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  • In the Lap of Sustainable Luxury

    Furniture craftsmen Hellman-Chang have been selling their luxury designs to buyers like the Ritz and Waldorf Astoria for nearly a decade, and even with pieces featured in show rooms in 13 major cities, the materials are sourced within 10 miles of their Brooklyn studio.

  • Nonprofits to Help Benchmark Energy Usage

    Nonprofits are stepping up and assisting affordable housing owners with energy monitoring and consumption.

  • Green Builders, Join Up!

    The building industry needs to speed up and respond to global warming faster according to Jim Weglewski.

  • Try this Acid (Chart)

    Our oceans have been getting more and more acidic, now you can watch the process in action.

  • Powered by Tofu

    Researchers at Liverpool University have discovered a new way to create solar cells, and it involves tofu.

  • Clean(ish) Coal

    Clean coal could be the future, but it also has many unseen costs.

  • Solar Powered Prayer?

    Jordan has plans to power all of its mosques via solar energy, and that means more than just clean energy.

  • 7 Ways to Enhance Indoor Environments with Biophilic Design

    Human beings not only respond positively to nearby nature, but to variation in biophilic patterns and strategies. From fractals to changes in airflow, capitalizing on the biophilia hypothesis goes far beyond putting a plant in a room. Here are some of the lesser known benefits of biophilic design...

  • Let There Be Natural Light: 6 Design Strategies to Borrow Daylight

    Maximizing natural light is not always as easy as adding a couple of windows. Luckily the design world has a wealth of strategies to borrow natural light so no space is left alone in the dark. Here is the breakdown of glazing opportunities, courtesy of a Houzz design workshop.

  • Hobbit Home Happiness

    For less than $100, author Dan Price has been creating his own minimalist Hobbit homes.