Mycelium pendant lamps dangle above recycled-plastic dining tables inside Silo, a zero-waste restaurant in east London designed by studio Nina+Co. Silo is set within The White Building, a creative hub in the Hackney Wick neighborhood that contains studio space for artists and a craft brewery. The restaurant, which is headed...

A San Rafael-based technology company XiO, Inc. has released a Lift Station Control System package designed to allow operators remote monitoring and control of pumps used to transport sewer waste through collection system pipes to wastewater treatment plants. The announcement comes as sanitary districts and collection agencies throughout the country...

To address plastic pollution plaguing the world's seas and waterways, Cornell University chemists have developed a new polymer that can degrade by ultraviolet radiation, according to research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society."We have created a new plastic that has the mechanical properties required by commercial fishing...

Here we discuss reducing the embodied carbon of building materials and how it relates to the overall environmental footprint of healthcare buildings. Sustainable design challenge: reducing building materials’ carbon footprint: For many years, addressing energy in healthcare design has focused on reducing the energy required to operate buildings. This approach is...

  Building an indoor tropical rainforest requires special architectural consideration. How does one design a man­made tree that can sustain wildlife? How can that tree be housed within a larger structure? What systems and materials can provide and withstand the constant high temperatures and humidity required by tropical plant life? Canadian...

Reminiscent of a 'Modern Day Babylon', vertical gardens will make any minimalist swoon. Refusing the traditional pots and soil, these green artscapes provide sleek simplicity and seem to defy gravity. The trend is a result of arduous research and thoughtful design, and the main focus is to maximize space and...