Green and healthy buildings are an integral part of green cities

May 21, 2018 by  
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Here’s how city planners, architects and building operators can make a difference.

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The ultra-efficient, hidden heat source for Amazon’s new HQ

November 20, 2017 by  
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The “ecodistrict” project required cooperation from the city, architects and a corporate neighbor.

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A case for reconstructing the world of sustainable building standards

March 25, 2017 by  
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Certifications must go beyond incremental improvements meant to minimize climate change. Instead, architects and engineers should aspire to create blueprints that are socially, economically and environmentally “regenerative.”

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BioMason’s bricks “grown” with sand and bacteria to hit the market next year

March 1, 2016 by  
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BioMason is inching closer to commercially debuting its eco-friendly “grown” bricks , which they say could be on the market as early as next year. Since its founding in 2012, the North Carolina startup has been pushing to revolutionize the world of building materials in a way that slashes carbon emissions by using bricks grown from sand and bacteria, instead of firing traditional bricks. An increasing number of architects and builders are looking to sustainable construction materials in response to the growing demand for green buildings, and BioMason’s emission-saving biobricks fill a unique niche in the market. Read the rest of BioMason’s bricks “grown” with sand and bacteria to hit the market next year

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The UK prepares to fire up the largest floating solar farm the world has ever seen

March 1, 2016 by  
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Soon, the United Kingdom will fire up the world’s largest floating solar farm . Over 23,000 solar panels will be floated on a reservoir about 20 miles southwest of London, generating renewable energy to power local water treatment plants. The $8.3 million project has been in planning and development for more than five years and is now just weeks away from completion. Read the rest of The UK prepares to fire up the largest floating solar farm the world has ever seen

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Can Great Design Redeem the Parking Garage?

August 13, 2010 by  
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Image Courtesy of: archdaily.com Parking garages are generally considered to be a necessary evil: necessary because everyone drives; evil because they are usually drab, ugly concrete structures that take up valuable urban space. Yet in recent years, architects and designers have been working to counter this view , by adding solar panels, giving preference to hybrid cars , and g…

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‘LEED for Landscapes’ Put to the Test

May 27, 2010 by  
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Landscape architects and experts have launched a sweeping test of a sustainability rating and assessment system for greenspaces in the built environment with a pilot that involves more than 150 sites in 34 states, Canada, Iceland and Spain.

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Best of Green: Design & Architecture (Slideshow)

April 7, 2010 by  
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These are tough times in the Design and Architecture fields, but there are tough architects and designers out there, doing work in urban cores, in social housing, building smaller, more efficient and greener designs. This year the Best of Green for Design and Architecture celebrates the game-changers, the new ideas, designers and architects who are making a difference. Don’t forget to check back for the winners in our other seven categories , which will be launched throughout the week.

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Hidden House Is a Stunning Example of Sustainable Modern Architecture

March 30, 2010 by  
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Many architects and designers were caught dead in their tracks when the recent economic downturn struck. Standard architecture in Los Angeles successfully powers through by taking sustainable action, cutting construction costs and preserving pre-existing materials in their Hidden House.

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Urban Reserve: A Modern, Sustainable Community in Dallas

March 30, 2010 by  
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Urban Reserve is a modern sustainable community situated on fourteen hilly acres of land on the urban edge of Dallas. Envisioned as “ a neighborhood where the common thread between residents is a passion for modern architecture “, the 50-home planned development requires that all homes are at least 20% more efficient than the acceptable city code and features two retention ponds (rain gardens) that collect water to irrigate the neighborhood landscape.

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