Earthship: Dennis Weaver's Proof You Can Build Greener

Dennis Weaver (1924-2006), a retired actor, environmentalist, humanitarian, has built a house whose walls are made of nothing but rubber tires and cans. It is very energy-efficient, as he himself discovered, powered mostly by solar panels and renewable energy.

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...

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.

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...

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...

The Honda Smart Concept House – EV, PV and Gas Generation

Smart homes and green homes are the newest wave. Homes that can do and be all that we need for them to be. If...

Tiny Solar-Powered Modular Home Can Travel Anywhere

This home may be tiny, but it can go anywhere - it's basically a luxury tent. The POD-Idladla, as it is called, is entirely...

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...

Scrap Tires and Concrete Transformed Into Ecological Building Blocks

Concrete is one of the best materials the world has ever seen - you can see it everywhere. The problem is that when you want to dispose it, you suddenly have a problem - a big one. The same story goes with scrap tires - once used, they can hardly be dispensed of, or, in the best of cases - recycled.