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California Earthship Cabin by Taylor & Steph Bode

A 560 square feet earthship home in The Santa Cruz Mountains in California. Hey guys! We’re Taylor and Steph Bode. In early 2013, we set out on an adventure to find land in California where we…

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10 Beautiful ‘Off The Grid’ Homes

Big cities and luxuries aren’t for everybody. If you’re someone who enjoys the outdoors and a simple life, maybe its time to consider moving off the grid. Its not just for criminals…

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Live in an Earthship on Mars

Most people try their best to avoid residing six feet (or more) underground. But if you want to live on Mars, that might be your only option. This week, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell…

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Affordable Housing and the Triple Bottom Line

Think of a net-zero energy (NZE) home, and it’s likely that you imagine a single-family house in a well-to-do neighborhood, with a roof covered in solar panels and an electric car parked in the…

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7 ways cities can encourage better energy performance in rentals

May 15, 2018  |  By Alisa Petersen   Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a new report, Better Rentals, Better City: Smart Policies to Improve Your City’s Rental Housing…

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Florida Earthship Build – Summer 2018 Workshop Images

earthship workshop. June 18 – July 31, 2018. Florida, USA. Hurricane Resistant Earthship Build. Strong, Safe, Off-grid. Volunteer, Work, Learn, Participate.
We are working on an incomplete…

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Windows details to help keep buildings comfortable

Windows provide light, air and views. They also affect heating and cooling loads through several heat transfer mechanisms. When choosing windows to reduce cooling loads, the goal is to control…

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Green buildings will have to go beyond conserving energy

Buildings designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta often look like the mountain peak for which the company is named. Snøhetta’s designs are simple, stark, and by all accounts breathtaking….

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Traditional buildings can teach architects about sustainability

Long before foam insulation and concrete tower blocks, humans were finding ingenious ways to address their needs through architecture. Using local materials and inherited construction techniques,…

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Urbanists call for a non-aggression pact among cities competing for Amazon’s HQ2

They say that cities should compete on the basis of the underlying strength of their communities, not handouts.