Solar-Powered Techstyle Haus’ Futuristic Fabric Shell Drastically Reduces Energy Consumption

July 10, 2014 by  
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Tec Team Costa Rica’s Tropika Home Facilitates Stronger Communities for Senior Citizens

July 10, 2014 by  
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Perfectly Passive Ressò House Wins Architecture Award at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

July 5, 2014 by  
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Liv-Lib’ Complex Connects Capsule Homes to Solar Energy Generating Hubs

July 1, 2014 by  
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The Solar Philéas Project Rehabilitates a 120-Year Old Building in France into Solar-Powered Modular Apartments

June 30, 2014 by  
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Team Rhône-Alpes’ Canopea House Wins the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe!

September 29, 2012 by  
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Big news out of Madrid:  Team Rhône-Alpes’ Canopea House has won the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe ! At the forefront of the competition since winning the Architecture and Operations prizes, this compact home is topped with a 10,7 kW array of photovoltaic panels that produce enough energy for both floors and a mini EV. Designed to evolve into whole nanotowers of stacked modules, Canopea addresses the overwhelming need for sustainable urban housing in the alpine corridor. The top six homes in the final standings are as follows: 1. Canopea House by Team Rhône-Alpes 2. Patio 2.12 by Team Andalucia 3. MED in Italy by Team Italy 4. ECOLAR by Team Germany 5. Counter Entropy by RWTH Aachen University 6. ODOO Project by Team Hungary In the first week of the 2012 Solar Decathlon in Madrid , competition was touch and go, but Canopea has kept a fairly constant lead since winning the architecture and operations categories. Not only has this team demonstrated remarkable engineering skills, but they’ve displayed consistent leadership in virtually every category. Team Rhône-Alpes received a whopping 120 points for architecture, 116.85 for functionality and 86.70 for sustainability for the two-story Canopea prototype topped by a crown of PV panels . However, their nanotowers could scale up both horizontally and vertically to create whole neighborhoods of Canopeas, which is something that the judges took into consideration. The final scores haven’t been released yet, but since today’s win hinged on innovation, we’re not at all surprised to see the team from France take first place. + Canopea by Team Rhône-Alpes + Solar Decathlon on Inhabitat

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Debunked: 10 of the Most Common Excuses for Not Paying a Living Wage

September 29, 2012 by  
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Fast fashion companies have plenty of excuses for not paying workers a fair living wage. Consumers don’t want to pay more for clothes, they argue, and they insist that they’re helping create jobs for people in developing countries who would otherwise be unemployed. None of these excuses stand up to scrutiny, and over at Ecouterre we’ve taken the time to debunk 10 of the most common (lame) excuses fashion labels make for not paying a living wage. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-fashion , fair labor , Fashion , fashion companies , fast fashion , garment industry , labor , living wage , minimum wage , sweat shops

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Swooping Astonyshine Solar Decathlon House Boasts a Bold Combination of Stone and Wood

September 24, 2012 by  
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Santiago Calatrava’s Gorgeous Oriente Station is Topped With a Leaf-Like Canopy That Looks Lighter Than Air

September 24, 2012 by  
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Supersolar Fresnel Lenses Power Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House

September 21, 2012 by  
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