sustainable projects

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Ikea to Build Eco-Houses in London, for 2012 Olympics

You probably know Ikea for its cheap furniture and Swedish meatballs, but the company is about to enter the British real estate business with an eco-housing development in Stratford beside the Olympic Park. The 1,200-home Strand East development, built around canals by Inter Ikea – the Swedish furniture giant’s investment arm – is designed to […]

The Sentinel – An 80s House Renovated to Meet Today’s Green Standards

Most of the sustainable houses featured in the news nowadays are newly built, but The Sentinel, in West Seattle, is an 80s house that was given a thorough green make over by local renovation firm Green Canopy Homes. Building new houses where there weren’t none, or tearing down old ones to make room for greener […]

Portland’s Water House Focuses on Water Conservation

A lot of green homes nowadays are built to be energy efficient, but completely ignore the issue of residential water conservation. Portland’s Water House is an ingenious project that is both water conscious and energy efficient. Located on a city-owned lot in Northeast Portland’s Russell neighborhood, the Water House is the first WaterSense-certified project in […]

A-B Tech Students Build Tiny LEED-Certified Green Home

A group of students from the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College have built the first house in America that meets the requirements of North Carolina Healthy Built, Energy Star and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “When we ask ourselves ‘where would Henry David Thoreau live in the 21st century?’ this home is the place,” […]

Sustainable Ghost Town to be Built in New Mexico Desert

Washington-based company Pegasus Global Holdings Inc. has announced it will be building a 20-square-mile model city where it can test out new technologies like smart grids, intelligent traffic systems and renewable energy. A lot of dubious stuff has been going on in New Mexico ever since that whole Roswell alien fiasco. The military is blowing […]