Used Plastic Bottles Turn into Energy Efficient Housing

Used plastic bottles get a new life in Plastic Bottle Village. For many of us, eliminating plastic bottles from the daily activities presents a huge...

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...

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...

Gardens by the Bay in Singapore Home to Biggest Climate-Controlled Greenhouses in the World

The extraordinary Gardens by the Bay in Singapore was completed in 2012, featuring carbon neutral conservatories with one of them being the biggest such...

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...

Silt Lake City: A City Floating on the Nile River

The River Nile in ancient times was shown to flood the Nile valley area during certain seasons and served to irrigate the land and...

Freedom Cove: An Off-the-Grid Floating Island Home

A Canadian couple has constructed not just an off-the-grid home, but an entire floating, off-the-grid island in Tofino, British Columbia. Called "Freedom Cove", the island...

Iran’s Apartment No. 1 Built Entirely from Recycled Stone

Iranian city Mahallat is home to a thriving stone cutting industry. Even though the industry contributes nearly half of the city’s economy, it also...

Dallas Implements Mandatory Green Building Standards, Paves Way for Rest of US

Dallas, Texas… Who would have thought Dallas would be on its way to becoming one of the greenest cities in the United States? Surprisingly, green...

7 Tips on How to Renovate Your Home Energy-Efficiently

Renovating your home is always a pleasant activity, especially when the end result brings joy and comfort to the whole household. At The Green...