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Portland State University’s School of Architecture has i announced the launch of its new Center for Public Interest Design, a research center that aims to investigate and utilize the power of design to make social, economic and environmental change in disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Center is the first of ... keep reading
View Inc., a leading manufacturer of dynamic glass, has announced that its commercial-scale dynamic glass product is ready for global deployment. Concurrently, the company has changed its name to View. View Dynamic Glass has intelligence built in: by continually adjusting to external conditions, it provides vivid, comfortable views, free from ... keep reading
Using the legendary properties of heartwood from the black locust tree as their inspiration, scientists have discovered a way to improve the performance of softwoods widely used in construction. The method, reported in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, involves addition of similar kinds of flavonoid compounds that boost the ... keep reading
The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental exhibit, will be featured at a Weatherization Day event in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park October 30, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. When weatherization providers and recipients speak at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park on October 30, they will be ... keep reading
Setagaya General Services Co., an affiliated organization of Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, launched a project to make photovoltaic systems more accessible to single-family homes in Setagaya under the name "Setagaya Solar Sun Sun Project," and started accepting applications from homeowners on July 17, 2012. The project is aimed at constructing a ... keep reading
Realm of Design's founder, Scott McCombs, worked years on developing and perfecting green architectural stone (aka GreenStone), which is made from 100% recycled glass aggregate and 99.8% renewable materials from Fly Ash. Partnering with a Las Vegas recycling company, Realm of Design obtains and recycles beer bottles that ... keep reading
The UK's first building to be made entirely out of waste materials is to be built in Brighton as a showcase for sustainable construction. The eco-workspace will be erected on the University of Brighton's campus, according to a report in The Guardian. Construction materials will be sourced from ... keep reading
The listing of solar panels as the most desirable property extra, in a new study from mortgage provider ING Direct, has been welcomed by solar leaders as valuable and solid business research According to the study, solar panels are seen as a significant bonus by home-buyers. Topping the property extras ... keep reading
Joshua Kogan has a conversation with Urbanarbolismo's Spain Jordi Serramia Ruiz regarding his work with plant-based methods of sustainable design What is urbanarbolismo? What's your philosophy? We are an architectural firm specializing in the integration of vegetation and architecture. We work where vegetation can be instrumentalized to save ... keep reading
For a variety of facilities, Fall is often the time for planning a “green” building or “green renovation.” And though there are some other certifications out there, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program by the U.S. Green Building Council is by far the most widely ... keep reading
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