...more

Bio Bug Is the New Dung Beetle (UK)

Bio Bug Is The New Dung Beetle (UK)

Green buildings need green transportation, right? by Laura Roberts, Telegraph, August 2010 - A car that runs on methane gas produced by human waste ...more

Bio-Domes Treat Wastewater Naturally

Bio-Domes Treat Wastewater Naturally

New wastewater treatment for our green buildings? The Bio-Dome – also known as Poo-Gloo for its igloo shape – is a device that cleans wastewater ...more

Bioshelter Greenhouse (North Carolina, USA)

Bioshelter Greenhouse (North Carolina, USA)

A green building for green plants. by Mother Earth News, June 1985 In our last issue, we reviewed the progress made at — and plans for — ...more

Bjerringbro Denmark Natural Science Center

Bjerringbro Denmark Natural Science Center

The Natural Science Center (Naturvidenskabernes Hus) in Bjerringbro, Denmark, is a green building demonstration project for energy and environment ...more

Blacksburg’s Solar Farmers Market (USA)

Blacksburg’s Solar Farmers Market (USA)

A renowned farmers’ market consultant was invited to Blacksburg, Virginia, to give an assessment of the town’s farmers’ market; she advised the ...more

Blue House Is Passive Green (Seattle, USA)

Blue House Is Passive Green (Seattle, USA)

A Green Building That's Blue By David Sokol, Green Source Magazine, December 2010 - The Lehman Brothers collapse did well by Joseph Hurley, AIA, ...more

Bosarge Zero Energy Ed Center (Maine, USA)

Bosarge Zero Energy Ed Center (Maine, USA)

The 8,000 square foot zero net energy Bosarge Family Education Center is part of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine, USA. It is ...more

BrightBuilt Barn Prefab Is Net Zero (Maine, USA)

BrightBuilt Barn Prefab Is Net Zero (Maine, USA)

The BrightBuilt Barn is an attempt to push the envelope of sustainable design and green building. It is the practical outcome of an in-depth ...more

Brooklyn Bowl Powered by Wind in New York

Brooklyn Bowl Powered By Wind In New York

The Brooklyn Bowl takes on sustainability and green building in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, where it was possibly the first ...more

Bulbdial Clock Mimics Sundial Using LEDs

Bulbdial Clock Mimics Sundial Using LEDs

In 2008 David Friedman published on his blog Ironic Sans a design concept for something that he called The Bulbdial Clock. It's like a sundial, but ...more

Bullitt Center Thrives (Seattle, USA)

Bullitt Center Thrives (Seattle, USA)

Close to downtown Seattle, Washington, USA, the Bullitt Center has been called the “greenest commercial building” in the world. It produces its ...more

Bus Stops Go Solar for Lighting, Safety

Bus Stops Go Solar For Lighting, Safety

All over the world, cities are installing solar-powered bus shelters. In Tucson, Arizona, for example, Sun Tran transit bus shelters utilize solar ...more

California Academy of Sciences (SanFran)

California Academy Of Sciences (SanFran)

Construction began on the California Academy of Sciences green building in Golden Gate State Park in San Francisco on September 12, 2005. The design ...more

California Dreamin’ at Claire’s Bakery

California Dreamin’ At Claire’s Bakery

Born of a predilection to serve healthy food, organic coffee, and an array of other culinary creations, in August 2009, Claire’s on Cedros bakery ...more

California Off-Grid Home Split in Two

California Off-Grid Home Split In Two

This 1750-square-foot, off-the-grid residence in the California Gold Country, outside the town of Murphys, was designed as a summer and winter ...more

CalRENEW-1 Brings Zero Emission Power

CalRENEW-1 Brings Zero Emission Power

Utility scale solar farm commences operations in California, USA. CalRENEW-1, the first utility-scale photovoltaic solar project to be ...more

Camp Twin Lakes Solar Treehouse (Georgia, USA)

Camp Twin Lakes Solar Treehouse (Georgia, USA)

Green Building in the Trees Earth Times/Ann Kohut - Dec. 1, 2009 – Come take a walk on the “Wild Side” … or a roll, a climb, a slide or a ...more

Camping with Solar Friendly Devices

Camping With Solar Friendly Devices

Backpacking and camping are on the minds of many nature-lovers year-round. Roger, from Green Planet Solar Energy, walks us through different ways to ...more

Canton Tower Has Complex BIPV System

Canton Tower Has Complex BIPV System

Canton Tower, also known as the Guangzhou TV Tower, is 600 meters tall, twisting over the Haizhu District of Guangzho (formerly known as Canton), ...more

Cargotecture Brings Cargo Containers Home

Cargotecture Brings Cargo Containers Home

A Recycled Green Building System The term Cargotecture was coined by HyBrid Architecture of Seattle 2003 to describe any building system built ...more

Cave B Winery Recycles Grape Waste

Cave B Winery Recycles Grape Waste

First planted in 1980, Cave B Winery is a boutique vintner located in the Columbia Valley wine region in the very center of Washington State. While ...more

CEED Passive House Certified in Virginia

CEED Passive House Certified In Virginia

Tucked into the verdant hills of rural Franklin County, Virginia, is a high-tech learning facility that is the first public school in the US to meet ...more

Cell Towers Combine Solar & Wind Power

Cell Towers Combine Solar & Wind Power

A mobile phone base station from Alcatel Lucent could reduce the carbon footprint of networks by combining renewable energy sources. Alcatel Lucent ...more

Center for Sustainable Landscapes (Pittsburgh, USA)

Center For Sustainable Landscapes (Pittsburgh, USA)

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) is a veritable Phoenix of green architecture and building sustainability that rises from a restored ...more

Chenequa Home Spirals in Control

Chenequa Home Spirals In Control

The Chenequa Residence is a single family home near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, designed by organic architect Robert Oshatz. The house is designed in ...more

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Led Way in

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Led Way In '97

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) headquarters, also known as the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, was designed in 1997. Back then, green ...more

Chevrollier High School (France)

Chevrollier High School (France)

Before renovation of this 1959 high school, the south façade glazing was exposed to direct solar radiation, causing the classrooms to overheat on ...more

Chicago Residential Wind Turbine (Illinois, USA)

Chicago Residential Wind Turbine (Illinois, USA)

Doug Snower's neighbors in Highland Park stared hard when the silver and blue wind turbine first appeared on his garage roof. While it could pass for ...more

CHP Greens Its Offices and Rental Properties

CHP Greens Its Offices And Rental Properties

The two buildings that serve as CHP’s headquarters were originally designed by CHP Design Studio to be the campus for a 20-bed therapeutic ...more

CIS Tower Solar Skyscraper Retrofit (Manchester, UK)

CIS Tower Solar Skyscraper Retrofit (Manchester, UK)

Built in 1962 in Manchester(UK) to host the British insurance company CIS Ltd. head quarters, the CIS Tower was suffering the from its 40 years ...more

Civano Solar Community in Tucson, Arizona (USA)

Civano Solar Community In Tucson, Arizona (USA)

The Community of Civano, located in the southeast part of Tucson, is, according to its planners, "an antidote to urban sprawl's five banes: loss of ...more

CK Choi

CK Choi's Composting Toilets Save Water

From E.Laquian, Design for a New Millennium, 1995 - In 1993 when the University of British Columbia commissioned Matsuzaki Wright Architects for ...more

Cleveland Mall Interior Becomes Gardens

Cleveland Mall Interior Becomes Gardens

A shopping mall becomes a truly green building. Millions have passed through the Galleria at Erieview in Cleveland, Ohio, sun glinting on its ...more

Clif Bar Raises the Bar for Sustainability

Clif Bar Raises The Bar For Sustainability

What happens when a company actively pursues sustainability using five bottom lines: its business, its brands, its people, its community and the ...more

CO2 Saver House Has Loam Walls (Poland)

CO2 Saver House Has Loam Walls (Poland)

By creatively manipulating the angles and levels of exterior surfaces on this modest Polish country house, architect Peter Kuczia achieved ...more

Coal Plant Solar Retrofit (New South Wales, Australia)

Coal Plant Solar Retrofit (New South Wales, Australia)

New South Wales, Australia is the site of a pilot project where solar thermal technology reduces the use of fossil fuels. Coal and solar generate ...more

Concordia University Solar Thermal and Electricty Generation (Canada)

Concordia University Solar Thermal And Electricty Generation (Canada)

An innovative building integrated photovoltaic/thermal (BIPV/T) application has been installed on the new John Molson School of Business (JMSB) at ...more

Cooper Point Shelters Off-Grid Home (California, USA)

Cooper Point Shelters Off-Grid Home (California, USA)

Mickey Muennig, Big Sur architect, looks out from his latest sod-roofed, organic house and sighs. Nature seems more intense out here, almost ...more

Council House 2 (Melbourne, Australia)

Council House 2 (Melbourne, Australia)

The city of Melbourne intended CH2–the Council House 2 building, which opened in August 2006–to exemplify the best of high-performance, ...more

Daneshill House (UK)

Daneshill House (UK)

Daneshill House is a purpose-designed local government office building which was constructed in the 1950’s as part of the Stevenage ‘new town’ ...more

Dangers of Wind Power

Dangers Of Wind Power

By Simone Kaiser and Michael Fröhlingsdorf August 2007 Spiegel Online International Wind turbines continue to multiply the world over. But ...more

Dano School Passively Cool (Burkina Faso)

Dano School Passively Cool (Burkina Faso)

by Michael Dumiak - Architect Francis Kéré relies on simple solutions for a humble learning space near his hometown in West Africa where his Dano ...more

Denver Airport’s Greenest Parking Facility

Denver Airport’s Greenest Parking Facility

The Canopy parking facility at Denver International Airport in Colorado, USA, is providing free charging stations for plug-in hybrid and electric ...more

Desalination Using the Power of the Sun

Desalination Using The Power Of The Sun

Solar desalination is a technique to remove salts from water - usually seawater - using solar energy to make the water potable. Desalination has ...more

Desert Living Center Exhibits Arid Green

Desert Living Center Exhibits Arid Green

The Desert Living Center (DLC) is a 46,000-square foot environmental education complex that showcases green building methods, materials and ...more

Desertec to Utilize HVDC in Deserts

Desertec To Utilize HVDC In Deserts

Within 6 hours deserts receive more energy from the sun than all the people in the world consume in a year. The DESERTEC Concept will allow most ...more

Devonshire Building (UK)

Devonshire Building (UK)

The Devonshire Building is a solar building, that automatically opens and closes banks of shades on its south facing façade. The intelligent system ...more

Dick and Jane

Dick And Jane's Spot Recycles Into Art

Dick and Jane’s Spot is so popular that the City of Ellensburg, Washington, where it is located, created a ten-foot easement in 1991 that became a ...more

Discovery Center in Kansas City, Missouri

Discovery Center In Kansas City, Missouri

Only minutes from downtown Kansas City, Mo., lies an urban oasis: 11 acres of prairie, wetlands, and wildlife habitat surrounding the Anita B. Gorman ...more

Disney

Disney's Giant Sundial In Florida (USA)

Late in 1987 Florida's Disney World sought a new building to consolidate many of its leased offices spread around the Orlando metropolitan region. ...more

Dockside Green Sustainable Urban Village

Dockside Green Sustainable Urban Village

Adam Kreek is an Olympic athlete who won Gold in the Beijing games with Canada’s rowing eights. Adam is also a proud Team Power Smart Leader, and ...more

Dollhouse Lights Up with Mini PVs

Dollhouse Lights Up With Mini PVs

Noriko Marshall's dollhouse is not one of those pink Victorians with Barbie dolls. It's a solar dollhouse that Marshall, a Seattle landscape ...more

Dome House (International)

Dome House (International)

Dubbed the “habitat for the 21st century,” the Dome House is an igloo-shaped structure built from snap-together wall sections made of 100% ...more

Dosa Restaurant Harnesses Sun, Savings

Dosa Restaurant Harnesses Sun, Savings

Dosa Restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area offered tea and cookies to visitors on Solar Day in June 2010 to show off its super-green restaurant ...more

Drake Landing Solar Community Thrives in Canada

Drake Landing Solar Community Thrives In Canada

Drake Landing Solar Community is 52-house subdivision with all space and water heating supplied by solar energy. The solar energy is captured year ...more

Druk White Lotus School Scales Heights

Druk White Lotus School Scales Heights

The Druk White Lotus School is a small Buddhist school under the patronage of the Dalai Lama, and founded by His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa in ...more

E-Waste Recycling Ever-Changing Landscape

E-Waste Recycling Ever-Changing Landscape

by Francesca Lyman / Popular Mechanics - Electronic waste is the fastest growing category of trash in the U.S. and yet unlike paper and plastic ...more

Earth Centre Failed Econ Sustainability Test

Earth Centre Failed Econ Sustainability Test

The Earth Centre, Doncaster was intended to establish a world centre for sustainable development promoting the best environmental and sustainable ...more

Earth Sheltered Greenhouse (Idaho, USA)

Earth Sheltered Greenhouse (Idaho, USA)

by Mike Oehler Mother Earth News March 2004 Ninety frost-free days here in the mountains of Idaho close to the Canadian border are not enough to ...more

Earthships Dig Their Heels Into the Hillside

Earthships Dig Their Heels Into The Hillside

An Earthship is a type of passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials. Designed and marketed by Earthship Biotecture of Taos, NM, the ...more

Eco-Development Is All-Natural (Latvia)

Eco-Development Is All-Natural (Latvia)

A Latvian billionaire created a housing development in Cēsis, Latvia, where he purchased over 3000 hectares of wild forest, a terrain rich in hills ...more

EcoSense House Has Style, Zero Waste

EcoSense House Has Style, Zero Waste

For a Vancouver Island, Canada, couple, the objective was to live a reasonable life where their home becomes an extension of nature; where the ...more

Eden Project Has Giant Greenhouse Dome

Eden Project Has Giant Greenhouse Dome

The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in the United Kingdom, including the world's largest greenhouse. Inside the artificial biomes are plants ...more

Eielson Visitor Center Off-Grid in Denali

Eielson Visitor Center Off-Grid In Denali

In the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve, six million acres of protected wilderness surround the Eielson Visitor Center, the most visited ...more

Eko Kuca Is Self-Heating  (Novi Sad, Serbia )

Eko Kuca Is Self-Heating (Novi Sad, Serbia )

Veljko Milkovic is an inventor and, as such, has created designs for an eco-house along with many other energy-saving devices. His self-heating ...more

El Dorado Ranch (Baja, Mexico)

El Dorado Ranch (Baja, Mexico)

El Dorado Ranch is a large resort community entirely powered with an off-grid solar power system. It also offers the option of building with ...more

Ellensburg WA

Ellensburg WA's Community Solar Array

Driving west along Interstate 90 through Eastern Washington, a large solar array is visible on the north side of the highway, in rural farmland. But ...more

Elleray Prep Solar Powered on Stilts (UK)

Elleray Prep Solar Powered On Stilts (UK)

Jeff Salton wrote in EcoGizmo, November 2009: The recently opened Elleray Preparatory School in the Lake District National Park, UK, has three class ...more

Ellis Residence Sizzles in Pacific NW (USA)

Ellis Residence Sizzles In Pacific NW (USA)

The ultra-sustainable Ellis Residence is perched on Yeomalt Bluff on Bainbridge Island, overlooking Central Puget Sound and downtown Seattle in the ...more

Enercon Giant Wind Turbine Produces Seven MW

Enercon Giant Wind Turbine Produces Seven MW

The world’s largest wind turbine – until 2011 -- is the Enercon E-126. This turbine has a rotor diameter of 126 meters (413 feet). The E-126 is a ...more

Energy Island

Energy Island

The French inventor Georges Claude is largely forgotten today; if he is remembered at all, it is as the creator of the neon lamp. Yet one of his ...more

Enertia Homes Project Hub (USA)

Enertia Homes Project Hub (USA)

In the Enertia® Building System, solid Energy-Engineered(tm) wood walls replace siding, framing, insulation, and paneling. An air flow and access ...more

Enertia House (North Carolina, USA)

Enertia House (North Carolina, USA)

Johnny Cooke of Sustainable Green Builders of the Blue Ridge is letting nature takes its course in providing energy for his new home. A builder in ...more

English Residence Solar House (Massachusetts, USA)

English Residence Solar House (Massachusetts, USA)

This home features a vegetated roof, 2.4 kW grid-tied solar photovoltaic system, pre-plumbed solar hot water system, radiant floor heating on the ...more

Environmental Performance Rankings by Yale University

Environmental Performance Rankings By Yale University

The 2012 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) and Pilot Trend EPI (Trend EPI) rank 132 countries on 22 performance indicators in ten policy ...more

Envision Solar Trees for Parking (USA)

Envision Solar Trees For Parking (USA)

ONE environmental installation by Envision Solar provides solutions for: runoff, light pollution, solar energy cogeneration, and urban heat islands. ...more

Enzo Ferrari - A Peek under the Hood

Enzo Ferrari - A Peek Under The Hood

The Enzo Ferrari Museum complex in Modena, Italy, is designed for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability using bioclimatic principles, ...more

Epic Systems Installs Epic Solar (Wisconsin)

Epic Systems Installs Epic Solar (Wisconsin)

Epic Systems is a provider of health care software whose facilities director believes it’s more cost-effective to build a big renewable energy ...more

Estuary Battery Employs Salinity Difference

Estuary Battery Employs Salinity Difference

In coastal estuaries where fresh water rivers meet saltwater seas, the difference in salinity can represent about a kilowatt of free, renewable ...more

Fennell Residence Floats on River (Oregon, USA)

Fennell Residence Floats On River (Oregon, USA)

There's something so romantic about living waterside. Waking up to a dramatic view, whether from the banks of a lake, ocean, river, or even a tiny ...more

Finch House (Denver, Colorado, USA)

Finch House (Denver, Colorado, USA)

The Finch House is a remodel and addition by Doerr Architecture located at 71 South Sherman Street in Denver, Colorado that was completed in 2005. ...more

Fipke Centre Awarded Five Green Globes

Fipke Centre Awarded Five Green Globes

A wind tower for air exchange, a groundwater energy system for winter heating and summer cooling, and other innovations have earned an unprecedented ...more

Fish Singer Place Offers Urban EcoLiving

Fish Singer Place Offers Urban EcoLiving

Undaunted by the economic downturn, Martha Rose of Martha Rose Construction (MRC) has just completed four new, urban homes that are for sale and ...more

FKP Building Solar High-Rise (Brisbane, Australia)

FKP Building Solar High-Rise (Brisbane, Australia)

When Forrester Kurts Properties was planning the FKP Building, a 21-story high-rise office development in Brisbane’s central business district, ...more

Flexible Solar Panels

Flexible Solar Panels

ScienceDaily (July 19, 2007) — Researchers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have developed an inexpensive solar cell that can be ...more

Floating House Welcomes Sunlight (Seattle)

Floating House Welcomes Sunlight (Seattle)

by Nico Saieh - Continuing a long and distinguished history of floating homes in Seattle, this new floating home is located on Lake Union, in the ...more

Florida Gulf Coast University’s 2MW Solar Field

Florida Gulf Coast University’s 2MW Solar Field

There was no flip of a giant switch or flickering of lights. Over the last week, Florida Gulf Coast University’s long-awaited solar field has gone ...more

Florida Solar Cracker House

Florida Solar Cracker House

This document describes an energy efficient, solar-powered home that was built near Interlachen, Florida. The original owners/designers lived in the ...more

Florida Sun Powers Largest US Solar Farm

Florida Sun Powers Largest US Solar Farm

Florida Power & Light's construction of the 25-megawatt DeSoto Solar Farm in Arcadia is expected to pay big alternative energy dividends. Germany ...more

Flux Energy Proposes Solar-Based Community

Flux Energy Proposes Solar-Based Community

This is not your standard concentrating solar power plant; it uses no water, the environmental impact is minimal, estimated at less than two percent ...more

Flying Cloud Home to  EcoTravelers (USA)

Flying Cloud Home To EcoTravelers (USA)

In the summer of 2009, Kate and John departed on a cross-country journey of discovery and celebration, hope and serendipity. Using a vintage 1962 ...more

Folly of Building-Integrated Wind

Folly Of Building-Integrated Wind

Author: Alex Wilson/Environmental Building News May 2009 The appeal of integrating wind turbines into our buildings is strong. Rooftops are ...more

Forest EcoCentre Employs Passive Design (Australia)

Forest EcoCentre Employs Passive Design (Australia)

Architect Robert Morris-Nunn has persistently explored passive and low-energy designs, and has applied his experience and skill to this hybrid ...more

Fuller Wind Turbine Uses Rotating Disks

Fuller Wind Turbine Uses Rotating Disks

By Karen Sprey / GizMag - A wind turbine that uses boundary layers instead of blades to generate power has been patented by Solar Aero, a New ...more

Genzyme Center Gets Natural Air Flow

Genzyme Center Gets Natural Air Flow

Working with Genzyme, Behnisch and Partner Architekten of Germany began to design the Genzyme Center green building around an internal environment ...more

Geos Is Zero Energy Community (Colorado)

Geos Is Zero Energy Community (Colorado)

Over 300 sunny Colorado days per year and a constant temperature of the Earth at five to seven feet below ground level are the power sources of Geos, ...more

Germany

Germany's Solar Decathlon 2009 SurPLUS House

At the 2009 Solar Decathlon, Team Germany from Technische Universität Darmstadt started with a "focus on the façade," creating a house that is ...more

GO Home Passive House in Maine

GO Home Passive House In Maine

The GO Home in Belfast, Maine, is a 1500 square foot, three-bedroom residence that achieves super energy efficiency and construction costs comparable ...more

Godrej Green Business Centre in Hyderabad

Godrej Green Business Centre In Hyderabad

One of the best examples of passive architectural design in the world. President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam inaugurated the CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green ...more

Going Green at the Beach (Washington State, USA)

Going Green At The Beach (Washington State, USA)

“Going Green at the Beach” set a record by meeting the requirements of these and other residential green building certification programs: - ...more

Got Solar - USA Open PV Database Wants You

Got Solar - USA Open PV Database Wants You

The Open PV Project is a community-driven database, fostered by the National renewable Energy Laboratory, of photovoltaic (PV) installations around ...more

Great River Energy HQ Powers On

Great River Energy HQ Powers On

The Great River Energy headquarters is a four-story, 166,000-square-foot building located on a 12.5 acre site in Maple Grove, Minnesota’s Arbor ...more

Green Building, Louisville, Kentucky, Style

Green Building, Louisville, Kentucky, Style

The Green Building in Louisville, Kentucky, was home to a dry-goods store for decades starting in the 1890s. In its adaptive reuse, the building is ...more

Greening of Google

Greening Of Google

It's another brilliant day at the world headquarters of the hottest company on the planet. Some shirtless employees are playing a lunchtime game of ...more

Greening Our White Ski Resorts

Greening Our White Ski Resorts

As ski season approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, many resorts continue to find ways to offer more sustainable approaches to one of the favorite ...more

Grid-Tied Residential Solar Power

Grid-Tied Residential Solar Power

Photovoltaic(PV) Systems convert the sun's light into electricity. When the sun is shining, they are working. The more direct and intense sunlight ...more

Growing Plants on Moon Becomes Feasible

Growing Plants On Moon Becomes Feasible

Groundbreaking advancements in the realm of space engineering may soon see the moon sown with the first gardens to grow on the lunar surface. As part ...more

Habitat Breaks Poverty Cycles with Solar

Habitat Breaks Poverty Cycles With Solar

Habitat for Humanity International is dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than ...more

Haiti Can Use Your Help!

Haiti Can Use Your Help!

One of the organizations best placed to make an immediate difference is PARTNERS IN HEALTH. They have operated medical facilities in Haiti for more ...more

Hammarby Sjostad Wastes Not (Sweden)

Hammarby Sjostad Wastes Not (Sweden)

Twenty minutes by bus, tram or free ferry from the center of Stockholm lies Hammarby Sjostad, an eco-community of 10,000 homes. The houses feature ...more

Hannover Pavilion Soars in Wood (Germany)

Hannover Pavilion Soars In Wood (Germany)

Wood is a renewable construction material and it possesses almost limitless structural possibilities. German architect Thomas Herzog put it to the ...more

Happy Cow Creamery Uses Solar Hot Water

Happy Cow Creamery Uses Solar Hot Water

by Justin Cooper - They say a happy cow is a productive cow. And saving money on energy can make a farmer happy too. We visit an organic dairy farm ...more

Hawaii Gateway Energy Center

Hawaii Gateway Energy Center

The gateway energy center at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii commands a view of the Pacific Ocean any Hawaiian vacationer would envy. The ...more

Hawaii Prep School Energy Lab Goes Zero

Hawaii Prep School Energy Lab Goes Zero

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab is 6,100 square foot renewable-energy research laboratory where students study, design, and evaluate ...more

Healthy Home Helps Chemical Sensitivities (Yakima, Washington, USA)

Healthy Home Helps Chemical Sensitivities (Yakima, Washington, USA)

Environmental Design + Construction - 2010 - Beneath the veneer of many newly crafted homes and crusty old dwellings, hidden dangers often lurk, ...more

Helios House “Green” Gas Station (USA)

Helios House “Green” Gas Station (USA)

A green gas station, you say? It’s the building itself, not what it dispenses, in this case – a bit of a paradox to some. Built in 2007 it is ...more

Hemp House Breathes Easier in Carolina

Hemp House Breathes Easier In Carolina

There are an estimated 25,000 different uses for hemp, including sports cars, clothes, and biofuels. Since the 1960s, it’s been used in Europe and ...more

Henderson Community Center in California

Henderson Community Center In California

The Henderson Community Building relies on thermally-insulated concrete walls for its natural and green touches in the California desert. The ...more

HighLine Park Reclaims Rail Line (NYC, USA)

HighLine Park Reclaims Rail Line (NYC, USA)

The HighLine is a mile-and-a-half-long project that reclaims an old, elevated rail line into a 1.45-mile urban pedestrian park on Manhattan’s West ...more

Hocking College Energy Institute (Ohio, USA)

Hocking College Energy Institute (Ohio, USA)

Once up and running, Hocking Energy Institute will use half as much energy as a similar building. It's estimated to save Hocking College about ...more

Hol Church solar retrofit (Norway)

Hol Church Solar Retrofit (Norway)

The Hol Church project in Norway uncovered big challenges that were met when dealing with a historic, protected buildings in Europe. As this building ...more

Holy Wisdom Monastery Goes Ultra-Green

Holy Wisdom Monastery Goes Ultra-Green

by Geoff Williams, AOL Small Business, 2010 - Paul Hoffman collaborated with three nuns in Wisconsin to construct the Holy Wisdom Monastery, which ...more

Hopkins Ridge Wind Farm (Washington, USA)

Hopkins Ridge Wind Farm (Washington, USA)

The Hopkins Ridge Wind Facility was Puget Sound Energy's first wind farm in Washington State. PSE owns 100 percent of the facility. Construction ...more

Horns Reef Wind Farm (Denmark)

Horns Reef Wind Farm (Denmark)

The 160MW Horns Rev (Horns Reef) offshore wind farm has 80 turbines off the west coast of Denmark's Jutland peninsula. Horns Rev was the world's ...more

Horse Hollow in Texas Powers 180,000 Homes

Horse Hollow In Texas Powers 180,000 Homes

Texas has historically been known as an oil rich state. Now it has become the leading center for the wind energy boom that has been sweeping the ...more

Hundertwasser’s Forested Roofs and Rooms

Hundertwasser’s Forested Roofs And Rooms

In 1986 the Hundertwasserhaus was constructed in Vienna with perhaps the most extensive vegetation inside and out on any building that wasn’t a ...more

Igloos under the Arctic Stars (Finland)

Igloos Under The Arctic Stars (Finland)

High above the Arctic Circle in Lapland, glass-domed igloos provide full views of the night sky to watch, unimpeded, the spectacle of the aurora ...more

Integrated Solar Resides in LA

Integrated Solar Resides In LA

The gorgeously green Beitcher Residence is a paragon of sustainable California architecture, showcasing a design partnership between eco-conscious ...more

International Space Station All Solar Powered

International Space Station All Solar Powered

The most powerful solar arrays ever to orbit Earth capture the sun's energy and begin the process of converting it into power for the International ...more

Iranian Homes Carved from Volcanic Rock

Iranian Homes Carved From Volcanic Rock

In northeast Iran, at the foot of Mount Sahand volcano, lies the village of Kandovan where villagers live in cave homes carved out from volcanic ...more

Iranian Ice Houses Were Early Refrigerators

Iranian Ice Houses Were Early Refrigerators

A Persian ice house, or yakhchal, is an ancient passive refrigerator allowing the storage of ice in the deserts of Iran. Ice was collected in winter ...more

ISEAMI Goes Native (Costa Rica)

ISEAMI Goes Native (Costa Rica)

Located on the biologically diverse Peninsula de Osa in the rainforest of Costa Rica, Casa ISEAMI is totally off-grid using an on-site hydropower ...more

IslandWood Teaches Nature in Pacific Northwest

IslandWood Teaches Nature In Pacific Northwest

Inspiration for IslandWood came from the land itself, and the knowledge that half of Seattle School District children did not receive overnight ...more

Jay Leno

Jay Leno's Solar, Wind, Green Garage

By Ben Stewart - Jay Leno has been making his own power for almost two years thanks to a PacWind Delta II vertical-axis wind turbine mounted on the ...more

KAUST Campus Weathers Extremes (Saudi Arabia)

KAUST Campus Weathers Extremes (Saudi Arabia)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia is a 6.5-million-sq.ft. LEED Platinum project that consists of two parts: ...more

Kentucky Horse Park Greens Up Equestrians

Kentucky Horse Park Greens Up Equestrians

The state of Kentucky is showcasing its greener self as the World Equestrian Games take place for the first time outside of Europe in September 2010 ...more

Khan Shatyr Sizzles in Asia (Kazakhstan)

Khan Shatyr Sizzles In Asia (Kazakhstan)

The Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center represents a major civic, cultural and social venue for the people of the capital city Astana, Kazakhstan - in ...more

Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant (Bakersfield, California, USA)

Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant (Bakersfield, California, USA)

Solar Power Company Ausra Launches First Solar Thermal Plant in California in Nearly 20 Years Bakersfield, California, USA October 23, 2008 ...more

Kitchen Remodel Goes Green (and Orange)

Kitchen Remodel Goes Green (and Orange)

A 1979 kitchen received a makeover in 2006. Designed by Robin Rogers, the new kitchen opens up to daylighting and views of the lake, replaces old ...more

Kohl

Kohl's Department Stores Are Solar (USA)

Kohl's entered into a power purchase agreement with SunEdison for a twenty-year term in 2007. As of May 2010, Kohl's had 88 solar power systems ...more

Kroon Hall at Yale Melds Tradition & Tech

Kroon Hall At Yale Melds Tradition & Tech

Kroon Hall, Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies building on Science Hill, is ultra-green. Designed by Hopkins Architects ...more

Kurilpa Solar Powered Bridge (Brisbane, Australia)

Kurilpa Solar Powered Bridge (Brisbane, Australia)

The Australian city of Brisbane has opened what it claims is the world's first large scale solar-powered bridge, built at a cost of US$57.2 million. ...more

Lagniappe Solar House Makes It Right (USA)

Lagniappe Solar House Makes It Right (USA)

A lagniappe, in southern Louisiana culture, is an unexpected gift or benefit – a little something extra thrown in as a show of gratitude. The ...more

Lake Flower Apartments (Saranac Lake, New York, USA)

Lake Flower Apartments (Saranac Lake, New York, USA)

Lake Flower Apartments in Saranac Lake is a high rise apartment building (~9 stories tall) that provides housing to elderly people. What is very ...more

Lamar Ranch in Yellowstone PV-Powered

Lamar Ranch In Yellowstone PV-Powered

A 7-kilowatt PV array helps power the remote Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park. The system is the main source of power for three ...more

LandArks Are Sun Powered, Wool Filled

LandArks Are Sun Powered, Wool Filled

A sustainable housing solution that blends comfortably with the surrounding landscape, and with a minimal carbon footprint, is being produced in the ...more

Lapa Rios Eco-Resort Offers Sustainability

Lapa Rios Eco-Resort Offers Sustainability

Lapa Rios is a successful eco-lodge, set under the canopy of the Costa Rican rainforest on a lip of land dropping 350 feet to the Pacific-side Golfo ...more

Lava Flow 4 Collects Rainwater

Lava Flow 4 Collects Rainwater

To most people from the mainland, the 50th state conjures images of honeymoons, mai tais, and Magnum, P.I.; but along the southeastern coast of the ...more

Lieberose Solar Park (Germany)

Lieberose Solar Park (Germany)

August 2009 Lieberose Park, Germany's largest solar park, and the world's second biggest, was inaugurated on Thursday on the site of a former Soviet ...more

LifePod Solar Shed

LifePod Solar Shed

With the option of being utilized as a backyard home office or guest bedroom, the LifePod is a compact showcase of advanced sustainability. Eight ...more

Lighthouse Zero Energy Home (UK)

Lighthouse Zero Energy Home (UK)

The heart of the concept for the Lighthouse is the ambition to create homes where the innovative environmental systems and construction methods do ...more

Lighthouse: An Innovative Green Skyscraper (Dubai, UAE)

Lighthouse: An Innovative Green Skyscraper (Dubai, UAE)

The Lighthouse is another innovative green skyscraper to be constructed in Dubai. For energy generation, it will have three enormous 225 kilowatt ...more

Living Off-Grid on a Rock Island (Canada)

Living Off-Grid On A Rock Island (Canada)

Katja and Adam Thom’s cabin, on an exposed post-glacial archipelago in Canada’s windswept Georgian Bay, is more than eight miles from the nearest ...more

Long Island Solar Farm Plugged In (NY)

Long Island Solar Farm Plugged In (NY)

This November 2011 the Energy Department's Brookhaven National Laboratory "flipped the switch" on the largest solar photovoltaic array in the eastern ...more

Los Vecinos Solar Affordable Housing (US)

Los Vecinos Solar Affordable Housing (US)

As the first LEED Platinum-certified affordable multifamily development in Southern California, Los Vecinos set a new standard not only for the ...more

Louisville Senior Apartments in Hot Water

Louisville Senior Apartments In Hot Water

A solar hot water system was installed on the St Denis Senior Apartments in Louisville, Kentucky, by SunWind Power Systems. Sixteen 32 sq. ft. ...more

Low Impact Woodland Home (Wales)

Low Impact Woodland Home (Wales)

The low impact, organic design, woodland home built by Simon Dale in Wales conjures images of Hobbits baking bread in tiny hand-made ovens and ...more

Lumenhaus by Virginia Tech Is Mod Solar

Lumenhaus By Virginia Tech Is Mod Solar

Lumenhaus is a zero energy, grid-tied active and passive solar, modular residence that was designed and built by a team of university students at ...more

Maddux Home Is Handmade Solar Straw Bale

Maddux Home Is Handmade Solar Straw Bale

Naomi and Rick Maddux created a strawbale home from scratch, built by hand in Boulder, Colorado. It took them nine years for design and construction, ...more

Mahiga Rainwater Court (Nyeri, Kenya)

Mahiga Rainwater Court (Nyeri, Kenya)

The Mahiga Rainwater Court is a multi-purpose, full-size basketball court designed for the St. Joseph Mahiga Primary School and community in rural ...more

Maine Island Cabin Is Rugged Off-Grid

Maine Island Cabin Is Rugged Off-Grid

In Penobscott Bay, Maine, a 550-square foot cabin rests among the rocks and trees of the shoreline of Ragged island 20 miles east of the mainland. ...more

Maine Solar House in Cold Climate (USA)

Maine Solar House In Cold Climate (USA)

In the harsh Maine winter, this energy-conscious house produces its own heat, hot water and electricity from the sun that shines on its roof. In ...more

Makovecz Hungarian Pavilion in Seville

Makovecz Hungarian Pavilion In Seville

The Hungarian Pavilion, 92 World EXPO, Sevilla, Spain, lies along a north-south axis. Inside, two walls stretch across the building's diagonal. Each ...more

Manassas School Celebrates Daylight

Manassas School Celebrates Daylight

Manassas Park Elementary School is fundamentally designed around the premise that people, especially children, cannot be expected to preserve or ...more

Martha Rose Construction Solar-Ready Homes (Seattle, Washington, USA)

Martha Rose Construction Solar-Ready Homes (Seattle, Washington, USA)

Martha Rose Construction leads the home building industry by building Green High-Performance Homes in the Seattle, Washington, area. In March of ...more

Masdar Future City (LAVA Proposed) (Abu Dhabi)

Masdar Future City (LAVA Proposed) (Abu Dhabi)

Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) won a competition to design the urban centre of Masdar, a zero-carbon, zero-waste city to be built in ...more

Masdar Headquarters (UAE)

Masdar Headquarters (UAE)

The Masdar Headquarters building will produce more power than it needs (an energy positive building). In fact, the solar roof (one of the largest in ...more

Menara Mesiniaga Features Bioclimatics (Malaysia)

Menara Mesiniaga Features Bioclimatics (Malaysia)

Completed in 1992, this building was a precursor to what we call “green buildings” today. Designed as a headquarters for IBM, the building ...more

Meridian View Row House Has Solar Chimney

Meridian View Row House Has Solar Chimney

A rooftop pavilion reaches out over Fifteenth Street and frames the amazing view of Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. USA. Warm wood lines the ...more

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings (Colorado USA)

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings (Colorado USA)

Mesa Verde is best known for a large number of well preserved cliff dwellings, houses built in shallow caves and under rock overhangs along the ...more

Metropol Parasol Shades Sunny Seville

Metropol Parasol Shades Sunny Seville

The Metropol Parasol is a controversial series of six giant woven, mushroom-shaped timber lattice umbrellas in Seville, Spain, that are designed to ...more

Michigan

Michigan's Infinium Solar Car 2009

By Sally Younger in Popular Science, June 2009 -- In the shadow of the state’s struggling automakers, the University of Michigan solar ...more

Micro Compact Homes: Living Small

Micro Compact Homes: Living Small

The team of researchers and designers based in London and at the Technical University in Munich developed the Micro Compact Home as an answer to an ...more

Mill Valley Residence Sees Green (Roof)

Mill Valley Residence Sees Green (Roof)

The vegetated roofs on a Mill Valley, California, home hop, skip and jump their way down three levels following the slope of the hillside. The living ...more

Milwaukee Art Museum Takes Flight

Milwaukee Art Museum Takes Flight

The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, known as the Quadracci Pavilion, was architect Santiago Calatrava's first built U.S. project, completed in 2001 on ...more

Mobile Solar Systems Purify Water in Remote Areas

Mobile Solar Systems Purify Water In Remote Areas

World Water and Solar Technologies (WWST) places of solar-powered water purification units throughout the world, but in particular, in war-torn ...more

Modular Steel Fabricated into Living Homes

Modular Steel Fabricated Into Living Homes

The first Living Homes prefab in Santa Monica features a 2.4-kW photovoltaic system with gridpoint inverter and battery backup along with an ...more

Monash Science Centre Employs Solar Chimney (Australia)

Monash Science Centre Employs Solar Chimney (Australia)

The Monash Science Centre building at Clayton campus of Monash University was the winner of the 2003 Sustainable Architecture Award, presented by the ...more

Monte Rosa Alpine Hut Goes Solar (Swiss Alps)

Monte Rosa Alpine Hut Goes Solar (Swiss Alps)

The architecture department of the Swiss Federal Technical University in Zurich (ETH) and the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) put many heads together to come ...more

Montreal Trudeau International Airport Solar Shading and Lighting

Montreal Trudeau International Airport Solar Shading And Lighting

The NSERC Solar Buildings Research Network (SBRN), in collaboration with the Aéroports de Montréal (AdM), implemented an innovative combined solar ...more

Mountain Meadow Bioshelter Greenhouse (Flagstaff, Arizona, USA)

Mountain Meadow Bioshelter Greenhouse (Flagstaff, Arizona, USA)

Mountain Meadow Farm’s Bioshelter allows us to not only grow organic foods year-round but also to support plant and animal propagation in an ...more

Mountlake Terrace Transit Center (USA)

Mountlake Terrace Transit Center (USA)

It seems like a good time to revisit the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center near Seattle that recently achieved a Green Globes green building ...more

Nanomaterials for Architecture & Building

Nanomaterials For Architecture & Building

New materials are being created on a microscopic scale that will potentially improve buildings and our lives. They can be metals, ceramics, polymers ...more

Natural Cooling (Arizona, USA)

Natural Cooling (Arizona, USA)

Article from Arizona Solar Center describes techniques for passively cooling buildings in the hot arid region of the Southwestern United States. ...more

Near North Apartments with Wind Turbines (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Near North Apartments With Wind Turbines (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Solar panels and wind turbines will result in long-term savings for one Chicago apartment complex. By Dan Rafter Distributed Energy Journal ...more

Neo Solar Power

Neo Solar Power's Origami HQ (Taiwan)

When it came time to design a new headquarters building in Taiwan, Neo Solar Power’s (NSP) own products were installed on the roof with a capacity ...more

Net Zero Apartments Coming to Oregon

Net Zero Apartments Coming To Oregon

Construction has begun on a zero-energy building in Portland, Oregon, that will include 18 apartments and ground-floor retail space for offices, a ...more

New Carver Apartments Awash in Daylight

New Carver Apartments Awash In Daylight

At six stories tall, the New Carver Apartments doesn’t exactly tower over the Santa Monica Freeway that zips past its windows. Yet the drumlike ...more

NMSU Students Restore Solar Furnace

NMSU Students Restore Solar Furnace

In 1979, New Mexico State University constructed a solar-powered furnace to research alternative means of energy. With alternative energy now an ...more

Nokero

Nokero's Solar Light Bulb Shines With LEDs

More than a quarter of the world’s population burns fossil fuels for light, resulting in about 190 million tons of CO2 being emitted into the air ...more

North Carolina Is Home to Solar Community

North Carolina Is Home To Solar Community

Bingham Ridge is a new residential development (February 2010) that integrates photovoltaic and solar products into construction of all its homes ...more

NYC’s Green Jobs Roadmap Includes Renewable Energy (USA)

NYC’s Green Jobs Roadmap Includes Renewable Energy (USA)

New Yorkers have turned the vision of a new greencollar economy into a realistic blueprint for implementation that other cities can follow - the NYC ...more

Oberlin College Environmental Studies Building (Ohio, USA)

Oberlin College Environmental Studies Building (Ohio, USA)

Background: The Oberlin College community had a vision for their Center for Environmental Studies: it would be more than just a classroom building. ...more

Ohio University Uses Solar for Composting

Ohio University Uses Solar For Composting

Ohio University’s composting unit on the Athens campus is the largest in-vessel composting system at any college or university in the nation, ...more

OKO House

OKO House

The OKO House, designed by Youmehshe Architects, is the first house in the UK to be designed to utilise Vacuum Insulation Panels in a modular ...more

Omega Center for Sustainable Living (New York, USA)

Omega Center For Sustainable Living (New York, USA)

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living supplies all of its own energy needs, and its operation is carbon neutral. The self-sustaining building is ...more

Orchid Cityhomes Share Garage Walls

Orchid Cityhomes Share Garage Walls

Orchid Cityhomes is a duplex -- two connected rowhouses -- with shared walls in the garage of each home. Each residence therefore maintains a level ...more

Oregon Bungalow Is Recycled and Passive

Oregon Bungalow Is Recycled And Passive

Over eight years, working nights and weekends, architect Ryan Walsh completely gutted his 1925 bungalow in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Portland, ...more

Ozone Sustainability Newsletter Back Issues

Ozone Sustainability Newsletter Back Issues

This sustainability e-newsletter was authored and edited by Robin Rogers while she was the sustainability advisor at Otak, Inc. From January 2006 ...more

Parking Lot as a ‘Solar Grove’ (USA)

Parking Lot As A ‘Solar Grove’ (USA)

One day early in 2004, Robert Noble, an architect specializing in sustainable design, asked himself why parking lots in the United States weren’t ...more

Parkview Green Simply Passive (Beijing, China)

Parkview Green Simply Passive (Beijing, China)

The Parkview Green in Beijing is designed to cut energy use 40 percent, saving 5,000 tons of carbon each year, based on the country’s current green ...more

Passive House US Imported from Germany

Passive House US Imported From Germany

By Alex Wilson - Originating in Germany twenty years ago and drawing inspiration from the superinsulation and passive solar movements in North ...more

Passive Solar Toilets

Passive Solar Toilets

Passive solar composting toilets offer an alternative, on-site waste recycling system that reduces pollution and creates safe and nutrient-rich ...more

Patagonia PV Parking Canopies (Ventura, California, USA)

Patagonia PV Parking Canopies (Ventura, California, USA)

A significant portion of Patagonia's existing surface parking lot was enhanced by adding a system of elevated photovoltaic panels, which both ...more

Patagonia Worldwide Distribution Center (Reno, Nevada, USA)

Patagonia Worldwide Distribution Center (Reno, Nevada, USA)

Our Reno Service Center was built in 1996 at a cost of $19 million. Located on the banks of the Truckee River at the site of the old Tahoe Timber ...more

Path to Sustainable Energy by 2030

Path To Sustainable Energy By 2030

“Wind, Water and Solar technologies can provide 100 per cent of the world’s energy, eliminating all fossil fuels”... Now there’s a rather ...more

Persian Windmills and Wind Towers from Ancient Times

Persian Windmills And Wind Towers From Ancient Times

The earliest known windmill design dates back 3000 years to ancient Persia where they were used to grind grain and pump water. Reeds were bundled ...more

Photobioreactor Produces Biofuel as Art

Photobioreactor Produces Biofuel As Art

Emergent Architecture designed a bioreactor system that is envisioned as a functional art installation. The PhotoBioReactor will use colonies of red ...more

Phyllotactic Tower Prototype Mimics Plants

Phyllotactic Tower Prototype Mimics Plants

Architect Saleh Masoumi of Verk Studio in Iran proposes a new solution to residential skyscrapers. His designs utilize the structure similar to ...more

Plantagon Vertical Farm

Plantagon Vertical Farm

by Karen Cilento/ArchDaily We have shared architects’ different approaches to addressing the pressing food issue, from the highly conceptual ...more

Polymath Park Features Usonian Homes (USA)

Polymath Park Features Usonian Homes (USA)

Polymath Park was designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice to be a small community of “Usonian” homes in Western Pennsylvania. The 125-acre ...more

Poplar Forest Used Passive Principles in 1806

Poplar Forest Used Passive Principles In 1806

Poplar Forest is a retreat that Thomas Jefferson designed for himself near present-day Lynchburg, Virginia, in the early 1800s as a get-away from his ...more

Power to the People Solar Cooperative

Power To The People Solar Cooperative

In the United States, many communities are turning to community solar plants to power their homes and businesses using the rooftops of public ...more

Priene Ancient Greek City (Turkey)

Priene Ancient Greek City (Turkey)

Priene was a little town on the east coast of the Aegean, in ancient Ionia (now located in present-day Turkey). It is generally considered to be one ...more

Primland Conservation a Priority (Virginia)

Primland Conservation A Priority (Virginia)

Where Luxury Meets Ecology: Over the past couple centuries in the secluded, forested and rugged hollows of the Blue Ridge Mountains in southern ...more

Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Polar Station

Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Polar Station

This project is a major first: the only polar base operating entirely on renewable energies! Commissioned by the Belgian government, this represents ...more

Principles of Passive House Design, Parts I and II

Principles Of Passive House Design, Parts I And II

The U.S. has many examples of superinsulated buildings that successfully harness the sun’s energy. However, while this country was enjoying low ...more

Railway Tunnel Infrastructure Is PV Bed

Railway Tunnel Infrastructure Is PV Bed

A 2.2-mile (3.6-kilometer) long tunnel crossing Antwerp in Belgium is fitted with 16,000 245W solar panels covering 50,000 square meters, roughly ...more

Recycled Plastic Bridge Supports 44 Tons

Recycled Plastic Bridge Supports 44 Tons

European engineers completed a 90-foot bridge over the River Tweed in Scotland that is made completely from 50 tons of recycled plastic. It is the ...more

Recycling Solar PV Panels

Recycling Solar PV Panels

Solar energy is regarded as a green technology, but what happens to solar panels once they reach the end of their lifetime? Renewable Energy Focus' ...more

Refract House

Refract House

By Karen Cilento — For three weeks in October 2009, 20 teams of college and university students will compete in the US Department of Energy Solar ...more

REI Round Rock Store Employs the Sun (Texas, USA)

REI Round Rock Store Employs The Sun (Texas, USA)

The REI Round Rock store has an exceptionally efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning system and building envelope, more than 80 percent ...more

Richmond Oval Avoids Solar Gain (Canada)

Richmond Oval Avoids Solar Gain (Canada)

The immense size of the building, the site constraints, and above all the requirements to precisely maintain indoor temperature and humidity to ...more

Rimrock Ranch Captures Desert Breezes

Rimrock Ranch Captures Desert Breezes

PIONEERTOWN, CALIF. - HERE IN the high desert north of Palm Springs, the tranquility may be inspirational, but the elements can be harsh. Coping with ...more

Rippling Tower Undulates in Chicago

Rippling Tower Undulates In Chicago

From GreenSource -- Jeanne Gang, FAIA, of Studio Gang, had not designed a high-rise structure (not to mention a sustainable one) before Aqua, the ...more

Roof Goes Electric on Solar WHY Yacht

Roof Goes Electric On Solar WHY Yacht

Gizmag - February 2010 -- Prior to the launching of the outrageous Wally Island megayacht two years ago, Monte Carlo-based Wally Yachts was probably ...more

Rooftop Rentals Soar in Canada, Australia

Rooftop Rentals Soar In Canada, Australia

Since September, when the Ontario Power Authority began its generous payment for rooftop solar power, Toronto’s commercial roof acreage has become ...more

Roscoe Wind Complex Largest in World (Texas)

Roscoe Wind Complex Largest In World (Texas)

The world’s largest wind farm officially got up and running in October 2009, with all 627 towering wind turbines churning out electricity across ...more

Rotating Towers Took Turn for Worse

Rotating Towers Took Turn For Worse

by Bradley Hope, The National, 2009 - At the height of the property boom, developers in Dubai competed to outdo each other with increasingly grand ...more

Roundhouse Uses PVs, Naturally (Wales)

Roundhouse Uses PVs, Naturally (Wales)

The Roundhouse in Brithir Mawr, Wales, is made with wood frame, cobwood, recycled window walls and a straw-insulated turf roof. Electricity is ...more

Sage LEED Platinum Home (Eugene, Oregon, USA)

Sage LEED Platinum Home (Eugene, Oregon, USA)

by Katy Tomasulo EcoHome Magazine August 2009 When Bill Randall and Arbor South Architecture set out to design their first LEED-certified ...more

Salvaged Houses Made of.... Anything

Salvaged Houses Made Of.... Anything

In Huntsville, Texas, home builder Dan Phillips and his wife take discarded, eclectic building materials and transform them into unique homes for ...more

San Diego Children

San Diego Children's Museum Art-Focused

The San Diego Children’s Museum has a saw-tooth roof that features photovoltaic panels that generate 144,000 kWh of electricity per year, about ...more

San Gorgonio Wind Farm Produces 893 GWh

San Gorgonio Wind Farm Produces 893 GWh

San Gorgonio Pass (33°54'38.89''N, 116°44' 04.57W), one of the nation’s deepest mountain passes, is located in the northwestern region of ...more

Sanyo Solar Ark (Japan)

Sanyo Solar Ark (Japan)

In 2000, Sanyo claimed it wanted to create a 3.4 MW installation, the world's largest PV system, as a message to the 21st century. Instead, the 630 ...more

Saranac Building in Sun (Spokane, Washington, USA)

Saranac Building In Sun (Spokane, Washington, USA)

The Saranac Building’s renovation was designed according to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ...more

Sarnia Becomes Largest PV Farm (Ontario)

Sarnia Becomes Largest PV Farm (Ontario)

Enbridge Inc. launched the world's largest operating photovoltaic farm, beaming 80 megawatts of solar power onto Ontario, Canada's electricity grid ...more

Save the Bay Center (Providence, Rhode Island, USA)

Save The Bay Center (Providence, Rhode Island, USA)

By Joann Gonchar, AIA, Green Source Magazine, October 2007 -- Coast Guard: A Non-Profit's Redevelopment of a Former Landfill Serves as a Model of ...more

School Adds Solar and Vegetated Roof (Germany)

School Adds Solar And Vegetated Roof (Germany)

Two hundred solar panels with an output of 23 kW(p) and a large extensive green roof now grace the top roof of this large school for primary and ...more

Sea Ranch Chapel Has Organic Form (USA)

Sea Ranch Chapel Has Organic Form (USA)

The Sea Ranch chapel, commissioned by a private party, took nearly a year to complete. This non-denominational chapel is dedicated to the memory of ...more

Seattle Aquarium Solar-Assisted Hot Water System (Washington, USA)

Seattle Aquarium Solar-Assisted Hot Water System (Washington, USA)

The Seattle Aquarium unveiled Seattle’s first solar hot water demonstration project 16 June 2009, a system that will reduce the Aquarium’s use of ...more

Seattle SEA Streets Drain Naturally

Seattle SEA Streets Drain Naturally

One of the main principles in green building is responsible site development, which includes dealing with rainwater runoff from buildings, sidewalks, ...more

Sedona Passive Solar Residence

Sedona Passive Solar Residence

A passive solar heated house utilizing thermal mass, direct gain and indirect gain, and a isolated gain green space. South facing windows coupled ...more

Seminar II at Evergreen State College

Seminar II At Evergreen State College

Evergreen State College is situated in a secluded, forested setting near Olympia, Washington, the state capital. Environmental advocacy and social ...more

Shangri La Is Found Horizon in Texas

Shangri La Is Found Horizon In Texas

The Shangri La Botanical Gardens rests on an extraordinarily diverse 252-acre ecosystem at the edge of the Adams Bayou in southeastern Texas. A local ...more

Shelf Car Solarshade Generates Power

Shelf Car Solarshade Generates Power

As the motoring world moves ever-closer to the welcome infiltration of electrically-powered cars, one thing holding them back is the availability of ...more

Shift House Passive (Portland, Oregon, USA)

Shift House Passive (Portland, Oregon, USA)

The Shift House is a Passive House design that sits on a plateau above Hood River and boasts panoramic views of two mountains: Mt. Hood to the south ...more

Shillong House Gets Eco Makeover (India)

Shillong House Gets Eco Makeover (India)

Meghalaya is a small state in north-eastern India. The word "Meghalaya" literally means "The Abode of Clouds" and it occupies a hilly strip in the ...more

Sidwell Friends School Friendly to Environs

Sidwell Friends School Friendly To Environs

The Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. is a well-known repository of the kids of power brokers - including presidential offspring. But the ...more

Sierra Sun Tower (California, USA)

Sierra Sun Tower (California, USA)

Lancaster, Calif. – August 5, 2009 – With 24,000 mirrors glimmering under the Antelope Valley summer sun, eSolar, a leading provider of modular, ...more

Singapore’s Zero Energy Building Retrofit

Singapore’s Zero Energy Building Retrofit

A massive array of solar panels of 1,300 sq metres [14,000 square feet] - almost half a football field and the biggest such installation in Southeast ...more

Six Senses Ecological Children

Six Senses Ecological Children's Den (Thailand)

24H-architecture designed the Children's Activity and Learning Centre as part of the Six Senses Soneva Kiri hotel resort on Koh Kood, an island in ...more

Skara Brae Endures 5,000 Years (Scotland)

Skara Brae Endures 5,000 Years (Scotland)

While the residents disappeared eons ago, their stone houses have endured the ravages of the sea and time only to be exhumed 5,000 years later. Skara ...more

Smith House (Urbana, Illinois, USA)

Smith House (Urbana, Illinois, USA)

The Smith House in Urbana, Illinois, is located in a cold, humid climate region. It is designed and built as a passive house that is well-insulated, ...more

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

The Smithsonian Institution created a research campus on Colon Island in Bocas del Toro, Panama, located off the Caribbean coast on a sensitive site ...more

Sol Cinema on the Road with PVs (UK)

Sol Cinema On The Road With PVs (UK)

The Sol Cinema might be the world’s smallest movie theater. It is a micro movie house inside a small travel trailer, powered entirely by the sun in ...more

Solaleya Rotating Dome Homes

Solaleya Rotating Dome Homes

by Bridgette Meinhold, July 2009 -- In passive solar design, a home is oriented with the main axis running east and west so that the home faces ...more

Solar Balloons Provide Electric Power

Solar Balloons Provide Electric Power

CoolEarth created an innovative way to harness the sun's energy. Instead of large expensive solar panels or costly concentrating mirrors, the company ...more

Solar Boilers for Hot Water (Israel)

Solar Boilers For Hot Water (Israel)

Israeli solar energy companies such as Solel Solar, Aora, Ormat technologies, and a host of others are now world leaders in the development of sun ...more

Solar Cooking Uses the Sun for Fuel

Solar Cooking Uses The Sun For Fuel

Some three billion people worldwide rely on dung, wood and charcoal to cook their food - with catastrophic effects on the environment. Cookers ...more

Solar Decathlon 2009

Solar Decathlon 2009

The Solar Decathlon challenges 20 college teams from around the globe in 10 contests to design, build, and operate the most livable, ...more

Solar Electric Car Charging Station (Brooklyn, USA)

Solar Electric Car Charging Station (Brooklyn, USA)

The Beautiful Earth Group, a Columbia Street “green” energy company in New York, has set up Brooklyn’s first solar power array for the express ...more

Solar Electric Sails in Space

Solar Electric Sails In Space

The idea of leaving the engine of a craft behind and using the endless fuel supply of solar or star light seems like a great way of reducing the mass ...more

Solar Energy Generating Systems (Mojave Desert, California, USA)

Solar Energy Generating Systems (Mojave Desert, California, USA)

Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) is the largest solar energy generating facility in the world. It consists of nine solar power plants in ...more

Solar Greenhouse

Solar Greenhouse

by JACK RUTTLE Organic Farming and Gardening Magazine August 1978 ALMOST ANY STRUCTURE that is built to look like a solar greenhouse will work. ...more

Solar Ice Maker Chills with Heat

Solar Ice Maker Chills With Heat

Seems counterintuitive, but solar energy can be harnessed to make ice cubes. An electricity-free alternative to refrigeration and air-conditioning, ...more

Solar Impulse Flight by Sun

Solar Impulse Flight By Sun

The Solar Impulse is a revolutionary concept that will push back the limits of our knowledge in the field of materials, energy management and the ...more

Solar Ivy Uses PVs and Piezoelectrics

Solar Ivy Uses PVs And Piezoelectrics

Tiny, flexible solar cells mimic leaves that are attached to a stainless steel mesh system. On the “front” of the leaves, PVs capture sunlight ...more

Solar Knights Race with the Sun (USA)

Solar Knights Race With The Sun (USA)

Eschewing conventional high school activities, a team of students from South Plantation High School in Florida instead participate in the Solar ...more

Solar Light Pipes Brighten Texas A&M

Solar Light Pipes Brighten Texas A&M

Showing true Aggie ingenuity, Texas A&M students developed a device that transports natural light into the interior of buildings. The system, ...more

Solar Living Center

Solar Living Center

Real Goods Trading Corporation, a distributor of energy conservation and self-sufficiency products, wanted a showroom to mirror its retailing ethic. ...more

Solar One and Two (Now Defunct)

Solar One And Two (Now Defunct)

The Solar One central tower research facility was completed in 1981 and was operational from 1982 to 1986. Solar Two added more mirrors and was ...more

Solar Panels Keep Buildings Cool, Study Says

Solar Panels Keep Buildings Cool, Study Says

By Ioana Patringenaru, UCSD, July 2011 - Those solar panels on top of the roof aren't just providing clean power; they are cooling the house or ...more

Solar Plane Lands after 26 Hours Non-Stop

Solar Plane Lands After 26 Hours Non-Stop

The Solar Impulse experimental solar-powered aircraft launched on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 and landed safely slightly more than 26 hours later in ...more

Solar Power to the Impoverished

Solar Power To The Impoverished

Not long ago, it took at least three hours for electricity to travel the 50 miles from Port-au-Prince to Boucan Carré on Haiti's remote Central ...more

Solar Power Used to Compact Trash (USA)

Solar Power Used To Compact Trash (USA)

Solar-powered trash cans are being installed in cities across the US. These garbage-crunching compacting bins are entirely powered by the sun and are ...more

Solar Power When the Sun Goes Down

Solar Power When The Sun Goes Down

By Todd Woody, New York Times Green Inc., 3 November 2009 -- The holy grail of renewable energy is a solar power plant that continues producing ...more

Solar Roadways Proposed for Power Grid

Solar Roadways Proposed For Power Grid

The Solar Roadways will collect solar energy to power businesses and homes via structurally-engineered solar panels that are driven upon, to be ...more

Solar Suitcase Travels to Remote Areas

Solar Suitcase Travels To Remote Areas

Put a needle, thread, and a button on the table. Now, turn out the lights. Try to sew the button on your shirt. Imagine you are suturing a surgical ...more

Solar Taxi and Zero Emissions Race

Solar Taxi And Zero Emissions Race

Louis Palmer is an environmental adventurer and he was the first person to circumnavigate the planet in a solar powered vehicle, known as the ...more

Solar Toilets Sell Power in Wales, UK

Solar Toilets Sell Power In Wales, UK

A small town center public toilet block is powered by solar panels and the town is selling electricity to the National Grid to offset its energy ...more

Solar Tree Grows in London (Canada)

Solar Tree Grows In London (Canada)

The owners at Tourism London (Ontario, Canada) believe it is the tallest solar tree in the world at 23 feet (seven meters). The electricity generated ...more

Solar Umbrella House Uses PV Canopy (USA)

Solar Umbrella House Uses PV Canopy (USA)

Lawrence Scarpa has an intriguing insight as to why solar-powered houses have yet to take the country by storm. Aside from the economic and political ...more

Solar Updraft Towers Generate Mega Power

Solar Updraft Towers Generate Mega Power

A solar updraft tower is a renewable-energy power plant, first proposed in 1903. It combines three proven technologies: chimney effect, greenhouse ...more

Solara Multifamily Is Zero Energy (USA)

Solara Multifamily Is Zero Energy (USA)

Solara is a 56-apartment, affordable housing community composed of six two-story residential buildings and a 2,100 square foot Community Center on ...more

SolarAid Brings Solar Power to Rural Areas in Need

SolarAid Brings Solar Power To Rural Areas In Need

SolarAid is a non-profit that aims to enable the world's poorest people to have clean, renewable power using the sun. Right now, two billion people ...more

Solarei Passive Solar House (New Zealand)

Solarei Passive Solar House (New Zealand)

Te Kauwhata House in Waikato, New Zealand, is a three-bedroom, passive solar, energy efficient family home that utilizes green architecture ...more

Solaris Conceptualizes New Beach Umbrella

Solaris Conceptualizes New Beach Umbrella

The Solaris Sun Shade is a solar-powered umbrella concept that provides shade while powering a laptop and other gadgets - using solar energy to ...more

Solaris Synergy Floats Photovoltaic Panels

Solaris Synergy Floats Photovoltaic Panels

An Israeli company - Solaris Synergy - has developed a solar solution that could open up a vast surface area to gather energy – the sea. Major ...more

Solaris Uses BIPVs and Passive Design

Solaris Uses BIPVs And Passive Design

Located on the green belt in Brussels, the Solaris office building is centered around two third-level atriums, and draws on two green energy sources: ...more

SolaRoad PV Bikeway (Netherlands)

SolaRoad PV Bikeway (Netherlands)

SolaRoad is an experimental bikeway in The Netherlands that generates sustainable energy using solar panels in the roadway’s pavement surface. The ...more

SolaRoof Keeps It Cool and Hot (Canada)

SolaRoof Keeps It Cool And Hot (Canada)

A distinguishing feature of a Solaroof building is the use of liquid bubbles to create insulation. When needed, a mass of soap bubbles are held ...more

SolarPump Charger Powers Portable Electronics

SolarPump Charger Powers Portable Electronics

The SolarPump combines the adaptive reuse of an American car culture symbol (a 1950's Citgo gas pump) with an interactive system that harnesses solar ...more

SolMan Portable Solar Generator (USA)

SolMan Portable Solar Generator (USA)

by Kent Griswold - A couple of weeks ago we had a “Meeting of the Tiny Minds” and Bill Kastrinos of Tortoise Shell Homes told Jay, Stephen, ...more

SolSource 3-in-1 Cooks, Heats, Powers

SolSource 3-in-1 Cooks, Heats, Powers

The SolSource 3-in-1 is a combination solar cooker, heater, and electricity generator being developed by students at Wellesley College, Harvard, MIT, ...more

Soltecture Panels Energize Buildings - New or Old

Soltecture Panels Energize Buildings - New Or Old

Written by Anupam 2009 Soltecture (formerly Sulfurcell), a manufacturer of solar modules, has announced the development of a sustainable office ...more

South Jamaica Library Went Green (NYC)

South Jamaica Library Went Green (NYC)

The South Jamaica Branch Library in Queens, NY, was the first building designed and constructed under the New York City High Performance Building ...more

Southern Ocean Lodge (Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia)

Southern Ocean Lodge (Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia)

Architect Max Pritchard nestles a sinuous, low-rise, energy-efficient structure on a cliff overlooking the dazzling waters of the Southern Ocean. ...more

Space-Based Solar Power

Space-Based Solar Power

Limitless Clean Energy from Space National Space Society August 2008 The United States and the world need to find new sources of clean energy. ...more

Starry Night Solar Bike Path (Netherlands)

Starry Night Solar Bike Path (Netherlands)

A unique illuminated bike path glows in the dark using thousands of twinkling stones that feature glow-in-the-dark technology and solar-powered LED ...more

Steinhude Rents Solar-Powered Boats

Steinhude Rents Solar-Powered Boats

The Steinhude Sea Recreation Facility on Bath Island is a recreational island facility, located on the largest freshwater lake in Northern Germany. ...more

Stetson Wind Farm (Maine, USA)

Stetson Wind Farm (Maine, USA)

One U.S. wind farm is on Stetson Mountain in eastern Maine. Each blade is 122 feet long. Each tower was lifted into place section-by-section by ...more

Straw Bale Home Is Passive Solar

Straw Bale Home Is Passive Solar

This passive solar straw bale home is featured in the book, "The New Strawbale Home", and received the Western Home Award from Sunset magazine. This ...more

Street Lights Mimic Nature

Street Lights Mimic Nature

The Light Blossom, also known as Sustainable City Light, is a street light concept that collects its own energy from the sun and wind by transforming ...more

Student Builds Solar-Powered Motorcycle

Student Builds Solar-Powered Motorcycle

Many motorcycles can be heard approaching from several blocks away. But there's a Purdue University student who could ride his motorcycle up behind ...more

Sun Boxes Are Musical Solar Installations

Sun Boxes Are Musical Solar Installations

Sun Boxes were created by American musician and light and sculpture artist Craig Colorusso. They are a solar-powered sound installation comprised of ...more

Sun Moon Mansion & A Green China (China)

Sun Moon Mansion & A Green China (China)

Sun-Moon Mansion is the largest solar structure in the world in 2009. It will provide the main conference hall for the Fourth International Solar ...more

Suncatcher Solar Technology in Phoenix, Arizona (USA)

Suncatcher Solar Technology In Phoenix, Arizona (USA)

The long-awaited commercial deployment of the world’s most efficient solar technology looks like it will now be near Phoenix, in a 1.5-megawatt, ...more

Sundolier Solar Lighting Glows Inside

Sundolier Solar Lighting Glows Inside

Traditional daylighting involves architectural building design to introduce sun and sky illumination with little glare while producing modest heat ...more

SunFlowers Solar Electric Garden (Austin, Texas, USA)

SunFlowers Solar Electric Garden (Austin, Texas, USA)

After Austin’s Robert Mueller Airport moved across town in 1999, the old 711-acre site was slated for a complete overhaul. Based on principles of ...more

Sungazing House Puts Sun to Work (Utah)

Sungazing House Puts Sun To Work (Utah)

Built with foot-thick structural insulated panels, the Sungazing House in Park City, Utah, effectively mitigates extreme temperature swings using ...more

Sustainsia Work Pods Perch in the Backyard

Sustainsia Work Pods Perch In The Backyard

The curving walls of Sustainsia’s backyard office “work pod” help the interior feel more spacious atop its tiny 96-square-foot footprint. These ...more

Tahoe Center

Tahoe Center's Green Keeps Lake Blue

The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences’ spacious, brightly lit basement is filled with cheerfully painted pipes and the quiet hum of ...more

Taichung Center

Taichung Center's Pleated Skin Provides Solar Power

Beijing-based MAD Architects designed a convention center for Taichung, Taiwan. The project will consist of a series of mountain-like buildings with ...more

Taiwan Stadium 100 Percent Solar-Powered

Taiwan Stadium 100 Percent Solar-Powered

The solar-powered stadium was built in Taiwan for the 2009 World Games. Designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, the stadium incorporates 8,844 solar ...more

Taiyou Solar-Powered Cable Vehicle Concept

Taiyou Solar-Powered Cable Vehicle Concept

Taiyou Ropeway is a solar-powered cable vehicle concept created by designer Fredrik Hylten which is intended to replace the mountain gondola for ...more

Tani Creek Farm Grows Plants, Power near Seattle

Tani Creek Farm Grows Plants, Power Near Seattle

by Robin Rogers, Solaripedia - Tani Creek Farm in the Pacific Northwest uses sunlight for more than just growing vegetables. In the misty hills of ...more

Tethered Sails Power Cargo Ships with Wind

Tethered Sails Power Cargo Ships With Wind

It’s an idea that has been tested: a giant sail is attached to a heavy cargo ship, or smaller boat, to capture wind power, thereby reducing fossil ...more

Texas Limestone Builds Suburban EcoHouse

Texas Limestone Builds Suburban EcoHouse

Karen and Griz Adams’ Craftsman-inspired stucco and limestone home fits right into its golf-course community outside San Antonio—with a few ...more

The Mountain Employs Passive Design

The Mountain Employs Passive Design

The Mountain is an urban housing development in Copenhagen that merges two-thirds parking with one-third residences. All apartments face the sun for ...more

The Power of the Sun from Eco-Logic Blog (USA)

The Power Of The Sun From Eco-Logic Blog (USA)

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 76 percent of all power-plant-generated electricity is used to operate buildings, and half ...more

The Rise of ‘Green’ Modular Homes

The Rise Of ‘Green’ Modular Homes

February 2010 by Francesca Lyman, New York Times -- Kevin Clayton, the chief executive of Clayton Homes, a modular home manufacturer based in ...more

Three Sisters Bioshelter

Three Sisters Bioshelter

The Bioshelter at Three Sisters Farm is a year round organic garden,compost facility, chicken house, potting room, kitchen and storage barn in one. ...more

Tiny House Is Passive Solar (North Carolina)

Tiny House Is Passive Solar (North Carolina)

by Michael Janzen, Tiny House Design Blog -- One man, one hammer, a 64 square foot solar home. Jeff has been living in his tiny house about 100 days ...more

Tomorrow House Is Passive Prefab (France)

Tomorrow House Is Passive Prefab (France)

French designers debuted Construisons Demain, or Tomorrow House, designed by architect Eric Wuilmot, at Batimat in Paris in 2007. The prefabricated ...more

Traditional Medicinals Solar-Powered Tea Factory

Traditional Medicinals Solar-Powered Tea Factory

Traditional Medicinals has a large solar power system at its headquarters in Sonoma County, California, making it the largest solar powered tea ...more

Treehouses Branch Out to Adults

Treehouses Branch Out To Adults

It usually starts as a joke. Even you think you're kidding, at first. A treehouse? Grow up. But then fantasy overwhelms your rational instincts, bit ...more

Truro Beach House Soaks up the Rays (USA)

Truro Beach House Soaks Up The Rays (USA)

The Truro Residence is a custom home designed by ZeroEnergy DESIGN, based in Boston, MA. ZED is integrated architecture and energy consulting firm ...more

Twelve West Catches the Breeze (Oregon, USA)

Twelve West Catches The Breeze (Oregon, USA)

By Nadav Malin - Wind Steals the Spotlight: Rooftop turbines draw attention to this new mixed-use high-rise in Portland, but it’s the less visible ...more

Tyson Center Living & Learning at Net Zero (St. Louis, USA)

Tyson Center Living & Learning At Net Zero (St. Louis, USA)

One of North America's most sustainable buildings —on the cutting edge of sustainable design and energy efficiency — was opened in May 2009 at ...more

Utah Passive House (Mill Creek, Utah, USA)

Utah Passive House (Mill Creek, Utah, USA)

There's a website called Our Passive House, where the owners are documenting the design and construction of the first Passive House in Utah. The ...more

Vancouver Wind Tower Employs Photovoltaics

Vancouver Wind Tower Employs Photovoltaics

Twelve thermopane, stained-glass windows designed by Toronto's artist Sarah Hall were installed in a Wind Tower on the University of British Columbia ...more

Vatican Solar Power (Italy)

Vatican Solar Power (Italy)

SolarWorld AG completed the first solar power plant for the Vatican right next to St. Peter’s Cathedral. Some 2,394 solar modules will generate ...more

Vauban Community (Germany)

Vauban Community (Germany)

In the South of Freiburg, on the former area of a French barrack site, Vauban, a new district is being developed for more than 5,000 inhabitants and ...more

Ventolera Winery with Wind Generator (Chile)

Ventolera Winery With Wind Generator (Chile)

The assignment was to design a winery for White wines and Pinot Noir on a site already settled by a wind generator. The proposal was to create a ...more

Villa Old Oaks Responds Passively

Villa Old Oaks Responds Passively

Villa Old Oaks is a private residence located in a neighborhood of six larger villas in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The aim of the design was to open views ...more

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach's Green Convention Center

Fourteen buildings have been narrowed down from 200 entrants from across the U.S. to compete for using less waste and reducing their energy ...more

Vista Montana Led the Way in 2003

Vista Montana Led The Way In 2003

Back in 2003 a housing development became California’s largest zero energy community. Built by Clarum Homes, Vista Montaña in Watsonville was ...more

Wales Institute Educates Sustainably

Wales Institute Educates Sustainably

by Ellis Woodman - The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education at the Centre for Alternative Technology is an impressive physical embodiment of the ...more

Warehouse Redo Puts Sustainability First

Warehouse Redo Puts Sustainability First

By Jessica Kellner - As two Chicago Art Institute professors create a living art project in an abandoned warehouse—a home much greater than the sum ...more

Water + Life Museums Celebrate Fossils

Water + Life Museums Celebrate Fossils

The 70,000-square-foot Water + Life Museums complex is highly energy and water efficient despite its harsh desert environment of Hemet, California, ...more

Watsonville Water Resource Center (CA)

Watsonville Water Resource Center (CA)

The Watsonville Water Resources Center is a functional, educational, and visual extension of the water recycling plant it supports. The new 16,000 ...more

Wedding Chapel Captures Sun in Slices

Wedding Chapel Captures Sun In Slices

In the high country of Karuizawa, Japan with pine trees and snow, under the eyes of a neighboring volcano, the sloping stone base of this wedding ...more

Weeding, Writing and Arithmetic in Brooklyn

Weeding, Writing And Arithmetic In Brooklyn

Editor’s Note: The Edible Schoolyard is extending its reach from California to New York. P.S. 216 in Brooklyn is in the process of building a ...more

Westville Low-Load House (Asheville, North Carolina, USA)

Westville Low-Load House (Asheville, North Carolina, USA)

Over the next few months, Rob Moody of Green Building Advisor will be following an infill project in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. It’s an ...more

White House: Solar Power Considered

White House: Solar Power Considered

In 1979, the national presidential home of United States of America – the White House in Washington, D.C. – was outfitted with solar thermal ...more

Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility (Washington, USA)

Wild Horse Wind And Solar Facility (Washington, USA)

The Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility provides approximately 273 megawatts (MW) (as of October 2012) of affordable, pollution-free electricity to ...more

William Kamkwamba Gets High on Wind

William Kamkwamba Gets High On Wind

by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer - In 2002, I built my first of several windmills to provide my family with electricity and irrigation. This was ...more

Wind Towers Catch the Breezes (Mid East)

Wind Towers Catch The Breezes (Mid East)

A windcatcher is an architectural device used for many centuries to create natural ventilation in buildings. The function of this tower is to catch ...more

Windtronics Low Speed Wind Turbines

Windtronics Low Speed Wind Turbines

Most conventional wind turbines require wind speeds of at least seven miles per hour to begin generating electricity. But there’s one little ...more

Wineries and Thieves Go Solar (California, USA)

Wineries And Thieves Go Solar (California, USA)

Mike Treleven reports in Napa Valley Register (27 November 2009) on a problem plaguing wineries that have been adopting solar technologies. His ...more

Wisconsin Contemporary Sustainability (USA)

Wisconsin Contemporary Sustainability (USA)

This timber-framed private residence is nestled into the rolling hills of southwest Wisconsin. The architect designed a unique contemporary residence ...more

Wm Paterson University’s Solar System

Wm Paterson University’s Solar System

When it was launched in October 2010, it was the largest solar panel installation on a college campus in the United States. William Paterson ...more

Woodland Park Zoo Horses Around with Solar

Woodland Park Zoo Horses Around With Solar

The hand-carved carousel at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle has had a sunny update in the rainy Pacific Northwest: On the roof of the carousel ...more

World Cup Electrified by Wind Energy

World Cup Electrified By Wind Energy

by James Murray, BusinessGreen - The 2010 World Cup in South Africa had plenty of firsts – first World Cup to be held in Africa, first winter World ...more

WPUDA Goes Grid-Tied Solar in Olympia

WPUDA Goes Grid-Tied Solar In Olympia

When the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) built a new headquarters building in 2007, it installed a 34-kilowatt solar array on ...more

Wyoming Rammed Earth Home (USA)

Wyoming Rammed Earth Home (USA)

by Mindy Pantiel, Natural Home Magazine September 2009 When they’d tired of New York City in the 1980s, architect Tom Ward and his wife, Katherine ...more

X Tent Launched at EMU Music Festival

X Tent Launched At EMU Music Festival

The X Tent is made from wood salvaged from trees killed by pine beetles - a locally sourced and milled product. It unfolds into a cross-like ...more

Yakima Passive Solar Home (Washington, USA)

Yakima Passive Solar Home (Washington, USA)

He wanted a log home, and she wanted something more finished - so we worked with them to find a solution that satisfied them both. By combining ...more

Yellowstone Has New Old Faithful Center

Yellowstone Has New Old Faithful Center

The popular, classic Hannah Barbara characters Yogi Bear and BooBoo will be romping - via the silver screen - through the landscape in search of ...more

Yez Zero Energy Concept Car Uses No Gas

Yez Zero Energy Concept Car Uses No Gas

by Mike Hanlon, GizMag - SAIC's Yez concept car is the first automobile, concept or otherwise, that's ever been conceived to have a negative carbon ...more

YMCA Solar Greenhouse Heats Up in Virginia

YMCA Solar Greenhouse Heats Up In Virginia

The YMCA Solar Greenhouse in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, uses a novel way to store energy collected from the sun: a subterranean heat sink of soil, ...more

Yurt Construction on the Go (Central Asia)

Yurt Construction On The Go (Central Asia)

Nomadic Mongolians, Turkomen, Kazakhs, Uzbeks and Kyrgyz wander and dwell in an area of the Asian steppe that stretches from the Caspian Sea to ...more

Zayed Museum To Cool Passively (Abu Dhabi)

Zayed Museum To Cool Passively (Abu Dhabi)

The Zayed National Museum will become the centerpiece of the emerging Saadiyat Island Cultural District in Abu Dhabi and is the UAE's first major ...more

Zephyr Solar Plane Flies Unmanned for Two Weeks

Zephyr Solar Plane Flies Unmanned For Two Weeks

Friday, 23 July, 2010 - The "Zephyr" solar-powered unmanned plane, which was airborne continuously for two weeks above the Arizona desert, made a ...more

Zero Energy Casita Takes Shape (Texas)

Zero Energy Casita Takes Shape (Texas)

On a bluff above Eagle Mountain Lake sits a rustic-looking house in the final stages of construction (in early 2010). The frame "casita" (Spanish for ...more

Zion National Park Visitors Center (Utah, USA)

Zion National Park Visitors Center (Utah, USA)

In creating the Zion National Park Visitor Center, the National Park Service (NPS), working with DOE's National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), has ...more

Zwahlen

Zwahlen's Ice Cream & Chocolate Company (Pennsylvania, USA)

PHILADELPHIA, June 15, 2009 – SRS Energy, a leading developer of sustainable solar roofing products, has installed the Solé Power Tile™ system, ...more