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.
Having been interested in tiny houses for a while now, I continue to be pleasantly surprised by new developments in the movement. One of the more recent developments in the many uses for tiny houses is making permanent housing the first, most crucial part of a comprehensive strategy to help counteract homelessness. Home ownership is […]
We still live in a time when we do plenty things that are very harmful to our planet. It seems we’re all aware that fossil fuels like oil and coal create a considerable portion of our greenhouse gas pollution. But many people don’t understand that we also do a lot of harm to our planet with […]
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
Green roofs are all the rage in urban areas around the globe. However, many don’t understand the constant need to maintain these roofs so they don’t become overgrown and potentially damage the very building they are a part of. Green roof maintenance doesn’t have to be difficult, but a plan must be developed. Many jurisdictions, […]
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.
Cornell Tech, an applied sciences campus on New York’s Roosevelt Island, will be the world’s tallest Passive House building when completed in 2017.
Greek architecture firm OPA has designed a bold concept house that is snuggled deep within the rocky cliffs on the Isle of Rhodes in the Mediterranean.
The Smart Building program at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria trains students to design the sustainable supermarket of the future.
Architect Michael Green has propose a 35 story wood skyscraper for the Reinvent Paris design competition. The tower’s bike paths and green space would resemble the High LIne Park in New York City.
SunCentral has announced the release of a new skylight system that claims to promote vitamin D production by providing natural sunlight in interior spaces that would not normally see sunlight. “Our goal was to develop an indoor lighting system that provides much of the sun’s health benefits, including boosting the body’s ability to produce Vitamin […]
Water Tank House in Melbourne, Australia asks, “How far would you go to promote sustainable living for your family?” It features vertical exterior gardens.
Google crabots – robotic crane hybrids – will be used to configure and re-configure its new company headquarters somewhere in Silicone Valley.
Something very unique has happened in Arkansas! The Eco Center at Ferncliff in Little Rock is a volunteer-built straw bale mecca for those looking for sustainable building options. The floors alone are worthy of an article to themselves! First, a bit of background. Ferncliff is a summer camp and conference center owned by a nearby […]
The US Congress and President Obama recently approved a bill that would establish the Tenant Star Program to recognize office spaces that implement energy efficiency measures, saving money and the environment. The Tenant Star Program will be a part of the current Energy Star Program for buildings, providing incentives to encourage tenants in office […]