Built in 1814, this Swiss home was already relatively green with the thermal mass of its masonry walls. Today, a solar array and new insulated concrete forms add to the savings.
The new Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art brings not only a new modernist icon of culture to the city, but also environmental stewardship with a host of energy saving attributes.
The city of Santiago, Chile, is continuing its strong green building movement with the launch of two new sustainable six-story office projects: the World Green Center and the Terrazas building.
Using a closed loop geothermal system and smart passive solar techniques, this green summer home in The Hamptons offers a cool respite from the city heat.
In Seoul, South Korea, a contemporary home and gallery beats the heat during the humid summer months (and the cold during the winter) via geothermal wells.
Lithuania wants to develop its geothermal resources. Iceland has the know-how. Guess what the countries’ leaders discussed when they got together recently?
The World Bank will provide $300 million in loans to Indonesia to help boost the capacity of two geothermal power plants.
A new duplex in chilly Ottawa, Canada, uses 90% less energy than a conventionally-built home with radiant heat, a geothermal heat pump and other green tech.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it will be backing loans totalling nearly $200 million for major geothermal power plants slated for southeastern Oregon and northwestern Nevada.
Using old timber frames from a 1868 Gahanna house in central Ohio, a designer used solar and geothermal energy to created a new home rated 40% more energy-efficient than a conventionally-built home.