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Say what you will about wooden construction, it is sustainable. So it’s great that even large structures are now being built out of wood. One awesome example of this type of architecture is Brock Commons, a University of British Columbia student housing tower. It will rise to an impressive 174 more >>
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Advancements in technology and science have revolutionized architecture and construction, but often to the detriment of traditional building methods. Over the ages, cultures around the world developed construction methods that best fit the climate they live in, and perhaps it is time to go back to the basics. That’s exactly more >>
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
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A rendering of architect Shigeru Ban’s Terrace House. The hybrid residential building will be made of cross-laminated timber, concrete and steel. Source: PortLiving History’s timeline of structural innovations – from ancient Roman aqueducts to cathedrals with soaring rooflines, castles to neighborhoods of mass-manufactured buildings – reads like a primer of Buildings more >>
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At the Paris Motor Show 2016, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes‑Benz Cars, presented the company’s strategy for the mobility of the future: “connectivity, autonomous driving, sharing and electric drive systems – each of these four trends has the potential to turn our industry on its head.The more
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Renault has unveiled Trezor – an all-electric Grand Tourer concept car that blends Renault’s very latest innovations in interior experience, all-electric powertrain and autonomous driving.Trezor, a two-seater electric coupé, embodies the new design philosophy Renault introduced on its DeZir concept in 2010 before inspiring more
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
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Volkswagen is embarking on its journey to the future at the Paris Motor Show with the world premiere of the Volkswagen I.D., a highly automated electric car that will be able to cover a distance of 249 to 373 miles on a single battery charge.The production version of the I.D. more
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
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A Renault ZOE with the longest range of any mainstream electric vehicle – 250 miles (400km) – was unveiled today by Carlos Ghosn, Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO during the 2016 Paris Motor Show.Fitted with the new Z.E. 40 battery, the Renault ZOE now delivers a record NEDC driving range more
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

The government gave his first green-light to a major energy project: the $27.3 billion Pacific Northwest LNG. The pipeline would ship 19 million tons of liquefied natural gas along the coast of British Columbia to Asian markets and produce up to 8.7 megatons of greenhouse gases each year. In other words, Prime Minister Justin more >>
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
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This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 2009, trains arrived in Uniontown, Alabama, carrying 4 million tons of coal ash, the toxic residue from burning coal. The ash was recovered from a spill in Kingston, Tennessee — a more >>
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
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This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 2009, trains arrived in Uniontown, Alabama, carrying 4 million tons of coal ash, the toxic residue from burning coal. The ash was recovered from a spill in Kingston, Tennessee — a more >>
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Tesloop Partially Pays For 16-Year-Old’s Tesla Model S (VIDEO)
One of the most common subjects of discussion amongst electric vehicle proponents and critics/skeptics is battery pack lifespan. Much as with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, though, it appears that electric vehicle battery packs don’t degrade nearly as fast as skeptics like to claim, and will remain usable well after the more >>
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
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A recent post on reddit about a Tesla buyer’s experience purchasing a discounted inventory car really blew up over the last day or so, leading even to CEO Elon Musk responding to the situation himself with several tweets and an internal company letter. The main issue at stake for the more >>
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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.

The Hoboken Train Crash: Here’s What Comes Next
The investigations begins, as do the renewed calls for technology that could prevent train crashes. The post The Hoboken Train Crash: Here’s What Comes Next appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Emergency Alert Texts Are Getting a Much Needed Upgrade
New FCC rules are going to make you hate those emergency alerts a whole lot less. The post Emergency Alert Texts Are Getting a Much Needed Upgrade appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
A Top-Shelf iPhone Hack Now Goes for $1.5 Million
Zerodium offered $1 million for iPhone/iPad zero days when Apple released iOS 9 last year. With iOS 10, the rate has gone up considerably. The post A Top-Shelf iPhone Hack Now Goes for $1.5 Million appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Top development lender is working to bring renewable energy costs for developing countries, says chief Jim Kim The post World Bank is urging Vietnam to avoid coal appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
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India passes last legal hurdle before formally joining UN climate pact, but cabinet lists a number of caveats The post India outlines conditions for Paris climate deal support appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

America's Best Specialty Spirit Is Made by a Couple with no Previous Experience Vikre Distillery in Duluth, Minnesota is making some of the best gin and aquavit in the country, but until a few years ago, the husband-and-wife owners knew nothing about distilling alcohol. Brad Cohen Friday, September 30th, 2016 more >>
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
It's ridiculous that organic produce in the U.S. comes packaged in far more plastic than conventionally-grown foods. Join the movement to demand greener packaging and zero waste alternatives. more >>
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Key Largo woodrat. Photo © Clay DeGayner
Extinction of the endangered Key Largo woodrat seemed likely as recently as 2012. But thanks to years of work by two dedicated volunteers and recent enlightened management by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this subspecies of Florida woodrat is making a dramatic comeback. The worst of its problems was and more >>
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
How do you map a nearly inaccessible 9,000-square-kilometer African wetland that is home to hippos, forest elephants, crocodiles, and the notorious Gaboon viper? Enter the drones. Nature Conservancy scientists are using unmanned aerial vehicles to create the first-ever detailed wetlands habitat map of coastal Gabon, in collaboration with scientists from NASA, and more >>
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

The world's largest waste-to-energy downdraft gasification plant is being constructed in Tennessee — area mayors were invited to take a look at the facility in preparation for full startup early next month. more >>
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport plans to become the largest solar-producing airport in India, aiming to generate 14.6 MW of solar power. The airport announced in December that it will source 40 percent of its electricity from solar energy, offsetting approximately 17,000 tons of carbon dioxide, or the equivalent of more more >>
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