The bespectacled love child of Henry David Thoreau, Bill Nye and Oscar the Grouch, Professor Dumpster (aka Jeff Wilson) will be teaching lessons in sustainability from his new home: a converted dumpster on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University.
Sustainable architecture firm Ábaton 'drops' a tiny prefabricated dwelling in a vacant lot outside of Madrid with not much more than an electric screwdriver, a crane and a permit for an, umm, swimming pool.
Three affordable green dwellings to be built in a trio of natural disaster-affected cities — New Orleans, New York and Joplin, Mo. — are selected as the winners in a design competition geared to aid families impacted by severe weather.
Will Wien win? Will the Great White North dominate this year? We'll soon find out how two international contenders, Team Vienna and Team Ontario, fare when the U.S. Solar Decathlon kicks off tomorrow in Irvine, Calif.
We've seen cities in California mandate that new homes be PV-ready — but EV-ready? Officials in Palo Alto vote to draft an ordinance requiring all new single-family homes to be pre-wired for electric vehicle chargers.