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#urbandesign for #climatechange

Cities can identify opportunities for innovation and efficiency to diminish the causes of climate change. To accomplish this goal, climate action planning is crucial. However,…

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renewable energy at home

Renewable energy has to be a fundamental part of our sustainable future and solar power is a “tested” technology in the commercial world. However there…

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A new dawn in Alberta… #solar

Mike Hudema shares his personal story about how he made the move to solar power to supplement his home energy consumption. As humble as they…

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#blue is the future

It is fascinating to think that colour could not only affect the aesthetics of our architecture but also the environmental performance. A new blue pigment,…

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#holedeck #sustainable concrete structural slab

As an Architect I am always striving to bring new efficiencies to our architecture to provide sustainable solutions that are viable for our clients. This evolution in…

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#sustainable power from green wall

Elena Mitrofanova is a graduate of the the Moscow Institute of Architecture and collaborated with Dr Paolo Bombelli (Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge) to…

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Shenzen’s world’ largest #wastetoenergy plant

This competition winning design will create a new Waste to Energy Plant that will incinerate a third of the waste generated each year in Shenzhen…

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#prologis real estate investment goes big on solar

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Board #workplace  

The Andes House, a design studio from Chile, designed this simple workspace as part of an exercise exploring the strengthening of hard board and dual…

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Sustainable cities from wood

It is widely accepted that using wood in building construction can be effective at reducing carbon emissions from the process. Imagine the sustainable benefits of…

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Shit brickwork

A Malaysian university, the Universiti Teknologi MARA, is experimenting with sewage sludge as a cement additive to make concrete. Potentially this could support the increasing…

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#sustainable materials from frozen oil

Scientists from Britain and Bulgaria have discovered that oil can form geometric shapes if frozen, leading to speculation that they could “shapeshift” if we can…

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A cooling ceramic cladding #sustainability

Material science provides us with a great opportunity to harness technicalogical innovation with simplicty to provide financially “accessible” design solutions to suit the architecture and…

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PVC the new asbestos ?

“According to a new whitepaper report by Perkins+Will, “What’s New (and What’s Not) With PVC,” in spite of recent advances in plastic chemistry PVC is…

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Brewery Power Plant #sustainability #regeneration

A former brewery complex is transformed in to a tri-gen power plant in Sydney, Australia. The client and design team needs to be commended for…

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How the hotel industry benefits from energy storage #smartthinking #sustainability

A collaborative effort between hoteliers and utility providers to balance energy demands to suit uses and functions. This is more about working together using existing…

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#think – The #future of air conditioning?

“The Architects Newspaper” writes, The Cloud Cast comprises a ceiling-mounted canopy of thin aluminium jets, each one equipped with an ultrasonic sensor for detecting motion…

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The BIC Structure is an Undulating Canopy Made from 10,000 Pens

Inspirating us all to think about carefully about the materials we use and the potential of recycling… Sculptural canopy Share this reboot

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Inside Beijing’s airpocalypse – a city made ‘almost uninhabitable’ by pollution

Lessons from the next world power… Inside Beijing’s airpocalypse – a city made ‘almost uninhabitable’ by pollution | Cities | The Guardian: (Via www.theguardian.com) Share…

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New York Park reinvented

Repurposing our transport highways                                    http://archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=7641#.VKmQ3Ma8v3g Share this reboot

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Inclusivity as Architectural Program: A Reflection on Vancouver’s Woodward’s Redevelopment Five Years On (ArchDaily)

Inclusivity as Architectural Program: A Reflection on Vancouver’s Woodward’s Redevelopment Five Years On:   Officially opened in 2010, the Woodward’s Redevelopment project designed by Vancouver based…

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Creation of a Forest Shelter at Bertrichamp / Studiolada Architectes + Yoann Saehr Architect (ArchDaily)

Creation of a Forest Shelter at Bertrichamp / Studiolada Architectes + Yoann Saehr Architect: Architects: Studiolada Architectes, Yoann Saehr Architect Location: Bertrichamps, France Area: 81.0…

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Breathing new life in to our cities

Detroit_from the ashes…the urban designers involved in getting this famous city back on its feet have a social responsibility now to rebuild sustainably. Detriot to…

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Bus stops out of bottles

I applaud   Taiwan tests recycling’s limits with bus stops out of bottles “‘We want to take recycling to the next level,’ says Mr Huang.…

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Kimball Art Centre

Sparano & Mooney sustainable design concept for the Kimball Art Centre in Utah…   On the Boards: Kimball Art Centre [image source] (Via architechnophilia.) Share…

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Urban development – a critical view

This is an interesting post from one of my colleagues at Stantec Consulting – follow the link below. I am sure that a study of…

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Spray-on rechargeable batteries could store energy anywhere (Wired UK)

Just imagine the potential of this…..   “Related features What’s inside: Energizer lithium batteries First transatlantic solar-powered flight a success Massive lithium deposit found in…

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Clean Tower Conceptual High-Rise Would Return Filtered Water to the Chicago River (Inhabitat)

        “Wolf Point, the plot of land at the confluence of the Chicago River’s north and south branches, is one of the…

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“Lit” Light Bulb Combines LED Technology With Fiber Optics (Inhabitat)

“Lit” Light Bulb Combines LED Technology With Fiber Optics | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: “ GE Launches First 100 Watt…

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Living Building Challenge Wins the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge (Archinect)

“…the world’s highest ecological standard for sustainable buildings…”   Living Building Challenge Wins the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge | News | Archinect: “ Share this…

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