24 Nov '15, 9am

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More than just a thoughtfully designed home for elephants, the 8,943-square-meter Elephant Trails complex is designed to LEED Gold standards and is built on the bones of the historic 1937 building. Many historic elements, such as the original floor medallions, were preserved. Environmentally friendly and non-toxic site materials, such as steel with recycled content, were incorporated. Topped with a green roof , the main two-story building comprises a central elephant “living room” for herd socialization that’s lined with soft sand; elephant “suites” with rubber floors (and one with a 4-foot-deep sand floor) that accommodate 8 to 12 elephants in total; offices and a conference room on the second floor; and access to a large outdoor landscaped space with multiple elephant pools and a quarter-mile exercise trail. The elephants, which are adaptable to cold temperatures, have t...

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One man's race to save India's last remaining living root bridges

One man's race to save India's last remaining l...

inhabitat.com 25 Nov '15, 5am

“My hope is that this will both spread awareness of the phenomenon so that the people of the region may further benefit fr...

Porsche confirms plans for a 911 Hybrid, but an all-electric 911 isn't in the cards

Porsche confirms plans for a 911 Hybrid, but an...

inhabitat.com 24 Nov '15, 1pm

already offers hybrid versions of the Cayenne and Panamera models, but this is the first time that we’re hearing reports a...

Sleek and sustainable prefab home in the Swiss Alps was constructed in just a few days

Sleek and sustainable prefab home in the Swiss ...

inhabitat.com 25 Nov '15, 6am

Both rooftop and perimeter walls are constructed with thermally insulated wooden materials, making sure the home meets cri...

Semi-detached Trevose House is a multigenerational home in Singapore covered in lush greenery

Semi-detached Trevose House is a multigeneratio...

inhabitat.com 24 Nov '15, 6am

The Trevose semi-detached house in Singapore echoes its tranquil natural surroundings by acting as an extension of the nei...

#Mindfulness toward ecology & #sustainability: @VanaRetreats opens 1st #LEED Platinum center in #India.

#Mindfulness toward ecology & #sustainability: ...

usgbc.org 24 Nov '15, 3pm

USGBC recently spoke with Veer Singh , Founder of Vana Retreats and the Retreat Director at Vana Malsi Estate , about usin...

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inhabitat.com 01 Dec '15, 9pm

with a protective windshield that extends overhead. Unlike most two-wheeled motorbikes, the Crossbow features a canopy cov...

The world's largest nuclear fusion reactor is a...

inhabitat.com 29 Nov '15, 3pm

A fusion reactor isn’t going to explode like a fission reaction. The only reason we used plutonium and uranium was because...

100th LEED Silver Habitat Charlotte Home is National News! @usgbcnc @hfhclt @usgbc https://t.co/7f4RfB6Atd

100th LEED Silver Habitat Charlotte Home is Nat...

usgbc.org 24 Nov '15, 1am

USGBC North Carolina (USGBC NC) and Habitat for Humanity Charlotte have been working together since 2011, when USGBC NC in...

Older article, but the message still stands! #Shop #SmallBusinessSaturday! https://t.co/IvlejLIC2y https://t.co/hicEittYch

Older article, but the message still stands! #S...

inhabitat.com 28 Nov '15, 4pm

Yes, handmade local gifts cost more. It’s difficult for local craftsman and American small businesses to compete with over...

13 Cradle to Cradle products for a safe and eco...

inhabitat.com 23 Nov '15, 9am

Creating a healthy and eco-conscious home is now easier than ever thanks to Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certification, a proces...

French architects unveil plans for bio-climatic...

inhabitat.com 24 Nov '15, 3pm

A French architectural firm has pioneered an exciting new design for an office building in Lyon. Nicolas Laisné Associés d...

China breaks ground on world's largest animal cloning factory next year #biotech #genetics

China breaks ground on world's largest animal c...

inhabitat.com 25 Nov '15, 11am

Next year, a Chinese biotech firm plans to break ground on the world’s largest cloning factory . Boyalife Group announced ...

100 #LEED certified #buildings at @Harvard, wow!

usgbc.org 23 Nov '15, 8pm

This article was previously published in the Harvard Gazette . Driven by the University’s ambitious, science-based climate...

Here’s six beautiful examples of #GreenRoofs from around the world: https://t.co/7PrBAAVJCP

Here’s six beautiful examples of #GreenRoofs fr...

inhabitat.com 05 Dec '15, 9am

Ok we admit it-- we really love green roofs . Sure they have all kinds of environmentally positive attributes -- like how ...