Hut-to-Hut: Southern India’s Cheap and Environmentally-Friendly Home

Hut-to-Hut is the result of a workshop organised by Rintala Eggertsson Architects and some students from the University of Science and Technology in Norway...

VacuSen: Oxygen Sensor Used in Space Missions, Now Helps Manufacturing Greener Windows

It looks like sensors regularly used in space missions can now be a part of a technology aimed to improve the making of glass. Hold on, not any kind of glass, but one that excels in thermal insulation in both cold and hot environments - a glass that may reduce carbon dioxide emissions and your electric bill, too.

Cheap Zero-Carbon House Built by British Designers

British designers constructed a brand new zero carbon house, which produces more energy that it consumes, and costs just as much to build as...

Villa K Uses Natural Temperature Gradient to Reduce Energy Footprint

The Villa K, designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects blends into its surroundings and uses very little energy. Sheathed in glass, steel and concrete, it's...

How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient in 6 Simple Steps

For most DIY lovers, having the chance to design and build their own house is like a dream come true. Now imagine you do...

Office Buildings Lower Energy Bills with Advanced Controls

According to a report from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, researchers believe they've developed an advanced building control that might reduce...

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...

Hungary to Build $1 Billion Green-Powered Town From Scratch

  Hungary is planning to create a green-powered town with jobs and housing for thousands on a barren strip of Danube flood plain. German property investment...

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.

Taipei's Financial Center Corp to Become World's Tallest Green Building

The tallest building between 2004-2007 Taipei's Financial Center Corp (TFC) is now also looking to become the world's tallest green building. The 101 floors structure will get its new looks in the next 18-month with a $1,9 million investment. TFC will primarily get new heating, cooling and ventilation system upgrades.