Biomimicry

Palm Trees

A Wind Turbine Acting Like a Palm Tree Delivers Five Times the Electricity

It's still a longshot for full-scale production, but a unique research partnership has produced a unique example of biomimicry: a wind turbine that borrows from palm trees to achieve new levels of energy production.

February 4, 2016 - ASME

Making Buildings More Like Ecosystems

Green building? Feh. Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow looks at the movement towards biomimetic architecture, buildings that create living, sustainable ecosystems of their own.

June 15, 2010 - The Boston Globe

Green Buildings of the Future

WebEcoist has pulled together a fascinating gallery of imaginative designs for green dwelling and living spaces, including a design for co-op housing inspired by Anasazi cliff dwellings.

September 29, 2009 - WebEcoist

A Biological Approach to City Building

Architecture and biomimicry are joining forces. A new city being planned in a flood-prone region of India is using the concept of mimicking nature to build a city that better responds to its environmental conditions.

August 27, 2009 - Harvard Magazine

Fighting Energy Ugliness

With communities balking at the purported ugliness of windtowers and solar panels, a Dutch company proposes using nature's own designs.

May 27, 2009 - Fast Company

Nature Guiding Green Building

Builders, architects and designers are increasingly looking to nature for guidance as they try to build greener and more sustainably.

May 4, 2009 - The Oregonian

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