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The famous Icehotel, which they build every year in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, will get built for the 27th year in a row this year, since it melts into nothing each year. But this year another Icehotel was also built, and this one is built to last. The so-called Icehotel 365 is more >>
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Here is another creation by Custom Container Living, the shipping container architecture firm out of Archie, Missouri. This one has a generous floor plan, and is large enough for a family to live in comfortably. The home was built out of a single, standard 40 ft (12 m) shipping container, which more >>
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The vacation home in question is located in the Lake of Bays, Muskoka region and is actually a recently renovated house from the 1960s. The renovation was done by Fourth Pig and Stone’s Throw Design and the end result is a nearly passive home, which boasts of a number of more >>
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Tesla is recalling about 7,000 adapters for EV charging after the company received two reports of overheating that resulted in melted plastic on the plugs. This recall does not involve the Tesla Wall Connector, Universal Mobile Connector, NEMA 14-50 adapter, or NEMA 5-15 adapter that came standard with your Tesla and that most more
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
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Samsung SDI and Lucid Motors announced a strategic partnership for battery cell supply. Samsung SDI will be a major supplier of next-generation lithium-ion cells for Lucid’s first vehicle, an executive sedan scheduled to begin production in late 2018.Samsung SDI and Lucid Motros have collaborated to develop next-generation cylindrical cells that more
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
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Ground-breaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics Ltd., in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has discovered new materials offering an alternative to battery power and proven to be between 1,000-10,000 times more powerful than the existing battery alternative – a supercapacitorThis development by Augmented Optics Ltd., more
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
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Toyota will be teaming with five Japanese power companies―Tohoku Electric Power Co., Ltd., TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc., Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., and Shikoku Electric Power Company, Inc. to offer the new PHV Connected Power Service.This service will provide customers of the new Prius Prime more
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Donald Trump has picked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his EPA administrator. Pruitt has notorious ties to the fossil fuel industry, and was a leader in the push by state AGs to file lawsuits against President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. As the Environmental Defense Fund points out, Pruitt’s own LinkedIn profile claims more >>
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
The newest member of the Trump transition team is Chris Shank, policy director for the House of Representatives Science, Space, and Technology committee and deputy chief of staff to committee chair Lamar Smith, reports Climate Central. If you think those sound like reasonable qualifications for the job, I’d like to remind more >>
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Days after the Army Corps of Engineers declined to grant Energy Transfer Partners a key permit to complete the controversial pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, the company has asked a federal judge to step in. A motion filed in a Washington, D.C., district court on Monday requests a summary judgment nullifying the Army Corps’ more >>
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that over the next 5 years London will invest £770 million into various bicycling support programs, infrastructure, and initiatives — roughly doubling the amount spent on bicycling support by former mayor Boris Johnson London’s Mayor Announces 5-Year £770 Million Bicycling Investment was originally more >>
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The Chinese electric vehicle startup NextEV is aiming to release an all-electric SUV with performance "as good as or better than" the Tesla Model X and priced below that offering in the US market by late 2018 or early 2019, according to recent reports NextEV Aims To Release Electric SUV With 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 Plan to Remake the American Port With Better Data
The Port of LA is working with GE to make everything it does more efficient. The post The Plan to Remake the American Port With Better Data appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Super-Hacker Builds Atari 2600 Emulator… In Minecraft?!
We still can't wrap our heads around how this guy is running the actual Atari version of Donkey Kong using only standard Minecraft blocks. The post Super-Hacker Builds Atari 2600 Emulator... In Minecraft?! appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Russia’s Space Program Is Blowing Up. So Are Its Rockets
The state of space science over there is nyet good. The post Russia's Space Program Is Blowing Up. So Are Its Rockets appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Draft documents suggest countries will agree to further ban on large-scale climate techno-fixes, warning risks of damage to biodiversity outweigh potential benefits The post UN to extend freeze on climate change geoengineering appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Cuts made to workforce at home and overseas despite ministers saying climate diplomacy should be a top priority, reports the Guardian The post UK cuts Foreign Office climate change team appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Breaking out of the confines of the conventional classroom and into the giant, interactive classroom that is the world, these families are engaging in self-directed, active learning on their travels. more >>
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
Just when you thought Mason jars couldn't do anything more, along come these versatile stainless steel attachments. more >>
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
These are the Makers of Sanford, a Town on the Rise Just northeast of Orlando, the idyllic small town of Sanford – once an antiquing haven – is reeling in everyone from hipsters to retirees with its growing roster of unique indie businesses, all within walking... A.D. Thompson Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 more >>
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Finding a local Christmas tree. Photo © The Nature Conservancy (L.Greenwood)
Selecting a Christmas tree and decorating with greenery are popular holiday traditions. Here’s how to have all the fun while ensuring you don’t accidentally spread invasive forest pests. A light dusting of snow covered the ground as we made the steep climb. My wife and I scanned the hillside for more >>
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
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By Celene Holmes Feel Good Contact Lenses Nowadays, we see people walking around the streets on their phones, as well as students studying in the library with laptops instead of books. Indeed, technology has taken over the lives of many people today. Most people see staying indoors in a positive light, but, according more >>
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Well, what was unthinkable just a short while ago is now the reality, and Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States, sending shockwaves across the U.S. and around the world. The press and social media are rife with speculation about which of the many and often conflicting positions he more >>
Wed, Dec 07, 2016
China’s aggregate wind power curtailment reached 39.47 billion kWh during the first nine months of 2016, according to data from the National Energy Administration of China. The country’s average wind power curtailment rate was 19 percent, down from 26 percent in the first quarter of 2016 and 21 percent in more >>
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

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