Why do we hold onto certain objects for decades, while others we are willing to discard before they’re even broken or tatty? In his book “Emotionally Durable Design: Objects, Experiences and Empathy” Chapman stresses that “we are consumers of meaning not matter.” He explores how we retain interest in things only when they continue, over time, to remain meaningful, and can adapt to our changing desires and values.
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The Keystone XL Pipeline really is a “blip” in terms of job creation, as revealed by two new reports on wind power and a report on the SunShot solar power initiative.
August 14, 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of the Northeast Blackout and yet, Americans are still dependent on the same aging grid system that uses technology developed in the 1800s. Increasingly hotter summers and natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy will continue to put strain on the grid, hampering its ability to deliver reliable power. NRG Energy CEO David Crane discusses the new technologies that will help Americans utilize cleaner sources of energy, such as solar, and reduce their dependence on the current power grid.
This week the government of Japan inked an agreement that will permit Japanese firms to earn carbon credits within the southeast Asian nation of Laos.
Two new wind power reports from the US Department of Energy translate into good news for wind-friendly green branding, but growth in the US wind sector does not necessarily translate into shrinkage in the global fossil fuel market.
GM announces that the price of the 2014 Chevy Volt will drop by $5,000, creating new “green fleet” opportunities for vehicle fleet owners as well as individual buyers.
United Technologies’ Chief Sustainability Officer John Mandyck assesses the current state of affairs in global green building and lays out the economic returns to be realized from building efficiency investment.
Starting this summer, Maersk has ventured into “green shipping” as it seeks to reduce CO2 emissions as investors review firms’ environmental performance.
The uptake of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is beginning to transform the green building landscape. For Skanska, using BIM enables it to deliver cost effective, energy efficient buildings with lower carbon footprints. This article explores these business benefits and why, for Skanska, BIM is the future of low carbon construction.
Limitless power has long been a dream for mankind. But when it comes to technology, sometimes baby steps are needed before the giant leap. Israeli Sol Chip has made one such step with its rechargeable solar-powered battery.
In a recent policy directive, entitled, “Toward a Sustainable Energy Future for All,” the mega-financial institution said that they would focus on the poor, offering financial solutions or guarantees, while helping “client countries realize affordable alternatives to coal power.”