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.

Elon University
"Finding Balance @FincaBellavista" is an enlightening documentary about the "rebirth" of a young environmentalist in search of balance within nature and himself. This story takes place in a remote tree house community in the Costa Rican rainforest... Read More
UNSW Australia
Taking by-products from the forestry industry to make particle boards that can be used in kitchens, bathrooms and decking around pools. Not only do they have great moisture resistance, they dramatically reduce the formaldehyde emissions associated... Read More
UNSW Australia
In 2008 a remarkable relationship was kindled between the children of Tigger's Honeypot, a child care centre at The University of New South Wales, Australia, and the residents of Milford House, an aged care facility in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Once... Read More
A multi-university team from Washington, DC is competing in this year's Solar Decathlon and aiming for a very special end product - a house suitable as a healing home for a returning American veteran.
Planet Forward
Via International Institute for Environment and Development: Stone lines or ("bunds") slow down runoff, incerease water infiltration and for the basis for improved production in semi-arid areas. At the same time, sediment is captured behind these... Read More
Above: Block diagram of City Block Stored Energy Supply
If you want to create more jobs, build a new city. Not just any city. Start building the city of the future that is the most efficient city possible. No cars allowed in the city. All mass transportation. All supplies arrive at stores via rail... Read More
The George Washington University
Downsizing your living space is one way to get really green. Tiny houses could be the next big thing in both sustainability and affordability.
Can money vanish into thin air? For some businesses, the idea is a ghastly specter; for others, a sober reality. Carbon Lighthouse, a startup based in San Francisco, works to plug up the money pits that curse operations directors. The company’s... Read More
Did you know that energy efficiency in apartments and condos could yield $9 billion in savings? A new report from IMT, ENERGY TRANSPARENCY IN THE MULTIFAMILY HOUSING SECTOR, finds that the nation’s multifamily housing stock holds potential for major... Read More

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