In European First, Proposed Co...

Oct 8, 2019 by

“When we’re in the beginning of an ecological and climate collapse,” said the lawmaker who introduced the measure, “I hope we can re-think our relationship with Nature.”

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Why the Building Sector May Be...

Oct 4, 2019 by

Architects have enormous sway in specifying building materials and modes of operation; they also understand the political, budget, and client-education barriers to executing zero-carbon designs better than anyone.

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At CarbonPositive ’19, Archite...

Oct 4, 2019 by

At the instigation of architect Ed Mazria, last week’s conference traced how carbon becomes operationalized in the built environment.

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Oceans face dire threats from ...

Oct 3, 2019 by

Can something under threat also be a source of its own salvation? Climate change is wreaking havoc on the oceans. But the seas also hold tremendous potential for mitigation.

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At the Thai-Burma Border, a Ga...

Oct 1, 2019 by

Estudio Cavernas trains Burmese migrants to sustainably construct their own community center at the heart of a municipal waste site.

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From the Metropolis Archive: A...

Sep 10, 2019 by

Originally published in 2003, this article profiles Ed Mazria, veteran of green design who has studied global warming and sees its cause—and possible solution—coming from the same unlikely source: architects.

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The Best Place for Harvesting ...

Sep 5, 2019 by

And the same land can produce loads of food and electricity simultaneously.

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A Sustainable New Home for Bas...

Aug 29, 2019 by

Designed by FGP Atelier and Taller ADG, the new Diablos Rojos stadium is helping revive the city’s 1968 Olympic park.

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Here’s how we solve the planet...

Aug 21, 2019 by

Earlier this month, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire report highlighting the enormous environmental impact of agriculture. But the report also pointed to a clear way for us to feed more mouths without causing more planetary destruction: We can stop wasting food.

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NARF’s Commitment to Environme...

Jul 30, 2019 by

It is clear that our natural world is undergoing severe, catastrophic climate change that adversely impacts the lives of people and ecosystems worldwide. Native Americans and Alaska Natives are especially vulnerable and are experiencing disproportionate negative impacts on their cultures, health, and food systems.

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The Case for Declaring a Natio...

Jul 12, 2019 by

Given that the fate of millions of species, the future livelihoods of current high schoolers, and the stability of modern civilization rests in the balance, the only word to describe the situation is: emergency

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5 Creative Ways People are Car...

Jul 12, 2019 by

It’s no secret that our planet isn’t in the best shape. The poles’ protective ice is melting, there’s a hole in the ozone layer, and no one can figure out quickly enough how to replace CO2- producing cars.

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These COTE Top Ten Winners Are...

Jul 10, 2019 by

Four COTE Top Ten awardees exemplify sustainable design and community value.

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How to ensure sustainable palm...

Jul 3, 2019 by

Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet.

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The Future of Architecture: 7 ...

Jun 23, 2019 by

Architects share how the industry is addressing sustainability, accessibility and urban design

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“No Evidence” That Fracking Ca...

Jun 21, 2019 by

A group of doctors and scientists have released a report highlighting that 84 percent of studies published from 2009-2015 on the health impacts of fracking conclude the industry causes harm to human health.

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Habitat meets profit as ranche...

Jun 20, 2019 by

Often agricultural and environmental interests can be at odds. On the northern Great Plains, though, ranchers increasingly find that restoring native grasslands can benefit cattle and wildlife alike.

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Innovative window solar charge...

Jun 18, 2019 by

Recently launched on Kickstarter, the Window Solar Charger was conceived from the idea that everyone should be able to generate their own clean energy.

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Upcycled plastic bottles are u...

Jun 18, 2019 by

Innovative design start-up Six Miles Across London Limited (small.) has just unveiled an emergency shelter made almost entirely out of upcycled plastic bottles.

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World’s first upcycled high-ri...

Jun 18, 2019 by

Danish architecture firms Lendager Group and TREDJE NATUR want to prove that building tall doesn’t need to come at the cost of the environment or human comfort.

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Temperatures leap 40 degrees a...

Jun 17, 2019 by

And it may be messing with our weather.

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Building awareness of architec...

Jun 17, 2019 by

A new understanding and greater awareness of our interaction with the natural environment—and just how significant it is—is helping to open people’s eyes to what it means to build responsibly and sustainably.

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Decentralized Microgridding Ca...

Jun 16, 2019 by

“The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water.”

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College of Architecture &...

Jun 16, 2019 by

Edward Mazria is an internationally recognized architect, author, researcher, and educator.

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Ed Mazria & Francesca Des...

Jun 16, 2019 by

The Next Built Environment, Today

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Letting the Sunshine In

Jun 11, 2019 by

Daylighting strategies to enhance occupant performance and comfort as well as manage operational expenses.

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Tomorrow’s Healthy Connected C...

Jun 11, 2019 by

Pocket Neighborhood author and community expert Ross Chapin shares his ideas on tomorrow’s community design.

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Is Health the New Design Imper...

Jun 11, 2019 by

Expert Carl Seville speaks to healthy building program certifications and processes that are gaining popularity.

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Flow Hive takes the hassle out...

Jun 11, 2019 by

Stuart and Cedar Anderson come from a long line of beekeeping, but the father and son duo are revolutionizing the beekeeping world with their own invention, the Flow Hive.

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Why the Building Sector May Be...

Jun 2, 2019 by

Architects have enormous sway in specifying building materials and modes of operation; they also understand the political, budget, and client-education barriers to executing zero-carbon designs better than anyone.

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