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College Student Builds Tiny House to Graduate Debt-Free

While many people graduate college with substantial debt, 25-year-old Joel Weber decided that he didn't want to be one of them. To save money on room and board, the University of Texas student was determined to build his own tiny home. These eco-friendly type structures are usually around 500 …

What the heck is a net zero energy building?

I'm not quite sure, and the more I look, the more confused I get.<p>I have previously wondered, what the heck is a carbon positive house? Now I'm even …

Electrical Grid

Rooftops on new commercial buildings in France must have plants or solar panels

Rooftops in France are about to get a whole lot greener, thanks to a new law requiring rooftops on new buildings constructed in commercial zones to …

The Advantages of Green Building

Green building is not a new trend in architecture and housing. It has existed for decades, but only in recent years that the call for the …

Sustainable brewery turns Guinness green

LEED and BREEAM certification are measures of how green a building's design, construction, maintenance and operation are. Platinum is the highest …

Sustainability

(Eco)Logically speaking: Why green buildings make sense

"Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another," Albert Einstein had famously quipped a century or so back, …

Can Regenerative Design Save the Planet?

A Vancouver building illustrates how architecture can make an active, positive contribution to the environment.<p>It’s probably too harsh to say that green building has jumped the shark, but triple-glazed glass, natural ventilation, and low off-gassing carpeting are no longer news. In a sense, green …

Dubai goes green! Plans unveiled for ambitious Sustainable City in the desert with a 100% solar-powered hotel, organic farms, recycled water and a grass amphitheatre

• <b>Intercontinental Hotels Group set to launch Hotel Indigo in Dubai's new eco-resort</b>• <b><br>As well as being powered entirely by solar energy, hotel will</b> …

Green buildings: Why they aren’t just about energy consumption

Maybe you are not to blame for being less productive or absent-minded at work. It could actually be the building and the office environment that is …

Hong Kong

How green is your city: towards an index of urban sustainability

More than half of the world’s population lives in cities and that percentage continues to rise, making cities critical areas for adopting practices …

Sustainability

Six Things You've Heard About Solar That Are Mostly Bulls&*t

Please.... Don't Buy Solar Until You Have Read This:<p><b>Attention Australian Homeowner:</b><p><b>Which One of These Statements about Solar Power Is False?</b><p>You …

Solar Power

Articles about prefab home can be built day generates twice energy it uses on Dwell.com - Dwell

U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not...<p>If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How...<p>With Europe leading the way, …

Photos of beautiful treehouse apartments in Italy

Architect Luciano Pia designed 25 Verde, a 63 unit apartment complex in Turin, Italy.<p><i>[via]</i>

Five essentials for sustainable office buildings

If you want to know what makes a great, sustainable office building, you need to ask an expert or 50. Melanie Thompson of Get Sust! reviews the …

Sustainability

Buy-to-let landlords face paying thousands to hit new green targets

Landlords could be hit by bills of up to £9,000 under plans to make homes more energy efficient<p>Hundreds of thousands of buy-to-let landlords could be hit with thousands of pounds worth of bills under new green targets for their properties.<p>From April 2018, landlords will be legally required to raise …

Zero Net Energy: A Hardworking-House Term to Know

If you have not yet heard the term “zero net energy,” or ZNE, you will soon be hearing it everywhere. Most simply it means that a building consumes …

Articles about professor teaches physics his solar powered house on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...<p>Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to...<p>A Washington, D.C.-based architecture …

Eliminate your energy bills using old newspapers

DIY environmentally friendly houses will insulate against thundersnow<p>Once upon a time, the only thing you could do with yesterday’s newspaper was to wrap up takeaway food. Now, though, it turns out that once you’ve read the Telegraph Property section, you can use it not just to keep your fish and …

Recycled Skylines: 8 Green Urban Tower Typologies for 2050

[ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ]Exploring eco-friendly strategies for cities, this series of conceptual ‘Smart Tower’ …

Solar parking lots sound like a great idea. Why aren’t they catching on?

Solar canopies over parking lots would help reduce energy costs and work toward ending urban island effect. What is preventing this practical …

Los Angeles

A Moveable Feast: A Modular Kitchen from an Italian Architect

It’s a genius European idea that hasn’t caught on in the US yet: the modular kitchen that you take with you when you move house. One of the nicest …

Swiss Company Develops White Solar Cells

A lot of effort has gone into developing transparent solar cells lately, since they could be attached to windows easily with no loss of light. But …

Articles about house week tiny prefab home can withstand hurricanes and earthquakes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>12 Tiny House Companies That Can Make Your Micro-Living Dreams Come...<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's …

This Combination Wind And Solar System Perches On the Edge Of A Building’s Roof

Most urban wind turbines don’t do much but putter in the breeze. This idea puts them in a place where they can turn.<p>Wind turbines often don’t work well on top of buildings. With all the other structures in the way in urban areas, the wind speeds aren’t fast enough, and the blades fail to turn. You …

8 Stunning Modular Homes That Put the "Eco" in Interior Decor

What’s better than a modern home? Why, a modular modern home, of course! Prefabricated dwellings not only cut construction time in half (or even down …

Prefab Homes

20 Examples of Bamboo Buildings- The 'Green Steel' of the 21st Century

The easiest, strongest, cheapest, and most durable material for building structures may now come from your garden. We found some great examples of …

Architecture

Google Makes Two More Solar, Wind Investments

We’re barely three weeks into 2015, and Google has already disclosed two substantial investments in renewable energy projects.<p>The total so far: more than $1.5 billion.<p>The most recent transaction (its 19th so far) will see the Internet giant put $76 million into the Balko Wind project in Oklahoma, …

Deloitte's Amsterdam HQ becomes world's most sustainable office building

BREEAM (short for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) is an approach for assessing and rating the sustainability of …

Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car

Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>Architecture firm Snøhetta …