Earthbag Architecture: Building Your Dream with Bags (Green Home Building) (Volume 3)

Discover how you can build an amazing variety of structures using little more than the earth beneath your feet. Earthbag building is revolutionizing how people around the world are thinking about ways of providing shelter, both temporary and permanent. Such buildings can be remarkably durable and resistant to earthquakes, floods, fires and even bullets. Kelly […]

Green Architecture Now! Vol. 1

How green is your blueprint? Architecture as sustainable technology   The ecological impact of new construction, once a secondary concern, has become a crucial issue in recent years. Badly designed buildings guzzle natural resources and pollute their surroundings. In an era of rocketing energy costs and environmental degradation, the need for a sustainable, energy-efficient architecture […]

What is Green Architecture?

Green architecture is moderation and efficiency in energy and resource use, building space and materials, and impacts on natural ecosystems What is Green Architecture? was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.

Modern Modular: The Prefab Houses of Resolution: 4 Architecture

Prefabricated housing of high design and quality construction has long been an elusive goal for architects, where industry practices, bureaucratic regulations, and cost have always stood in the way— until now. The New York–based firm Resolution: 4 Architecture is revolutionizing prefab housing with their Modern Modular design system. Home designs based on modules of use […]

Green in Green: Sustainable Architecture

This title offers a superbly illustrated overview of the latest trends and innovations in the field of green architecture. This book presents readers with a detailed analysis of the advantages (and disadvantages) of greenery integrated within architecture and how to make best use of the combination. Topics covered include a detailed study of the alternative […]

Green Architecture Now! Vol. 2

Sustainability meets chic: Building a better, more beautiful future for our planet   Green architecture used to be on the fringes, but it has gone mainstream and this new volume shows how, why, and where. This is not a technical handbook, but rather a guided tour from one end of the globe to another where […]

Green Architecture (GreenSource Books): Advanced Technolgies and Materials (Mcgraw-Hill’s Greensource)

The Definitive Guide to Green Architecture Written by an architect specializing in green materials and methods, this GreensSource book presents all of the information you need to design efficient, environmentally friendly, economical, and sustainable buildings. Green Architecture surveys new developments, innovative techniques, and emerging technologies that support environmentally responsive architecture. Residential, commercial, and institutional high-performance […]

Eco Living (Architecture in Focus)

Combining sustainability with trend-setting design is one of the great challenges of contemporary architecture. Resource sparing living space is one of the most important themes. In addition to the increased consciousness of the interactions between the human being, his built environment and eco system, the desire to leave behind an intact environment worth living in […]

Green Architecture Now! Vol. 1

How green is your blueprint? Architecture as sustainable technology   The ecological impact of new construction, once a secondary concern, has become a crucial issue in recent years. Badly designed buildings guzzle natural resources and pollute their surroundings. In an era of rocketing energy costs and environmental degradation, the need for a sustainable, energy-efficient architecture […]

12 World Class Sustainable Building Designs W/Infographic

A new infographic shines a spotlight on 12 of the most sustainable building designs in the world and points out the features that help each make the list 12 World Class Sustainable Building Designs W/Infographic was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook

Better Cement for Construction with Less CO2

Greener cement for construction may be already well within reach, based on a new study carried out by researchers from MIT in the United States and CNRS in France.  While modern-day cement has its roots extending back to the mid-1700s, the ratios of the two main ingredients, calcium (from limestone) and silica (from clay), which are used to manufacture it can vary widely, and had not been studied to this

Sustainable Architecture

This book offers a visual and in-depth journey of the most innovative examples of sustainable architecture worldwide. From the most cutting-edge studios around the world, this book is a superb showcase of some of the sustainable architectural creations that have set the pace in this field in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Featuring […]

Green Architecture

When is a house ecological? Does the use of natural materials and solar cells on the roof make a building an example of “green” architecture? Perhaps even Antoni Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright designed “greener” buildings than most contemporary architects, whose low-energy houses scarcely differ outwardly from traditional ones.James Wines puts up the various – […]

Solar-Powered Window Sensors for Smarter Buildings

Sensors are the next step needed on the road to developing smarter buildings, and a new, very-low power device has been developed to allow information about window to be transmitted to a control system for a building without a need for extra building wiring or power supply. The sensors are self-powered by the sun through a tiny solar cell on top of the unit. The sensors, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute, are small enough to fit inside the gap between the two panes of a typical double-pane window. The solar cell itself and the sensor electronics and transmitter are so small that they sit flat on the spacer and do not block any of the visibility