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.

I envision solar panels that would overlap and interlock to be used as roofing tiles. They would interconnect using integrated connectors instead of wires or cables. These tiles would be made in standard sizes and shapes for easy removal and... Read More
The geothermal industry gets its first big lobbyist. Will this help expand on a lagging form of clean energy production?
Hemp Technologies, Green Building Council, Hemp Industries Association, VoteHemp, International hemp Builders Association
Our company has built the first 3 permitted Hempcrete homes in USA and an office extension in Canada in 2010 with many more iHemp/Lime building projects coming in 2011/12 2.5 acres of IHemp will provide the insulation for an average size home and... Read More
This was originally posted on CrispGreen.com New research suggests protocell "skins" could be the secret to building carbon-negative architecture. Researchers in Europe are collaborating on a project to develop materials that could eventually make... Read More
Planet Forward
Environmental artist Rein Triefeldt calls on more than just stone to make his sculptures. In this week's webisode, we look at his innovative way of making solar beautiful. Sorry Garden Gnome, these front lawn ornaments aren't just pretty... Read More
Planet Forward
By Molly Starke (presenter), Delaney Workman, Elizabeth Murphy, and Victoria Lamb For a graduate level course on urban sustainability at The George Washington University, our group studied ways in which Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York are... Read More
The architect of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon must have been an early member of the green movement. Green roofs, an innovative form of environmental architecture, are taking root throughout the United States. The concept involves installing ground... Read More
Planet Forward
By Harry Bergmann, Erin McCluskey, and Summer Newman For a course on urban sustainability at The George Washington University, we studied how historic preservation in Charleston, Dubuque and Grand Rapids makes these cities more sustainable as well... Read More
Planet Forward
By Brandt Siegel (presenter) Brian Griffith, Sarah Allison, and Noemi Glickman For a graduate level course on urban sustainability at The George Washington University, our group studied ways in which Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and New York are working... Read More
By Julia Byrd (presenter) Alana Bryant, Sarah Kururswo, Samantha McLean, Kate Young For a course on Urban Sustainability at The George Washington University we studied green building initiatives in different cities across the United States.

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