A planned NFL stadium for the Minnesota Vikings will use new, energy-saving sustainable tactics to battle snow buildup on the roof: passive solar and gravity.
Green Home & Building
Phase One of the new College of the Desert campus in Palm Springs is expected to produce more energy than it consumes, largely through a 60-acre solar farm.
A labor of love (that’s now for sale), this Pocket Shelter might just be the perfect place to wait out a storm.
In a new project in Bucharest, a prototypical “house of the future” demonstrates how easy it can be to control the indoor environment while doing as little harm as possible to the outside environment.
The new GroupHealth Medical Center, near Seattle, is the first-ever building to earn a LEED-Healthcare certification, adjusting for the demands of a sterile hospital environment.
Denmark’s Upcycle House includes an impressive number of uses for recycled materials that have been value-added to improve performance and reduce CO2 emissions.
Two recent house projects in Southern Finland use passive-solar and geothermal heating methods to keep their occupants warm and reduce fossil fuel use.
Stonecutting produces an appalling amount of waste, but an architecture firm in Iran has proven that the leftover scraps can still be useful building materials.
Viridian Reclaimed Wood carves out a high-end market niche by taking on the shipping industry’s recycling for them.
The coastal town of Seabrook, Wash., is nearing completion of a sustainable cluster of New Urbanist homes to be showcased in Sunset magazine’s October issue.
A young company sets out to eliminate disposable plastics, using mushroom kits. Don’t laugh.
At 1,312 feet tall, Mumbai’s proposed Imperial Tower will be among the world’s tallest, but what may be most striking is its narrow width and wing-like shape to reduce turbulence.
Italian firm 3Gatti used local sun parasol designs as inspiration for the new sun shading mechanisms that will be added to Shanghai’s converted Madrid Pavilion.
New technology from a Nova Scotia startup increases the amount of carbon sequestered in concrete.