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Modular Hobbit House and Natural Building

Green Builder Media's December 3, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter
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Modular Hobbit House Can Be Buried in Your Back Yard A new twist on tiny house living, the prefab system is virtually indestructible, and takes advantage of earth sheltering to optimize energy use.

King County Makes a Bold Commitment to Living Buildings

The International Living Future Institute lauds the County’s efforts to combat climate change
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SEATTLE, December 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - As part of a bold initiative to counter the effects of climate change, the King County Council recently voted unanimously to approve its new Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP), laying out a blueprint for concrete, actionable work in the realm of sustainability.

Next Generation of Architects Designing Zero Energy Housing Prototypes

Georgia Tech students participate in Zero Energy Housing Studio
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Every semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a new group of students participate in the Zero Energy Housing Studio to design, engineer and student-build a 4 to 10 unit Zero Energy Housing Prototype. The prototype will become a living laboratory to test energy efficiency and materials and a demonstration model for market rate, status quo urban housing.

Brightening Our Corner - Fall 2015

Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2015 Names Finalists. New Challenge Opens
Hundreds of innovators from around the world engaged in the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) to improve our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Eight finalist team were announced September 30 before traveling to Austin, TX for a special Biomimicry Conference at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on October 4.

A New Kind of Olympics

by John Anderson Lanier
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So what would the Olympics look like in non-sports form? Let’s assume the whole world was willing to gather for some other purpose, sending official delegations, national leaders, support staff and even fans to one city for two weeks. What if that gathering captured the same spirit of hope and enthusiasm that permeates the Olympic Games? Perhaps the focus could even be something as ambitious as solving climate change. Can you imagine that?

The Changing Face of Home Security

The newest residential security systems are incorporating smart home technology and greater user control.
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THE HOME SECURITY INDUSTRY is undergoing a transformation. As intrusion detection merges with “smart home” technology, new markets are opening up. Fully integrated systems not only lock and unlock doors and trigger alarms, but control window shades, lighting and thermostats and monitor for carbon monoxide and fires. “End users” are taking more control of their systems, monitoring them from smartphones and other mobile devices. A proliferation of wireless products is even enabling homeowners to cobble together their own systems.

DuPont’s Dawn Rittenhouse Receives Women in Sustainability Leadership Award from Green Building & Design Magazine

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WILMINGTON, Del., November 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ – DuPont is pleased to announce that Dawn Rittenhouse, director of sustainable growth, has been awarded one of Green Building & Design’s (gb&d) Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards.

Underground Garden Harvests Sunlight Above Ground and More

Green Builder Media's November 19, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter
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Lost World? Underground Lair in New York City Harvests Sunlight Above Ground to Create a Garden Below the Asphalt Jungle The "Lowline" project is invisible to the thousands of people who walk on Delancey Street each day, right over the 100-year old remains of the Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal.

21st Century Fox Receives Perfect Score for Climate Change Disclosure in 2015 CDP Report

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The environmental not-for-profit CDP has commended 21st Century Fox for the transparency and thoroughness of its corporate sustainability program, awarding the company a perfect score of 100 in its latest report. CDP assesses the depth and quality of the climate change related information that companies disclose to investors and the global market place, and the organization's new report ranks 21st Century Fox among the top 10% of S&P 500 companies, placing it on the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index.

First Solar Electric Freight Vessel Delivers Its Cargo and More

Green Builder Media's November 12, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter
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First Solar Electric Freight Vessel Delivers Its Cargo As predicted by the Celestia Project, solar-assisted freight vehicles have now become a reality.

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