Novartis New Jersey Now Has Transparent Solar Roof

The new headquarters of the pharmaceutical company Novartis in New Jersey is reaching new heights by installing the largest transparent solar roof in the...

Floating Autark Home a Model of Self-Sufficiency

Passivhaus buildings, synonymous with energy efficiency and reduced ecological footprints, are becoming a staple in Europe. Once found on land, Passivhaus homes are now...

ZeroHouse 2.0 – KB Home’s First Net-Zero Production Home Opened in California

It's been said that the dream house does not exist, just like any other ideal, but after moving into one of KB Home's ZeroHouse...

Cutting Edge Ceramics Could Compete with Metals in Future Greener Buildings

Scientists at the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are currently testing new ceramic composites that may improve fuel efficiency...

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...

Barcelona’s Prefab MZ House is Energy and Cost Efficient

The aim of Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas (CFS) Arquitectes, who are based in Barcelona, is to make "conscious" architecture which bears in mind environmental and social responsibilities. It...

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...

Giant Mobile Green Machine Turns Deserts Into Agricultural Fields

For decades, scientists have been trying to at least prevent desertification from escalating further, if not to reverse it. Unfortunately, all their efforts have...

Freedom Cove: An Off-the-Grid Floating Island Home

A Canadian couple has constructed not just an off-the-grid home, but an entire floating, off-the-grid island in Tofino, British Columbia. Called "Freedom Cove", the island...

Good ol’ Buildings Sometimes Better Than New Ones: Reconsidering Our Urban Design

Cities are always evolving, often out with the old and in with the new. Some old things are restored, while others are razed and...