We all know design will do a lot of the work in making a building green, but technology is important, too.  Over the past year, we've seen some interesting innovation in a broad category of articles we call building-related green technology.  Solar innovation is hot, and small wind — albeit heavily scrutinized — is doing some things also.  So, check out this retrospective on green technology in the built environment (click the text links for more images and information). 

Future Now: Solar Plug-in Stations

Efficient Coolerado in the Wild [Salt Lake City]

DIY Solar with Rooftop Solar Clover by Armageddon Energy

First Rooftop Wind Turbines Installed on Twelve West, Portland

Hella Exterior Blinds Increase Building Efficiency

Solar Powered Transit Shelters Hit San Francisco

Greenscreen Installed at ASU's School of Sustainability

Solar SunFlower Electric Garden Installed in Austin

Simple Solar in a Box Offered by Ready Solar

Dow Unveils Impressive POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle

Dell Gets a Solar Grove in Round Rock

Affordable Free Span Solar Array Unveiled in California

PNC Gets North America's Largest Living Wall

SRS Energy Launches Clay Roof Sole Power Tile

New WindJet Small Wind Turbine Installed in Kansas City

Rocky Mountain Institute Launches Free Carbon Calculator Green Footstep

New York Gets a Solar Charging Station in a Container

Honeywell Wind Turbine Coming Soon to a Store Near You!

Sun Energy Engineering Starts Selling Solar Shingle

For more inspiration, make sure to check out our green technology and alternative energy categories.  Also, I'm sure you've seen or used something in your green project that others need to hear about.  If so, let's get in touch, and share your green building innovation with others.


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