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.

ITAC, University of Utah
In 2008, the pink bark beetle, an invasive species, killed millions of trees in Colorado. From these dead trees, researchers at the University of Utah have created interlocking cross-laminated timber, a building material that doesn't require any... Read More
In my community, the construction trend seems to be strip malls. This means that more and more land is cleared for buildings and construction projects. To minimize our land use, we could build businesses on top of one another in high rise business... Read More
All living cells, virtually from the beginning of life on Earth, have used what is referred to as a Proton-Pump to move nutrients, elements and molecules within and between them. Fuel-cell engineers have developed their fuel-cells with components... Read More
My video is on how the heat island effect is present in both rural and urban areas, and actions that cities can take to create a more sustainable enviroment. It also describes how not using public transportation and driving cars pollutes our... Read More
A heliostat is a special mirror with a guidance device that can keep sunlight reflected toward the same target all day without straying off-target. It is just a mirror but you need to keep it trained on the same spot for it to work. It is a bit like... Read More
The sun directs radiant heat to the sides and roofs of houses. Normally, this radiant heat is transferred from the roof to the ceiling to the inside of the house. Radiant barriers can be applied directly to the surfaces that receive the sun's... Read More
Minnesota 2020
When can a student project save the school money? School is all about learning, and these students in Minnesota are getting hands-on experience in sustainable innovations. The students were directly involved in getting solar panels installed at... Read More
Minnesota 2020
New technology is making it possible and practical for photovoltaic installations to work on residential rooftops. Innovative reflective arrays, developed in Minnesota by TenKSolar and 3M, make PV panels space efficient and ramp up the energy... Read More
When designing a house, most people consider how many bedrooms to build or how big the kitchen should be. In this house in Mississippi, designers created a sunspace, a room designed specifically to reduce energy use and costs! Check it out!
Solar carports will open up complimentary eco-friendly electric vehicle delivery and commuter "stop and shops" while each car charges it's fast charge batteries under our solar carport canopies as consumers shop around and interact with our attached... Read More

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