Cellulosic ethanol, the stuff that doesn’t use food crops, makes a big advance with the official opening of a plant in Italy.
The Energy Box is largely built from cross-laminated timber, which sequesters carbon, conserves energy, and is said to be earthquake resistant.
Adding a twist to the adaptive reuse trend of turning old railroad tracks into parks, architects in Bari, Italy, want to do the same for a rail line that’s still in operation.
TasLab is a government-supported project that aims to become both a residential and a research center, focused on innovative and sustainable ICT solutions.
Many homes use sunlight for power and passive solar heating. This net-zero energy home in Italy actually alters the spectrum of ambient light to enhance the well-being of the residents.
Two residential towers in Milan are nearing completion that will be covered in CO2-eating, oxygen-producing trees that may help clear the smoggy city’s air and reduce energy costs..
Richard Meier’s self-cleaning Italcementi.Lab is one of the first projects in Italy to earn a LEED Platinum rating, incorporating materials and systems to reduce energy use.