Engineering

If it gets built, there's an engineer involved somewhere. Check out some ideas on engineering the things we use everyday to be cleaner and more efficient.

US Department of Energy
Richard King, DOE's Director of the Solar Decathlon, talks to Planet Forward about one smart community in Kansas and how if the housing market has got you down your best bet is to retrofit.
Check out some ideas by Rachel Gutter and Richard Fedrizzi of the U.S. Green Building Council.  These two have big plans for making schools green and creating an emerging generation of more informed, concerned citizens.  Gutter says that by teaching... Read More
The George Washington University
This student team from last year’s Solar Decathlon contest are working to create a “penthouse with a purpose” in New York City. The solar pods are built on top of existing apartment buildings, which helps solve energy, infrastructure, and... Read More
Pretty simple idea and not a new one, but imagine hopping on a train at a train station located at the intersection of two interstates or a small city, and relaxing as the train takes you to your destination. That destination could be across the... Read More
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Environmental Prototype Homes Of Tommorrow (EPHOT Inc)a 501c non-profit will buy, rehab, retrofit with co-generating solar systems, on-demand hot water and radiant barrier insulation Foreclosed and Bank owned Properties; then will either hold and... Read More
The George Washington University
The University of Maryland's Watershed home took first place at the Solar Decathlon 2011. See what innovations took them straight to the top!
National Science Foundation
Engineers at the Pennsylvania State University have found crab-shell chitin effectively raises acidity (pH) levels and reduces harmful metals in mine water. These results may lead to the development of cost-effective treatment strategies to clean up... Read More
The George Washington University
Purdue University brought their green design, the INhome, to the 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC. They turn a typical midwestern home into an energy efficient and sustainable dwelling...but with a twist.
Americans use more than 400 billion gallons of water in a single day, that’s more than our total oil consumption in a year. We need to introduce new ideas and technological innovations to teach the next generation how to curb and better manage our... Read More
George Washington University
THIS WEEK: How to turn a Solar Decathlon house into a home. GW students Melissa Turley and Jon Fenech followed Team Empowerhouse through the Solar Decathlon. Their innovation? Making it affordable enough to be a Habitat for Humanity home. WATCH... Read More

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