First Building to Receive the Passive House Premium Certification


The Passive House certification is hard to get, and this is especially true for the Passive House Premium certification. The latter is a new level of certification and was introduced in early 2015. It was created in order to account for the transition of building energy sources from fossil sources to renewable energy. (more…)

By |November 23rd, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Vertical Forest Building Planned in Switzerland


The Italian architect Stefano Boeri has been given a go ahead to create a “vertical forest” apartment building to be constructed in Lausanne, Switzerland. The innovative building will have trees planted on every level, while it will also feature a number of sustainable technologies, such as solar power and a rainwater collection system. (more…)

By |November 20th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Low-income S House Closer to Mass Production


A few months ago the firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects of Vietnam unveiled the prototype of the so-called S House, which was aimed at providing a decent and affordable home for low-income families. The home is now about to go into mass production, and each unit will cost less than $1000 to build.


By |November 19th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Cheap and Simple Way to Turn Seawater Into Drinking Water


Shortage of drinking water is being faced by more and more communities worldwide. On the other hand, the current methods of turning salt water, which is abundant, into drinking water are expensive and damaging to the environment, and therefore not a viable long-term solution. (more…)

By |November 18th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Off-The-Grid Trailer Tiny Home


Few tiny mobile homes are as sustainable as the ones made by the Austrian firm Wohnwagon. It specializes in constructing trailer homes, which can function completely off-the-grid. They make great vacation homes, offices, guest houses, or even full-time residences.


By |November 17th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Smart Indoor Vegetable Garden


Growing your own organic veggies when you live in an apartment is merely a dream for many, and one that is difficult to realize even if you have a balcony. Enter The Grove—a growing station small enough to fit into any home, yet large enough to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables. (more…)

By |November 9th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments