SmartPlanet stories related to the practice of planning, designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures.
Contributor Ryan Potvin attends this year's GreenBuild Expo in Chicago and outlines three reasons why he thinks "Generation Green" will finally succeed.
1 | December 1, 2010 8:22am |
The political fallout from Wikileaks' release of hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables will steal countless headlines over the coming weeks. But what about Siprnet, the secret government...
16 | November 29, 2010 4:30pm |
Architects with strong spatial skills may fail to anticipate the difficulties of normal people in navigating the design of their buildings, cognitive scientists say.
6 | November 24, 2010 8:00am |
NASA hopes to revive a stalled technology, bringing the cost of space travel dramatically lower.
17 | November 2, 2010 11:00am |
LED lighting firm Cree added color rendering index options to its XLamp line of LED bulbs, bringing improved color accuracy to energy-efficient bulbs.
November 1, 2010 7:53am |
Portland, Maine, may play second fiddle to Oregon's Portland when it comes to large-scale sustainability initiatives, but last week, its city council approved an $11 million bond for energy...
October 27, 2010 2:00am |
Forget Intel and AMD: a little known family of chips is finally drawing China into the processor wars.
4 | October 22, 2010 11:20am |
Jose Gomez-Marquez thinks some of the best inventions are the most simple. He's making vaccines and other drugs for the developing world.
1 | October 21, 2010 4:28am |
Nearly four years after the GreenMobile project received federal funding, the award-winning design remains just that--a design. Its creator says the idea of working with the mobile home industry...
5 | October 6, 2010 2:00am |
Seventy percent of the buildings in North America aren't automated. They're running wild, according to Cisco smart buildings chief Ed Richards -- and that spells opportunity.
1 | October 1, 2010 1:20pm |
The CityCar project, which should produce its first full-fledged prototype by summer 2011, aims to rewrite the rules of urban transportation.
13 | September 24, 2010 12:00pm |
'Desktop manufacturing' may make domestic production profitable again.
4 | September 14, 2010 7:23pm |
Smart meters are rolling out across the United States, but consumers aren't yet seeing the benefits. Why? GreenWave Reality CEO Greg Memo explains.
3 | August 23, 2010 1:59pm |
eBay datacenter chief Dean Nelson explains how the company's new Utah facility can be a critical money-saver. How? 3-D modeling, high-tech monitoring and West Point tank commanders.
2 | August 18, 2010 2:00am |
EV viability; butter into biofuel; hydraulic cars; spending and happiness; NY lessons for SF.
August 11, 2010 12:47pm |
The head of Intel's Eco-Technology Program Office talks about improving efficiency, and how technology can reduce energy consumption by providing consumers information about their usage.
August 11, 2010 2:00am |
We spend 90 percent of our time indoors. So why aren't we more concerned about the environment inside a building? Perkins+Will architect Peter Syrett makes the business case.
4 | August 2, 2010 3:00am |
IBM and Carnegie Mellon will create a lab to develop infrastructure to revamp cities.
July 28, 2010 9:01pm |
Many business schools, including MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, and Columbia, offer courses online for the asking.
1 | July 28, 2010 2:59pm |
Terra-Gen Power has closed financing to build what it claims will be the largest wind energy farm in the U.S.
7 | July 22, 2010 2:34pm |