Working from home is becoming more and more the norm around the world, but when you actually do so from your house, it can quickly lead to the blurring of the lines between work and leisure time. Solutions such as working at a café or a co-working space are great, more >>
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Living in small or even tiny apartments is the reality for many urban dwellers these days, and while such living arrangements can be ideal for singles and couples, having kids does pose a problem. But the Polish design firm Mode:lina Studio came up with a very clever solution to this more >>
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
The latest creation by Tiny Diamond Homes of Colorado stretches the definition of what can be considered a tiny home, but the cozy interior more than makes up for it. The aptly named Purple Monster is 38 ft (11 m) long and weighs 17,000 lb (7,711 kg). It is quite more >>
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Two new and unique cars have been unveiled by BMW i and Garage Italia Customs to celebrate the Memphis Design Group. It was a world premiere in the extraordinary setting of the UniCredit Pavilion in Milan. With the exclusive BMW i MemphisStyle interior and exterior Design on the BMW i3 and more
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
In a joint innovation effort, NEVS and ICONIQ Motors will develop future vehicles under each brand. ICONIQ’s vehicles will be manufactured in the NEVS’ joint venture manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China, while NEVS will use both its production facilities, in Tianjin and Trollhättan. Both companies will cooperate on the development of more
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
The Chrysler brand is celebrating the arrival of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid with a new 60-second video “Flying Pigs,” which will begin running across digital media channels beginning Friday, April 28. The 60-second “Flying Pigs” video opens in an animated picture-book view, from the perspective of a young boy and his more
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
To celebrate its centennial anniversary, Mitsubishi Motors North America in partnership with West Coast Customs will re-create the vehicle that started it all, the Mitsubishi Model A, with the latest technology found in the brand in this century. West Coast Customs will build a current day Mitsubishi Model A with the more
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

You probably haven’t thought about school food since you had to ask yourself if pizza is really a vegetable, and you likely put it out of your head for that very reason. But even if you’re childfree (a collective sense of political empowerment is the only thing I’m raising around more >>
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
You got it — Portland, Oregon. Casa Diablo, the world’s first vegan strip club, is embroiled in a turf war with The Acropolis, the steak house next door. We can’t do any more justice to the story than Broadly, which brings us an absolutely exquisite oral history of the rivalry. We’ve got more >>
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Two weeks ago, the New York Times took on Bret Stephens — who once called climate change an “imaginary” problem — as an op-ed columnist in an effort to reflect more political perspectives. And while some readers had threatened to cancel their subscriptions as a result of his controversial stances on science, more >>
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

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Elon Musk has retweeted a Tweet from 350.org showing a video of people marching in the Climate March in Washington on April 29. This Is Yuuuge! Musk Retweets 350.org Climate March Video was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email more >>
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And another vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft takes to the sky, this one being Silicon Valley's much lauded Kitty Hawk, which is backed by Google's Larry Page Kitty Hawk Flyer (Backed By Google’s Larry Page) Takes Flight was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 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.

Neil Gaiman Wishes American Gods Wasn’t Quite So Relevant Right Now
The bestselling author says he'd "trade some of the politics and importance for a slightly more comfortable world to live in." The post Neil Gaiman Wishes American Gods Wasn’t Quite So Relevant Right Now appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Security News This Week: Yeah, About That Carrier Steaming Toward North Korea
Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Yeah, About That Carrier Steaming Toward North Korea appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Here’s What Comes Next in the Fight to Save Net Neutrality
The FCC this week released the first details of its long-anticipated plan to roll-back Obama-era net neutrality protections. But the fight isn't over. The post Here’s What Comes Next in the Fight to Save Net Neutrality appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

This week’s top climate change stories. Sign up to have our newsletter sent to your inbox The post Weekly wrap: who controls Africa’s clean energy destiny? appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Donald Trump suggests China, India, Russia should pay more into the UN-backed Green Climate Fund The post Trump complains US share of climate finance is unfair appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Arranged to suggest the movement and chaos seen in nature, these lovely artworks are actually made with human-made materials. more >>
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
If you like the idea of growing your own food, but haven't the foggiest idea of where to start, then this is the book for you. The key is to start with the easiest, most forgiving crops. more >>
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Readers' Choice winners: America's best small towns While city escapes are great, there's something special about the charm of a small town. See which American small towns won our readers' votes in each geographical region. 10Best Editors Friday, April 28th, 2017 more >>
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

“For years you’ve watched science programs on public television, now you’re invited to do science.” – Waleed Abdalati, host of The Crowd & The Cloud, former NASA Chief Scientist Nature needs you … to do science. You don’t need to change your job or get a degree. Thousands of citizen science more >>
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
By MindfulDirect Tap into a deeper sense of purpose and well-being with the first VR meditation of its kind—A 360 guided mindfulness practice through Muir Woods National Monument with Dacher Keltner of the The Greater Good Science Center. Discover the power of awe: http://www.mindful.org/awewalk/ more >>
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

There are two basic types of solar PV plant repowering. The first is for existing or distressed plants. The second is for extending the life of new plants at the end of their initial design life, which is projected at about 20 to 25 years. So as we concentrate on more >>
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
There is nothing new about protectionism just as there is nothing new about aggressive pricing for market share, dumping of overproduction at low prices and the cascade of unintended consequences of government intervention on markets. more >>
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

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[C] Sources say SBI may issue green bonds FY18, hires KPMG as consultant @Cogencis t.co/kPsYCWvA4x @TheOfficialSBI #SBI #GreenBonds

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W'end Reading: April #greenbonds round-up. @ClimateBonds reviews of international issuance in our jumbo Market Blog… t.co/djKgQzcu0P

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First American published its monthly Potential Home Sales report which showed the market is slightly underperforming t.co/pjhvoBnJVD

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Day 13 of @AskUmbra's #ApathyDetox: School food feeds the next generation. Here are the ABCs of making it better t.co/ofcospcxNW

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Today's #ApathyDetox tip from @CleanAirMoms: Why you should step up for the school food fight… t.co/snEH0JFM9n

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American Planning Association is planning green infrastructure to create healthy communities: t.co/Xl4QT3UX9z

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Human Rights Watch is calling on the fashion industry to adopt and carry out the Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Transparency Pledge. The organization contacted 72 apparel companies, asking them to publish information identifying the factories that produce their goods, addressing a key obstacle to rooting out abusive labor practices more >>
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Long-term climate change risks are increasingly informing financial decisions for the world’s biggest investors says a recent report from the London-based Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP). Yet, a considerable number of companies in the financial sector, particularly in North America, Asia and the Middle East, show no evidence of any more >>
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
DanoneWave, the newly combined entity of WhiteWave Foods and Danone’s dairy business, has been incorporated as a public benefit corporation in the U.S. With more than $6 billion in revenue and 6,000 employees, DanoneWave will be the largest public benefit corporation, which is a corporate structure intended to operate in more >>
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