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Mall With Largest Green Roof in the World


Silicon Valley, CA just might be getting a mall with the largest green roof in the world. The developer firm Sand Hill Property Company has recently acquired a 50 acre (20 hectare) plot of land, currently occupied by Cupertino’s Vallco Shopping Mall. Read more »

High School Students Build a Solar Powered Tiny Home


A team of students at the REALM Charter High School in Berkeley, CA built a solar-powered tiny house as a school project. The home doesn’t have a name and measures only 100 square feet (9.2 sq m). It also represents an excellent example of the type of project more schools should be engaging in. Read more »

Another Awesome Tiny Home


The tiny home built by Shelley and Joshua is yet another example of how spacious a small home can be. They’ve equipped their 224-square-foot tiny home with a spacious kitchen, full bathroom, and a sleeping area that has adequate headroom.

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Simple and Effective Grey-water Recycling System


Water shortage is becoming a noticeable problem in a lot of areas of the world due to climate change and over population. That is why low flow and grey water recycling fixtures are so welcome. One of these is the new ReFlow G2RSystem, which is, according to its designers, the Vancouver-based Re-Flow team, capable of saving up to 30 percent of the average household’s water use.

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Super Sustainable LivingHomes Prefabs Taking Over California


The company LivingHomes has launched their first sustainable, LEED platinum prefab home back in 2013. They have also partnered with the non-profit Make It Right organization and architect William McDonough with whom they have created the so-called C6 home, which is an affordable LEED Platinum certified home, which also meets the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star standard.

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Earthquake Resistant Houses Could Soon no Longer be Just an Expensive Dream


A team of engineers at Stanford University has come up with a breakthrough method of constructing earthquake-resistant homes. The significance of this is the fact that their new method is inexpensive and rather easy to implement.

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