Rammed earth is cheap, tough and green and has been around for centuries. But modern architects are just rediscovering its many uses in construction.
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Voters in an Alberta election have handed conservatives a resounding defeat and elected more women to serve than ever before in Canadian history.
SolarCity and Tesla are teaming up to change the world of electrical power. Battery storage and micro-grids will make utility companies and grids obsolete.
An Ocean Summit On Marine Debris will take place in Newport, RI on May 15 as part of a 12 day stopover during the Volvo Ocean Racing around the world race.
The Sierra Club AddUp app allows environmentalists to crowdsource their political, legal and environmental activism on behalf of the Earth.
Celebrate a sunrise on Earth Day on the open ocean aboard the yachts competing in the Volvo Ocean Racing around the world competition.
After we solve global warming, what’s next? Author William Gail says we will face new challenges that will require intense global cooperation to conquer.
Ecovative, a company in upstate New York, is making mushroom based building materials that are 100% compostable, stronger than concrete and energy efficient.
A couple in Bern, Switzerland have made an energy efficient historic home in a protected historic zone using solar panels and a geothermal heat pump.
A Paris plan to promote bicycling allocates $165 million to 5 new bicycle highways, subsidies for electric bikes and more bicycle parking spaces.
Spacehus energy efficient homes in England are prefabricated. They are net zero, low carbon footprint homes from Volula, a British construction company.
A new infographic shines a spotlight on 12 of the most sustainable building designs in the world and points out the features that help each make the list.
Slow Streets is a community organization in Vancouver that advocates for greater bicycle safety by changes to city streets.
An aluminum ion battery developed by researchers at Stanford costs less, recharges faster, won’t burst into flames and is environmentally friendly.
Credit Valley Hospital. Photography by Scott Norsworthy. Source: ArchiTravel This story is a repost of an article that appeared originally on Green Building Elements. Internationally renowned architect Tye Farrow told an audience in Sydney, Australia recently that there is a connection between architecture and health. “What if our health became the basis for judging every building […]
Two of the world’s tallest buildings will purify the environment. To be built in Wuhan, China, the buildings will clean the air and water around them.
Zero waste grocery stores are thriving in France. Customers bring their own containers and buy in bulk with no packaging waste and get fresh food for less.
The IKEA Better Shelter is designed to provide a home for refugees. It accommodates 5 and includes a solar panel for lighting at night.
Ekotrope is a computer program and energy efficient home design tool that helps maximize energy efficiency and minimize cost.