The Portuguese group IMOCOM presented its latest project in Argentina, a Hilton branded hotel in Bariloche (Patagonia) that was introduced as "eco friendly". According to the company's CEO, Hugo Canessa, the broad term refers
At the top of the "crystal" at Daniel Libeskind's Royal Ontario Museum is a the fancy C5 restaurant; it didn't have a very fancy view over the roof of the older wing. So why not toss on a green roof? Because they are heavy, often 15 pounds per square
Frank Lloyd Wright once said, "A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines." It turns out that his suggestion is also a good idea for creating handsome buildings. And
Mayor Richard M. Daly laid out a plan to cut Chicago's emissions to 3/4 of 1990 levels by 2020, announced yesterday in an ambitious and comprehensive Chicago Climate Change Action Plan, reports Chicago's NBC5.
Since 2000, about thirty floating homes have been built out RexWall, a composite fiberglass panel; we have shown a few of them on TreeHugger. Now Michel Kreuger of Amsterdam's Studio Noach has put together a team with Kohler Prize winning architect
In much the same way that more ice/snow reflects UV rays instead of absorbing the heat the way the oceans do (think: feedback loop that results from melting polar ice caps), cities are now giving white roofs a second
TreeHugger is all about green roofs on buildings—even taking part in building one—and can't say enough good things about the virtues of energy efficiency and energy conservation. So when Con Edison announced that it installed its
Solar Verde is a planned 20-home community near Chicago's South Chicago Heights subdivision which is intended to have all zero energy homes as defined by the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program. The first two zero energy houses at
Green roofs are all the rage now, but back in 1995 it was pretty unusual when Emilio Ambasz and Associates extended Fukuoka's Tenjin Central Park with a terraced building covered in gardens. Builder Takenaka calls "a step-shaped rooftop garden in order
Do we really know what goes into our eco-friendly cleaning products? Where they're made and why they work? Despite being a loyal Ecover customer for many years I must confess ignorance. Like many people I trust what it says on the label and the
The nicest thing about Osaka is the train to Kyoto; most of it is drab, grey postwar concrete. However, Justin at MetaEfficient points us to a bit of green, a bit of an oasis on the roof of a shopping center next to the railway station, jammed in
Bonnie wrote last summer about what one might call the 34 floor diet- the roof garden on the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto where Executive Chef David Garcelon grows herbs and vegetables. Now he has added bees.
Doors Open Toronto is a wonderful program where once a year, buildings normally closed to the public swing open their doors and let citizens see what is normally hidden. In its ninth year, it is bigger than ever; we took the opportunity to have a look
The Green Roofs for Healthy Cities convention in Baltimore ended with the Awards of Excellence, with seven categories of roof and wall. Green walls are growing like mad, probably because they are visible where a green roof often isn't. Randy Sharp's
Nicolai Ouroussoff writes about all the new glass towers architects are designing in New York these days; they are lovely things, but what will power them or feed their occupants in years to come? Green roofs won't do it, they are too small. Daekwon
A lot of real estate is wasted on rooftops; in the 20's, developers started offering penthouses and they became all the rage. At the time, Modern Mechanix's writer was shocked by the prices; the agent responded: