Tag Archives: Building Efficiency

Algae-Powered Structure Redefines 'Green' Building

With all the recent interest in algae as a potential power source, there hasn’t been much tangible to show for all the research that has been put into it – up until now. Through a collaboration between international design firm Arup, Germany-based Strategic Science Consultants, and Austrian architectural firm Splitterwerk, …

Drew Nitschke is a first-year graduate student at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, working towards degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. He is especially interested in sustainability and how it relates to business of all sizes. He graduated from UCLA in June 2012 after...
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New Pigment Can Help Keep Buildings Cool--and Green

Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new blue pigment that could help make buildings more energy efficient. The pigment, dubbed“Cool Blue,” is able to reflect 40 percent more light than other blue pigments, keeping building surfaces, especially roofs and walls, cooler. Cool Blue, like other cool-roof coatings, works …

Scott Brennen, native of no-where-in-particular, earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College in 2008. After graduation, he joined the Peace Corps, which put him to work teaching 9th grade Chemistry at a rural high school in Mozambique. He is currently studying science...
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