Cellulosic ethanol, the stuff that doesn’t use food crops, makes a big advance with the official opening of a plant in Italy.
The Energy Box is largely built from cross-laminated timber, which sequesters carbon, conserves energy, and is said to be earthquake resistant.
Adding a twist to the adaptive reuse trend of turning old railroad tracks into parks, architects in Bari, Italy, want to do the same for a rail line that’s still in operation.
TasLab is a government-supported project that aims to become both a residential and a research center, focused on innovative and sustainable ICT solutions.
Many homes use sunlight for power and passive solar heating. This net-zero energy home in Italy actually alters the spectrum of ambient light to enhance the well-being of the residents.
Two residential towers in Milan are nearing completion that will be covered in CO2-eating, oxygen-producing trees that may help clear the smoggy city’s air and reduce energy costs..
Richard Meier’s self-cleaning Italcementi.Lab is one of the first projects in Italy to earn a LEED Platinum rating, incorporating materials and systems to reduce energy use.
Wooden pallets can be a great adaptive reuse material for intriguing projects, such as this portable Italian pavilion, but beware: not all pallets are created equal.
The MED in Italy house from Rome University has taken third place in this year’s Solar Decathlon competition for its smart blend of tradition and green tech.
Just in time for Fashion Week festivities, a shopping center outside Milan has taken the Guinness World Book record for the world’s largest vertical garden.