Architecture

Can we create a green American dream home? Can we take those green building methods to a larger scale? Can we build a green office park? PF Members think so.

Planet Forward
Can going to the dentist be good for the environment? One dentist has figured out how with his sustainable office.
Passivhaus description
Passivhaus description
Structures Design/Build
Passivhaus methodology combined with Integrated Project Delivery, Lean Construction principles and big BIM (Building Information Modeling) can produce tommorrowes low energy buildings today at cost parity with standard construction.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Editor's Pick: As the weather begins to cool down, we will begin turning up the heat and grabbing our blankets and hats to try to stay warm.  What if there was a more sustainable and cost-effective way to keep our homes warm in the winter season?
If you want sustainable design in the world, you first need a school that teaches designers how to think sustainably. The Pratt Design Incubator is doing just that.
The Farmery is an urban market and farm designed to produce and sell locally made food. The Farmery combines a retail grocery and indoor agricultural systems that raise the value of food by offering the customer an educational and stimulating food... Read More
Minnesota 2020
The City of Minneapolis is embarking on a once-in-a-generation plan to cut carbon emissions and propel the city as the most energy efficient in the nation. Initiatives include single-sort recycling, boosting city renewable energy, expanding bicycle... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Heating water eats up a lot of energy. In Minnesota, the colder climate puts even more demand on hot water systems. However, the state's potential for solar energy can help offset that negative. Recently, Ramsey County's Law Enforcement Center... Read More
Brief history and possible application of graphene as an energy storage material. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
Hydropower turbines have become increasingly more fish-friendly as wildlife impacts have grown. This brief history highlights some fish preservation strategies and concludes with a promising fish-friendly turbine model by the Alden laboratories.... Read More
The tension between environmental impact, population and technology led scientist Paul Ehrlich, John Holdren and Barry Commoner to formulate an equation that describes the relationship between these forces, which came to be known as the IPAT... Read More

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