Subtitle: In retrospect, the author's initial choice for a heating system probably wasn't the more >>
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Ford Fusion electrified vehicle retail sales spiked in the Los Angeles market during the month of June, the first month of availability for the new 2017 model, as consumers remain charged up about the high-tech, efficient sedan with room for five.Based on Ford June sales figures, Fusion Energi sales jumped more
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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With the introduction of the new Power subscription EV drivers can fast-charge their car at Fastned for the same price as they charge at home.With this move Fastned also makes driving electric financially attractive for the 75% of the households in the Netherlands without a private driveway where they can more
Sun, Jul 24, 2016
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Nissan’s electric vehicles have been crowned best-in-class at the 2016 AutoVolt Awards. The 30kWh LEAF was named overall winner in the Small Electric category, whilst the e-NV200 light commercial van picked up the Van Electric accolade for the second year running.The Nissan LEAF 30kWh was praised by the AutoVolt judging more
Sun, Jul 24, 2016
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The BMW i Vision Future Interaction has been presented with the inaugural special prize for connectivity at the Auto Test Sieger 2016 awards ceremony.The concept car had previously used the CES 2016 in Las Vegas to demonstrate how the user interface of the future might look in an autonomous car more
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Despite successfully expanding renewable energy capacity, Scotland's renewable energy sector is in a "state of flux", with policy amendments to the Renewables Obligation (RO), Feed in-tariffs (FiT) and Contract for Difference (CfD) auctions all contributing to an uncertain future. more >>
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
Sadiq Khan has urged the new Government not to "water down" commitments to air quality proposals post-Brexit, in the same week that the London Mayor created an £11m fund to set up five Low Emission Neighbourhoods across the capital. more >>
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

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In this clean energy and transport news roundup, we’ve got news about a PHEV aircraft concept, geothermal desalination, flaming electric motorcycle batteries, electric buses at the DNC, a Tesla driver who calls out Elon Musk, solar trees, and more. [CleanTechnica isn’t the only Important Media site to cover clean energy more >>
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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By Ned Tozun One day, a friend of Bala Suleman, who lived near Kano, Nigeria, was raving to him about a new portable solar light he’d started using. Suleman, a chicken farmer, was skeptical but open to learning more about his friend’s new acquisition. “When I saw the way it more >>
Mon, Jul 25, 2016


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]

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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 conditions tailored 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, and 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]


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The hotel’s owners, Razvan and Gabriela Vasile, sold their home in Romania’s capital city of Bucharest in order to bring this clay fairytale castle into reality. The Valley of the Fairies, situated near the tiny village of Porumbacu De Sus, is 24 miles from the city of Sibiu. Its remote more >>
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov has set a new world record for the fastest hot air balloon trip around the world. The 11-day journey, which began on July 12, took the 64-year-old adventurer from Australia, over New Zealand, across the Pacific Ocean, South America, the Cape of Good Hope, and the more >>
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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The eco-conscious project was developed by Hanover Company, developer and manager of high quality multi-family residential properties across the U.S. Each apartment has Energy Star-rated appliances, LED lighting, as well as a Nest Thermostat and an iPad Mini energy tracker that allow tenants to monitor their solar energy generation and more >>
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Ethnic divides, more than economic inequality or poverty, raise the risk of violence erupting when droughts or heatwaves kick in The post Inter-ethnic conflict linked to climate change appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
Governments appear committed to delivering on their promises, but many will require more funding and assistance to deliver a fast and effective green transition The post After Paris, how are countries tackling climate change? appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
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C.W. Driver Companies, based in Pasadena, Calif., has completed construction on one of San Diego County’s first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings, the Alpine Library in Alpine. C.W. Driver, San Diego-based Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects, and architect Manuel Oncina designed the building. more >>
Tue, Jul 19, 2016
The Empire State Building, constructed in 1930 to 1932, was the first building to make major use of aluminum. CHICAGO — The Empire State Building, constructed in 1930 to 1932, was the first building more >>
Tue, Jul 19, 2016
Dexter + Chaney, a leader in cloud-based construction ERP software, recently announced that President Norbert Orth will assume the additional responsibilities of CEO. Dexter + Chaney, a leader in cloud-based construction ERP software, recently more >>
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

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What mammal do you most want to see in the wild? I grew up dreaming about seeing the world’s rarest and most elusive animals. I knew that some would be extremely unlikely if not impossible. See a snow leopard? Biologists spent months, years, seeking snow leopards and never caught so much more >>
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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When my son said he was going out to see if he could find a “charmander,” I, quite understandably, thought he said, “salamander.” He gave me a funny look when I told him to wear boots or water shoes, and watch for copperheads. “No,” he said, “charmander, not salamander.” Go. See. Do. 10 more >>
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

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In recent years, the term “big data” has emerged to describe the growing capacity to manage, store and analyze large volumes of data. It’s already a staple concept among technology and digital media companies. Now, real estate operations and investment management are making use of it, too.Big data is growing more >>
Wed, Jul 20, 2016
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Purchasing real estate software programs is a critical strategic decision for any organization. But the variety of products and service levels keeps expanding. How do you choose software that manages costs and aligns with your business objectives? Here are five must-have features for today’s digital economy.5 Features for Key Real more >>
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

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ICYMI: #Greenbonds 2016 issuance to date = $44.2Bn. Has surpassed 2015 final total. Is $100Bn by yr end possible? t.co/7QIPbXJmOy

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Victoria becomes first Australia government to tap green bond market #green #greenbonds #australia t.co/294bUVUb7A

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"While Trump is dividing people up, Hillary Clinton understands our diversity is one of our greatest strengths." - @SenSanders #DemsInPhilly

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