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This Super-Efficient Building High in the Rocky Mountains Has No Central Heat

The quest to build the world’s most energy-efficient buildings largely plays out in temperate regions or in big, heat-generating cities. That’s what …

California has too much solar power. It needs another grid to share with.

The US has no national electricity grid. Instead, it has a patchwork of grids, operated as closed-off regional and local fiefdoms with little trade among them.<p>One of the most important steps America can take to integrate more wind and solar power is to connect and expand those grids.<p>California is …

Renewable Energy

Passive Erpingham House in Australia is affordable, light-filled and easily replicable

Passive design gets more exciting by the day. This prototypical home is lightweight, affordable and easily replicated to suit a variety of climates …

Architecture

What Disney’s Classic Animation Principles Could Teach Web Designers

Disney’s 12 principles of animation are as relevant for today’s interface designers as they were for yesterday’s dancing-broom illustrators.<p>Disney’s 12 classic principles of animation from Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas’ <i>The Illusion of Life</i> are mentioned in nearly every article about interface …

UI Design