Subtitle: Gary, Indiana, is joining other fading industrial centers in an effort to turn more >>
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Audi of America’s refreshed A3 Sportback e-tron is poised to continue to bring new owners to the electric plug-in hybrid family. The compact vehicle in the A3 model-line combines performance with impressive efficiency, and now offers even more technology, for a premium driving experience that is truly Audi.The 2017 A3 more
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General Motors and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) will reveal a Chevrolet Colorado-based fuel cell electric vehicle in October at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C.The vehicle is being developed under an agreement between TARDEC more
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The world’s first fully commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) hub is now operating in Denmark thanks to the collaboration between Nissan, Enel, and California-based company Nuvve, a leading V2G services provider.Becoming the first customer to commercially integrate and host V2G units at its headquarters in Copenhagen, utility Frederiksberg Forsyning has installed 10 more
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The NextEV Formula E Team has announced its driver line-up and revealed the new livery for its 2016/17 challenger.NextEV confirmed that Nelson Piquet Jr and Oliver Turvey will remain with the team for the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship. The strong line-up – with both drivers extending their relationship with more
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This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The town of West Yellowstone should have spent last week focusing on the influx of tourists in town to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service, the culminating huzzah of more >>
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The newly opened play:groundNYC on New York City’s Governors Island is well-hidden. On my first visit, I couldn’t find it. The second time, armed with directions, I still had to ask a man doing construction work on a nearby building. Asked how to get to “the playground,” he looked momentarily more >>
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Last week, the state passed SB 32, new climate change legislation that’s a win for environmental justice and requires radical emissions cuts of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The goal is more ambitious than what the state thought it could do 10 years ago when it committed to hitting 1990 emissions levels by 2020. Sounds like more >>
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Every time that Tesla’s Autopilot software gets an update, we seemingly get one step closer to full autonomy. The most recently added feature, Summon, which allows for autonomously parking (and de-parking) into and out of a garage, in particular seems to have “wowed” a lot of people. With a new 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]


Sustainable Materials, Architecture, Interviews, Sustainable Design, green design, PS1, eco design, innovative architecture, inhabitat, New York City, inhabitat interview, MoMA PS1, mycelium, carousel showcase, mycotecture, mushroom bricks, biotecture, David Benjamin, the living, mushroom buildings, buildings made of mushrooms, moma ps1 mushroom building, fungus tower, mushroom tower, fungus bricks, mushroom brick, mycelium bricks, living architecture 3:47 ecovative, Green Building, Innovation, biodesign, bio design, mycodesign, myco design
What's the only room with no walls? If you guessed a MUSHROOM - you're right! Architect David Benjamin is flipping the script on that old joke with some incredible mycotecture built from mushroom bricks! The architect and his firm, The Living, are pushing the boundaries of design by experimenting more >>
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Sustainable Materials, Green Materials, Sustainable Materials, green building materials, cradle-to-cradle, Building Materials, Gallery, bark shingles, Design, c2c certified, reclaimed bark, Highland Craftsmen Bark House
The unique bark shingles met the Platinum requirements in all five C2C certification categories: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Bark House poplar shingle siding is made from reclaimed tree bark, with artisan craftsmanship transforming what was once a waste material into more >>
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Someone is shooting sea otters near Santa Cruz, California and they need to be brought to justice. Federal and state agencies are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the offender(s), as the southern sea otter is a “fully protected” species often threatened by more >>
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Fuel efficient ships save millions, study finds, but their owners do not benefit from clean technology investment The post Why ship owners see little point in greener vessels appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
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Marine mammals have been fitted with monitoring devices to gather data in inaccessible parts of the South Pole The post Elephant seals enlisted in Antarctic sea ice study appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
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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 do a lot of cycling to and from work. You notice many things when you ride the same 20-mile route over and over again for 15 years — the seasons changing, the runners, the wildlife, and so forth. But one thing I noticed started bugging me: the lack of female more >>
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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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In today’s competitive labor market, corporations are looking for any advantage when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent. Employee health and wellness are emerging as top priorities for modern companies. So it is no wonder that building design and amenities are becoming “top of mind” for companies when more >>
Tue, Aug 30, 2016
No matter what you do for a living, achieving success is all about having the right tools to get the job done. In many fields, these tools of the trade are intuitive software packages tailor-made to industry-specific needs. These packages can often be used interchangeably, with little difference in functionality more >>
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