This family-friendly home is a beacon of modern energy-efficient design in Calgary

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Located in one of the most coveted lots in Calgary’s inner-city neighborhood of Rosedale, this modern single-family home crafted by local design/build firm Alloy Homes was, as the firm puts it, “designed to lead by example.” Created with an undeniable contemporary aesthetic, the Rosedale House also pays homage to the local neighborhood vernacular with a large front porch, subdued color palette and other details that match the nearby homes. The home also emphasizes energy efficiency with its… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



NY man spends 6 years building this incredible, energy-efficient hobbit home

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An energy-efficient extension in Melbourne captures the owners adventurous spirits

A century-old Edwardian home has been combined with an airy and environmentally friendly extension in Melbourne, Australia. Commissioned by clients who had recently returned to Melbourne to settle down after years of working and traveling overseas, the renovated dwelling—called the Glide House—was crafted by local architecture firm Ben Callery Architects to serve as a space that would embody the clients’ adventurous spirit. The extension’s butterfly roof adds sculptural flair to the new building,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Studio Gang to sustainably grow Toronto with this energy-efficient tower

American architecture practice Studio Gang has unveiled designs for One Delisle, a new residential tower that marks the firm’s first foray in Canada. Located in downtown Toronto on the corner of Yonge and Delisle, the project is envisioned as a standout architectural icon that combines a striking hive-like design with energy-efficient performance. The proposed building intends to achieve Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard.

Inspired by plant growth, the sculptural, 16-sided One… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The energy-efficient Aspen tiny home is built tough to withstand Canadian winters

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Swedish students design one of the worlds most energy-efficient rail-bound vehicles

New World Record!

In far away Sweden a new important world record was set on the 28:th of May. University of Dalarna tested and competed with what probably is the most energy-efficient rail bound people-transporter that the world has yet seen.

When the on-site measuring team checked the energy efficiency figures with those of Shell Eco Marathon, it actually seems as though the Eximus 1 probably could be the most energy efficient people transporter in the world – rail bound or otherwise!… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building