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A New Model for Green Design

A radical document, supported by industry organizations, major designers and leading consultancies, aims to set a new standard for sustainability in design

Deconstructing the Energy Bill

The new law backs ethanol and ignores other alternative fuels. Venture capitalist David Berry talks about what it means for energy innovation

Fueling the Solar Energy Boom

Applied Materials, a leader in chipmaking equipment, is ramping up on solar-panel machines and counting on European regulations for business

Driving Sustainable Design

With Dott 07, John Thackara looks at daily life as a design opportunity and tackles social issues in small doses

Solar's Newest Resource

MMA Renewable brings together energy users, builders, and financiers to build mini-utilities


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America's Green Policy Vacuum

Without a fully funded, federal alternative energy policy, the U.S. risks squandering the potential of a powerful economic engine and will continue to depend on foreign energy resources

Using Nature as a Design Guide

Janine Benyus, dean of the burgeoning "biomimicry" design movement, helps companies look to the natural world to help take their business green
Slide Show: Design Tips from Mother Nature

Rise of the Carbon-Neutral City

Several ambitious plans around the world envision green cities, but such projects raise as many questions as they promise to answer
Podcast: Putting Masdar on the Map
Slide Show: The World's Green Cities

Cities: A Smart Alternative to Cars

Creating compact communities—and eliminating the need to drive everywhere—may be the best way to slash greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles

'Greener Gadgets' Isn't an Oxymoron

Allan Chochinov of design network Core 77 explains why designers need to step up to embrace sustainability
Slide Show: Hot Green Products

Green IT: Corporate Strategies

Recent reports from Gartner, Forrester, and McKinsey highlight the costs of and savings from implementing green-tech corporate strategies

Nice Guys Don't Finish Last

It's still unclear how much a company profits from doing good, but a new study of international executives shows it certainly doesn't hurt business

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