Rocky Mountain Institute’s new 15,610-square-foot Innovation Center is a living lab that is pushing the boundaries of how built environments can sustainably manage natural resources. With U.S. buildings accounting for 73 percent of the country’s electricity consumption and 38 percent of CO2 emissions, rethinking how buildings are designed and constructed could have a profound impact on our energy future.
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It doesn’t take an automotive genius to see that Tesla nailed it with this one – the design is gorgeous, the price is right, and within 24 hours of the car’s release, Musk had already taken over 180,000 pre-orders.
An environmental education center off Virginia’s coast is set to be certified as one of the first structures in the mainland U.S. to achieve the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment: a “Living Building.”
Tesla Motors is due to unveil a peek of its new Tesla 3 this week (anticipated date is March 31). Autonomous driving, self-parking and 200 miles of capability between charges are some of the draws of the new car, but none stack up to its price-tag: $35,000 pre-incentives.
Rooftop photovoltaic solar panels could generate 1,118 gigawatts of energy — more than a third of America’s current energy needs, says the U.S. Energy Department. But we won’t reach that potential without better action on the state level.
In less than 24 hours of living inside the Twittersphere, Microsoft’s newest artificial-intelligence experiment quickly devolved into a hateful, misogynistic, racist jerk.
EquiTable is a new app that allows users to split their group dinner bill into equitable (not equal) portions based on privilege. The app, which was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Comedy Hack Day in San Francisco, uses real labor statistics to address income disparities between races and genders.
A District Court judge has given VW one last month to come up with a feasible plan to solve its “emissions scandal” and for the regulators and VW to reach a legal agreement. But will the company be able address all of the nearly 600,000 non-compliant vehicles? One expert suggests maybe not.
The Energy Department has stepped in to authorize the construction of a new wind energy transmission line, leaping over state-level opposition. But some property owners and other stakeholders are gearing up for a fight that could involve eminent domain takings.
To save someone’s life, all you have to do is set your phone down for a few minutes, go for a walk and drink from a S’well bottle. Saving the world just became fun and fashionable.
Environmental and health concerns drive the need for emissions standards and controls. Despite advancements in solutions for cleaner energy, manufacturers of engines – from stationary to automotive – have historically failed at meeting the mandated guidelines over time.
Tuesday, March 22, marked the 24th annual World Water Day. Governments and companies took the opportunity to unveil their latest plans to tackle water quality and scarcity — here’s a round up of announcements that crossed our virtual desks this week.
Countries are seeking creative solutions to tackle water scarcity. Could fog-harvesting be an option? It appears to be working in southwest Morocco.