STGM stuck to their eco-principles and used their creative skills and knowledge to implement strategies necessary to reach LEED-NC Platinum level. Along with sustainability, the comfort and well-being of employees was also of utmost importance. The new
Developer unveils plan for tower with a multi-level water park at the base; says will be ‘most luxurious tower in Doha'
Vortex Bladeless is a radical company. It wants to completely change the way we get energy from the wind. Think wind stick instead of a massive tower with blades that capture blowing winds. Wind stick. Really.
A bill is on the governor's desk to require Hawaii to generate 100 percent renewable energy in 30 years, the most ambitious such target in the country.
Can waste have a second life as a building material? This is the question brought to surface through ETH Zurich’s Building from Waste exhibition. Held at Swissnex in San Francisco, the exhibition is based on the book 'Building from Waste: Recovered Materials in Architecture and Construction.'
Tech giants LinkedIn and Google battled it out for building rights in Mountain View's North Bayshore at a six-and-a-half-hour city council meeting last night, and LinkedIn walked away the clear winner.
The solar project, which the home furnishings retailer says is the largest in Kansas, is expected to produce about 986,800 kilowatt hours of electricity annually at the store. That’s the equivalent of reducing 680 tons of carbon dioxide from the environment — the emissions from 143 cars.
Wind and solar are "ready to be mainstreamed," said the IEA, but will need enabling technologies, such as energy storage.
The Pearl of Istanbul is a large new development located in a natural cove on the fringes of Istanbul, tipped to become a vibrant cultural destination attracting locals and visitors from all over the world, and becoming a driver of prosperity in the
Sustainable four-bed homes generate enough solar energy to be powered all year round, says Masdar
Some homeowners have installed artificial turf in their yards to cut back on water use, though several environmental groups object to the fake grass.
The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), a membership organisation dedicated to improving the energy performance of buildings across Europe, has produced a new fact sheet on definitions of 'nearly zero energy buildings' (nZEB) across Europe.
A new study shows that a quick look at a green roof perks you right up.
A revamped shoe polish factory, a school and an Art Deco office block were among the big winners at the RIBA London Building of the Year Award Monday night.
An Austrian company Smartflower recently unveiled a unique and innovative solar energy system, which does away with traditional roof-top mounted solar panels. The so-called Smartflower POP system is a 3.2 kW solar power array that is ground-mounted. It gets its name from the folding panels, which close up at night and in strong wind conditions, and automatically unfold again in the morning. The units are available in 8 different colors. The Smartflower features a ...
In times of limited resources and continued evidence of significant climate change, sustainability is increasingly regarded as a topic of global importance. Consider areas such as design, energy, and materials: These core concepts associated with sustainability are part of an integrative spectrum of ...
The service that matches lodgers with rooms in homes and apartments has grown steadily since 2008, but hotel chains are not treating it as a threat.
"The DROP eco-hotel is a removable modular hotel room and will quickly become one of the most unique travel experiences ever. It is a concept that fits between a caravan and a permanent room in a traditional building."
China-based firm PWD Architecture will soon break ground on Dali Creative Area, a mixed-use development in Dali City, in Yunnan province.
The architecture firm OXO Architectes from Paris, working with Nicolas Laisné Associés, has recently presented their vision for a “vertical city” skyscraper, which they would like to build in the Sahara desert. This mixed-use tower would be the perfect solution for sustainable living in the desert, and it would be able to comfortably house a large number of people.
Tesla, the company so far famous for electric cars, is trying to conquer much, much more. Last night, CEO Elon Musk finally lifted the curtains off Tesla Energy, its long-anticipated battery system for powering homes, businesses, and potentially public utilities.
For years, much of the motivation for going green or adopting sustainability best practices has focused on cost savings from energy, water and other forms of conservation. But appraisal, while a science, is also an art.
The common thread for me between architecture, real estate development, and technology is that in all of these cases it is about imagining the way things could be in the future and then creating it. It’s about change. It’s about growth. It’s about creation. I consider myself a builder in practically every sense.
So far, specific details are thin on the new battery designed for home use that Tesla’s announcing next week. But just based on what we do know, it’s a pretty big deal. The quest for a good battery that can store home-generated power is kind of like the holy grail for a renewable energy future. This one product might change everything.