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INFOGRAPHIC: The Ultimate Guide to an Energy Efficient Home

With Old Man Winter knocking at the door, households around the world are bracing for the inevitable spike in energy bills – but making your home …

D.C.'s Affordable Net-Zero Empowerhouse is Moving to Philadelphia

After the Solar Decathlon competition in 2011, the winning team comprised of Parsons The New School and the Stevens Institute of Technology students, …

Bioclimatic Preschool Built with Rammed Earth and Mud Bricks Keeps Cool in the Moroccan Heat

Architects Dorian Vauzelle of Mamoth Collective and Nicolas Coeckelberghs of BC architects recently completed a mud-built, one-room preschool in the …

Design

The 18th Maggie's Centre is a Tranquil Prefab 'Treehouse' for Cancer Patients

How do you make someone who is fighting cancer feel better? Wilkinson Eyre's stilt-supported Maggie's Centre in England is a prefab treehouse that …

Undulating Green Roof Crowns the Funen Blok K Housing Block in the Netherlands

This housing block in Amsterdam is nestled under a large undulating green roof. Funenpark residential neighborhood received its newest three-storey …

Recycled Blu-ray Discs Can Help Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

It looks like Blu-ray discs are good for more than just entertainment, as a new study shows they can be recycled to improve the performance of solar …

Semtive's Wind Turbines are Ideal Home-Scale Energy Generators

Argentine startup Semtive, a designer of wind turbines for urban and suburban areas, presents a sustainable energy generator for domestic use and …

Tony's Organic Farm Has a New Shipping Container Visitor Center in Shanghai

Tony's Farm is the biggest organic farm in Shanghai, and now it has an equally sustainable visitor center built from 78 recycled shipping containers. …

Giant tulip-shaped solar plant to bring reliable energy to Ethiopia

Development in rural African communities is often limited by lack of access to reliable power – hospitals, schools and businesses all require a …

Renewable Energy

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UK Building World's Most Environmentally Friendly Solar Farm

UK-based solar farm operator Primrose Solar is teaming up with solar company Solarcentury to build a 48 MWp solar farm on the Southwick Estate in …

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Articles about about face on Dwell.com - Dwell

Solar panels have a reputation as being unsightly, but this U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon show home sheds the...<p>South Asia is a region known for producing beautiful handmade rugs which are sold all over the world.<p>Have you ever woken up on the couch with the lights on when you for sure …

Articles about eichler inspired modular home california on Dwell.com - Dwell

In the heart of Silicon Valley, a 2,121-square-foot Eichler home oozes with midcentury charm and sophistication after a...<p>Ranging from $795,000 to $4,250,000, these Californian Eichler homes run the gamut from cozy bungalows to rare, double-story...<p>Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the …

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Articles about modern shipping container home san francisco on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their...<p>Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>Mention San Francisco and you might stir up images of steep streets lined with colorful and …

How To Charge Your Phone For Free In Central London

On a corner outside Tottenham Court Road tube station sits London's first Solarbox. It's a disused phone box which has been painted green and now …

Tiny 100% Solar-Powered Maison Reciprocity House Shines at the Solar Decathlon Europe

Maison Reciprocity is an affordable, solar-powered prefab home equipped with the latest sustainable technologies, including cross-laminated timber …

A Beginner’s Guide To Modular Homes

<b>Modular homes</b> are becoming a <b>more and more popular home construction</b> choice, due to a variety of factors and conveniences. If you’ve ever wondered …

The Architect Is In: Container as Guest House by Poteet Architects

Intrigued by container architecture? This weekend, Jim Poteet of Poteet Architects talks about a guesthouse he created out of a container in San …

10 Shops and Restaurants Made from Shipping Containers

If they’ve already paved paradise and put up a parking lot, an innovative way to use a vacant lot or urban space in decay is to introduce an old …

Ales Javurek Wins First Place in Shipping Container Vacation House Competition

Czech architect Ales Javurek scooped first place in the AC - CA International Container Vacation House Competition. The Australian-based competition …

Shipping Container Social Housing Project is a First for Canada

An exciting new housing project has been unveiled to the public in Vancouver. In August, the Atira Women's Resource Society held a gathering to …