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Companies Collaborate on Solar Standards - Solar Power World

Companies Collaborate on Solar Standards - Solar Power World | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it
DuPont and Distributed Sun aim to facilitate PV project specifications to improve returns for solar system owners, investors and users.

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How Germany's Solar Evolution Impacts America | EarthTechling

How Germany's Solar Evolution Impacts America | EarthTechling | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it
Germany is only expected to install 3.9 gigawatts of solar in 2013, down from 7.5 last year. That means we Americans might finally install more solar in a single year.

The German situation—where retail electricity rates are increasingly higher than what’s usually paid for solar energy—could be just around the corner in the United States.


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Sustainable and Futuristic Architecture in Stuttgart: OLS House

Sustainable and Futuristic Architecture in Stuttgart: OLS House | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it
Organic shapes achieved with unexpected curves are the defining elements for the design of OLS House near Stuttgart, Germany. The reinforced concrete r.
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Birds indicate a planet in peril, but investing in conservation makes ...

Birds indicate a planet in peril, but investing in conservation makes ... | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it
These are some of the messages in a new report State of the world's birds: indicators for our changing world by the world's largest Partnership of conservation organisations, BirdLife International, who have gathered in Ottawa ...
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Sustainability and Innovative Design: Green Homes at the Solar Decathlon

Sustainability and Innovative Design: Green Homes at the Solar Decathlon | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it

Orange County hosted the U.S. Department of Energy's biennial green building event the Solar Decathlon this year, constructing a village of 'solar homes' in Irvine's Great Park, open to the public two weekends in October.

The twenty student-built projects compete in ten contests with specific criteria, ranging from architecture and engineering to communications and energy balance. The individual contest scores are totaled at the end of the competition to determine overall livability, efficiency and affordability, awarding the team with the highest overall score first place.


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J. Francisco Muzard's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:19 AM

J'approuve ce genre de construction qui, non seulement sont agréables à l'oeil mais qui sont aussi écologiques. Des maisons idéales pour les pays du sud comme au Chili, par exemple...

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Innovation + Technology at Cornell University's Gates Hall by Morphosis

Innovation + Technology at Cornell University's Gates Hall by Morphosis | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it

Morphosis Architects incorporates an innovative stainless steel facade screen to mitigate heat gain for new academic building.

Los Angeles–based Morphosis delivered a 100,000-square-foot, five-story building that is currently completing construction on Cornell University's Computing and Information Sciences (CIS) program structure.

While in essence a simple, efficient, rectangular plan and elevation, the design features several elements—including a twisting stainless steel sun screen and a protruding arm of the upper floors hovering above the main entrance—that make it an unmistakable product of Morphosis as well as a suitable looking enclosure for a discipline forged by the realities of the digital age.


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IDEAbuilder's curator insight, October 18, 2013 4:48 PM

Digital High-Performance.  An interesting convergence of technologhy and design

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Habitat research methods give a new peek at tiger life with ...

Habitat research methods give a new peek at tiger life with ... | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it
From a tiger's point of view, yesterday's thoughtful conservation plans might be today's reason to branch out. An international team of researchers has found a useful way to better understand the tiger's take on policy.
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