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Browsing the "Sustainable Architecture" Tag
Mark Waghorn is a Welsh architect who has designed two homes that conform to the Wales One Planet Development guidelines for sustainable homes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sustainability was one of the key considerations in the design of the Sydney Opera House, which was built to last 250 years.
For those sustainability designers and innovators wanting a net-zero product, take a look at the Chip House, a 2011 entry in the DoE’s Solar Decathlon, placing sixth.
The country’s first national green real estate company is the current next step in promoting green living. This company already exists. It is Green Key Real Estate and is based out of California. They offer residential and commercial buildings for sale that have already incorporated many green standards, they encourage buyers with green incentives and ten percent of their gross commissions go toward greening the homes that they sell.
Building a greener dwelling isn’t some lofty idea but practical solutions we all must make to build a more sustainable future. As we started with consideration of space in Green Building 101-Week 1; How Defines Us in Terms of Sustainable Building; Now, we look at the environment around us as we build our Eco-conscious dwelling. By building in harmony with the natural environment and cooperating instead of fighting with the regional climate; Green Building takes a passive approach which requires less energy to run once the building is erected. Bioclimatic design is utilized during the design phase of a home or building.
The Crossway House in Kent, UK, uses historical techniques intermixed with new modern ideals leaving a zero-carbon footprint.
The future of our planet and ecosystem seem to be in jeopardy according to most scientists, and it doesn’t help when there are catastrophic events like the BP oil spill to speed up the process. Despite all the gloom and doom, “Our Cities Ourselves: The Future of Transportation in Urban Life” is an exhibition that […]