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We all know design will do a lot of the work in making a building green, but technology is important, too.  Over the past year, we've seen some interesting innovation in a broad category of articles we call building-related green technology.  Solar innovation is hot, and small wind — albeit heavily scrutinized — is doing some things also.  So, check out this retrospective on green technology in the built environment (click the text links for more images and information). 

Future Now: Solar Plug-in Stations

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Efficient Coolerado in the Wild [Salt Lake City]

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DIY Solar with Rooftop Solar Clover by Armageddon Energy

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First Rooftop Wind Turbines Installed on Twelve West, Portland

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Hella Exterior Blinds Increase Building Efficiency

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Solar Powered Transit Shelters Hit San Francisco

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Greenscreen Installed at ASU's School of Sustainability

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Solar SunFlower Electric Garden Installed in Austin

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Simple Solar in a Box Offered by Ready Solar

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Dow Unveils Impressive POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle

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Dell Gets a Solar Grove in Round Rock

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Affordable Free Span Solar Array Unveiled in California

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PNC Gets North America's Largest Living Wall

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SRS Energy Launches Clay Roof Solé Power Tile

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New WindJet Small Wind Turbine Installed in Kansas City

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Rocky Mountain Institute Launches Free Carbon Calculator Green Footstep

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New York Gets a Solar Charging Station in a Container

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Honeywell Wind Turbine Coming Soon to a Store Near You!

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Sun Energy Engineering Starts Selling Solar Shingle

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For more inspiration, make sure to check out our green technology and alternative energy categories.  Also, I'm sure you've seen or used something in your green project that others need to hear about.  If so, let's get in touch, and share your green building innovation with others.