Modern solar-powered Ontario home is insulated with straw bales

December 16, 2015 by  
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Self-inflating PumpTire bike tube pumps air into itself while you ride

December 16, 2015 by  
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Years ago, PumpTire developed a bicycle tire prototype able to pump air into itself as riders rode along – relying on the compression of the tire on the ground to suck air inside. Unfortunately, the entire tire had to be replaced once it wore down. Now the same developers have created a bike tube with a similar system, and it’s compatible with standard bike tires. Read the rest of Self-inflating PumpTire bike tube pumps air into itself while you ride

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Exclusive Photos: World’s Largest Computerized Façade Cools Aedas’ Al Bahr Towers: EX

January 31, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Exclusive Photos: World’s Largest Computerized Façade Cools Aedas’ Al Bahr Towers: EX Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “leed” , abu dhabi , Abu Dhabi green design , Abu Dhabi Investment Council , Aedas Architects , Al Hilal Bank , award-winning architecture , Daylighting , external shading structures , green building Gulf Region , green construction , Gulf Region LEED , LEED silver buildings in Abu Dhabi , mashrabiya screens , Middle East , reduce solar gain , twin towers of Abu Dhabi , world’s largest computerized facade        

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The SeaOrbiter Futuristic Marine Research Vessel Just Reached its CrowdFunding Goal, Set to Begin Construction

January 31, 2014 by  
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Now that the futuristic SeaOrbiter marine vessel has successfully completed its crowdfunding campaign, the project is ready to enter the construction phase. The vessel is the brainchild of French architect Jacques Rougerie , and it will be the first vertical ship to navigate the world’s oceans. Thanks to their successful KissKissBankBank campaign , the team will soon be able to start building ‘the Eye of SeaOrbiter.’ Read the rest of The SeaOrbiter Futuristic Marine Research Vessel Just Reached its CrowdFunding Goal, Set to Begin Construction Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: floating research center , futuristic ship design , green technology , Jacques Rougerie , marine architecture , marine research , ocean research , SeaOrbiter , SeaOrbiter marine vessel , Solar Power , wave power        

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Tour Singapore’s Greenest Building: BCA Academy’s Zero Energy Headquarters

January 31, 2014 by  
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Singapore has no shortage of green buildings, but when it comes to energy-efficiency , there is one that surpasses all others. Home of the  Singapore Building and Construction Authority Academy , the Zero Energy Building (ZEB) has been hailed as the nation’s greenest thanks to its optimized mix of passive design, renewable energy sources and energy conservation training for occupants. The 3-story campus, which was retrofitted from a former workshop, houses offices, classrooms and a resource center, while also acting as a testbed for further energy efficiency studies. Read the rest of Tour Singapore’s Greenest Building: BCA Academy’s Zero Energy Headquarters Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bca academy , building construction authority , eco design , green buildings singapore , green design , net zero energy building , Singapore , singapore architecture , singapore green buildings , singapore net zero energy building , sustainable design        

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Why green construction in California will be getting a big boost

December 21, 2012 by  
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Thanks to a new state tax, billions of dollars are projected to become available for green schools.  

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ICC Unveils 2012 International Green Construction Code

March 30, 2012 by  
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The 2012 International Green Construction Code was just announced this week by the International Code Council – and it intends to be the first holistic code based on environmentally positive design. Rather than focusing on a few tweaks like traditional codes, the IgCC 2012 looks at a project’s entire system performance and breaks down specific details for compliance. The Green Code’s intent is to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste, and improve health — goals that its development co-partner the USGBC has been holding up as a mantle for years. Read the rest of ICC Unveils 2012 International Green Construction Code Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , 2012 International Green Construction Code , aia , ASHREA 189.1 , Green Code standard , ICC , IgCC , Jeff Potter , Rick Fedrizzi , usgbc

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Axion International Makes Rail Road Tracks, Bridges, and I-Beams from 100% Recycled Material

December 8, 2011 by  
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The United States recycles only 27% of its plastic bottle waste – fortunately, Axion International is working on raising that number by developing building materials made from 100% recycled content, most of which comes from plastic bottles. Axion’s materials are created without the use of additional chemicals, and they’re so strong they can be used for heavy load bridges , railroad ties, I-beams , and pilings. A bridge made completely of Axion’s materials is even being built right now in York, Maine – read on for a closer look! Read the rest of Axion International Makes Rail Road Tracks, Bridges, and I-Beams from 100% Recycled Material Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: axion internationa , composite wood alternative , eco friendly building material , environmentally friendly building material , green bridges , Green Building , green building material , green construction , green railroads , green transportation , rail road ties , recycle plastic bottles , recycled alternative , recycled plastic bottles , wood alternative

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Axion International Makes Rail Road Tracks, Bridges, and I-Beams from 100% Recycled Material

December 8, 2011 by  
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The United States recycles only 27% of its plastic bottle waste – fortunately, Axion International is working on raising that number by developing building materials made from 100% recycled content, most of which comes from plastic bottles. Axion’s materials are created without the use of additional chemicals, and they’re so strong they can be used for heavy load bridges , railroad ties, I-beams , and pilings. A bridge made completely of Axion’s materials is even being built right now in York, Maine – read on for a closer look! Read the rest of Axion International Makes Rail Road Tracks, Bridges, and I-Beams from 100% Recycled Material Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: axion internationa , composite wood alternative , eco friendly building material , environmentally friendly building material , green bridges , Green Building , green building material , green construction , green railroads , green transportation , rail road ties , recycle plastic bottles , recycled alternative , recycled plastic bottles , wood alternative

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For Hospitals to be Green, Patient Rooms Must Be Right?Sized

September 7, 2011 by  
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Photo Credit: BBH Design – West Facade During Construction When’s the last time you questioned the design practices hospitals? Never? Well, you should – of all the building types in the world, hospitals should be a symbol of good health, sustainability, and wellness. But they are not. On average, it takes between five to ten years for a facility to go from the drawing board to its grand opening. The question is how to design the most state-of-the-art facility today so it will still be state-of-t… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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