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Temple in Singapore Generates Renewable Energy Using Wind and Solar Energy Generators

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 3:08 1 Comment

The Po Ern Shi Temple from Singapore could be the world’s greenest temple. The ecologically friendly temple has achieved a carbon neutral status by producing all the electricity it needs from renewable sources.

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Sustainable Shelter Harvests Solar Energy to Illuminate Energy-Efficient OLEDs

Monday, August 24, 2009 0:10 No Comments

In-Habit represents the next phase of disaster relief shelters. Inspired by structural forms of the past, it utilizes new materials and technologies that are ideal for disaster relief. At the center of In-Habit’s ingenuity is its building material. Unlike conventional walls, SmartWrap is composed of thin polyethylene teraphathalate (PET). SmartWrap has several properties that will [...]

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Sustainable Skin Defines Space and Harvests Rainwater

Thursday, August 6, 2009 0:52 No Comments

FTL Design Engineering Studio have developed a single sustainable skin to define space, washed with day lighting and harvesting rain water. the new Rosa Parks Transit Center which will include a roof canopy to offer outdoor waiting areas, a passenger terminal and a drop off area to play a pivotal role in providing alternative means [...]

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Homes Made from Natural Materials Require No Air Conditioning

Thursday, July 30, 2009 1:27 No Comments

With the unbearable heat of a Middle Eastern July upon us, many of us try to find ways to stay cool. Though regular energy-guzzling air conditioning is tempting, some of us will try to relieve our consciences with more energy effecient cooling methods, such as using the cross breeze or a solar powered air conditioner.

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Renewable Energy-Powered Gym is the World’s First

Sunday, June 28, 2009 1:03 No Comments

When Movement Climbing and Fitness will open its doors in July, its water will be heated with a 90-square-foot evacuated tube solar thermal system and its electricity will be produced by a 100-kilowatt photovoltaic array.

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Hydroponic Farming on Rooftop Using Solar Energy

Monday, June 15, 2009 6:24 No Comments

A short distance from the Long Island Rail Road’s Jamaica Station lies an old industrial building that backs up to the tracks. Few train passengers have probably ever paid any mind to the one-story building at 148-02 Archer Ave., currently home to a church.

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World’s First Stadium Powered by Solar Energy

Thursday, May 14, 2009 23:13 No Comments

With a futuristic design, the new horse shoe-shaped structure in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is the first stadium in the world to provide power using solar energy technology. The Massive building has been built for the World Games which will take place in the city in July.

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World’s First Solar Powered 100% Eco Complex

Friday, May 8, 2009 0:28 No Comments

Los Vecinos is the first first LEED-Certified Platinum, 100% solar-powered affordable housing in San Diego, offer 42-units of state of the art in green housing. This project, worth 17.6 million dollars, was inaugurated recently and expected its new neighbors.

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Mobile tower generates electricity from mechanical energy

Thursday, May 7, 2009 6:21 No Comments

Recently ‘Phyte’, a 380m mobile tower was announced as the winner of a competition held by the Fondation Societe Tour Eiffel. However the designer Nicolas Mouret was later stripped of his prize because he is not officially an architect.Gus Eiffel, who was an engineer and not an architect, must have flipped over in his grave. [...]

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UK will have the greenest medical centre

Thursday, March 26, 2009 2:33 1 Comment

Construction on the £300m Mittal Children’s Medical Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH), will become the UK’s greenest hospital. This building will be amazing because will offset a total of 20,000 tonnes of CO² annually, being equivalent to the typical footprint of 2000 people living in the UK.

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