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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Catherine gardens
Catherine gardens are an architectural concept where large ecosystems are enclosed in huge shells around buildings to protect them from pollution. This was also named floating ecosystem because of the...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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, ...
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...
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...
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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Harmony with nature
In participation with the United Nations Earth Summit 2012 the Bolivian government submitted a proposal titled 'Harmony With Nature' this proposal attempts to define a platform for global sustainable ...
Glassisgreen
Glassisgreen is a Saint-Gobain green initiative to promote the use of glass in construction of buildings to make them energy efficient. Educates, inspires and enables various stakeholders like archite...
Victory garden
Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks in the United States, United Kingdom, Cana...
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Blue roof
A blue roof is a roof design that is explicitly intended to store water, typically rainfall. Blue roofs can provide a number of benefits depending on design. These benefits include temporary storage...
Ecoscaping
Ecoscaping integrates the disciplines of landscape architecture and spatial planning with environmental science and provides an innovative approach in creating a sustainable and nature friendly design...
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