Doug Pierce is the senior project engineer at Perkins + Will. Over the past 2 1/2 years, he has developed what he calls the RELi resiliency standards as the chief investigator for the Washington, D.C.-based Capital Markets Partnership. “Resiliency is the next step in the entire green ecological design framework,” said Pierce, who is based […]
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A sustainable house in Sweden produces food instead of waste. Built from a re-purposed Swedish barn, it grows its own fruits and vegetables for inhabitants.
Wind power is a major source of renewable electric power in many places around the world. We usually associate wind power with tall wind turbines located in remote locations or far out to sea. In July, Denmark produced 140% of its domestic energy from just such turbines, according to The Guardian. Yes, that record was […]
The DOE Single-pane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid Designs (SHIELD) program will research ways to boost the insulating power of single pane windows.
Kebony, an environmentally safe manufactured wood product, has been used to transform a traditional Norwegian home and bring it to Passive House standards.
At the Maker’s Faire in New York in September, a design for a 3-D printed ice house on Mars was awarded first prize. Now the real work begins.
Wangjing SOHO took first prize in the 2015 Emporis Awards competition. Its fluid design and energy efficiency impressed the panel of international experts.
The Freedom Yurt Cabin is an affordable, energy efficient, transportable space that goes up easily and provides shelter for a minimum amount of money.
Casa Del Sol is Team Orange County’s entry in this year’s entry in the Solar Decathlon. It is based on the golden poppy, the state flower of California.
Two proposals have won a Tall Wood Building award. One is for Portland, Oregon and the other for New York City. Both use sustainable building materials.
LEED rated building may still be energy hogs. High energy efficiency does not necessarily mean low energy usage or a small carbon footprint for buildings.
BioSIPs are construction products made from waste products like cardboard, hemp, weeds, and discarded forest products. They are lightweight and efficient.
The Australian government has begun making free sustainable home designs for single family homes available online. The plans showcase modern, sustainable designs featuring a large main bedroom with a generous walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. There is also an open plan living and kitchen area with cathedral ceilings, bathroom and laundry. The flexible, functional floor plans are available in […]
The world’s largest green roof will be 30 acres atop The Hills At Vallco develpment in Cupertino, CA and will help it become LEED Platinum certified.
Solar power windows that can generate electricity from sunshine will soon be available from two companies. The cost more but pay for themselves in 1 year.