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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 give...

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-n...

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 ...

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 contras...

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),...

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 showcas...

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 materia...

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 ...

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 devo...

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 successf...

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 ...

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 w...

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 Phoeni...

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...

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....

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 constructio...

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...

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 ins...

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 photovolt...

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 revita...

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 ...

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 wastewate...

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 — MOTH...

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

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 t...

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,...

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...

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 collab...

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 firs...

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...

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 desig...

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...

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 vaca...

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 ...

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 ent...

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...

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 mee...

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...

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 bro...

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 res...

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 bui...

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 ...

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 f...

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 reside...

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 exp...

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 o...

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...

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 p...

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 exceptio...

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 ...

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 biblic...

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, sustain...

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...

Dangers of Wind Power
By Simone Kaiser and Michael Fröhlingsdorf August 2007 Spiegel Online International Wind turbines continue to multiply the world over. Bu...

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...

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 v...

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 technol...

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 ...

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. Gorm...

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...

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% expa...

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 ...

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 p...

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 ...

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...

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 syst...

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 t...

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 ...

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 eco...

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 straw-...

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 clas...

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...

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...

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 pr...

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 ...

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 ...

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 f...

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, ...

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 pr...

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.

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 unprecedente...

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 of...

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

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 h...

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 th...

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 l...

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 ...

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 ele...

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 Hamps...

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 ...

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 Geo...

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 es...

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 comparab...

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: - EN...

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 L...

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...

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...

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...

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 tha...

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 ...

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 3...

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 rene...

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 an...

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 Wes...

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 $10...

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 buildi...

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...

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 be...

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 la...

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 Un...

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 r...

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 bo...

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 ro...

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 winte...

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 out...

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...

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...

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 201...

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...

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...

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 Lag...

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 th...

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 Golf...

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...

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 Sovi...

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 ...

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 neare...

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 easte...

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. coll...

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 frie...

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 constructio...

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 19...

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

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 ...

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 i...

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 appl...

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...

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 can...

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...

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 livi...

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 ...

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 evacua...

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 ecol...

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. Pa...

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 ...

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 ...

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 s...

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 up...

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 w...

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 NY...

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...

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, cap...

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 Amer...

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 b...

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 t...

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 h...

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 Vir...

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 represent...

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 f...

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 e...

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 wi...

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 probabl...

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 ...

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 prov...

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 proj...

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 l...

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 h...

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 Coach...

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 (LE...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 loc...

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 sout...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Southea...

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...

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 sit...

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 e...

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 compa...

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, energy-efficie...

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 ma...

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 Cali...

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...

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 ...

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, desig...

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

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 o...

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 wo...

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 Solar...

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 politic...

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 ...

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 ...

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 so...

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. A...

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....

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....

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 cra...

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. Thi...

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 transformi...

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 o...

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 C...

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 p...

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. The...

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 wit...

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 sol...

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 tr...

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 fossi...

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 exc...

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 fo...

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...

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 day...

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 fac...

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, bi...

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...

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 visibl...

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 o...

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 Columb...

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 wi...

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 consum...

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 de...

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 t...

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 s...

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,...

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 ...

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 842-...

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 pa...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 mach...

Wisconsin Contemporary Sustainability (USA)
This timber-framed private residence is nestled into the rolling hills of southwest Wisconsin. The architect designed a unique contemporary residen...

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 Univer...

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 Wor...

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 ...

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, Katheri...

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 struct...

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 pi...

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...

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, ...

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 Mon...

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 n...

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 f...

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 co...


Documents (47)  ^

Alpha Ventus Wind Farm Book
This 29-page document describes how Germany's Alpha Ventus offshore wind farm was built.

An Open Letter to (Wind) Inventors) by Mick Sagrillo
(This is a blunt analysis of some of the new wind “inventions” that continuously pop up on the internet, touting outlandish claims about “bre...

Assess Your Site's Renewable Energy Potential Fact Sheet (Wisconsin)
Two-page fact sheet to help you understand the process for assessing a site for renewable energy - solar, wind, biomass.

Assessment of daylight quality in simple rooms
This 82-page report presents the results of simulations of daylight conditions in three rooms with three different window configurations: – a v...

Bladeless Wind Turbine US Patent
This is the nine-page application for a U.S. Patent for a bladeless wind turbine that uses rotating parallel disks to generate electricity, by Howa...

Climate-Based Daylight Analysis for Residential Buildings
This 91-page report describes the impact of various window con gurations, external obstructions, orientations and location on useful daylight illu...

Community Wind Guidebook for Oregon USA
Community Wind: an Oregon Guidebook was developed by Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (SEED) in partnership with the Energy Tr...

Consumer's Guide to Renewable Energy in Arkansas
This 32-page guide will introduce you to solar, wind, and renewable fuel technologies that can be utilized in Arkansas, USA. Note that it is not a...

Energy Star Renewable OnSite Energy FAQs 2009
This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about the inclusion of on-site soalr and wind energy in Portfolio Manager program.

Evaluating the Feasibility of a Large-Scale Wind, Water, and Sun Energy Infrastructure
Addressing the challenges pf climate change and pollution will require major changes to the ways we generate and use energy. Here, in this 34-page ...

Fair Transmission Access for Wind
This 14-page paper identifies the priority transmission problems faced by wind power in the United States and propose solutions for each of them. T...

Green Power Super Highways Paper 2009
This 28-page paper highlights the barriers that hinder investment in transmission infrastructure and identify potential policy solutions to overcom...

Green Power Transmission and Consumer Savings 2009
This three-page fact sheet summarizes the benefits of reinvesting in the power grid with renewable power.

Habitat for Humanity Solar Home (Denver, Colorado, USA)
The Habitat / NREL Energy Demonstration House In 2002, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver built a home like no other they had ever built. Design...

Home Use of Graywater, Rainwater Conserves Water--and May Save Money (Arizona USA)
Conserve, reuse and augment summarize Arizona's strategy to meet new water needs and reduce its reliance on dwindling groundwater reserves. Of the ...

Horns Reef Brochure (Denmark)
Brief 4-page brichure describes the Horns reef wind farm off the coast of Denmark.

Horse Hollow Wind Farm Fact Sheet
One-page fact sheet on Horse Hollow Wind Farm in Texas.

Impact of Wind Power Projects on Residential Property Values in USA 2009
This 164-page report studies the concern that property values will be adversely affected by wind energy facilities as commonly put forth by stakeho...

Installing Exterior Insulation in Cold Climates Article
This eight-page article describes best practices for insulating homes in cold climates. It includes positioning windows to the interior side of wal...

Iranian Wind Catcher and Natural Ventilation White Paper
This six-page white paper analyzes different configurations of wind catchers used to cool buildings, and determines the optimal form.

Iranian Wind Towers Article
This three-page article discusses wind towers used for passive cooling in hot, arid climate.

Low Energy Duplex Homes Ulm Germany
Four-page booklet describes low energy houses using passive house windows in Ulm, Germany.

Passive House Kronsberg (Germany)
In the 32 terraced houses built in 1998 by the developer Rasch & Partner in cooperation with the Stadtwerke Hannover, for the first time a heating...

Permitting Small Wind Turbines
This 44-page handbook provides guidance based on experiences in California for siting and permitting wind turbines..

Putting Wind on Trial Commentary APRIL 2011
Why would an environmental law center put wind on trial? And what does a court case challenging Colorado's renewable energy mandates have to do wi...

Renewable Energy Opportunities on the Farm
This 20-page document describes how renewable energy represents an important option for agricultural producers. This publication introduces three r...

Review of solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security
This paper reviews and ranks major proposed energy-related solutions to global warming, air pollution mortality, and energy security while consider...

Small Wind Economic Payback Worksheet (USA)
The Small Wind Economic Model is a spreadsheet tool that can help you analyze the economics of a small wind electric system and decide whether wind...

Small Wind Electric Systems: A US Consumer's Guide (USA)
This guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the ener...

Solar electric sail propulsion white paper
This 13-page paper describes research into the electric sail, a new space propulsion concept which uses solar wind momentum for producing thrust. T...

Sustainable Checklist for Communities for Renewable Energy
A four-page fact sheet outlining a sustainable energy planning process for communities looking into solar, wind geothermal or biomass energy, and a...

UBC Language of Light Article
This three-page article describes the photovoltaic wind tower at Regent College, designed by architect Clive Grout and artist Sarah Hall.

UBC Regent Wind Tower Award
One-page description of the award received for the UBC Regent College wind tower.

UBC Wind Tower PVs
This one-page fact sheet describes the south-facing facade of a UBC wind tower will collect solar energy during the day, and use this energy for il...

Vestas Wind Turbines
Brochure describes technical specifications of the Vestas wind turbines.

Wild Horse Wind Farm Data Sheet (Chinese)
Two-page datasheet on the Wild Horse Wind Farm in Washigton State, USA, translated to Chinese.

Wild Horse Wind Farm Data Sheet (English)
Two-page overview of the Wild Horse Wind Farm in Washington State.

Wild Horse Wind Farm Data Sheet (Spanish)
Two-page overview of the Wild Horse Wind Farm in Washington State, USA, translated to Spanish.

Wind Comparisons 2002
Wind turbine Apples & Oranges - technical appendix from Home Power.

Wind Energy The Facts
Brief overview of wind energy.

Wind Towers Article
This two-page article describes the use of wind towers in naturally ventilated buildings.


Files tagged by Wind (17)  ^

Alpha Ventus Wind Farm Book
This 29-page document describes how Germany's Alpha Ventus offshore wind farm was built.

An Open Letter to (Wind) Inventors) by Mick Sagrillo
(This is a blunt analysis of some of the new wind “inventions” that continuously pop up on the internet, touting outlandish claims about “bre...

Bladeless Wind Turbine US Patent
This is the nine-page application for a U.S. Patent for a bladeless wind turbine that uses rotating parallel disks to generate electricity, by Howa...

Community Wind Guidebook for Oregon USA
Community Wind: an Oregon Guidebook was developed by Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (SEED) in partnership with the Energy Tr...

Consumer's Guide to Renewable Energy in Arkansas
This 32-page guide will introduce you to solar, wind, and renewable fuel technologies that can be utilized in Arkansas, USA. Note that it is not a...

Fair Transmission Access for Wind
This 14-page paper identifies the priority transmission problems faced by wind power in the United States and propose solutions for each of them. T...

Great River Energy Brochure
This five-page brochure describes the sustainable features that were included in Great Energy's LEED Platinum Maple Grove, Minnesota building.

Green Power Transmission and Consumer Savings 2009
This three-page fact sheet summarizes the benefits of reinvesting in the power grid with renewable power.

Impact of Wind Power Projects on Residential Property Values in USA 2009
This 164-page report studies the concern that property values will be adversely affected by wind energy facilities as commonly put forth by stakeho...

Permitting Small Wind Turbines
This 44-page handbook provides guidance based on experiences in California for siting and permitting wind turbines..

Putting Wind on Trial Commentary APRIL 2011
Why would an environmental law center put wind on trial? And what does a court case challenging Colorado's renewable energy mandates have to do wi...

Renewable Energy Opportunities on the Farm
This 20-page document describes how renewable energy represents an important option for agricultural producers. This publication introduces three r...

Review of solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security
This paper reviews and ranks major proposed energy-related solutions to global warming, air pollution mortality, and energy security while consider...

Small Wind Electric Systems: A US Consumer's Guide (USA)
This guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the ener...

Wind Comparisons 2002
Wind turbine Apples & Oranges - technical appendix from Home Power.


Resources (212)  ^

Aeolis (Netherlands)
Aeolis Forecasting Services is a weather service provider aiming at the support of weather related commerce and industry, the energy sector in p...

Aerotecture Wind Turbines (USA)
Aerotecture International seeks to radically transform the dominant paradigm of energy production and consumption around the globe. Blending the...

African Energy (Africa)
African Energy is a Wholesale Distributor of Solar and Back-up Power Equipment Exclusively for Africa
We serve African re...

Airtricity (Scotland)
Airtricity’s renewable energy development division is responsible for the development and construction of the Scottish and Southern Energy...

Alpha Ventus Wind Farm (Germany)
Germany's first offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus generates more power than expected. While the first half of 2011 was disappointing for onshore w...

Alternative Energy Institute (Texas, USA)
The Alternative Energy Institute (AEI) was formed in 1977 at WTAMU, as an outgrowth of wind energy research begun in 1970. Our primary emphasis ...

American Council on Renewable Energy (USA)
The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) works to bring all forms of renewable energy into the mainstream of America’s economy and...

AMORY LOVINS House WSJ Video Link
This great video features Amory Lovins and his house in Snowmass, Colorado, by the Wall Street Journal. A quarter-century ago, in the wake of Am...

Ardrossan Wind Farm Video Link
Very brief video that shows the Ardrossan wind farm in Scotland.

Arizona Solar Center
This is your Arizona source for solar energy information. Come inside and explore various technologies, including photovoltaics, solar cooking, ...

Artificial Trees that Produce Solar Power
SolarBotanic will introduce artificial trees that make use of renewable energy from the sun and wind, they are an efficient clean and environmen...

Atlas of Renewable Resources (USA)
The Atlas is an interactive application of the renewable energy resources in the contiguous United States, Alaska and Hawaii. It illustrates the...

Ballard Library AIA Case Study Top Ten Green 2006
Comprehensive case study by the American Institute of Architects of the Ballard Library in Seattle. The design team worked with the Seattle City...

Beautiful Earth Group (New York, USA)
Beautiful Earth Group is a New York–based renewable energy company focusing on the development of utility-scale solar and wind power gener...

Bertrand Piccard
The first ever non-stop balloon flight around the world brought Bertrand Piccard fame as the "scientist-adventurer." Born into a dynasty of exp...

Biomimicry in Architecture, Integrating Technology with Nature
Article: In the future, the houses we live in and the offices we work in will be designed to function like living organisms, specifically adapte...

Bjarke Ingels TED Talk Video
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels rockets through photo/video-mingled stories of his eco-flashy designs. His buildings not only look like nature --...

Boots on the Roof Wind and Solar Blog
Blog from the company that provides training for the Wind and Solar Energy Industry

Build Your Own Wind Turbine (Ireland)
On each of our workshops we build one wind turbine to a design by Hugh Piggott of Scoraigwind.

Making a wind turbine is not as difficult...

California Wind Energy Association
CalWEA is a non-profit corporation supported by members of the wind energy industry, including turbine manufacturers, project developers and own...

California Wind Energy Collaborative
CWEC is a partnership of the University of California and the California Energy Commission. We were established in 2002 to provide a centralized...

Canton Tower (China)
The Canton or Guangzhou TV tower represents and rejuvenates the centuries-old industrial center of Canton, China, (10 million inhabitants). T...

Center for Energy Efficient Design (Virginia, USA)
The Center for Energy Efficient Design (CEED) is a state-of-the-art educational center that is housed in a net zero, energy-efficient building. ...

Clif Bar & Company (California, USA)
In 2001, Clif Bar formalized its commitment to environmental sustainability. They transitioned to organic ingredients, eliminated shrink-wrap (w...

CO2 Saver House (Poland)
This simple sustainable house designed by architect Peter Kuczia – like a chameleon – blends with its surrounding area on Laka Lake ...

Community Wind Toolbox (USA)
The Community Wind Handbook offers high-quality practical information for farmers and rural landowners looking to develop comme...

Consumer Energy Tax Incentives 2009
Consumer Energy Tax Incentives
What the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Me...

Cost Less Energy (Yakima, Washington, USA)
Solar, Hydro, Wind, Biofuels -- ALL YOUR RENEWABLE ENERGY NEEDS- EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES, ACCESSORIES, INSTALLATION, AND TRAINING

Daylighting Collaborative (Wisconsin, USA)
The Daylighting Collaborative was initiated by the Energy Center of Wisconsin and its sponsoring members as a source of why-do and how-to inform...

DIY Wind Turbine Project
This project for making a wind turbine is appropriate for high school level. Most of the tools and materials you need, can be found in your...

Dynamic Architecture
David Fisher graduated with Honors from the School of Architecture in Florence. Dr. Fisher's professional activity has always been focused on tw...

Dynamic Architecture
The Dynamic Tower, the world's first proposed building in motion (as of June 2014), takes the concept of green buildings to the next level, gene...

EcoSense House (Vancouver Island, Canada)
Eco-Sense is a home, a lifestyle, a work ethic and a design for life created by Ann and Gord Baird on Vancouver Island, in the Pacific Northwest...

Efficient Windows Coolaborative
Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) members have made a commitment to manufacture and promote energy-efficient windows. This site provides unb...

ElectraWinds (Belgium)
Electrawinds is a Belgian energy company which produces green energy via wind turbines, biomass power plants, and solar farms. The various forms...

Electric Sailing (Finland)
Website from the Finnish Meteorological Institute on the development of its electric solar wind sail, or electric sail for short, a propulsion i...

eLoo Solar Toilet (Texas, USA)
GREEN, EVAPORATIVE TOILET!! The Enviro Loo is the new SOLAR, EVAPORATIVE TOILET now being manufactured in the US. This unit is unique because it...

Eneco Energy (Netherlands)
Eneco is an integrated energy company specialised in the production, trading, transmission and supply of gas, electricity and heat and related s...

Energex Earth's Choice Green Power
earth'schoice green energy is purchased from the following environmentally friendly or 'green' sources.
Micro-hydro Hydro - Hydroelectri...

energie-experten.org (Germany)
energie-experten.org offers a simple-to-use search function that will display on a Google Map the nearest renewable energy experts to a searched...

Energy Efficiency Done Right
Energy Efficiency Done Right is a energy efficienct product supplier. Our primary products are the In'Flector and Solar Selective Window Insulat...

Energy Efficiency Done Right
Energy Efficiency Done Right is a energy efficienct product supplier. Our primary products are the In'Flector and Solar Selective Window Insulat...

Energy Island (UK)
The Energy Island Group is a partnership of experts in marine architecture and engineering, infrastructure, project design and management, appli...

Energy Kids Renewable Wind
This website teaches kids about wind energy.

Energy Star Homes Certification (USA)
To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Homes a...

Enerpac
Enerpac is a recognized global leader in high-force tools and equipment used in industrial markets, including offshore wind farms. Enerpac produ...

Engensa (UK)
Engensa is a solar panel installation company covering the South West of England, providing home owners with a way to not only cut their electri...

EnviroLoo Solar Toilet (Texas)
GREEN, EVAPORATIVE TOILET!!
The Enviro Loo is the new SOLAR, EVAPORATIVE TOILET now being manufactured in the US. This unit is unique beca...

European Offshore Wind 2009 Update Video
An update from the European Wind Energy Association on its offshore wind event that was held earlier this month in Stockholm, Sweden.

European Wind Day
On 15 June 2009, across European regions and cities, a vast range of events took place simultaneously. The public had the chance to learn more a...

Finnish Wind Power Association (Finland)
The aim of the Finnish Wind Power Association is to promote Wind Energy in Finland. Currently the association has got about 150 private persons ...

Fortis Wind Energy (Global)
Fortis is the world leader in design and manufacturing of high performance stand alone and grid connected wind turbines in the range from 1400 W...

Genzyme Center Case Study AIA COTE Green Top Ten
Genzyme Center was chosen as an AIA Top Ten Green Project for 2004. Designed by Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner, it achieved a LEED Platinum ra...

Get Solar (USA)
GetSolar.com is the destination for residential and commercial customers to find professional solar installers. Our national directory of solar ...

Get Solar Blog
GetSolar.com is the destination for residential and commercial customers to find professional solar installers. Our national directory of solar ...

Global Wind Day
In the summer, tens of thousands of people from around the world join in celebrating the enormous benefits of wind power during Global Wind Day ...

Great Green Careers (USA)
Great Green Careers connects employers and job seekers in the green jobs industries. The green job market includes energy (wind, solar, geotherm...

Green Energy Ohio (USA)
Green Energy Ohio (GEO) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies a...

Green Power Electric Membership Corporation (Georgia, USA)
Since 2003, our nonprofit corporation has offered customers of participating Georgia electric cooperatives the opportunity to support cleaner, r...

Green Products Wall
Put Your Business on the Wall for Free. The Green Products Wall provides wall space for qualified businesses at no cost for the space. The ne...

Greenscape Capital (USA)
Greenscape Capital Group increases the environmental sustainability and social responsibility of our built environment through the development o...

Greywater Cold Condition Suggestions

Heliatek (Germany)
Thin, light, flexible – the future of solar technology is organic photovoltaics. Organic photovoltaics offer nearly limitless possibilitie...

High Performing Buildings Magazine
This award-winning magazine from ASHRAE helps the building industry learn about the benefits of high-performance design through case studies of ...

Home Power Magazine
Comprehensive, technical coverage of solar, wind, and microhydro electricity, energy efficiency, solar hot water systems, space heating and cool...

Home Power Magazine
Over the last 20 years, we’ve published more than 120 issues of Home Power. Each issue contains the most comprehensive, technical...

Horns Reef Website (Denmark)
Horns Rev Offshore Wind Farm is one of the world´s largest wind farms at sea. It comprises 80 efficient windturbines capable of producing ...

Hundertwasser Architecture
Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser (December 15, 1928 – February 19, 2000) was an Austrian painter and architect. His archit...

Inside Queen City EcoVillage Video Link
The Queen City EcoVillage in Seattle is a neighborhood of small, very well insulated homes with triple-glazed windows, solar collectors on the ...

Inventing Green
Inventing Green is the project site for a forthcoming book by Alexis Madrigal, which is due out Fall 2010 from Da Capo Books, a subsidiary of th...

Iowa Renewable Energy Association
The Iowa Renewable Energy Association (I-Renew) is a membership-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating Iowans about renewable ener...

KiteShip
KiteShip Corporation builds wind power for ships. And for yachts, transoceanic deliveries and support craft. And for Aerospace and industrial - ...

LandArk Designer Pods Video Link
The gardenARK is more than a shed -- incorporating solar panel, wind turbine and sheep's wool for insulation. It's off-grid and it's zero-carbon...

Liquid Metal Battery TED Talk
What's the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage -- so we can have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind...

Manassas Park Elementary School Video Link
From naturally lit classrooms, to a system that alerts students when it is the right temperature outside to open the windows in their classroom;...

Midwest Renewable Energy Association
The MREA certifies Site Assessors in three technologies: photovoltaics, wind (home siz...

Mountain View Solar & Wind (West Virginia, USA)
Mountain View Solar & Wind installs solar photovoltaic systems, solar hot water systems, and wind power with a pride and passion that has ea...

Moving Windmills
Moving Windmills Project supports Malawian-run rural economic development and education projects in Malawi, with the goals of community economic...

NASA Earth Observations - Global Views
Ocean, energy, land, atmosphere and life maps as seen by NASA satellites of the entire earth. For examples, you can view snow cover, population,...

National Wind Coordinating Collaborative
The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) provides a neutral forum for a wide range of stakeholders to pursue the shared objective of ...

National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (USA)
A U.S. consensus-based collaborative formed in 1994, the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) identifies issues that affect the use ...

National Wind Technology Center NREL (USA)
Much of the US wind industry's success can be attributed to the research conducted at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Funded by t...

New Funding Boosts Solar Energy (USA)
11 June 2009

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced more than $300 million worth of investments that will boost a range of cle...

New Generation Energy (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
New Generation Energy (NGE) is a Boston-based non-profit that provides investment options for individuals, businesses, and foundations in the ar...

New York Solar Energy Society (USA)
The New York Solar Energy Society (NYSES) mission is to encourage the understanding and use of solar energy technologies through public outreach...

North American Wind Power
North American Windpower's readers rely on this publication to keep them up-to-date on all aspects of the wind industry with news,policy, etc.

North Carolina Green Power
NC GreenPower is an independent, nonprofit organization established to improve North Carolina’s environment through voluntary contribution...

North Carolina Wind Energy (USA)
The North Carolina Wind Energy Website intends to provide a comprehensive list of research as it unfolds. Some of the reports on this site are r...

NREL Wind Research (USA)
Much of the wind industry's success can be attributed to the research conducted at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Funded by the ...

Oakland Community College (Michigan, USA)
OCC's alternate energies classes focus on harnessing energy from renewable sources - sun, wind, water, underground (geothermal) heat and growing pl...

Our Windowfarms
Windowfarmers R&D-I- is an Open Source Community Developing Hydroponic Edible Gardens For Urban Windows.

Windowfarms let you grow fo...

PA Solar School
Infinite Solar, Inc was established in 2008 to service the demands of the green energy industry. In 2009 Infinite Solar founded the first Solar ...

Passive Background Ventilation (New Zealand)
Passive ventilation relies on the principle of variations of air pressure, whereby fresh air enters the house on the windy side forcing stale an...

Passive Cooling Article
Based on his book Sun, Wind and Light, G.Z. Brown identifies four passive cooling strategies: natural ventilation, evaporative cooling,...

Passive Solar Design (California, USA)
Proper orientation, overhangs, shading, windows, thermal massing, attached greenhouses, etc.

Passive Solar Energy Book Dowloadable from BuiltItSolar
The book assumes no prior knowledge of solar heating and cooling. It starts with the basics and builds from there. The writing style is very dow...

Passive Solar Home Design
Describes window location, glazing type, insulation and air sealing, heating and cooling systems, direct gain, indirect gain, isolated gain and sum...

Passive Ventilation (New Zealand)
Passive ventilation is the supply and removal of this air through openings in the building’s envelope using natural wind flow and temperat...

Portland Daylighting Lab (Oregon, USA)
Energy Studies in Building Laboratory researchers use the lab's mirrored-box artificial sky and heliodon to teach students daylighting and sun m...

Princeton Solar Solutions Awarded 464 kW Solar Project at East Amwell Township School
Princeton, NJ - Princeton Solar Solutions, LLC (PSS) was recently awarded a 464 kW solar project located at East Amwell Elementary School. The i...

Put Solar On It
On 10/10/10, thousands of communities will join together to celebrate climate solutions. All over the world, we’ll be putting up solar pan...

PVC Hoophouse for Your Garden DIY
by Travis Saling An unheated PVC hoophouse can be a useful addition to your garden. It keeps excessive rain off the plants, blocks the wind, rai...

Ralph O. McMillan and Associates (Washington DC)
Ralph O. McMillan & Associates, LLC (ROMA) is an energy efficiency measures identification, implementation and validation firm that administ...

Renewable Energy Atlas of the West (USA)
The Atlas is an 80-page, full-color presentation of the renewable energy resources in the West, including newly-released h...

Renewable Energy Focus Magazine (Global)
During this time of growth and potential, Renewable Energy Focus provides a forum for debate and dialogue between research, industry, financial ...

Renewable Energy Industry
Website devoted to the business world of renewable energy and to the global center of the international Renewable Energy Industry with Daily New...

Renewable Energy Policy Project
REPP's goal is to accelerate the use of renewable energy by providing credible information, insightful policy analysis, and innovative strategie...

Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (Massachusetts, USA)
The Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (RERL) at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst exists to promote education and research in renewa...

Renewable Energy World
Links to blogs on bioenergy, geothermal, green power, hydropower,hydrogen fuel cells, ocean energy, passive solar, solar, daylighting, solar the...

Ridgeline Energy
Ridgeline Energy, LLC, with personnel located in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, focuses on developing utility-scale wind energy projects in the P...

Roscoe Wind Council
The Roscoe Wind Council is a nonprofit organization comprised of local citizens and business owners dedicated to the support of wind energy and ...

Ruihua Renewable Energy Machinery (Hangzhou, China)
Wind turbines, solar modules, batteries, off-grid controllers, LEDs, etc.

Sandia Labs Wind Energy Technology (USA)
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) conducts applied wind energy research aimed to increase the viability of wind technology by improving wind tu...

Saul Griffith's Kites Tap Wind Energy Video Link
In this brief talk, Saul Griffith unveils the invention his new company Makani Power has been working on: giant kite turbines that create surpri...

Shepard Hall at City College (New York, USA)
This $150 million dollar project has entailed the reconstruction of a 400,000 SF landmark building built shortly after the turn of the 20th Cent...

ShoreBank Chicago-Detroit (USA)
ShoreBank seeks to provide financing which is environmentally sound and energy efficient as part of its corporate “triple bottom line.&rdq...

Siemens Energy (Germany)
Siemens offers products, solutions and services for the entire energy conversion chain – from power generation and transmission to distrib...

Silicon Solar
Panels, photovoltaics, complete systems, water heaters, battery chargers, accessories, wind, etc.

Silk Road Solar Africa (USA and Africa)
Africa has the highest number of sun hours per day and yet the lowest per capita useage of solar technology. Cost is the primary bottleneck to t...

Skara Brae Case Study (Scotland)
The 3,000 B.C. community of Skara Brae is a complicated archaeological site, and like any village shows signs of reuse and rebuilding. This case...

Ski Area Environmental Scorecard 2008/2009 (USA)
The Ski Area Environmental Scorecard is the only non-industry, independent mechanism that gives skiers and boarders a way to assess the environm...

Ski Green (USA)
SkiGreen is a partnership between the non-profit Bonneville Environmental Foundation and leaders in the sports industry to build support for non...

SkySails
SkySails is developing, producing and selling an internationally patented wind propulsion system based on large towing kites. Depending on th...

SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology) (USA)
SMIT is a sustainable design start–up company founded on a new approach to developing technology for harnessing wind and solar energy. It ...

Solaleya Rotating Dome Homes
Solaleya represents Domespace Homes - from France - in the USA. Our all wood dome shaped homes allow you to live in an exceptionally pleasant se...

Solar 4 R Schools (USA)
Developed and managed by Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), Solar 4R Schools provides schools nationwide with hands-on teaching tools su...

Solar Boston (USA)
The Solar Boston program is an effort to increase the amount of solar energy in the city to twenty-five megawatts by 2015. The City of Boston i...

Solar Buildings Research Network (Canada)
The vision of the Solar Buildings Research Network (SBRN) is the development of the solar-optimized building as an integrated advanced technologica...

Solar Connexion (Virginia, USA)
We install PV systems for simple cabin retreats to the complexity of a solar powered community or commercial building. Since 1993, Solar Connexi...

Solar Decathlon
The Solar Decathlon joins 20 college and university teams in a competition to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficien...

Solar Design Associates (USA)
Founded in 1974 by noted solar advocate, designer and author Steven J. Strong, Solar Design Associates has earned a global reputation for its pi...

Solar Electric Bicycle
This project was a way of using the ongoing power produced from a 100w wind generator and 5w solar panel. The basis of the project was a second ...

Solar Energy Society of Canada
SESCI promotes the increased use of solar and other renewable energies in Canada. To achieve its goals, SESCI has developed programs in three br...

Solar Goes Hyper in the U.S.
Written by Kark Burkart, Mother Nature Network, February 2011
As the U.S. government continues to heap billions in subsidies to th...

Solar Home on Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA, USA)
This project's most visible green feature is the array of photovoltaic panels and solar-hot-water collectors mounted atop the penthouse roof. Th...

Solar Ivy
Solar Ivy is a solar energy delivery device that draws inspiration from ivy growing on a building. Its leaves capture sunlight with photovoltai...

Solar Reserve
SolarReserve was formed to solve two of the fundamental barriers of renewable energy: scalability and storage. Unlike hydroelectric, geothermal,...

Solar Sailor
Solar Sailor is a technology company working with operators, naval architects and boatbuilders. We supply patented Solarsails which harness rene...

Solar-Powered Manned Flight
Jun 11th 2009
From The Economist

WHEN an airliner takes off for a transatlantic flight it needs to carry some 80 tonnes of fuel, w...

SolarAero Research
Solar Aero Research is a New Hampshire alternative-energy organization, dedicated to energy independence and development of renewable resources....

Solaris Synergy (Israel)
While nearly 100% of the world's solar energy systems are land-based, land resources in many regions worldwide are rapidly dwindling. At the sam...

SOLR Solar Energy Roofing Panels
Premium Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)
In manufacturing SOLR™, thin-film solar laminates are fused to the surface of th...

Sound Power (Puget Sound, Washington, USA)
As the Northwest’s premier solar designer and installer, Sound Power is committed to incorporating today’s cleanest and most elegant...

Students Pit Wind Power against Solar Power Video Link
This almost two-minute video shows Sylvania Northview High School students in Toldeo, Ohio, who want to know just how much power their region's ...

Sun & Wind Energy Magazine
SUN & WIND ENERGY is the unique forum for experts on renewable energies that informs about 25,000 professionals worldwide in English about t...

Sun Pumps
Solar water pumps are a great alternative to the more traditional electric water pump. Solar pumps have proven to be the perfect piece of equipm...

Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies
Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies, 2nd Edition

How to design buildings that heat with the sun, co...

SUNN - Solar Powered Electric Car Kit
You can design and build a car that makes you happy when you drive and makes you smile when you look at it. We are offering plans and assemblies...

SunRise Solar Attic Fans
Uses No Electricity - Cuts Utility Bills up to 30% - Attractive Design - High Wind Resistant. Made from 70% Recycled UV Stabilized Plastic.

Suntuitive from Pleotint
Pleotint offers an environmentally interactive glass interlayer, Suntuitive™, that lightens and darkens by itself - with absolutely no mec...

SunWind Power Systems (Kentucky, USA)
We provide services and products for solar (solar hot water, solar PV), wind and other renewable technologies for those in Louisville and throug...

That Roundhouse (Wales)
The Roundhouse in Brithir Mawr, Wales, is made with wood frame, cobwood, recycled window walls and a straw-insulated sod roof. It is powered by ...

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind on ABC News
An inspiring true story about a Malawi boy's desire to light his home and village. This video shows an interview with William Kamkwamba the boy ...

The Daylight Site
This website is run and facilitated by VELUX A/S. We support research concerning the impact of daylight and windows on the visual environment an...

Theo Jansen Creates Wind-Powered Creatures Video Link
Artist Theo Jansen demonstrates the amazingly lifelike kinetic sculptures he builds from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. His creatures are d...

Three Birds Foundation (USA)
In partnership with public schools in low-income communities, Three Birds develops renewable energy initiatives that engage and inspire students...

Three Solar Parks Miami-Dade (Florida, USA)
Miami-Dade Solar Parks (Park, Recreation and Open Spaces)

1st Location: Country Village Park
In...

Top Green Power Purchasers in USA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists the top 25 largest purchasers of ...

Twelve West (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Twelve West is a 2010 Top Ten Award Winner of the AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects, The building has an eco-roof, rooftop garden and terrace spac...

Twelve West AIA Case Study
Rising 23 stories above the intersection of Twelfth and Washington streets in Southwest Portland, Oregon, Twelve|West is a mixed-use building de...

U.S. Wind Energy Projects Map
This projects data includes wind power project sites that are currently in operation or are under construction. Information is primarily from AW...

Ullesthorpe Windmill
Ullesthorpe lies three miles west of Lutterworth in South Leicestershire. Its tower mill was built by subscription in 1800. Like many other vill...

US Wind Research by NREL (USA)
The vision of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is to be an essential partner for the technical development and large-scale deployment ...

USA Wind Map in Real Time
This map shows the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US in real time. Beautiful and hypnotic to watch!

Veljko Milkovic Research & Development Center (Serbia)
Veljko Milkovic pioneered the self-heating eco-house concept for his passive solar residential designs in Serbia. The homes utilize the sun for ...

Vineyard Energy Project (Massachusetts, USA)
The Vineyard Energy Project (VEP) is a non-profit corporation, founded in 2003, on the island of Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachuset...

Virginia Solar Energy Association (Virginia, USA)
Established in 1983, The Virginia Solar Energy Association seeks to empower Virginia citizens with knowledge about solar energy technologies, ad...

Warwick Microwind Trial (UK)
An open-access project to provide independent and objective data on the performance of rooftop wind turbines on real sites in the UK.

Washington Wind Resource Map (USA)
This resource map shows wind speed estimates at 50 meters above the ground and depicts the resource that could be used for utility-scale wind de...

William Kamkwamba on Building a Windmill Video Link
When he was just 14 years old, Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba built his family an electricity-generating windmill from spare parts, working...

Wind Direction Map (Global)
This global map from Sail WX provides info on wind speed and direction reports in degrees true within the last 12 hours. It also provides dew po...

Wind Energy in California
From the California Energy Commission: Wind energy plays an integral role in California's electricity portfolio. In 2007, turbines in wind farms...

Wind Energy Magazine (Italy)
WIND ENERGY is the only Italian magazine exclusively dedicated to wind power. The production of electricity from wind in Italy is becoming ever ...

Wind Energy Podcasts
Beyond Zero talks to experts in wind energy in these podcasts.

Wind Energy Resource Atlas (USA)
The wind resource maps estimate the resource in terms of wind power classes (Table 1-1), ranging from class 1 (the lowest) to class 7 (the highe...

Wind Generator How To Build Video Link
Learn how to build a wind generator with these simple wind generator plans.

Wind Plans
Family Living Off the Grid (Canada) for the past 15 years with wind generators and solar panels that provide renewable energy to their home. In ...

Wind Power in Texas
Wikipedia article on wind power in Texas that includes a table of all wind farms, their capacity and turbines.

Wind Power Maps (USA)
The national 80-meter wind resource map can give you a macro view of wind resources in the United States. Click on a state of interest to view t...

Wind Power Monthly
Windpower Monthly is the leading news magazine of the international wind energy business, publishing non-stop since 1985. Fiercely protective of...

Wind Resource Map (USA)
If your State does not have a wind resource map, the national 80-meter map on the website can give you a macro view of wind resources in the Uni...

Wind Technology Center Installing Dynamic Duo Video
NREL is installing a 1.5-MW turbine manufactured by GE and a 2.3-MW turbine from Siemens. The turbines will run under observation with goal of i...

Wind Turbine Recipe Book
This is the latest edition of 'axial flux windmill plans' as used in the courses the author teaches worldwide. The Recipe Book replaces older pl...

Wind Web Tutorials
Comprehensive online facts and details about wind power - costs, basics of operation, systems, statistics and other things you need to know. Fro...

Wind Works
Model Advanced Renewable Tariff Legislation is provided this page o fthe Wind Works website. It describes several key elements to be considered ...

Windmill Tours Palm Springs, California
SEE THE WINDMILLS AND EXPLORE THE POWER -- ECO-ADVENTURE TOUR of The World Famous Palm Springs Windmills. Travel Through a Forest of Giganti...

Windowfarms
A Windowfarm™ is a vertical, indoor garden kit that allows for year-round growing in almost any window. It lets plants use natural window ...

WINDPOWER 2009 Conference and Exhibition
Join us next year for WINDPOWER 2009 Conference & Exhibition taking place May 4 - 7, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Please note the new dates & locati...

Windside Turbines (Finland)
Windside Wind Turbines were developed in 1979 by Mr. Risto Joutsiniemi. The Turbines have been made to order since 1982, and to date they have b...

Windtronics Wind Turbine
Gearless Blade Tip Power System ™ – the future of wind power.
The Honeywell Wind Turbine utilizes a system of magnets and s...

Windustry
Windustry promotes progressive renewable energy solutions and empowers communities to develop and own wind energy as an environmentally sustaina...

Windustry
Windustry promotes progressive renewable energy solutions and empowers communities to develop and own wind energy as an environmentally sustaina...

World Evapotranspiration Web Viewer
Evapotranspiration is one of the dominant forces driving our climate: 61% of rainfall is lost to evapotranspiration before reaching the ocean, a...

World Wind Energy Association
WWEA is an international non-profit association embracing the wind sector worldwide, with members in 90 countries. WWEA works for the promotion ...

Your Green Dream Blog
A free source of information on how to create your own homemade projects on solar, hydro, wind, tidal, geothermal or other green power. The site...

Zero Emissions Race (Global)
This is not a race about speed. This is a race to make the planet greener and a better place to live for future generations. This is a race to m...

Zero Energy Home
The Appalachian Student Newspaper
Special to The Appalachian
by CHARLES NICOLETTI II
Intern News Reporter

A group of A...


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Tools (52)  ^

Awnshade Software
This software from the Florida Solar Energy Center allows the user to model different window shading types at various sun altitudes and angles.

BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability)
The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) free downloadable software brings to your fingertips a powerful technique for ...

Chhaya 2.0
Chhaya 2.0© is an Excel based design tool that helps designers optimize glazing size and orientation, shading and natural ventilation to ex...

Energy Star Products
This database provides information on ENERGY STAR energy efficient appliances, windows, electronics, heating and cooling equipment, lighting and...

Energy-10 Energy Simulation Software (fee-based)
For purchase from SBIC online store. ENERGY-10™ software is a powerful design tool that analyzes and illustrates the energy and cost savin...

Envest II (Fee-Based) (UK)
Envest 2 is a web-based software tool that simplifies the otherwise very complex process of designing buildings with low environmental impact an...

Greenius (German - free download)
Software is in GERMAN. Bei greenius handelt es sich um eine sehr leistungsfähige Simulationsumgebung zur Berechnung und Analyse regenerativ...

HEED Free Software (USA)
See how much energy and money you can save by making various design or remodeling changes to your home with this new easy-to-use program. You ca...

Home Energy Efficient Design (HEED)
See how much energy and money you can save by making various design or remodeling changes to your home with this new easy-to-use program. You ca...

HOMER (free registration)
HOMER is a computer model that simplifies the task of evaluating design options for both off-grid and grid-connected distributed generation (DG)...

In My Backyard (USA)
The In My Backyard (IMBY) tool estimates the electricity you can produce with a solar photovoltaic (PV) array or wind turbine at your home or bu...

LESO-Daylighting (Fee-based)
Calculation of shading factors on any facade or surface (e.g. a window) of a building, caused by the surrounding obstacles (other buildings, tre...

Light Penetration Tool
This tool lets you calculate and visualize the extent to which direct sunlight penetrates into the interior of a room through a vertical window....

Michigan Wind Prospecting Tool (USA)
The Wind Prospecting Tool (WPT) will be divided into two segments, first an analysis and interactive map tool to find and highlight the best are...

NASA World Wind Tool
Here you will find the World Wind SDK (software development kit) for Java. With this SDK, developers can embed World Wind technology in their...

Online Wind Calculator (Maryland, USA)
If you live in Maryland and want to learn about the wind resources for your site, you're in luck. The advanced wind calculator offered by the Ma...

Overhang Design Tool
This tool provides visual feedback about the performance of a horizontal window overhang.

Sustainable By Design offers its tools for fre...

Parasol (Sweden)
ParaSol is a user-friendly energy simulation tool for comparison of energy demand, and peak loads for heating / cooling for different glazing an...

Photovoltaic Power Model Software
Photovoltaic (PV) modules (or solar panels) produce electricity using renewable solar energy. Refer to the Components of PV Systems - Modules sc...

Planning Tree Windbreaks (Missouri, USA)
Windbreak research has indicated that heat energy savings of up to 40 percent are possible when you use windbreaks. Most of these savings result...

READ (USA)
Users must submit a request to access the databse, but it is free once you have obtained permission.

Working with U.S. Department of Def...

RESFEN 5.0
A computer tool such as RESFEN can help consumers and builders pick the most energy-efficient and cost-effective window for a given application,...

ROI Analysis for SOLR Roofing Panels (FREE)
SOLAR STANDING SEAM ROOF SYSTEM
SOLR™ is appropriate anywhere you would ordinarily specify standing seam roofing. If...

Shadow Analyzer (fee-based)
Shadow Analyzer is an advanced parametric CAD tool for professionals in the area of Solar Energy Engineering and Architecture.

Unlike mo...

Shadows (free for basic level)
Shadows is a program used to design sundials and astrolabes. It can be used by everybody without any required technical skills. Shadows will cal...

SketchUp (Free)
Includes built-in sun so you can easily draw walls or windows with shading devices, trees, fins, etc.

Small Wind Toolbox
For individuals who hope to install small wind energy systems, and for policymakers and advocates working to make it easier for them. Welcom...

Solar Estimator (USA)
This Solar & Wind Estimator will estimate the size and calculate the cost to install an energy system for your home or building. Technology ...

Solar Radiation Data Manual for Buildings
This manual provides solar radiation and illuminance values for a horizontal window and four vertical windows (facing north, east, south, and we...

Solar Radiation Data Manual for Buildings (USA)
Provides solar radiation and illuminance values for a horizontal window and four vertical windows (facing north, east, south, and west) for 239 ...

Sombrero 3.01 (Germany)
A PC-tool to calculate shadows on arbitrarily oriented surfaces. For both, active use of solar energy (domestic hot water, photovoitaics) as wel...

Sun Path Chart Program
This program creates sun path charts in Cartesian coordinates for: (1) "typical" dates of each month (i.e.; days receiving about the mean amount...

SUNREL
Aids in the design of single- or multizone energy-efficient buildings where the loads are dominated by the dynamic interactions between the buil...

Therm
THERM is a state-of-the-art, Microsoft Windows™-based computer program developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for use b...

TRNSYS
A TRaNsient SYstems Simulation program

TRNSYS is a transient systems simulation program with a modular structure making it a flexible to...

US Renewable Energy Resourses Interactive Atlas
This highly detailed geospatial application was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). ...

Vertical Fin Shading Tool
This tool lets you calculate the shading provided by vertical fins on a window or a wall.

From Sustainable by Design

Virtual Wind Tool (fee-based)
Virtualwind® is an advanced 3D wind flow modeling and visualization software solution. It empowers users to quickly predict, understand and ...

Wind Chill Calculator
Combine wind speed and air temperature and you get wind chill. This calculator combines for you.

Wind Energy Finance Calculator (USA)
A wind energy power project is an electricity generation investment that produces electricity at an average cost of electricity that is based on...

Wind Estimator (USA)
This Solar & Wind Estimator will estimate the size and calculate the cost to install an energy system for your home or building. Technology ...

Wind Power Prediction Tool (fee-based)
The Wind Power Prediction Tool or WPPT can be used for generating short-term (say up to 120 hour) predictions of the wind power production. The ...

Wind Project Calculator (USA)
The Wind Project Calculator was developed to assist you in performing cash flow modeling for community wind projects. You will need to enter spe...

Wind Propespecting Tools (Fee-based)
The Wind Prospecting Tools provide a more complete understanding of wind potential at your next site. They allow you to quickly explore wind res...

Wind Turbine Software
The RETScreen Software Wind Power Model can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production and savings, costs, emission reductions, financi...

Wind Yield Estimation Tool (UK)
The Wind Yield Estimator Tool will enable you to estimate the local annual mean wind speed at your chosen location in the UK and the annual yiel...

WindCast Forecasting Tool
The Current Wind map shows the current wind speed and direction for the most recent hour. Wind direction is determined by the direction from whi...

Window 5.2
WINDOW 5.2 is a publicly available computer program for calculating total window thermal performance indices (i.e. U-values, solar heat gain coe...

Window 6.3 (USA)
WINDOW 6.3 is a publicly available (free) computer program for calculating total window thermal performance indices (i.e. U-values, solar heat g...

Window Heat Gain Calculator
This tool calculates the solar heat gain through vertical windows in temperate latitudes. From Sustainable by Design
Christopher G...

Window Overhang Analysis Tool
This tool lets you visualize the degree to which a horizontal overhang shades a window throughout the year. The development and maintenance of O...

Window Overhang Design Tool
This tool provides visual feedback about the performance of a horizontal window overhang. The development and maintenance of Overhang Design is ...


Videos (60)  ^

Alpha Ventus Wind Farm Video
A highly interesting and informative look at the offshore wind farm construction process of Alpha Ventus Wind Farm off the coast of Germany. Fil...

Amazing SOLAR and WIND Powered VAN Video
This is fantastic, and it just shows what you can do with renewable energy. This is the way forward for vehicle technology. An electric powered ...

Build a Wind Generator Video
Learn how to build a wind generator with Les and Jane, experts in building wind generators, and solar panels with over 16 years of experience. T...

Bulbdial Clock Video
One minute in the life of a bulbdial clock, sitting on our window sill on a partly cloudy day. This is an "indoor sundial" clock that has three ...

California Academy of Sciences Veg Roof Video
It's one of the most expansive and one of the most complex living roofs ever designed- the 197,000-square-foot rooftop is home to 1.7 million na...

Cell Tower with Solar Wind Qatar Video
January 27, 2010 — Vodafone Qatar and Alcatel-Lucent announced the opening of the first hybrid powered wireless Base Station in Qatar, us...

Coachella Wind Turbines California Video
In the middle of nowhere in the Southern California desert are thousands of windmills providing electricity to surrounding cities. It's a magnif...

Construction of Wind Turbine Video
Wind Turbine Construction in White County Indiana. Set music with video set to double-speed, this video shows the process of installing a large-...

Denver Airport Green Parking Opening Video
One of the greenest parking facilities in the world as of November 2010, Denver's Canopy Parking is solar and wind powered.

Denver Airport Green Parking Video
The Canopy Airport Parking Green Movie focuses on the green features of the parking facility serving Denver International Airport. The DIA of...

Desalination with Solar and Wind Power Video
This video provides an overview of the first ever floating, autonomous, eco-friendly, and cost-efficient, desalination unit on the planet that u...

Disposable Cardboard House Video
Designer/builder Link Knight believe to be the second cardboard building in the world. It's a recyclable disposable portable cardboard house, bu...

Do Wind Turbines Make Noise Video
Are Wind Turbines Noisy? Here is about three minutes of video of Wind Turbines at Fenner Wind Farm and the sounds we are surrounded by everyd...

EcoSense House Vancouver Canada Video
Peak Moment 103: Wanting to live a "reasonable, comfortable life" in tune with nature, Ann and Gord Baird are building a near "net zero energy" ...

Enercon E126 Wind Turbine Video
This is the Enercon E-126, the first wind turbine with 6 MW rated power, rotor diameter: 126m (413ft), hub height: 135m(450ft). Two of these gia...

Fatal Attraction Birds & Wind Turbines Video
With California's ambitious renewable energy goal, the state needs wind power. But California's largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass unint...

Floating Wind Turbine Pilot Video
The world's first floating wind turbine has been towed to sea in a pilot project aimed at creating future wind farms miles off shore where the w...

Great River Energy Video
Great River Energy's LEED Platinum building in Minnesota. It has fluorescent and LED lighting throughout. But it also features (among other thin...

Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center Video
Wind Already Powers Some 2.5 Million U.S. Homes Wind is the fastest growing energy source in the world...and here in the US wind farms have p...

How Coal Stacks up against Wind Video
A short animation video illustrating how much coal a two-megawatt wind turbine displaces.

How Does Wind Power Work Video
Very good video animation that shows how wind power works with giant wind turbines.

How Does Wind Power work. an animated video for the ...

Hywind Floating Windmill Animation Video
Technip has been awarded by StatoilHydro an EPCI contract for the Hywind Project substructure wind turbine which will be located offshore Karm&o...

Inside a Wind Turbine Video
Inside a wind turbine, windmill and shots from a siemens 1.3MW (megawatt) turbine.

Jay Leno's Garage: Wind Turbines Video
As part of an ongoing project with Popular Mechanics to make his garage more sustainable, the Tonight Show host is getting set to install a stat...

Milwaukee Art Museum Wings Open Video
High noon, Milwaukee's Art Museum slowly flaps its wings. The Museum’s signature wings, the Burke Brise Soleil (from the French for "sun b...

Moving Windmills Kamkwamba Documentary Video
Wonderful interview with William Kamkwamba, whose book "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," written with Bryan Mealer, describes his life growing u...

Off Grid Renewable Energy Part 1
We have 2 Evergreen Solar panels 180 watts each, Tristar 60Amp Controller, 2, 400 watt Air-x wind generators, about 8 marine deep cycle batterie...

Off Grid Renewable Energy Part 2
We have 2 Evergreen Solar panels 180 watts each, Tristar 60Amp Controller, 2, 400 watt Air-x wind generators, about 8 marine deep cycle batterie...

Off-Shore Wind Helicopter Hoist Video
Admittedly, this video doesn't provide much info but it is a cool fly-over of an off-shore wind farm that also shows a helicopter picking up wor...

Passiv Haus Dr Wolfgang Feist Interview Video (Pt 2)
Part 2 Exploring some Passivhaus principles in the UK context. Dr Feist discusses: Supply air heating and comfort Windows, double or triple glaz...

Photobioreactor for Algae Biofuel Video
This is a UV resistant Hurricane Polycarbonate Window Shield panel that holds 80 pounds of liquid easily. By pumping water in with a small seven...

Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Station Video
The Princess Elisabeth station in Antarctica is a zero emission structure powered by photovoltaics, wind turbines and solar thermal collectors.

Roundhouse Tour Video
This Roundhouse is an ecohome of wood frame, cobwood and recycled window walls, straw-insulated turf roof, with solar power and wind turbine for...

Roundhouse Video
Welcome to The Roundhouse, it is an ecohome of wood frame, cobwood and recycled window walls, with a straw-insulated turf roof. The roundhous...

Solar Balloons Video
CoolEarthSolar.com has a patented idea for inflatable solar collectors that are much cheaper than polished mirrors to concentrate sunlight onto ...

Solar Updraft Tower EnviroMission Video
EnviroMission Limited is developing Solar Tower renewable energy technology on a global scale. The sun's radiation is used to heat a large bo...

Sundolier and Douglas Library Video
Douglas County Libraries and Sundolier team-up to bring natural daylight in to the library with the latest technology. The library viewed the Su...

Sungazing House in Utah Video
The Sungazing House is an award-winning luxury home in Park City, Utah, designed and built to be net-zero energy with the help of thick insulati...

The Farm's Ecovillage Tour Video
Eco-Village Tour with Albert Bates

The Farm  is a spiritual intentional commu...

The Windmill Farmer Animation
A nurturing farmer in is danger of losing his crop of windmills when he struggles against the cyclical forces of nature. Created at the UCLA An...

Twelve West Turbines Video
The Twelve West Building in Portland, Oregon, has four 45-foot-tall wind turbines. They will supply only 1 percent of the building's electricity...

Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
VP100 Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Prototype Spinning at Clines Corners, New Mexico May 2007. Capable....

Wild Horse Wind Facility Video (Washington, USA)
Clean, renewable energy is becoming a core part of Puget Sound Energy's power supply in Washington State, USA. PSE's goal is to meet up to ten p...

Wild Horse Wind Turbine Maintenance Video
Puget Sound Energy's Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility features 149 wind turbines. This video tour takes you inside the 351-foot-tall wind turb...

Wilson Solar Home Video Canada
John Wilson walks you through the ten year journey that his family undertook to build a natural home in Canada. Natural Living documents what re...

Wind Energy in West Texas Video
CBS Sunday Morning did a piece on West Texas and its wind turbine.

Wind Turbine Construction Timelapse Video
This is the short version timelapse of one of the PYCO 1 Megawatt Wind Turbines. The construction of this turbine took place from March 31st 200...

Wind Turbine Ecotricity Construction Timelapse Video
Watch our stunning new time-lapse video of the construction of 3 wind turbines at Bristol Port. The turbines will produce over 15 million units ...

Wind Turbines How They Work Animation Video
Technical animation explaining how wind turbines work to the music of Sandstorm, by Darud.

Windmills Homemade Video
Converting wind power into electricity seems like an ideal way of helping to solve our energy problems. Here is demonstrated three different typ...

Windtronics Installation Video
Here you can find a small impression of a Windtronics BTPS6500 mini wind turbine installation which took just over one hour to complete. The tur...

Windtronics Interview Video
HomeFixated interviews Sarah Jenan from Windtronics about their new six-foot diameter small wind turbine for electrical power generation at low ...

Windtronics Video
This video from Altronics shows Honeywell's Windtronics wind generator.

Wm Kamkwamba: How I Harnessed the Wind Video
At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, h...


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