Alternative Materials

Raising the Roof
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Raising the Roof

Tesla unveils Powerwall 2 energy storage, and a solar-integrated series of roofing... More

Seven Luminaires Powered by Alternative Energy
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Seven Luminaires Powered by Alternative Energy

These products use solar energy, salt water, and even gravity, to produce light.... More

New Home Buyers Will Choose Energy-Efficiency Over Luxury Features
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New Home Buyers Will Choose Energy-Efficiency Over Luxury Features

In a recent survey, home buyers report they would rather have Energy Star... More

Avalon Village: A Blighted Detroit Neighborhood Turned Eco-Village
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Avalon Village: A Blighted Detroit Neighborhood Turned Eco-Village

The eco-village is a significant accomplishment for Highland Park, a small city in... More

Gallup: Americans Prefer Alternative Energy
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Gallup: Americans Prefer Alternative Energy

As an oil surplus keeps gas prices low, more Americans favor an emphasis on... More

Recovering Heat From Sewage Creates a New Energy Source
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Recovering Heat From Sewage Creates a New Energy Source

Sewage happens to be an energy source flowing beneath almost all modern cities.... More

These Palm Tree-Like Turbine Blades Are Key to Cost-Effective Offshore Energy
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These Palm Tree-Like Turbine Blades Are Key to Cost-Effective Offshore Energy

A new design for gigantic blades released by the Sandia National Laboratories will... More

Five Building Materials to Watch in 2016
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Five Building Materials to Watch in 2016

These products and technologies draw inspiration from the natural world. More

A Mid-Century Modern-esque Inflatable Chair
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A Mid-Century Modern-esque Inflatable Chair

A revival of the 60's inflatable chair in the modern era. More

Five Innovative Building Materials Shaping the Future of Architecture
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Five Innovative Building Materials Shaping the Future of Architecture

From scaling up graphene production to reinforcing concrete with nanocrystals,... More

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