Sustainable Building and Material Designs You Can Use in Your Backyard

While there is, understandably, always a lot of focus on sustainable building design and materials for homes, interior décor, and offices, people who are...

Thermal Mass Construction Revolutionizes Green Residential Architecture

Thermal mass construction (TMC) operates on the principle that it is more energy-efficient to keep a relatively massive structure at a steady temperature than...

Apis Cor 3D Printer Can Build House, Only Uses 8kW of Energy

3D printing is taking off in a big way, and will soon be the foundation of manufacturing, medicine and home repair. One industry that...

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...

The ZCB: Hong Kong’s First Zero Carbon Building is Powered by Solar Energy

Hong Kong has seen its very first zero carbon building, the ZCB. Ronald Lu & Partners designed the building using passive design techniques to...

Window Glass is Getting Smarter, Cheaper

It might actually be possible to convince corporations to put smart windows in buildings after scientists at Heliotrope Technologies, in conjunction with Lawrence Berkeley...

Dynamic Demonstration Platform Enables Green Building Architects to Test Their Designs

Swiss researchers have developed a dynamic demonstration platform, called NEST, which can assist green building designers with providing a real-world conditions for testing their...

Yahoo's New Energy-Efficient Data Center Opened

A few days ago, Yahoo has officially opened a new energy-efficient data center which has been designed after a chicken coop (this way the air will circulate more easily). Thanks to its design, the building will save the company millions in data center costs.

Affresol Homes Built From Recycled Plastic: 12% Cheaper, 60 Years Lifespan

It's a known fact that plastics, although they make up hellish environments if disposed randomly (read: "thrown away"), can be good friends if they are to be recycled and used in long-term construction works. Affresol, a Wales-based company, is about to launch a new range of homes and modular portable buildings, made from recycled plastics.

Residential Homes More Energy Efficient, Thanks to Energy Research Group

The quality of homes and other existing buildings in Europe may be improved thanks to the ENEDI (Energy in Building) Group of the UPV/EHU-University...