Blu Home's environmentally friendly pre-fab houses can be folded to fit onto an 18-wheeler.
By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Prefab houses have been around forever -- at the turn of the last century you could order a kit house from the Sears catalogue -- but they soon achieved a reputation for shoddy workmanship and unappealing design (think trailer-style homes). A new generation of architects and designers have decided that there's MOREJun 19, 2013 11:00 AM ET
China and Germany have new competition at the top.
By Michael Fitzpatrick
FORTUNE -- Until recently less than 1% of Japan's electrical power output came from renewables. But following the catastrophe of Fukushima and the power blackouts that followed, Japan has seen an explosion in investment in alternatives. Solar, in particular, in this averagely photon-blessed country, has seen a seismic rise of late and is this year poised to become the MOREJun 11, 2013 6:24 AM ET
Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart are refining the ideas they set out in their seminal work, Cradle to Cradle.
By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- In 2002, the renowned green architect Bill McDonough and his German business partner, Michael Braungart, an environmental chemist and former Greenpeace activist, wrote the groundbreaking book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. Since its publication, the book has influenced not only an MOREMay 29, 2013 6:46 AM ET
Industry experts offer fixes for some of the green world's thorniest issues: solar expansion, recycling, establishing standards, and feeding the world's growing population sustainably.
FORTUNE -- Sometimes the best way to make a real breakthrough is to set an impossible goal.
Think of President John F. Kennedy's 1961 speech in which he called for the United States to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Many dismissed MOREBrian O'Keefe - May 9, 2013 2:49 PM ET
Do investors care about a company's environmental risk? Three high-profile investors debated this topic at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference.
By Leigh Gallagher, assistant managing editor
FORTUNE -- A trio of high-profile investors debated the investment community's acceptance of environmental risk in a late afternoon panel at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif., earlier this week. David Blood, cofounder of Generation Investment Management, Goldman Sachs' Abby Joseph Cohen and asset MOREMay 2, 2013 4:02 PM ET
The Black Eyed Pea on why style helps sustainability advocates sell their ideas and products.Shelley DuBois, writer-reporter - May 2, 2013 10:14 AM ET
Will.i.am, musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Bea Perez, chief sustainability officer, The Coca-Cola Company, and Dean Kamen, founder and president, DEKA Research and Development Company joined Fortune's Andy Serwer on stage at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference to discuss design, innovation, and sustainability.
Below is an unedited transcript. The audio began in progress.
will.i.am: (In progress) ‑‑ sit down and pitch it to you guys at Coca-Cola. She never heard the idea, but she was open MOREMay 1, 2013 6:07 PM ET
At Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference, NRG Energy CEO David Crane unveiled a new product that provides shade and solar energy -- and it doesn't rely on rooftop panels or the electricity grid.
By Brian O'Keefe, assistant managing editor
FORTUNE -- If all goes according to plan for NRG Energy, solar power will soon be the hot new thing in shade.
At Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference this week, the power generation and utility company previewed MOREMay 1, 2013 9:00 AM ET
General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson joined Fortune's Geoff Colvin on stage at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference. He shared his perspective on the global auto industry, sustainable mobility and new products in the pipeline.
Below is an unedited transcript:
GEOFF COLVIN: Thank you, Deb. That was really enlightening, and I much appreciate it. We all appreciate it.
General Motors has been through a lot in the last five years, and during that time not MOREApr 30, 2013 4:11 PM ET
General Mills CEO Kendall Powell joined Fortune's Marc Gunther on stage at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference to discuss why sustainably growing and managing the global food supply is important.
Below is an unedited transcript. The audio began after the conversation was in progress.
MARC GUNTHER: (In progress) -- value creation. I wonder who made that up, but maybe you can tell us --
KENDALL POWELL: Not me.
MARC GUNTHER: You made it up, MOREApr 30, 2013 3:55 PM ET
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