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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It's Not A Pond He's Diving Into, But A Completely Natural, Chemical-Free Backyard Swimming Pool
Learn how to make your own from recycled materials for a fraction of the cost that you’d pay with a professional contractor. I thought I‘d seen everything when it comes to swimming pools. However, Dav...
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...
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’...
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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Urban agriculture
Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing, and distributing food in or around a village, town, or city. Urban agriculture can also involve animal husbandry, aquaculture, agroforestr...
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Microgeneration
Microgeneration is the small-scale generation of heat and electric power by individuals, small businesses and communities to meet their own needs, as alternatives or supplements to traditional central...
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Earthship
An Earthship is a type of passive solar house that is made of both natural and recycled materials (such as earth-filled tires), designed and marketed by Earthship Biotecture of Taos, New Mexico. The t...
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Vassar Haiti Project
The Vassar Haiti Project (VHP), founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that promotes Haitian art, fosters sustainable development in Haiti, and mentors student and community volunteers in the pr...
Power tower (Linz)
The Power Tower is the first high-rise office tower to attempt to meet the strict Passive House energy efficiency building standard. It was built to house the corporate headquarters of the Austrian u...
Power tower (Linz) - Wikipedia
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...
Zero carbon housing
Zero Carbon Housing and Zero Energy Housing are terms used interchangeably to define single family dwellings with a very high energy efficiency rating. Zero Energy Housing requires a very low amount ...
Solar Decathlon Europe
The Solar Decathlon Europe is an international competition that challenges collegiate teams to design and build houses powered exclusively by the sun. The winner of the competition is the team able to...
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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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Roof garden
A roof garden is a garden on the roof of a building. Besides the decorative benefit, roof plantings may provide food, temperature control, hydrological benefits, architectural enhancement, habitats o...
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Cement-bonded wood fiber
Cement-bonded wood fiber is a composite material manufactured throughout the world. It is made from wood (usually waste wood), chipped into a specially graded aggregate that is then mineralized and co...
Seasonal thermal energy storage
Seasonal thermal energy storage (or STES) is the storage of heat or cold for periods of up to several months. The thermal energy can be collected whenever it is available and be used whenever needed, ...
Sustainable landscape architecture
Sustainable landscape architecture is a category of sustainable design concerned with the planning and design of outdoor space. This can include ecological, politically correct, social and economic as...
Transition design
Transition design proposes design led societal transition towards more sustainable futures. It applies an understanding of the interconnectedness of social, economic, political and natural systems to ...
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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 ...
Reclaimed lumber
Reclaimed lumber is processed wood retrieved from its original application for purposes of subsequent use. Most reclaimed lumber comes from timbers and decking rescued from old barns, factories and wa...
Lisbon Principles
In 1997 a core set of six principles was established by ecological economist Robert Costanza for the sustainability governance of the oceans. These six principles became known as the "Lisbon Principle...
The Global 100
The Global 100 Index is a ranking of the world's most sustainable corporations. The list is compiled by Toronto-based media and investment advisory firm, Corporate Knights (CK).Each year, the latest i...
Underground farming
Underground farming is the practice of cultivating food underground. Underground farming is usually done using hydroponics, aeroponics or air-dynaponics systems or container gardens. Light is generall...
Windcatcher
A windcatcher (Persian: بادگیر‎ bâdgir: bâd "wind" + gir "catcher", Arabic: ملقف ‎malqaf ) is a traditional Persian architectural element to create natural ventilation in buildings. Wi...
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Hanging garden (cultivation)
A hanging garden is a Sustainable landscape architecture, an artistic garden or a small urban farm: attached to or built on a wall. They mainly found in areas where land is scarcity or where the farme...