Does Robin Thicke’s notorious hit “Blurred Lines” contain secret references to graphene? We don’t know, but we are interrupting our New Year’s Day Walking Dead marathon to bring you news that graphene, the notoriously hard-to-handle nanomaterial…
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Originally published on Shrink That Footprint. By Lindsay Wilson. Writing a blog about reducing your carbon footprint is much, much easier than actually cutting your footprint. This post is where the rubber meets the road. It details my carbon footprint…
[repostus]14 Best Fuel Efficient Cars You Can Buy in 2014 (via Gas 2.0) 2014 is right around the corner, and before you say it: yes, I know that’s a 2015 Mustang up there that won’t be on sale until the end of 2014 … but I don’t care. You’ll be able to buy it in […]
Special thanks to Ed Ryan, developer of the circhouse, for providing GBE with this guest post. The circHouse is a durable, easily constructed, multi-use building which has been designed to serve many functions, among them, humanitarian and relief housing, offices for medical facilities, storage and logistics applications, and recreational, resort and lifestyle uses. The basic […]
Originally published on RenewEconomy Australia has passed through another significant solar milestone, reaching 3GW of solar PV this month, as Queensland nudged the 1GW mark and states such as South Australia reached household penetration rates of…
Buying a car anywhere isn’t cheap (except maybe for India), though there is a growing market for cheap transportation in an increasingly expensive world. It is notoriously expensive to buy a new car in Europe, though a small electric car company plans…
Food waste is a huge issue these days, not just in the home, but also in the food service and grocery industries, with an estimated 40% or more of the food in the U.S. ending up as waste each year – totaling millions of tons of organic matter. And…
Originally published on Cost of Solar. I’m not much of a fan for simplifications. However, when people spend their time and money trying to destroy something that helps people in dozens of ways — that helps the planet and the economy and your health…
Although all of this may seem obvious, it ought to be noted that the insulation capacity of trees is everything but trivial. Some studies demonstrate that having trees around the home in urban settings can reduce energy consumption significantly. In the winter, heating needs can be decreased by 15% while in the summer the cost of air conditioning can be reduced by as much as 50%! Not only do these savings potentially represent an inviting amount of money at the end of the year, they also indicate that the overall carbon footprint of any house with trees around it can be significantly smaller than its treeless and plantless equivalent.
Steel is used more now, not only for building commercial and industrial proper ties, but also for homes. Statistics have shown that 50,000 steel framed houses were built in 1997 and an impressing number of 500,000 steel framed houses were constructed in the last 10 years.
Building energy management systems (BEMS) is one of the most effective ways of monitoring and controlling your energy expenditure. Businesses may struggle to reduce their overhead costs without a similar smart meter. Some of the best systems can save you 25 percent, according to studies carried out on the effectiveness of building management system for […]
While the green aspects of power tools was not a driving factor in the decisions for most of us in the past, more power and less weight would be the priority, it is one of those topics that has become much more important in recent years and is important enough for our customers to ask about. While using Lithium-Ion battery packs instead of nickel cadmium may not solve the problems of the planet, it won’t hurt it.
If you’re trying to be eco-friendly while building your dream home, you might think there’s no way you can compensate for the carbon emissions and resources that you use. However, if you stick to using green companies and you choose your building materials carefully, you could stand to create a truly environmentally friendly home. Make […]
So let’s say you have been checking out some resources online on how to make your home greener. You know for yourself that it would be a bit disgraceful for people to think that you are doing and sharing everything you can to them about rising sea levels, global warming, climate change and animal extinction. But […]
The second part of the Monolithic Dome mini-documentary is now available! Click through to watch.