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Using Live Oak Trees as a Blueprint for Hurricane-Proof Housing Using Live Oak Trees as a Blueprint for Hurricane-Proof Housing

Live oak trees have sturdy, spiral trunks and deep roots that intertwine with neighboring trees. Architects and engineers are now trying to find ways to use this concept when designing safe and resilient structures. Read more

Power Outage Report Card
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Power Outage Report Card

A new study being hailed as the most comprehensive analysis of electricity... Read more

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Threat of a 'Katrina-Scale Disaster' in California Threat of a 'Katrina-Scale Disaster' in California

Besides a massive drought and out-of-control wildfires, the state must be diligent about preparing for the inevitable killer earthquake, says the San Jose Mercury News. Read more

Hurricane-Proof Modular Home Can Stand Up to Sandy-Strength Storms
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Hurricane-Proof Modular Home Can Stand Up to Sandy-Strength Storms

Stevens Institute of Technology's 2015 Solar Decathlon team is putting some of the... Read more

Google Personalizes the Value of Solar, A Roof at a Time
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Google Personalizes the Value of Solar, A Roof at a Time

Fast Company sustainability staffer Adele Peters explores Google's Project Sunroof... Read more

Natural Minerals Could Replace Cement in Masonry Units
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Natural Minerals Could Replace Cement in Masonry Units

California fabricator Watershed Materials is working with the National Science... Read more

Google Now Searches for Sunlight in Latest 'Project Sunroof'
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Google Now Searches for Sunlight in Latest 'Project Sunroof'

Could a simple site hacked together by a Google engineer help lower costs in the... Read more

Guarantee Backs Up Builders’ Energy Claims
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Guarantee Backs Up Builders’ Energy Claims

A new warranty program makes it easy for builders to prove that their green homes... Read more

NIBS to Hold Workshop on Improving Building Science Education
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NIBS to Hold Workshop on Improving Building Science Education

NIBS recently announced a workshop on improving building science education in... Read more

This 1940s House-Building Machine Was the Original 3D Printer
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This 1940s House-Building Machine Was the Original 3D Printer

CityLab's John Metcalf goes back to the future to present an item from the June... Read more

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