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Sustainable Design

Think Small: How Portability Rules the World

Karla Zens | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Karla Zens

I have a vision that reusable cups, bags and bottles will rightfully take their place alongside keys, wallet and cell phone in our pockets, bags and purses.

Fashion Boot Camp: Training Young Designers to Be Eco-Ethical

HooplaHa | Posted 10.22.2012 | Good News
HooplaHa

Fashion Fights Poverty aims to alleviate poverty through creativity by teaching our future generations to be socially responsible.

BriteSol Introduces Revolutionary Sustainable LED Lighting and a Business Model for a Brighter Future

Jerry Cope | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business
Jerry Cope

This week in Las Vegas a local company, BriteSol, unveiled the Holy Grail of lighting technology. BriteSol has developed breakthrough LED lighting tec...

Sustaining a Lifestyle

Jeannie E. Javelosa | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Jeannie E. Javelosa

We are all consumers and have to purchase products and goods anyway --then why not buy a double gift where you get something you need and at the same time help a community.

The Revolution in Rio

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

The U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio can be the take-off for the next industrial revolution driven by business and civil society. The conference can mark a change in leadership from a political top down process to a bottom up movement.

Archi-future: 13 Green Buildings That Will Blow Your Mind (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

As architects continue to envision the utopian cities of the future, one thing is certain: innovation means sustainability. In the midst of a globa...

Princess Elisabeth Antarctica -- Rethinking Space Use in a Vast Environment

Ron Barth | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Ron Barth

Three years into the full activity of the station, it can confidently be said that the Princess Elisabeth is the model for adaptable construction and smart design. A model that is as easily applied to an expansive lab facility as it is to life in more temperate climates.

WATCH: Herding Goats In The City

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

It's not often that you look out your suburban backyard to find a man herding goats, but that is what people in one neighborhood in Louisville experie...

WATCH: Building A Sustainable World

Jonathan Kirby | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Jonathan Kirby

How would you approach manufacturing today considering the numerous challenges we face in creating a more sustainable world? In the midst of a global water crisis, we asked the question: what would happen if we took the water out of our jeans manufacturing process?

WATCH: Tiny Stone Toolshed as Timeless Mediterranean Country Home

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Most of the windows, except for the large openings providing a view of the sea, are tiny. So from a distance, the home resembles yet another of the boulders dotting the mountainside.

The State of Sustainability in America -- Experts Weigh In...

Michael P. Owens | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green
Michael P. Owens

I asked top green business executives, experts and political leaders, who are speaking at the 2012 Sustainable Operations Summit in NYC, what they think is most encouraging as well as what they think is most frustrating about the state of sustainability.

Top 3 Sustainable Design Competitions of 2012

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 04.04.2012 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

In just a decade, sustainable design has gone from obscurity to the international spotlight. This year, a series of sustainable design competitions across the globe are set to keep it front and center.

Inside A Designer Off-Grid 'Micro Home' (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.29.2011 | Denver

You know what they say: "Home is where the [trailer] is." Well.. that may not be the exact phrasing, but the adage is certainly true for Glenn Grassi...

Sustainable Design Star Carrie Parry

Meredith Barnett | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Meredith Barnett

Sustainable fashion designer Carrie Parry just debuted her first collection in February, but she's not as green as you might think.

Sustainability and Behavioral Change

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Soren Petersen

Imagine how the creation of multiple small and large clever solutions can impact everyday user behaviors and alter them in ways that ultimately help our world.

How Re-Fueling Your Car Can Build Equity in Your Home

Ben Uyeda | Posted 12.02.2011 | Green
Ben Uyeda

2011-10-02-Screenshot20111002at4.56.14PM.jpg If you are one of the typical Americans who drives about 40 miles a day, then you should consider an atypical scenario if you happen to be planning on building a new home.

Blessed Bounty: Reflections on the Sustainable Design Competition

Matt Petersen | Posted 10.31.2011 | Impact
Matt Petersen

At the outset of my journey to help rebuild New Orleans green in early September 2005, many thought I was crazy to think I could help this city that was so deeply devastated.

Design for a Living World: Top Designers Make Sustainability Stylish

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.10.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

2011-08-10-Screenshot20110810at3.26.43PM.jpg These creations help us consider where our products come from, how they are made and the impact they have on our planet.

The Great Downsizing Debate Continues

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

What is an appropriate number of square feet per person to live comfortably yet sustainably?

This Is A Hotel

Adel Zakout | Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts
Adel Zakout

Architecturally, hotels are a cocktail of residential and public typologies that have a peculiar balance of privacy combined with social amenity. Put ...

Downsizing -- A Thousand Square Feet Per Person, A New American Standard

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I know many successful boomers who are now moping around their 8 to 12,000-foot monuments to capitalism. But has America's long-standing love affair with this type of -- not very green -- home finally run its course?

Lucas Kavner

Creating The Most Sustainable Homes In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.08.2011 | Impact

What do you do when you desperately want to be an architect, but you realize you kind of -- for lack of a better word -- suck at it? Raised by a si...

Top 10 Smartest Green Buildings

Tom Mallory | Posted 07.03.2011 | Arts
Tom Mallory

Architecture of truly green buildings must incorporate a range of professionals including economists, biologists, chemists, and a range of social-science experts such as demographers, anthropologists and geographers.

Can Green Design Be Dumb?

Ben Uyeda | Posted 06.26.2011 | Arts
Ben Uyeda

Can green design be dumb design? The answer is sometimes, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. If our most creative people were only trying ration...

Will Guzzardi

Industrial Corridor In Pilsen Becoming Cutting-Edge 'Green Street'

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.14.2011 | Chicago

Heading west from the Dan Ryan Expressway on the near South Side of Chicago, Cermak Road is a wide, industrial street, lined on its south side with wa...