Green Design

Make your space more sustainable with the latest information on industrial design and product design.
solar roof on the Aegis Living Lake Union
World's Greenest Senior Living Community Opens in Seattle
Bridge from above
Here Is a Pedestrian Bridge That People May Want to Use
King William Housing exterior
Housing in a Hurry? This Passivhaus-Certified Modular Building Is All-Electric
Box for accessories ASUS
Good Laptop Packaging Design Can Reduce Waste and Help Our Tech Necks
Buildings in Milan have exterior shades and thick walls.
Nice Shades: Study Shows Passive Cooling Can Help in a Heat Wave
Cement plant
Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Cement Have Doubled—We Should Be Ashamed
Crowds on the beach in UK
We Can't Wait Any Longer to Deal With Heat Waves
Brick from salvaged chimney
How to Salvage Building Materials: 5 Tips
Light blue paint dripping off a bristle brush into a can of light blue paint.
Milk Paint vs. Chalk Paint: Which Is Greener?
View toward empire state building
The Construction Industry Is Climate-Unfriendly—But It's Complicated
Soprema building
Ontario's Soprema Factory Is LEED Certified and 'Net Positive'
20 Niagara Street
Building a Sustainable Condo Today Involves Designing for the Future
Young woman stirring pan on cooker top with chopsticks
Induction vs. Gas Cooktop: Which Is Greener?
Roof transformation
Biodiverse Roof Garden Added to Iconic Lingotto Factory in Turin
exterior shades on building in Germany
Throwing Shade at How Buildings Must Adapt to the Climate Crisis
overall view
This Tiny Solar House Made of Legos Is a Lesson in Sustainable Design
Detail of female hand using induction stove in kitchen
Electric vs. Induction Cooktop: Which Is Greener?
3D printed beams
Minimass Is a 3D-Printed Solution to a Problem
Unassembled flat pack furniture parts scattered in living room
Can Flat-Pack Furniture Be Sustainable?
Close-up of handle on toilet
How Low-Flow Toilets Save Water
totally tubular
Wooden Wind Turbine Towers Promise to Slash Carbon Footprint
Flat House Kitchen
Flat House by Practice Architecture Is a Marvel of Low Carbon Design
MONC store exterior
Eyewear Company MONC's Shop Is Made Out of Sunshine
Chair in Gallery
'Dear Joe Colombo, You Taught Us About the Future' Is An Exhibit That Honors an Industrial Design Pioneer
Alter cabin from Shoe Lake
My Forest Cabin Is Built on Stilts With Recycled Materials
Cabin Cantilevered
Built on Stilts: A Small House Built With Concrete-Free Foundations
670 Union Living Area
This NYC Timber House Is a Template for Modern Sustainable Development
spray insulation
A Simple Guide to Carbon Emissions From Building Materials
TAKT Cross Task Chair
TAKT Designs an Eco-Task Chair for Home Offices
Dvele Home at dusk
Dvele Drops a Self-Powered Prefab in Malibu
house construction in UK
Builders for Climate Action Introduce Free Tool to Calculate Carbon Footprints
Villa M in Paris
This Parisian Hotel Has a Glorious Green Facade
Water dripping from faucet
The 8 Best Efficient Bathroom Faucets of 2022
lunch bags by rü
These Lovely Lunch Bags Are Made From Recycled Plastic
Loop Living Coffin resting in forest
World’s First ‘Living Coffin’ Aims to Reunite Us Faster With Nature
Electric charging station of the future
Behold the Electric Fueling Station of the Future
Best Water-Saving Toilets
The 7 Best Water-Saving Toilets of 2022
Living wall in Paris
Living Walls Can Reduce Heat Loss in Buildings by Over 30%
Reclaimed wooden wall with a wooden door, table sets and flowers in zinc vase in bright sunlight.
Is Reclaimed Wood Sustainable?
Induction Cooking for One With the Bonbowl
Potato starch compostable wrapper
Compostable and "Biodegradable" Plastics Provide False Sense of Responsibility
Breathaboard Is a Greener Alternative to Drywall
Distracted Driving is Way Up
Distracted Driving Skyrockets by 30%
kayak and dog on water
Oru Lake Kayak Is the Essence of Origami Design
UK houses with solar panels
How Do You Save Energy and Reduce Emissions in a British Home?
Heat pumps with wind and solar
What Do We Need More: Insulation or Heatpumpification?
Child in Passivhaus window
A Great New Guide to the Benefits of Passivhaus
Berri street view
Old Montreal Coach House Gets Shiny New Addition
portion of slab
ETH Zurich Uses 3D Printed Forms to Build Yummy Waffle Slabs
Unit exterior
This Modular Wall System Has Built-In Solar Panels, Heat Pumps, and Ventilation
high rise building in Singapore covered with lush vertical gardens
2021 in Review: The Year Embodied Carbon Finally Had a Real Impact
Humidifier at work
Thinking of a House As a System Can Keep a Home's Carbon in Check
A warm wall with good MRT and warm, happy puppies
The Concept of Mean Radiant Temperature Is Key to Understanding Comfort
House under construction
Do We Have the Will to Fix the Housing Industry?
House on the Hill
A Big House on a Hill Is the RIBA House of the Year
adding insulation to building
Why We Need to Understand 'Short-Term Carbon Emissions'
Suitcase with a hat
The Best Sustainable Luggage of 2022
Steaming white mug
The 7 Best Reusable Coffee Filters
The building process of a straw bale house
What Is a Straw Bale House? Definition, Designs, and Examples