Building Future Cities Out of Timber

A shift to building cities out of wood could avoid more than 100 billion tons of CO2 emissions, according to a new study.

Largest Passive House building in North America

Park Avenue Green in New York has 34 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system. The building used cogeneration and met the usual Passive House high levels of insulation and energy efficiency.

The largest Passive House project in the world

Gaobeidian Railway City in China has the largest Passive House project in the world, showing how to scale energy efficient building. This single project totals 330,000 square meters of certified Passive House buildings.

Thousands of buildings, zero carbon emissions by 2030 in USA

Mayors from 19 American cities have formed a coalition to push green energy initiatives in their cities and make all buildings net-zero by 2050.

The Vertical Forest comes to Toronto, Canada

Every tree will be computer monitored for health and hydration, providing a case study over the next five to 10 years that will set the base parameters for future buildings.

New hotel in Singapore "combines sustainability with delight"

In contrast with the conventional, completely sealed-off, air-conditioned tower, this hotel, designed by local office WOHA, merges architecture and nature, and combines indoor and outdoor spaces in a striking fashion.

UK's first energy positive classroom produces 1.5x the energy it uses

Known as the Active Classroom, the energy-producing classroom stands as a shining example of what is possible as the U.K. and other nations attempt to transform their energy systems in response to climate change.

A new study looks at the design of the home in 2050

A new study Futurology: The new home in 2050 provides insights into some of the trends we are likely to see 30 years or more into the future.

Green buildings are an integral part of green cities

More than 30 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions emitted by cities are generated by buildings alone, according to National Geographic.

Here's the first Canada's Zero Carbon Building

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced the first building certified under their new Zero Carbon standard, an office building in Waterloo, Ontario.

Japanese company announces plans for the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

The overall goal of the high-rise, dubbed W350, is to help realize an environmentally conscious city of wooden buildings that would transform Tokyo into a “forest.”

University in Australia to go 100% solar powered

Few universities have gone as far as the University of New South Wales in Australia, which just inked an ambitious deal to get 100% of its energy from solar power.

Planted buildings - the future of our cities or an eco-fantasy?

The trend for “green” eco-fantasy buildings is sweeping the world of architecture, with designers now integrating gardens, terraces and vertical planting in their buildings.

Shanghai flying car tower to clean the air with a vertical forest

A condominium building planned for Shanghai, features landing pads for flying cars. The futuristic concept is super green and will feature a vertical forest with 50,000 trees.

The world's first "Biological House" opens in Denmark

Danish firm has unveiled the ultra-sustainable Biological House, which was built with green building materials created out of agricultural residues.