Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from adversity. Those rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina want to make a greener city that is also resilient.
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Two new solar powered windows are on their way out of the laboratory and into the marketplace, making buildings more self-sustaining and eco-friendly.
The London Sky Pool connects two 10 story apartment buildings. It is 82 feet long and 10 feet deep. It uses glass 8 inches thick to contain all the water.
The market for energy efficient windows is growing by 19% a year, thanks to electronic switchable technology that allows us to change their tint wirelessly.
The world’s largest rooftop greenhouse is as large as a city block and will grow over a million pounds of pesticide free vegetables a year for local markets
A green wall at the entrance to the new Prudential Tower in Newark, New Jersey speaks to the many sustainable architecture ideas in the building’s design.
Broad Group, a Chinese construction company, has built a 57 story skyscraper in 19 days in Changsha that is 80% more energy efficient that a normal building
The tent of the future by Abeer Seikaly, is designed to be portable and sturdy. Its fabric skin heats hot water and makes electricity from solar power.
Researchers have developed a more energy efficient window that can be controlled with a small voltage to admit or block sunlight and heat radiation energy.
A ground source heat pump is the most efficient way to heat or cool your home or business. Tax credits and creative financing are critical to wide adoption.
LED lighting by Cree has helped the Sandy Grove Middle School in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina achieve LEED Platinum status and save $16 million in energy.
A geothermal heat pump system is about 45% more efficient than a conventional heating or air conditioning system, saving much more money than it costs.
The results of a 5 year study by the Chicago Botanic garden list o 9 plants rated “excellent” and 67 rated “good” for use in a green roof environment.
Bamboo decking from Cali Bamboo is sustainable and durable. It is stronger and lighter than regular composite with a surface that looks like real wood.
Hempcrete is made from hemp fiber, lime and water. When cured, it floats, has excellent insulating power. It’s fireproof and resists insects and termites.