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This college dorm was built by stacking shipping containers atop 50-year-old grain silos

This college dorm was built by stacking shipping...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 10, 2014

A new dorm at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa was built using shipping containers stacked atop 50-year-old grain ...

This 1,600-foot skyscraper harnesses wind through a massive funnel to generate its own power

This 1,600-foot skyscraper harnesses wind through a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 05, 2014

The recently unveiled Pertamina Energy Tower will create its own power—and not just because it will belong to the state-owned energy ...

As critics of LEED increase their numbers, a competitor emerges

As critics of LEED increase their numbers, a competitor...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 06, 2013

That LEED certification is a controversial issue isn't new news. The green building rating system overseen by the U.S. Green Building ...

Designers known for steel and concrete say they’ve figured out best way to build wooden towers

Designers known for steel and concrete say...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 07, 2013

The push to return to building skyscrapers and other tall buildings mainly out of wood recently received a big vote ...

Green roof generates electricity using plant waste

Green roof generates electricity using plant waste

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2013

A research team at Wageningen University of the Netherlands is working on perfecting technology that allows a roof covered in ...

Belgian ice rink a model of sustainable construction

Belgian ice rink a model of sustainable construction

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 25, 2013

Belgium’s Ice Rink of Liège looks awesome — and it’s functionality is even better. The whale-shaped ice rink’s exterior consists of ...

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