Green building
Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's lif...
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Sustainable Green Buildings with Fabric Structures
Energy-efficient fabric structures are uniquely suited for green building practices. Tensioned membrane structures are environmentally superior alternatives to many wood, metal and brick-and-mortar bu...
New French Law Passed: All New Rooftops Must Be Covered With Plants Or Solar Panels
Do you live in France? If you’re getting a new house, you might have to follow this incredible, sustainable law. A new law that was passed that mandates that new buildings in commercial lots need to ...
Couple Converts A Bus Into A Magical Tiny Home
This is definitely one of the most charming micro homes I’ve had the pleasure of coming across. When couple John and Mira Thompson started developing plans to renovate the inside of a big yellow schoo...
Millions Of ‘Shade Balls’ To Prevent Evaporation In California Reservoirs
Los Angeles officials have come up with a surprisingly low-tech way to fight the region's water crisis: millions of floating plastic balls. As part of a $34.5 million project, the city's Department of...
The world's thinnest home has been built in a Polish alleyway
The home has been built in an alleyway in Poland's capital Warsaw and is just 3ft wide at its narrowest point and 5ft at its widest.
California Board Approves Emergency Water Rules
California's state water board on Tuesday approved emergency drought regulations that aim to slash water use in urban areas by 25 percent. The measures call for cities and water agencies to reduce wat...
Never Buy Toothpaste Again With This Nanotech Toothbrush
Japanese designer Kosho Ueshima of The Industrial Design Studio created Misoka, a nanotech toothbrush that can clean your teeth without toothpaste. The designer teamed up with nanotechnology company Y...
'Water man of India' Rajendra Singh bags top prize
An award known as "the Nobel Prize for water" has been given to an Indian campaigner who has brought water to 1,000 villages. The judges of the Stockholm Water Prize say his methods have also prevente...
Chan Chan – The Largest Mud-Brick City in the World
The Incan civilization is one of the most notable Pre-Columbian civilizations that existed in Peru. Prior to its rapid rise to power, however, there were other prominent civilizations, which today, ar
Brazilians hoard water and prepare for possible drastic rationing
Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely because of a drought.
This Tiny House Seems Weird From The Outside, But When You Step Inside? WHOA! - LittleThings.com
I’ve seen some truly remarkable pieces of architecture while writing for LittleThings — especially tiny houses. Followers of the Tiny House Movement will be quick to tell you that a small space doesn’...
25 Brilliant Tiny Homes That Will Inspire You To Live Small
These micro houses prove that there is a certain beauty in finding a low-impact solution for you and your family. Bigger isn't always better. Fans of the tiny home movement swear by it: when we simpli...
This Guy Started With Nothing. What He Had Just 6 Weeks Later Made Me Ridiculously Jealous
When most people imagine their dream home, they probably think of a large, sprawling vacation house that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. When Steve Areen thought about building his dream home, ...
See how they made a tiny loft feel like a spacious appartment
Specht Harpman Architects are the masterminds behind the renovation of this 425ft² (apprx 40m²) micro loft. I’d be more than happy to live there.
Sustainable design
Sustainable design (also called environmental design, environmentally sustainable design, environmentally conscious design, etc.) is the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environmen...
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Low-energy house
A low-energy house is any type of house that from design, technologies and building products uses less energy, from any source, than a traditional or average contemporary house. In the practice of sus...
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Zero energy building
A zero-energy building, also known as a zero net energy (ZNE) building, net-zero energy building (NZEB), or net zero building, is a building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount ...
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Water conservation
Water conservation encompasses the policies, strategies and activities to manage fresh water as a sustainable resource, to protect the water environment, and to meet current and future human demand. ...
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Sustainable architecture
Sustainable architecture is architecture that seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. Sust...
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Indoor air quality
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term which refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.IAQ can be affec...
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Building automation
Building automation is the automatic centralized control of a building's heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting and other systems through a Building Management System or Building Automat...
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Energy-saving lighting
Governments around the world have passed measures to phase out incandescent light bulbs for general lighting in favor of more energy-efficient lighting alternatives. Phase-out regulations effectively ...
Natural material
A natural material is any product or physical matter that comes from plants, animals, or the ground. Minerals and the metals that can be extracted from them (without further modification) are also con...
Rammed earth
Rammed earth, also known as taipa (Portuguese), tapial (Spanish), and pisé (de terre) (French), is a technique for building walls using natural raw materials such as earth, chalk, lime or gravel. It i...
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