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Green Builder Picks the Five Best Building Ideas This Century (So Far)

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The building industry is notoriously slow to change, but when the global recession hit a few years ago, smart builders carved a green niche to save their companies. Eco-friendly construction tends to continue, even when times are relatively bad, motivated by the idea of saving money on energy, water, and maintenance.

What's really changed in the past couple of decades? Here's my short list of some of the best and brightest ideas, and why they matter:

Toyota 2012 North American Environmental Report Feature: Green Innovation [Video]

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Toyota's approach to future transportation focuses on developing technologies to meet the world's mobility needs sustainably. We deployed hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as part of a national demonstration program because we believe hydrogen holds great potential as a clean, renewable fuel.

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GE’s New Ecomagination Chief: Green Tech Innovation Goes Global

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Mark Vachon, Head of General Electric’s ecomagination, speaks of the importance of staying relevant and how opportunities are increasing globally in places such as China, Brazil and the Middle East.The green market is changing while governments all over the world invest billions in solar and wind energy, electric cars and battery technology. With the launch of the ecomagination Challenge, GE is researching ideas for the smart grid and other green technologies in order to continue expanding the green product range and investing in early stage start ups that show potential.

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Mark Vachon, Head of General Electric’s ecomagination, speaks of the importance of staying relevant and how opportunities are increasing globally in places such as China, Brazil and the Middle East.The green market is changing while governments all over the world invest billions in solar and wind energy, electric cars and battery technology. With the launch of the ecomagination Challenge, GE is researching ideas for the smart grid and other green technologies in order to continue expanding the green product range and investing in early stage start ups that show potential.

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