Features

Out of Their Design Comfort Zone

Volunteer engineers with Minnesota-based Compatible Technology International develop basic equipment to help people in developing countries process food. It may sound easy, but it's not.
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Getting More out of Landfills

By introducing air and water into solid waste, a bioreactor landfill in Florida hastens the decomposition process, extending landfill life and generating methane gas for energy
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Plant Roof Pioneer

Green roofs are sprouting in Chicago as environmental and structural engineers find ways to accommodate them on new and existing buildings
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LEDing the Way

Lighting Science Group is pioneering solid state lighting with its environmental advantages in a movement to replace incandescent lighting
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Sky’s the Limit

An aerial tram in Portland, Oregon carries passengers from downtown to a hilltop campus, reducing commuting time and vehicle miles
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Capturing the Desert Sun

In sunny Las Vegas, the water utility has installed a far-flung solar generating system that powers its own facilities and feeds renewable power to the electrical grid
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Nature Does it Best

At Georgia Tech’s Center for Biologically Inspired Design, engineers work with biologists to decipher the secrets of design from nature.
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New Life at an Old Airport

At the Stapleton Airport brownfield development site in Colorado, a creek once relegated to culverts now serves as a centerpiece for sustainable communities.
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