California’s City Planners Aim to Drastically Modify Suburban Paradigm

Planners in the Newark suburb area of California’s San Francisco Bay are planning a lifestyle revolution, starting with vacant industrial land near a derelict...

Green Walls Reduce Urban Pollution, Boost Energy Efficiency

Green walls have been acknowledged as one of the most effective ways to cut down city air pollution, improve building's energy efficiency, reduce noise...

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.

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 Features That Make The New Apple Headquarters Green

Is the new Apple headquarters going to be ultra green or not? This question has been circling around the 'green' community for quite some...

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...

Bamboo Studied as Green Alternative to Many Construction Materials

Hard as steel, quick-growing (three times faster than hard woods), bamboo has been long used in countries like Colombia to make good, durable home....

DIY Energy-Saving Kitchen Design in 4 Steps

Kitchen appliances are some of the most electricity-hungry devices in the home. Even seemingly small appliances like toaster ovens consume a surprising 0.75 kWh...

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...

Eco-Friendly Restaurant Has Air-purifying Walls Made of Salt

Iranian restaurant, built from salt, sets a new trend in eco-friendly building and design. The salt is derived from local salt mines and a salt...