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Germany Plans New Parks Over Iconic Autobahn

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Highways are great for getting people from one place to another quickly. But they are not so great for those who have to live near them. Almost without exception, major highways and turnpikes around the world- literally from LA to Beijing– are noisy, stinky places with high concentrations of CO2 and other toxic exhaust gasses […]

Community Solar Power Market Set to Explode

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There has long been a huge gap in the solar market: the gap between large, utility-scale solar projects (“the grid”) and rooftop solar projects. It would be a disservice to numerous companies, organizations, citizen investors, and solar-supportive politicians to say that there has been nothing between those two installation types, but this middle space has […]

Singapore Airport Getting its Own Bio-Dome

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Construction has begun on a new BioDome for Singapore’s JewelChangi Airport. Designed by Moshe Safdie Architects, the glass dome will cover nearly 1.5 million square feet of space and have retail, leisure and entertainment facilities as well as green spaces open to travelers and local residents. A Canopy Garden will hover over the main floor on tree-like columns and feature a natural […]

Chargepoint, Atlanta Falcons Team Up for EV Charging

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The NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and ChargePoint have scored a touchdown by boosting electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure within Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons and ChargePoint had a kickoff event at their most recent home against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Georgia Dome on December 14th to educate fans about EV charging. The Atlanta Falcons training facility, Georgia World Congress […]

210 Sq Ft “Minim” Tiny House Is Marvellous

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This 22′ X 10′ Minim House in Washington, DC packs a lot of living into its 210 square feet of living space. The idea for the tiny house came from Brian Levy, vice president of Pollin Energy and Retrofits, a company that promotes sustainable living solutions. Unable to find the design he wanted from makers of traditional manufactured homes, he […]

Innovative Sports Complex In Brazil

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Brazil has some of the most densely populated cities in the world. Now OSPA, a Brazilian architecture and design firm, has proposed a novel solution for a new sports complex at UFCSPA, a national university in the city of Canoas. Instead of spreading the facility over acres of scarce land, OSPA suggests a two tiered arrangement, […]

German Village Has Huge, 300% Energy Surplus

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The German village of Wildpoldsried is producing 321% more energy than it needs. Selling that energy surplus back to the region’s local utility company adds $5.7 million dollars to the town’s treasury. Wildpoldsried’s green initiative first started in 1997 when the village council decided it should build local industries to bring in new revenue. Over the […]