11 Myths About Magnetic-Resonance Wireless Charging

Consider the devices we use every day: From smartphones and smartwatches and potentially electric vehicles, electronics are becoming as mobile as people themselves. We rely and expect our devices to be charged at all times, ready-to-use when needed. But as it currently stands, we still must plug in our phones, our electric cars, and our … More 11 Myths About Magnetic-Resonance Wireless Charging

Lumens as a Service: The Multibillion-Dollar Market Opportunity Explained

In recent years, building owners and property managers have been inundated with information about how they should invest in advanced lighting systems that enable increased control, save on energy costs, and have higher-quality light. Whether used in building retrofits or specified for lighting systems in new high-rise offices, LED lighting offers superior technology and a … More Lumens as a Service: The Multibillion-Dollar Market Opportunity Explained

Green-roofed Cantilever House floats above the Malaysian rainforest

This green-roofed house juts out over the lush rainforest of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Architecture firm Design Unit Sdn Bhd envisioned the Cantilever House as a “forest” of industrial steel columns that create a weightless-looking volume. Passive House design features – including an adjustable envelope – minimize the building’s impact on the environment. The house consists … More Green-roofed Cantilever House floats above the Malaysian rainforest

Luxury Off-Grid Development, Ontario, Canada

Completely isolated from the grid, the Quebec based builder BONE Structure announces its latest development in Mulmar, Ontario. This luxury home integrates an innovative array of technologies that enable it to be self-sufficient. The home will be under construction, which will allow you to see the thermal envelope and easily understand the advantages of our … More Luxury Off-Grid Development, Ontario, Canada

Architects Show Leadership in Addressing Climate Change

Architects have a big responsibility for the role the built environment plays in climate change. Globally, buildings consume 35 percent of all energy and 60 percent of all generated electricity—much of which is produced by fossil fuels. As the largest end-use energy sector, buildings account for more than one-third of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. … More Architects Show Leadership in Addressing Climate Change

Tiny thermophotovoltaic device harvests energy from infrared wavelengths

By Lacy Cooke Waste heat could be a valuable source of energy – if only we could find a way to capture it efficiently. Now two Duke University researchers have a plan to do just that. They have developed a new thermophotovoltaic device that harvests energy from waste heat by capturing infrared wavelengths. Thermophotovoltaics could … More Tiny thermophotovoltaic device harvests energy from infrared wavelengths

Can A Home Be Fun And Functional? Take a peek at Bjarke Ingels’s plan for Toronto

Toppling Torontonians’ expectations of towers, star architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has imagined a community of ‘pixellated’ modules harkening back to the utopianism of Expo 1967’s Habitat, Alex Bozikovic writes “How can architecture create communities?” That’s the title of a public talk Bjarke Ingels will deliver this week, and it captures the ambition of BIG’s design … More Can A Home Be Fun And Functional? Take a peek at Bjarke Ingels’s plan for Toronto