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.

Buildings Pitagoras and Tecnova Spearhead Sustainability in Almeria, Spain

In 2012, the Pitagoras and Tecnova Foundation buildings in Almeria, Spain, were completed. Promoting sustainability and the development of advanced technology, the Ferrer Arquitecos-designed...

GELI, The Smart Grid Operating System, Advances to Next Step

Currently, power grids are very centralized and electricity is produced on demand. This also makes the power grid very susceptible to interruptions due to...

Dazzling Solar-Powered Ice Suites at The Iconic ICEHOTEL

The renowned ICEHOTEL, located in Sweden will be pioneering permanent solar-powered ice suites that will become available year-round. Annually, Sweden hosts the Lapland hotel and...

World’s First Net-Zero Stadium to Host World Athletic Events

Every two years, or every four years, depending on how you look at it, the world gets together to watch world-class athletes compete in...

A Solar-Powered Temporary Housing Unit Now Home to Damaged Property Victims

A number of designers are competing to design the best practical emergency housing unit. Michel Antoun Zateef’s design of The Temporary Housing Unit is...

Google Promotes Greener Building Materials for Better Indoor Health

Imagine being in an office where toxic chemicals are contained in desks, carpets, ceiling tiles, and paint. Many people are unaware of potentially toxic...

Alcoa Launches Self-Cleaning Aluminum Panel for Commercial Buildings

Today, thanks to Reynobond with Eco Clean we can skip unneccessary work: this coil-coated architectural panel cleans itself and the air around it. If you can't believe your eyes, just check it out on May 12 at the AIA 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition in New Orleans.

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...

Now possible: Environmentally-Friendly Houses Made From Corn

Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc has patented a corn-based composite board that can successfully replace the traditional plywood fiberboard. The invention makes use of corn stover, (corn husks and stalks) providing a non-toxic material for construction.