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Brad Pitt's Foundation Releases New Home Designs In New Orleans

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Brad Pitt's "Make It Right" Foundation has released a new set of duplex designs for New Orleans, by yet another round of big name architects from arou...

Modern Green Living: Green Roof, Awesome Design

dornob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Viewed from above or around, the house blends wonderfully into the landscape - even the gentle curves and straight lines seem to work with the horizon...

The Green House Of the Future

Wall Street Journal | ALEX FRANGOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What will the energy-efficient house of the future look like? It could have gardens on its walls or a pond stocked with fish for dinner. It might m...

Building Covered In Green Hides Huge Interiors

dornob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mass Studies pulled no punches in this South Korean shop design, going from an entirely offbeat green-covered building decked in geo-textiles to form ...

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Future Cities

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

The idea of greening cities is not new, but it may be approaching a renaissance. In the 1970s, the oil crisis unleashed many things, including a visi...

Homebuyers Go Green To Cut Bills

wsj.com | JIM CARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In an attempt to boost sales in a dismal market, homebuilders are turning to what has been one of the most overlooked aspects of a house: improving th...

HuffPost Readers Sent In Their Green Roofs -- Now Pick Your Favorite!

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last week, we asked HuffPost Green readers to send in their photos of green roofs. To recap, when we say "green roof," we mean putting plant life on t...

Tattletale House Knows When You're Not Green (And So Do Neighbors)

New York Times | Steven Kurutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Most homeowners have a general sense of whether or not they are being energy efficient, a hunch confirmed or disproved when the monthly bills arrive. ...

GREEN: Comcast Center: The Tallest Green Building In The U.S.

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Comcast Center in Philadelphia is not only the city's tallest structure, at 975 feet, but also the tallest sustainable building in the country. A...

PASSIVE HOUSES: Using "Recycled Energy" -- And No Furnace

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In trying to cut back on energy, some folks will crank the thermostat down and buy blankets. Why overwork the furnace? But one German city has come u...

Sustainable Gingerbread Houses: From Seaweed Solar Panels To Coconut Landscaping

New York Times | Penelope Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Turns out the cladding on Colleen Klabin's sustainable gingerbread house is Golden Grahams, not Multi-Bran Chex or Life Cereal. The roof is Shredded W...

Renewable Businesses Bring The Green To Portland

The Wall Street Journal | Maura Webber Sadovi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oregon's bid to cash in on its green appeal has given Portland's weakening commercial-real-estate market an early holiday gift. Denmark-based Vestas ...

Green Open House: Take A Tour And Get Some Tips With "Dreaming Green"

The Huffington Post | Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When Lisa Sharkey and her husband Paul Gleicher decided to remodel their Manhattan townhouse, they decided to construct an eco-friendly home from top ...

New "Green" Nightclub

New York Post | Justin Rocket Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jean-Georges announces he's opening a green restaurant. Then $72 prix-fixe Rouge Tomate says it doesn't have table cloths because they're "green." Now...

Biggest Green Homes In The World: Pretty Counterintuitive

WebEcoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The U.K. has the most expensive green home that has ever actually been sold: the Orchid House broke records at �7.2 million, or $14.2 million USD. T...

Jessica Alba's Eco-Friendly Abode

People | Jesse Curti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For Jessica Alba, motherhood means eco-friendly living - and plenty of couch-jumping. "It's kid-friendly, animal-friendly," the actress, 27, tells In...

Building Green Cheaply

The New York Times | Michael Webb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Thomas Small is an accomplished cook, so it's important for him to try new and exotic ingredients every now and then. When it came to the construction...

New Greenhouse Effect: Global Cooling?

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Roofs account for 25% of total surface area in most cities, and pavement accounts for around 35%. If 100 major cities covered that space with reflective materials, it could offset as much as 44 metric gigatons of heat-trapping gases.

Memo To US Government: 5 Ways To Fix The Housing Industry

Treehugger | Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Now that the United States Government owns all the mortgages, the guarantors of the mortgages, and the reinsurer of all the insurers, and possibly pr...

California Academy Of Sciences Green Roof Slideshow

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

California Academy of Sciences A window on the roof of the new California Academy of Sciences building in San Francisco offers a view inside. Archite...

MTV Real World's Green Makeover

Treehugger | Summer Rayne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MTV.com "If you build it..." A little while ago I got a call from my friend Pete Griffin over at Think MTV. "We're going to build a green house ...