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Toyota is a carmaker, but they are also one of the top providers of prefab homes in Japan. They have recently created their first hydrogen car called Mirai, and have now announced plans to build a community of hydrogen powered homes. To do so, they have obtained the rights to more >>
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
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Cabins and vacation homes in general serve the purpose of bringing us closer to nature, something that most of us still yearn for. And this glass cabin, recently completed by the Dutch firm 2by4-architects, offers just that. It is located in built Loosdrechtse Plas, a region of Holland filled with more >>
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
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This truly odd home is located in Prague, Czech Republic and was designed by the firm Šépka architekti. It was built on a steep slope among trees and is called House in the Orchard. It’s raised off the ground, supported by a concrete stilt, while the living quarters are shaped more >>
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Toyota is set to unveil a new all-electric city car concept car called the i-TRIL at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The i-TRIL was developed by Toyota Motor Europe in collaboration with the company’s ED2 design center in Nice, France. The i-TRIL Concept showcases numerous innovative aspects of Toyota’s research into ever more
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Peugeot will introduce the Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next month. It will go on the market in September. Designed based on the Peugeot Partner Tepee activity vehicle with an internal combustion engine, the new Partner Tepee Electric borrows the electric power chain from the Peugeot more
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Techrules has revealed design details of its production supercar, set to debut on 7 March 2017 at the 87th Geneva Motor Show. This latest rendering reveals how the China-based automotive R&D company will combine its innovative proprietary Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) powertrain with a dramatic, aerospace-inspired design crafted by world-renowned automotive more
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
With 717 new plug-in electric vehicles registered in January, registrations in the Netherlands were down 94% regarding the previous month, due to the incentives-derived sales rush of December, the last month for plug-in hybrids to have access to company car incentives. Despite this, sales were up 27% Year-on-Year, placing the market more
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It’s summer in Antarctica, which has scientists scurrying around the seventh continent carrying out various research experiments. That includes monitoring the massive crack that has spread across the Larsen C ice shelf, located on the Antarctic Peninsula. On Tuesday, researchers with the British Antarctic Survey released new aerial footage showing the more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
California is already shooting to get half its power from wind, solar, and hydro by 2030. But this new amendment, just drafted by state Senate leader Kevin de León (a Democrat from Los Angeles), would bump that deadline to 2025 and set a new deadline to go all-renewable by 2045. Great news, more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
California is already shooting to get half its power from wind, solar and hydro by 2030. But this new amendment, just drafted by state Senate leader Kevin de León (a Democrat from Los Angeles), would bump that deadline to 2025 and set a new deadline to go all-renewable by 2045. Great news, right? Among more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

The head of the Electric GT Championship racing series has revealed the full specs of the new, converted Tesla Model S P100Ds that will be used in the racing series, as well as the schedule for 2017, in a recent interview with the UK's Autocar Electric GT Provides Details On Converted more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Daimler will be manufacturing a small run of Mercedes-Benz Urban e-Trucks following the positive reception of the concept at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles trade show, and in anticipation of a further large-scale rollout of the technology, according to a new press release from the German giant Daimler To Do Pilot more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017


In 1979 president Jimmy Carter proposed an national energy policy and installed solar panels on the white house roof as a national symbol of the united states beginning to become energy efficient. [….more]


tsEnergy star was created in the early 1990’s as a joint venture between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the department of Energy. (DOE), Energy star’s primary focus is on improving energy performance and reducing green house gas emissions. [….more]


leedLeed founded in 1993 stands for leadership in energy and environmental design. Leed is a voluntary program and is administered through United states green building council (USGBC). USGBC is an international nonprofit that offers various types of green rating systems. One rating specifically designed and targeted for green neighborhoods. [….more]


fhb192xs024-01_med National green building standard. NGBS approved and debuted in 2009 more than 15 years later than energy star or leed certification.The NGBS is a collaboration between the National association of home builders (NAHB) and International code council. (ICC) [….more]


Earthcraft-Logo1Earthcraft is a voluntary program launched in 1999 which is a regional program for climate conditionstailored for the southeast united states. Earth craft certification is used from Virginia to Georgia. [….more]


Water-Sense-Label-mdWater sense®. Is an EPA voluntary program started in 2006, designed to improve water efficiency through consumer educational labeling. With an ever expanding array of products and services displaying the water sense label. Third party verification  and certifying to be a minimum of 20% more water efficient than conventional products without sacrificing consumer performance. In the near future water will become a scarce valuable resource, prices will rise, availability will be restricted, water efficiency will be measured, documented and a numerical water efficiency number from 1 to 100 will be applied to residential and commercial real estate. Nations will control water accessibility to the public at large!


RESNET_HERS_Index_Logo2HERS score/index, home energy rating system (HERS) created in 1995 by third party non profit residential energy services network (resnet).  The HERS score  is nationally recognized by the federal government,environmental protection agency (EPA) and the mortgage industry. The Hers score is a numeric numeral that directly translates into the energy efficiency of the selected inspected home. The trained and certified ecorater inspects the home and benchmarks the home against a reference home. A computer model of a home that is the same shape and size. [….more]


netzerocertificationLaunched in late 2006 the Living building challenge substantially raises the green bar and offers a rigorous net zero building certification. Net zero green certification is rapidly becoming  the future of  green building. Net zero is located on the extreme end of green building scale. Net zero is defined as either a residential or commercial building structure which produces all the energy that is consumed on an annual basis within the certified building. There are currently three levels of net zero certification. Full certification, petal recognition, and net zero energy  building certification. [….more]


well_logoWell Building Standard®:(IWBI) The certified well standard, administered by Delos living, debuted in 2014. The well standard focuses on the indoor environment containments  to improve health and wellness for all occupants. People send 90% of their time indoors and are adversely effected by indoor pollutants such as: carbon monoxide, mold, radon, VOC’s, particulates, and a host of other pollutants. Proper ventilation and filtration is the key to cleansing the indoor air environment. The wellness standard contains seven concepts that effect human occupants. Mind, fitness, comfort, light, air, water and nourishment.

Under Pressure to Prove Its Ads Actually Work, Google Opens Up
Google has convinced the world that its way of advertising is the best way. But a new period of doubt is setting in. The post Under Pressure to Prove Its Ads Actually Work, Google Opens Up appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Sorry, Y’All—Humanity’s Nearing an Upgrade to Irrelevance
As we become increasingly skilled at deploying AI, says author Yuval Harari in a conversation with WIRED, we'll transform into a new breed of superhuman. The post Sorry, Y’All—Humanity’s Nearing an Upgrade to Irrelevance appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Review: Here One Wireless Earbuds
Doppler Labs takes a stab at the newest trend in wearables, the in-ear computer. The post Review: Here One Wireless Earbuds appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

How Sweden's centre right and left parties united around a tough climate goal and spawned one of the strongest anti-Trump images of his short presidency The post The making of Sweden’s climate law – and that photo appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Scientists tell senate committee that marine animals and plants at Australia's southern-most point have "nowhere to go" and will disappear this century The post 100+ species face extinction as warming hits Australia’s southern waters appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Winter Might Be the Best Time to Visit Beautiful Santa Barbara It's no wonder that Santa Barbara is lovingly referred to as “The American Riviera.” Nestled 90 minutes north of Los Angeles between the Santa Ynez mountains and the blue Pacific, Santa Barbara's Old World... Joanne DiBona Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Spinning around on a circular piece of frozen lake ice, friends and family enjoy this chainsaw-carved carousel as a new kind of winter fun. more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Extreme heat, bacterial outbreaks, and severe flooding have slashed crop yields throughout the Mediterranean, resulting in skyrocketing costs. more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

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By UC Santa Barbara UCSB researchers and colleagues recalibrate shark population density using data they gathered during eight years of study on Palmyra atoll Hammerhead sharks Many shark populations around the world are known to have declined over the past several decades, yet marine scientists lack important baseline information about what a healthy more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
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Two papers on unconventional oil and gas development highlight the need for states to develop standardized data collection and reporting requirements for spills to better identify and manage risks for nature and people. The most recent study, published today in Environmental Science and Technology, examined state-level spills data to characterize the more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project. more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Blue Pillar announced its new Aurora® Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS) offering to advance the company's mission to simplify access to behind-the-meter data and control from any type of distributed energy resource that generates, stores, switches, consumes or measures energy. more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

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An updated version of the Carbon Clean 200 (Clean200) released today by As You Sow and Corporate Knights reveals that China continues to play a leading role in the clean energy economic expansion. Although China’s stock market is less than half the size of the U.S., it has almost double more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
The year has hardly begun and we’ve already witnessed radical shifts throughout society - growing anti-establishment contingencies, women’s rights marches, and the new US administration are some of the major talking points of 2017. Many have called this the ushering of a new era, one where institutions are met with more >>
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Stakeholder engagement non-profit Future 500 has released its annual Top 10 Stakeholder Engagement Trends report for 2017. The report compiles careful monitoring and analysis of current events, combined with feedback from Future 500’s diverse stakeholder network, to make projections and suggestions in environmental, economic and social trends shaping business and more >>
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