VERGE Talk: living in a "living building” — a real-world report

July 7, 2017 by  
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The founder of Earth Day and developer of world’s greenest office building tells his story — and what it may mean for Hawaii.

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Pathways to a clean energy future: global perspectives

July 7, 2017 by  
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Hawaii, California, and New Zealand share at least one thing in common: they’re all on a path to clean energy. While utilities and regulators serve a defined geographic region, they see many of the same challenges. This opens up a world of opportunities for collaboration – in some unexpected ways.

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Can you imagine a circular city?

December 3, 2016 by  
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This story is adapted from the book “The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life” (Harper Wave, 2016).

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Too much of a good thing hobbles Best Buy’s e-waste recycling

February 9, 2016 by  
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In many ways the big-box retailer has been a champion against e-waste. Here’s the story behind the latest setback.

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The real key to remaking manufacturing: Chemistry

February 9, 2016 by  
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The feasibility of the “circular economy” ultimately comes down to sound materials science.

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Green Bank Network aims to unleash private clean energy capital

February 9, 2016 by  
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Private financing options to scale renewable energy were a hot topic at the Paris climate talks, but it will take better coordination to harness those funds.

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Modular Pocket Houses Provide Emergency Housing in Natural Disasters

March 26, 2014 by  
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Wouldn’t it be helpful to have ‘emergency kits’ already spread over an endangered area if a natural catastrophe happens? This is the story of ‘Pocket House’ – a Regeneration Project in the Tohoku Region of Japan. A wooden modular system with multiple uses, the versatile kit helped create a new identity for the disaster-stricken urban environment of Yabuki Town in Fukushima Prefecture, and could do the same for future such communities. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:        

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5 tips for creating a sustainability story that sticks

November 13, 2013 by  
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Put a face on your story, but don't make your own organization the hero.

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Treehouse furnishes a one-stop shop for solar

November 13, 2013 by  
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This Austin store takes an innovative approach to selling solar power by speaking the customers' language.

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‘A Short History of the Highrise’ Interactive Film Explores the 2,500-year Global History of Vertical Living

October 11, 2013 by  
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A Short History of the Highrise  is an interactive documentary that explores the 2,500-year global history of vertical living and issues of social equality in an increasingly urbanized world. The centerpiece of the project is a series of four short films. The first three ( Mud, Concrete and Glass ) draw on The New York Times’s extraordinary visual archives. Each film is intended to evoke a chapter in a storybook, with rhyming narration and photographs brought to life with intricate animation. The fourth chapter ( Home ) is comprised of images submitted by the public. The interactive experience incorporates the films and, like a visual accordion, allows viewers to dig deeper into the project’s themes with additional archival materials, text and microgames. On tablets, viewers can navigate the story extras and special features within the films using touch commands like swipe, pinch, pull and tap. On desktop and laptop computers, users can mouse over features and click to navigate. Learn more about  A Short History of the Highrise  here . + A Short History of the Highrise The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:        

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