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Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into the Most Stunning Home

The interior is just so lovely.<p>Even though people say it's what's on the inside that matters, this abandoned WWI-era cement factory started out as a serious eyesore all around. The outside was harsh and worn, while the inside looked like, well, a factory. But one architect with a goal to transform …

This 50-Foot-High Tree House in Washington Comes Complete With a Rainbow Bridge

If you thought tree houses were just for kids, we're here to set the record straight. There are some pretty amazing ones that are tailored for adults. We are obsessed with the Cedar Creek Tree House in Mount Rainier National Park, WA. It sits in a Western Big Red Cedar tree 50 feet about the …

China's first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing

Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers …

Circular garden walkway cuts straight through Japanese timber home

Serious gardeners love to have their green space as close to their home as possible, but one Japanese couple’s love for gardening has literally come …

Landscaping

A look at a Chinese fishery with a giant integrated solar array – feeding a world hungry for clean energy

Last week, a 200MW solar fishery came online in Cixi City in east China’s Zhejiang Province. The photos below show the immensity of the project. Dual use solar power comes in many forms: parking lot solar is always getting attention, walkable solar glass – like the project built by Apple (though I …

Mask House

Located in a woodland area in upstate New York, lays this impressive cabin, a sanctuary for refuge and contemplation. The Mask House was envisioned …

Seven unusual treehouses you can sleep inside at Sweden's Treehotel

Seven Scandinavian architects have now built treehouses for Sweden's Treehotel, including a bird's nest, a mirrored cube and the charred timber cabin …

Buildings Which Prove Sustainable Architecture and High Design Are a Perfect Pair Photos

Increasingly, climate change is a topic on people's minds. Over the past decade, the concern has manifested itself in everything from all-electric vehicles to solar-powered air travel. Eco-friendly living has even seeped into some of the largest man-made projects in the world: skyscrapers. Many …

Take Note: You'll See This Cool-Girl Trend in Every Stylish Home This Year

Trends come and go, but every now and then, we see a collection and instantly know that it's going to appear in every stylish home for years to come. …

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

Architecture

People around the world are helping the US save its climate data

Michelle Murphy is a professor in Canada, but her research on the Great Lakes depends on water quality data collected by her neighbors to the south.<p>Specifically, the US Environmental Protection Agency.<p>“Without EPA data, you are blinded," Murphy says of her work studying chemical emissions into the …

Ireland votes to be world's first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

In a historic move, Ireland may become the world’s first country to fully divest from all fossil fuels, according to 350.org’s Fossil Free Europe. …

Fossil Fuels

Striking modern cabin rises among Chilean mountains

Its bold angles seem to mimic the dramatic landscape surrounding it<p>This stunning mountain home near the city of San Esteban, Chile, brings modern cabin architecture to new heights. Its crisp geometric lines and dramatic angles are covered with a blackened pine facade—a traditional Japanese style …

Revolutionary flapping wind turbine mimics hummingbirds to produce clean energy

A new flapping wind turbine from Tunisia marks a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of mechanics. Until recently, scientists have been limited …

SolarWindow unveils new energy-generating glass that bends

SolarWindow made headlines for their business-card thin solar coating for curved glass surfaces in late 2016, and now they’re going a step further …

For the Cost of an Iphone, A Wind Turbine Can Power An Entire House

Creating energy self-sufficiency has been an objective for people ever since electric power has become a necessity. But for a long time, doing that …

Renewable Energy

Costa Rica harnesses magma as renewable energy source

In 2015, Costa Rica proved itself to be a global frontrunner regarding sustainable energy: the country completed a 75-day stretch, and later a 94-day stretch, during which the power grid ran on 100% percent renewable resources. The Central American country broke those records this August, running …

Here's Why Our Future Will Be Powered by the Sun, Water and Wind

Coal and oil are slowly being replaced by sunlight, water and wind as civilization's main energy sources, and there will be a lot of money to be made …

Can a whole country run on renewable energy?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Can a country run on renewables alone?<p>Portugal has shown that in terms of electricity at least, the answer is yes. For 107 hours in May 2016 the sun, wind and rain powered a nation.<p>It's not just big energy companies who are boosting the green energy infrastructure. Portugal's first …

Solar Power Does Work, Even Better Than Expected

<b>Published on</b> September 2nd, 2016 | <i>by Giles Parkinson</i><p>0<p>September 2nd, 2016 by <b>Giles Parkinson</b><p>Originally published on <i>RenewEconomy</i>.<p>One of the prices we …

The Nuclear Energy Debate Continues

Nuclear energy has been used as a reliable form of energy for quite some time now. However, since the rise of solar and wind power, it seems to be …

Energy

Plans for $3.5 Billion Offshore Wind Farm in UK Moving Forward

By Jessica Shankleman<p>(Bloomberg) — RWE AG and Statkraft AS said they’d bid for a U.K. clean-energy subsidy after getting full planning permission for …

This map will tell you if your house has solar potential

This is the first map of its kind in Northern Virginia<p>The process to becoming a more sustainable home owner is easier with a new map created by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC).<p>The interactive map allows users to see a bird’s-eye view of their neighborhood with indications of how …

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Investing in Wind and Solar Energy

April was a stripper from Rockford, IL.<p>She had long brown hair, a tattoo of an angel on her torso, and a hustle that wouldn’t quit.<p>Making no …