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News > U.S. Green Building Council’s 2012 Leadership Awards Highlight Innovation and Vision in the Sustainability Sector

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the recipients of its 2012 Leadership Awards, recognizing outstanding individuals who embody the vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green buildings and communities as a vehicle to enhance our quality of life

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5 Innovative Architectural Trends to Watch for in 2015

5 Innovative Architectural Trends to Watch for in 2015 | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

From 3D Modelling to Building Efficiency to Big Data, check out the 5 architectural trends that must not be missed this year!

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America Installed 22 Times More Solar in 2014 Than in 2008

America Installed 22 Times More Solar in 2014 Than in 2008 | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Since the 2008 mortgage crisis and Great Recession, two industries have fared better than most others: finance and energy.
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Architecture: 15 buildings to look forward to in 2015

Architecture: 15 buildings to look forward to in 2015 | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Dezeen selects 15 architecture projects to look forward to in 2015, including The Broad, the Whitney, and buildings by OMA, Snöhetta and Herzog & de Meuron
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Eco-Tourism Meets Sustainable Architecture

Eco-Tourism Meets Sustainable Architecture | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Earlier this year a team of students from the University of Technology in Trondheim designed a very sustainable hut as part of a design- and building workshop. They were assisted by Rintala Eggertsson Architects and several others. The international seminar that the workshop was part of was focused on the future of eco-tourism in the Western Ghats region in India. And the main purpose of it was to find sustainable solutions, which would benefit both ...
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10 places vying for the title of greenest building on the planet

10 places vying for the title of greenest building on the planet | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Take a look at some of the greenest buildings ever constructed
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Aspen Art Museum, Colorado

Aspen Art Museum, Colorado | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Ar. Shigeru Ban’s Aspen Art Museum sits in a glass box wrapped in a wooden lattice frame, upheld by the architect’s reinventive design approach...
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Developing Innovative Technologies For Solar Power

Developing Innovative Technologies For Solar Power | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Solar power is potentially the most powerful energy technologies of the future; we look at how some innovative companies in the sector are paving the way.
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Is this the most incredible hotel to open this year?

Is this the most incredible hotel to open this year? | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
China's string of amazing hotel openings continues with the completion of the Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing.
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GOOGLE'S MOSCOW OFFICE | Best Design Projects

GOOGLE'S MOSCOW OFFICE | Best Design Projects | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Google’s Moscow Office – Pure Google, With Great Local Style


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India Art n Design Global Hop : ‘Paper Cave’ - The Otherworldly Office

India Art n Design Global Hop : ‘Paper Cave’ - The Otherworldly Office | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Award-winning Japanese firm Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture has created a cave-like space within its Nagoya, Japan office that serves a multi-functional purpose. Known as Paper Cave or Fusionner2.0, this installation is a part of the firm’s three-fold series, Fusionner, which seeks to create spaces based on the activities that might take place in each one of them.

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How to build a home from recycled materials - Telegraph

How to build a home from recycled materials - Telegraph | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Ever thought of making a home out of a disused railway carriage, or a converted aircraft? Or what about building a wall out of shredded tyres? Julia Flynn finds ways to unleash your inner eco-warrior and make a green property


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The Top 10 Most Innovative Sustainable Buildings Of 2014

The Top 10 Most Innovative Sustainable Buildings Of 2014 | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

By next year, as much as 48% of new non-residential building construction will be green, according to estimates. Sustainable architecture is no longer rare.



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Norm Miller's curator insight, August 13, 2014 3:03 PM

Its nice to see that developers and investors have caught on to the benefits of better buildings but we still have a lot of stock to retrofit before we will make a dent in the total supply.

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The house that 20,000 toothbrushes built

The house that 20,000 toothbrushes built | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Who needs boring bricks? The house of the future will be made of trouser legs, VHS tapes and blowtorched carpet tiles. Oliver Wainwright visits the home in Brighton made almost entirely of rubbish
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Was Choosing Frank Gehry to Design Paris' Foundation Louis Vuitton in Bad Taste?

Was Choosing Frank Gehry to Design Paris' Foundation Louis Vuitton in Bad Taste? | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
A product of its times? A techno-monumentalist Blockbuster? The Vuitton Foundation, inaugurated in Paris at the end of October 2014, became the object of all the praise of the great national publications.
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These are 2015's most exciting building projects - CNN.com

These are 2015's most exciting building projects  - CNN.com | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
It's a mind-blowing year for boundary-pushing architecture. 2015 is set to see the arrival of Europe and China's tallest buildings, a New York housing block that towers over the Empire State, and a Scottish cathedral brought back from the dead.
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14 Designs That Show What Architecture Will Look Like In The Future

14 Designs That Show What Architecture Will Look Like In The Future | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

Discover  the 14 architectural trends that might define this year.


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Norm Miller's curator insight, January 25, 5:01 PM

Some neat ideas and of course 3D printing

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Green urbanism on Côte d’Azur

Green urbanism on Côte d’Azur | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Richard Martinet of Affine Design realises an innovative structure of ephemeral architecture
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New airport openings and upgrades for 2015 - CNN.com

New airport openings and upgrades for 2015 - CNN.com | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Construction and upgrades are scheduled worldwide over the next 12 months, but Berlin's new airport still isn't anywhere near ready
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India Art n Design inditerrain: What makes architecture iconic? Ar. Sanjay Puri enlightens…

India Art n Design inditerrain: What makes architecture iconic? Ar. Sanjay Puri enlightens… | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Whilst ‘neo-futurist architecture’ as a term evolved in the 1960’s, characterized by an ‘uninhibited architectural approach’, the prolific global mushrooming of ‘iconic’ built forms that we see in present times, spurred Team IAnD to probe the larger picture of what makes architecture iconic and what is the response it elicits…
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The 14 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2014

The 14 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2014 | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
From soaring megatowers to showstopping museums, AD spotlights cutting-edge architectural marvels set to open around the globe this year
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The Tallest Tower In The U.S. Is Being Built By A Woman

The Tallest Tower In The U.S. Is Being Built By A Woman | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
As technical director of 1 World Trade Center, SOM's Nicole Dosso is the most famous architect you've never heard of.


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Norm Miller's curator insight, September 30, 2014 12:01 PM

Why should we be surprised at this?  

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Should Cities be Built to Make People Happy?

Should Cities be Built to Make People Happy? | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Is paradise a large metropolis? As city dwellers, we’re prone to believing that the good life is found on a desolate beach far from the cacophony of any urban environment.

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Bio-Hotel Ulrichshof’s New Luxury Addition is Inspired by Old Bavarian Fairytales

Bio-Hotel Ulrichshof’s New Luxury Addition is Inspired by Old Bavarian Fairytales | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
Bio-hotel Ulrichshof has undergone a major expansion in order to meet the needs of parents as well as their children.



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MIPIM World's curator insight, September 3, 2014 5:03 AM

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50 Strange Buildings of the World | Village Of Joy

50 Strange Buildings of the World | Village Of Joy | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it

 Here's a huge list of 50 strange building all over the world.


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Norm Miller's curator insight, September 2, 2014 12:09 PM

Strange can be good

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Giant floating duck could provide solar energy for Copenhagen - Digital Trends

Giant floating duck could provide solar energy for Copenhagen - Digital Trends | Innovative & Sustainable Building | Scoop.it
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Giant floating duck could provide solar energy for Copenhagen
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The idea of a giant solar-panel-covered duck supplying a European city with renewable energy may sound bizarre to most regular folk (dare I say “quackers”?
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