LEDs offer many benefits in terms of energy efficiency, but as a new technology, they also carry some risk. Learning more about the technology can help avoid pitfalls.
Radiant floor heating can provide cost savings and comfort in those hard-to-condition commercial places.
The adaptive reuse of a Bauhaus-influenced building at the Georgia Institute of Technology includes careful treatment of the building envelope and innovative mechanical systems.
Big glass panels that are built into skyscrapers could soon produce solar power.
These celebrity-owned dwellings sport the latest in green building technology.
One of the most intriguing dimensions of nanoscale research concerns the blurring between matter and energy, says Blaine Brownell. A new super light absorber could be applied to energy-harvesting and sensing techniques.
The U.S. General Services Administration is gathering info for its Green Proving Ground program that examines sustainable building technologies and practices for federal buildings.
A 2003 AIA COTE Top Ten project, the Chicago Center for Green Technology may have helped kick-start the city's green-building boom.
Student Daniel Tomicek has developed a sensor that uses the kinetic energy created by an earthquake to monitor and report damage to buildings and infrastructure without needing electrical energy, Blaine Brownell reports.
If you've ever dinged your smartphone or laptop, then you might be interested in self-repairing plastic that behaves more like human skin, developed by scientists at Stanford University.