The process of building your own office space is exciting. Use the tips included here to ensure your property is as “green” as possible.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a branch of the United States Commerce Department, has a new project. They recently showed off their new facility, built to resemble a house, which is expected to create enough energy to power itself over the course of a year. NIST intends to show that an average home can do the same. A year of work has been put into the “house” already, and those familiar with the project indicate that the next…
An intriguing look at just how much clean, renewable energy we could harvest from the sun.
Not all green upgrades need to be bank busters. Here are a few that any homeowner can make on the weekend for less than $100.
In 2012, green building trends are moving solidly in the direction of the “Net Zero Building.”
CUNY Energy Institute recently announced that it has built an operating prototype zinc anode battery system.These batteries look to be considerably more efficient and greener than all alternatives.
For the longest time solar power has been limited to communities and homes in higher income areas. A new solar power installation in Northeast Denver, Colorado is showing that this form of renewable energy need not be limited to exclusive properties limited to the real estate elite.
As new construction moves away from the McMansions of yesterday, they’re not going smaller, they’re going boxier. The essence of green design means more efficient homes that typically need less square footage. Unfortunately, new homes are being built as big as ever before.
Every year almost 1 billion birds die in America from collisions into buildings, a cause of death second only to loss of habitat. However, the U.S. Green Building Council program is now offering new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits to building designs that help our feathered friends.
Home renovation uses less material and more labor than new construction. When renovating and repairing an already existing structure, there’s less of an environmental impact as well as the potential tax credits, incentives, and boost to the local economy.
As we do our holiday shopping, we must remember that we inhabit a planet that can’t afford the environmental price of our careless consumerism. So when buying all the shiny, new electronics and gadgets, think if you or receiver of the gift truly needs the latest electronics.
At the end of October 2011 the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), launched the world’s first Green Pilgrimage Network, a unique look at eco-friendly spiritual travel. According to ARC, “the network will help the faiths to make their sacred sites as environmentally sustainable as possible according to their own theologies.”
To create a sustainable planet, we need new products that are not introduced for complete new uses but rather new innovations are applied to existing frameworks of need that are already widely used and in demand. In the energy conservation sector, Onyx Solar is one such company that has developed some impressive solar innovations.