The winning projects of a global competition for innovative carbon-free and resilient urban projects were announced in Oslo and sent to us by C40 CITIES. Have a look.
Category: Architecture & Design
Smart Wood: Bio-Engineering Trees For Specific Purposes
For the past decade, researchers have been experimenting with switching individual genes on and off to determine what effect they have on growing trees. But they say they can now model the effects of switching all 21 lignin genes on or off in the lab, which will greatly reduce the amount of time needed to “design” trees that are suitable for particular purposes.
Florida — When Will Its Real Estate Market Go Underwater?
How much longer does southern Florida have until real-estate values in the region collapse on the back of flagging demand? At some point the reality that the region is not … [Read full article]
Union Point On Boston’s South Shore Is A Laboratory For Sustainable Cities
Union Point, located on land that used to be the Waymouth Naval Air Station on Boston’s South Shore is a laboratory for how to build sustainable cities of the future, including using 100% renewable energy
Hogwarts School (aka Gloucester Cathedral in UK) Goes Solar
Originally published on EdenKeeper.org Formally blessed and sanctified, 150 solar panels forming a 38 kW array have been pressed into religious service at the iconic Gloucester Cathedral in Gloucestershire, England. … [Read full article]
Smart Home of the Future Taking Shape Today
Smart homes and buildings are soon to be the norm, but many people don’t see the value in them. It will take education for smart home technologies to become commonplace.
Unitarians Sue for Religious Liberty to Use Solar Panels
Originally published on EdenKeeper.org First Parish Unitarians are crying ‘foul’ over a recent denial to allow solar panels on the rooftop of their iconic church in Bedford, Massachusetts. Declaring the … [Read full article]
PG&E Commits $1 Million To Solar-Powered Habitat For Humanity Homes
Originally published on CleanTechnica.com Habitat for Humanity homes are a remarkable support to families. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E), the leading utility with rooftop solar in the nation, deserves more … [Read full article]
Australia’s Small-Scale Rooftop Solar Installations Hit 4.59 GW In 2015
Originally published on Solar Love. Propelling a global boost in renewable energy, Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has reported small-scale rooftop solar totaled 4.59 GW in 2015. As reported by pv-magazine, data … [Read full article]
SolarCity Claims 1/3 Of 2015 US Residential Rooftop Installations
Originally published on Solar Love 2015 has been a good year for SolarCity after tallying over one-third of all residential rooftop installations in this country. The five leading US installers accounted … [Read full article]
Phi Suea Solar Homes Store Excess Energy As Hydrogen
Originally published on CleanTechnica Four Phi Suea solar homes being developed in Chiang Mai, Thailand, will convert excess energy into hydrogen and store it in fuel cells. Here is how the … [Read full article]
Washington-Based zHome Sets National Net-Zero Precedent
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Builders seeking a net-zero energy home showcase can look to BuiltGreen’s zHome townhome complex in Issaquah, Washington. White paper released According to a BuiltGreen white paper, … [Read full article]