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...

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...

Eco-Friendly Tiny House Designed by Ambitious 12-Year-Old

For her school project, Sicily Kolbeck, a 12-year-old student at HoneyFern School in Marietta, Georgia built a small eco-friendly house based on the tiny...

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.

Green (LEED) Construction Workers More Likely to Fall Off Buildings, Study Claims

Today I read a rather sad piece of news with a rather hilarious interpretation and explanation. It referred to those green, LEED-approved building whose...
Tinted Architectural Glass

New Smart Electrochromatic Glass Makes for Efficient Green Buildings

Glass is a major part of most building design, allowing natural light and ambiance, as well as warming in the winter. In the summer,...

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...

Cellulose Nanocrystals, a Potentially Green Alternative to Steel and Carbon Nanotubes

Every time cellulose was mentioned in one of your news pieces, it has always been about biofuels. Green algae digesting it and improving biogas...

Smart Mirai House in Japan – A Sample of Organic Electricity

Home is where the heart is. This is said by people all over the world every day. This the place that families and friends...

Pinkhouses Make Suburban Farming a Reality

The concept of vertical farming is extremely popular. Architects and engineers have started designing tall buildings intended to function as urban food centers in...