Architects Dream Rebuilding Notre Dame as an Ecological Greenhouse

A group of French architects presented a green project for the cathedral restoration. They plan to add plants, trees and even an apiary on...

Novel coating to keep buildings cool without air-conditioning

Air-conditioning can account for more than 40% of the domestic energy consumption, and contributes to greenhouse emissions by making use of chemical refrigerants such...

WaterNest Floating Renewable House Now for Sale

A new abode is available for people who want to be environmentally friendly, but still want to live luxuriously. The WaterNest 100 is a floating...

Tesla’s Gigafactory, World’s Largest Net Zero Energy Building

The latest from Tesla's battery 'Gigafactory': it will produce all the energy it consumes, and it will be renewable. There is an ever-so-growing anticipation and...

Bio-Material Made of Hemp Absorbs Pollutants and Improves Insulation

It has become very clear by now that the construction industry is among the most polluting sectors of the economy, yet society cannot do...

India Unveils its Second Green Airport

Indian Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modi, has inaugurated India's second green airport in Vadodara last Saturday. The first one was unveiled in Kochi last...

Building Made of Bio-concrete Heals Its Own Cracks

Self-healing cement, made entirely of bacteria, is now out of the lab and in the walls of the first building that can repair cracks...

The City of Shenzhen Tackles Environmental Problems By Building Self-Sustained Farmscrapers

The city of Shenzhen, China, has found a solution to tackle raising CO2 emissions, increasing population and urban sprawl. The city officials announced that...

Rice Husks Making Cement Become Less Of a Polluter

Cement is made by heating limestone with clay at high temperatures, and is responsible for 5 percent of the global carbon dioxide emissions, with a ton of CO2 released for every ton of cement produced. To reduce that figure, a team of researchers from the University of Dundee in UK, developed an environmentally-friendly cement made of waste organic materials, such as rice husks.

Japanese Pub Made from Recycled Materials in a Zero-Waste Town

This incredible pub in Japan is a symbol of sustainability. Built in the outskirts of a zero-waste town, the pub's interior and exterior are...