One solution to reduce stormwater runoff into the local ecosystem is what is known as a green roof–a roof covered in living, growing plants.
This Solar Decathlon design enables the user to cohabit with the house, learning from each other to create a more energy-efficient, sustainable life
The roofs will serve as a laboratory for activities undertaken by the University’s Green Infrastructure Research Group.
Designers at IAMZ are using biomimicry to recreate not only the look but the actual function of trees in their latest New York City concept called the Chlorophyll Tower.
A combination of architectural design and creative landscaping gives The Wall House a feeling of being embraced by the land rather than an anomaly suddenly constructed upon it.
Kaplan Thompson’s net-zero-energy farmhouse in Virginia, which meets Passivhaus standards and is on track for LEED Platinum, is also built for sheep grazing on its roof.
One of the latest projects to spring up around New York’s High Line, the Solar Carve Tower will minimize the shadows it casts while maximizing the daylight entering the building.