SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
To reduce emissions, the Port Authority of Antwerp will reward cleaner, greener ships calling at port with a 10 percent discount on tonnage dues.
1 | June 8, 2011 7:11am |
Can a new battery reinvent the idea of a rechargeable battery? Call it Cambridge crude. It could make refueling as easy as getting gas is.
2 | June 7, 2011 12:55am |
The journey to a smart energy ecosystem is fraught with operational change, GE Energy Services CTO Eric Gebhardt says. We asked him five questions.
May 26, 2011 5:20pm |
Behind the plug-in electric vehicle lies an array of IT challenges, from business models to technical hurdles. But the result is bright: a car that conducts autonomous maintenance and repair.
6 | May 25, 2011 5:37pm |
3M launched a new integrated optical film that aims to improve LCD screen backlighting, make the supply chain more efficient and cut down on carbon usage.
May 12, 2011 9:46am |
Roche shares green design learnings for its Roche, N.J., campus, which is registered for a LEED Silver certification.
May 11, 2011 5:29am |
Ford said it will supplement its own driver behavior analytics efforts with cloud-based data from Google, which unveiled a Prediction API that can crunch vast amounts of data.
May 10, 2011 4:03pm |
Alcoa's new green building panel can self-clean by breaking down smog-causing pollutants in cities to be washed away by rain.
12 | May 9, 2011 7:44am |
International lighting designers gathered in trendy Milan, where they were incandescent over the banning of traditional bulbs
21 | May 2, 2011 9:54am |
Corning's Gorilla Glass, a 1960s invention just waiting for the right time, saw its first quarter sales surge 50 percent. Now it's working to expand the super-strong glass to new markets.
April 27, 2011 9:22am |
Earth Day Special Feature 2011: The founder of PIE Studio barely knew what "sustainable" meant when he first started making furniture with water hyacinth and bamboo. Today, he's a leader in green...
1 | April 22, 2011 5:28am |
An architecture firm in Seattle has developed sustainable prefab high-rise apartments that would save on building time and costs.
3 | April 18, 2011 1:17pm |
The United States' ever-fluctuating plans for NASA is threatening the science and engineering brainpower and workforce development needed to remain a space player.
5 | March 30, 2011 10:15am |
Architect Kevin Kennon unveiled the design of a new 90,000-square-meter mixed-use commercial building for the new "Eco-City" in Tianjin, China.
March 24, 2011 7:31am |
See how architecture is helping transform the lives of homeless people in San Antonio.
3 | March 22, 2011 5:30am |
Detecting enemy targets and rescuing war hostages. Yup, there may soon be an app for that.
3 | March 21, 2011 12:38pm |
Google Ventures has made an investment in CoolPlanetBiofuels, an 18-month-old startup firm that specializes in the conversion of biomass and agricultural waste into fuel.
March 18, 2011 6:33am |
Apartments sitting above parking garages are on flimsy ground and should be upgraded, according to researchers at the University of California at Berkeley.
3 | March 15, 2011 2:17pm |
Architecture firm Foster + Partners has won a competition to design a 99-acre arts and culture district in Hong Kong. Can it help the city distance itself from its reputation for finance?
March 10, 2011 7:48am |
Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Washington find that some images may not sit well for business conferencing.
6 | March 3, 2011 9:53am |