The best green deals for Black Friday 2018

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‘Tis the season for Black Friday shopping, but here at Inhabitat we are determined to turn this year’s shopping event green. While some people might grumble about Black Friday, we think it is the perfect opportunity to save money on sustainable items, especially appliances, for your home. It’s also a great time to stock up on eco-friendly gifts for everyone you love without blowing your holiday budget. We’ve searched through ads galore in order to share some great green deals for Black Friday… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



The votes are in for key environmental issues of the 2018 midterms

Most of the results are in from Tuesday’s election, and when it comes to environmental issues, the outcomes sent a lot of mixed messages.
Changes In Washington
On the national stage, the Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives puts up a roadblock to any major environmental legislation President Trump would like to pass. In the past two years, the POTUS has pushed for an attack on the Endangered Species Act and a farm bill that would have limited controls on water pollution and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Clean energy-producing Light Up wins the 2018 LAGI competition in Melbourne

New York-based NH Architecture and Seattle architectural practice Olson Kundig placed first and second respectively in the 2018 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition in Melbourne, Australia. Sponsored by the State of Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan with clean energy targets of 25 percent by 2020, the international competition sought large-scale works of public art that generate renewable energy in visible ways for St Kilda Triangle in the City of Port Phillip. NH Architecture’s… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The City of London will be powered with 100% renewable energy by October 2018

The City of London, the historic “Square Mile” central district of London, will soon switch onto clean energy in a big way. Starting in October 2018, the City of London will source one hundred percent of its power needs from renewable energy sources by installing solar panels on local buildings as well as making investments in larger solar and wind projects and purchasing clean energy from the grid. Though no longer actually a square mile, closer now to 1.12 square miles, the City of London is a… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

2018 hurricane season may be worse than last year

In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Puerto Rico devastated communities in the American South and Puerto Rico; those three storms resulted in around $265 billion in damage, according to The Guardian. Will the United States and Caribbean face another brutal season this year? Forecasts of 2018′s looming hurricane season say it could be more active than normal — and you can start getting ready now. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

10 things you need to know about living in the 2018 Airstream Globetrotter

Have you ever dreamed of packing your bags and hitting the road on an Airstream adventure? You’re not alone. The Airstream is a marvel of modern design – and it has captured the hearts of dreamers, design fans, and free-spirited travelers for decades. This space-age capsule carries the promise of freedom, comfort and self-sufficiency wherever it goes – and we recently had the chance to take one for a spin along the rugged coastline of California. Follow along on our adventure to find out 10 things… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Winners of the 2018 Architecture at Zero competition announced

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The 2018 Super Bowl stadium in Minnesota offsets 100% of its energy

The NFL’s Super Bowl LII (52) kicks off next Sunday—but football won’t be the only thing on our mind when the game begins. This year’s championship game will be held in Minneapolis, the northernmost American city to ever host a Super Bowl, at the LEED Gold-certified U.S. Bank Stadium. Designed by American architecture firm HKS, the energy-efficient NFL stadium and home of the Minnesota Vikings offsets 100% of its energy with renewable energy credits and employs energy-efficient technologies.

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Scientists warn of more severe earthquakes in 2018 as Earth’s rotation slows

You wouldn’t have felt it, but sometimes the Earth’s rotation slows down. Sure, the fluctuations are minute – maybe a millisecond here or there. But two geophysicists think there could be more destructive quakes next year because of the phenomenon – but it also could help us forecast the earthquakes.

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The electric Vespa scooter of your dreams is coming in 2018

Environmentally-conscious commuters, rejoice! Vespa’s first electric scooter will hit the market next year, and it will have a range of 100 kilometers or about 62 miles. The good news was revealed at the Milan Motorcycle Show by the parent company Piaggio. Though the price of the Vespa Elettrica has not yet been revealed, an eager fan base can’t wait to get their hands on the green mode of transportation.

According to Piaggio, the Elletrica will have “superior performance”… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building