Greenbuild: The world’s biggest green building expo is coming to Boston

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The world’s biggest conference dedicated to green building is coming to Boston this November, and you won’t want to miss it. The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will bring together experts, professionals and leaders in sustainable building for mind-blowing exhibits, learning activities, a Net Zero zone, and pavilions with the latest in green building technology. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Oregon couple spends years building their net-zero ‘extreme green dream home’

Desert Rain features three renewable energy systems: a solar PV array; a solar thermal drainback system for heating domestic water and powering the hydronic floor system in the Main Residence; and solar “hot air” system, which aids in evaporating liquid from the composting system.

Related: California city could become the first Zero Net Energy city in the U.S.

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Google unveils giant green landscraper for London HQ

Google has finally unveiled plans for its new London headquarters—and it’s a beaut. Designed by the architecture studios of Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels, the gargantuan one-million-square-foot office building is dubbed “landscraper” for its length that’s longer than the Shard is tall. Set parallel to the King’s Cross railway station, the Google building is punctuated with greenery and energy-efficient systems including rooftop solar panels and smart solar blinds.

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German community bands together to convert old WWII bunker into a ‘green mountain’

Related: Century-old WWI bunker is reborn as a contemporary alpine shelter

“We are rebuilding what we inherit.” The project’s initiative states, “Adding something to history while dealing with it and thereby reshaping history itself.”

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Cadillac unveils their new CT6 Plug-in Hybrid – a large, green luxury sedan

While the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid may have not been the sales success that Cadillac was hoping for, Cadillac is hoping new green car strategy will make a bigger impact. Rather than produce a standalone plug-in hybrid, Cadillac will release plug-in hybrid versions of its regular lineup, starting with the new CT6 flagship.

The 2017 CT6 plug-in hybrid is just now reaching showrooms, giving Cadillac a rival to other luxury sedan plug-ins, like the Mercedes-Benz S 550e, BMW 740e and Porsche Panamera… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Flexible Garden Modules make it easy to build your own green wall

Architects and twin sisters Luisa + Lilian Parrado are on a mission to make it easy to add a stylish splash of green to your walls. The designers created Garden Module, a customizable modular wall system with a minimalist appearance. Made of steel tubes strung together with polypropylene string, these simple and three-dimensional wall modules can support up to two potted plants at a time and can be expanded to create a sprawling wall of green.

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REMINDER: Monday is your chance to score a free organic mattress from My Green Mattress

Avoiding toxic chemicals in food, bath products, and home cleaning supplies is the start to maintaining a healthy home, but toxins might be lurking where you least suspect them: in your mattress. The scary reality is conventional mattresses are doused with flame-retardants containing VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which are linked to allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, and even cancer. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, with our faces, nostrils, and lungs just above our mattresses, so… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Finland’s Green Party says humanity must embrace nuclear power

Nuclear energy should be an option as humanity shifts away from fossil fuels, according to a recent opinion piece penned by four members of Finland’s Green Party. The party strictly opposed the controversial fuel source in the past, but these four members say we’re losing the fight against climate change and no longer have the luxury of picking between renewable energy and nuclear power.

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Solar-powered safari lodge is a gorgeous green retreat in Botswana

Elevated on stilts, the sustainable and cocoon-like lodge takes its inspiration from the pangolin, an endangered scaly animal native to the African bush. The architects clad the curvaceous facade with natural and locally sourced shingles and woven in a View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Mark your calendars for a chance to score an organic mattress from My Green Mattress

Avoiding toxic chemicals in food, bath products, and home cleaning supplies is the start to maintaining a healthy home, but toxins might be lurking where you least suspect them: in your mattress. The scary reality is conventional mattresses are doused with flame-retardants containing VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which are linked to allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, and even cancer. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, with our faces, nostrils, and lungs just above our mattresses, so… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building