Subtitle: An integrated plan from the Rocky Mountain Institute points the way more >>
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The all-new Kia Optima PHEV is now available to order through the Kia’s UK retailer network with prices starting at £31,495 after taking into account the Government’s £2,500 plug-in car grant.With a range of up to 33 miles in all-electric mode, the Optima PHEV is able to complete many regular urban commuter more
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The all-electric Opel Ampera-e will make its world debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show on October 1st.Opel Ampera-e is the European cousin to the Chevrolet Bolt, as the Ampera was to the Volt.“The Opel Ampera-e makes electromobility fully feasible for everyday use and ready for the future” says Opel more
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The energy-storage goal of a polymer dielectric material with high energy density, high power density and excellent charge-discharge efficiency for electric and hybrid vehicle use has been achieved by a team of Penn State materials scientists.The key is a unique three-dimensional sandwich-like structure that protects the dense electric field in more
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Autonomous racing series RoboRace has revealed a working prototype of its electric self-driving race car, called the DevBot.The primary purpose of the DevBot is to allow teams to develop their software and experience the hardware that will be used on the “Robocar”.Unlike the futuristic-looking Robocar concept, the DevBot has a more
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Fast-forward with me to the year 2024. Food is plentiful and no one goes hungry — but our society has gone horribly, terribly wrong. After eight years under Obama and eight more under Clinton, there are hardly any straight white male farmers left. They’ve all moved on to other professions — Birkenstock more >>
Wed, Aug 24, 2016
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On their 100th anniversary, Grist is exploring America’s national parks and the humans who use them. See the full series. African-American, Latino, and Asian voters show enormous support for preserving and expanding access to national parks, despite obstacles that prevent them from visiting them. That’s the conclusion of a report released this more >>
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath A team of Australian National University scientists has brought economically competitive, grid-scale solar thermal energy generation closer to reality, after achieving a new record in efficiency for the technology that could compete with the cost of electricity from fossil fuels. The ANU team, more >>
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
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Originally published on Climate Reality Project. Brazil is on the verge of becoming the first major economy to join the Paris Agreement. When 175 countries and parties officially signed the Paris Agreement on Earth Day this year, it marked a critical next step in the fight to stop climate change. 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, 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]


Architecture, India, Myanmar, natural disaster, earthquake, News, earthquake damage, kolkata, bagan, myanmar 6.8 earthquake
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging many historic temples dating back to the 11th century. In an ironic twist, much of the damage was actually sustained by modern building materials, which Myanmar’s former rulers had ordered throughout numerous ‘restoration’ projections that disregarded the original architecture of more >>
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
Architecture, floating architecture, mexico, minimalist design, Gallery, carousel showcase, minimalist furniture, Mar Adentro Hotel, Nido restaurant, Miguel Ángel Aragonés, walkways and ramps
"Nido", which translates to "nest" in English, is one of three restaurants at the striking Mar Adentro Hotel in San José del Cabo, Mexico. Mimicking bird nests one might find in nature, the restaurant looks like an otherworldly structure surrounded by water. Related: Floating solar-powered Waternest eco-home is nearly 100% recyclable A more >>
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
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The latest development from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) is a breakthrough we can all get excited about. A new wireless technology promises to more than triple Wi-Fi data speeds, and also double its reach. MegaMIMO 2.0 uses multiple transmitters and receivers working simultaneously, so many signals more >>
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Interim president Michel Temer keen to beat US and China in race to formally back Paris climate agreement The post Brazil to ratify Paris climate deal on 29 August – reports appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
New law requires the US economic powerhouse to cut its emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 The post California passes ambitious climate targets appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
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Wed, Aug 24, 2016
Before Robert D. Campbell Junior High School’s HVAC system was retrofitted with controllable chilled beam pump modules (CCBPM) in late 2015, the school used ventilators to cool the facility and waited long periods of time for the building’s temperature to change. more >>
Wed, Aug 24, 2016
Michael Mordell has been appointed to the position of vice president of international operations at Universal Forest Products Inc. (UFPI). Michael Mordell has been appointed to the position of vice president of international operations at more >>
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

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I’ve stepped into an adventure on the high seas, or so it would appear. As I board the boat, men clad in thick rubber rain gear spool out gillnets into the water, deftly making sure the net stays straight and uncoiled. Overhead, gulls circle and raucously call, occasionally pelting me more >>
Wed, Aug 24, 2016
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The internet has a long love affair with cat pictures, but these aren’t your mom’s internet cats. Now internet cats are getting even bigger and wilder. Camera CATalogue is a new citizen science project from Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, and Zooniverse, a collection of online citizen science projects. Related more >>
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

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The real estate industry is facing a wave of technological disruption. Progressive firms are looking straight into the storm. They’re finding new digital tools to enhance their operations in many areas. Here we discuss key emerging trends in real estate investor software and analysis.In a recent McKinsey & Co. article, more >>
Wed, Aug 24, 2016
Modern glass building tco review
Costs are key considerations for any firm’s real estate operations. Operating costs in relation to building value and revenue are ultimately what drive returns for investors. For owner-occupiers, operating costs and capital costs over time drive management success.Organizations rarely discuss the total cost of ownership (TCO) for real estate. TCO more >>
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

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