HOK conceptualizes net zero emission office building for St. Louis

November 29, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable building generates renewable solar energy. HOK and the Weidt Group have come up with a concept office building that has been designed to Net Zero Emission Building standards of the US Department of Energy. The office, called the Net Zero Co2urt , has been conceptualized to be built in midtown St.

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BMW unveils recyclable subway cars for Polish public transit system

November 29, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Energy-saving subway cars with green credentials. Designers at BMW Group DesignworksUSA and Siemens have designed new environmentally friendly subway cars that will go online in the Polish capital city of Warsaw in 2012.

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Pama Design unveils Altair 70 solar-powered concept yacht

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Eco Factor: Concept yacht propelled by electricity. Designers over at Pama Architetti Design have conceptualized a solar-powered yacht that has been made from fiberglass and includes enough photovoltaic panels to generate about 5KW of renewable electric power

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German company to sell all-electric CARe 500 with leased batteries

November 29, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Zero-emission vehicle powered by electric batteries.

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Tower of Droplets creates algae for biofuel and biomass

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Eco Factor: Sustainable tower utilizes algae to produce renewable fuel. Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham of London Studio CRAB have been awarded the $65,000 second prize in the International Competition for Taiwan Tower at Taichung.

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New Oslo Train Station Features Massive Rooftop Park

October 19, 2010 by  
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The Oslo Central Train station by Norway-based Space Group Architects is a dynamic multi-functional space that will take a central role in redefining the city’s public transportation. More and more public buildings are designed to play multiple roles, and the new Central Train Station carries the trend forward with multiple art, retail, and conference spaces and an expansive rooftop park.

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Should Cell Phone Towers Be Put on Residential Buildings?

March 10, 2010 by  
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Image: Lloyd Alter Between the upgrading of existing systems and the licencing of new carriers, the rooftop landscape of Toronto, Canada is changing rapidly as new antennae are added daily. While TreeHugger has discussed the question of cell phone safety many times, we are usually talking about the phone itself, where users have some control, rather than the base stations, where residents in apartment buildings with base stations on the roof do not.

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