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The Growth Path For Zero Net Energy Homes

Generation Z, the first generation born in the 21st century, will most likely buy a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) home as their first new home purchase. A ZNE home and its promise of low or no monthly utility bills will align with this generation’s fiscal prudence gained from the hard lessons of the Great Recession.

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Photo Essay: 19 Separated Bike Lane Innovations

Over the last year, we’ve shown how protected bike lanes and the higher biking rates they bring are great for the U.S. economy. As they become more popular, expect a surge in creative new ways to define space on our streets.


Tesla Model S Safety Defended, But Stocks Still Plunge

Last week’s Tesla S fire caused the automaker’s stock to drop. Whether the fire will prompt the NHTSA to investigate isn’t clear yet. But according to the driver, there’s nothing to investigate. The car’s safety measures kept him safe and sound. Not bad, considering that he was traveling at about 70 miles-per-hour.

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Combating Rising Sea Levels – Can Sustainable Energy Help?

The recent IPCC summary update and supporting documents on the science of climate change highlight how much the sea buffers us from the impact of climate warming. What are the options for a sustainable future, based on the learnings from the update?


Fossil Fuel Investors Ask for Climate Change Risk Assessment

The risk of climate change has fossil fuel investors worried. And they aren’t just concerned about what extreme climate change means for the planet, but for the well being of their investments if fossil fuel companies don’t consider the potential impact of global warming.

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Microsoft Signs Twenty Year Wind Power Agreement in Texas

Last year, Microsoft committed to become carbon neutral. The mechanism for achieving this is an internal carbon fee charged to each business group and department for the amount of carbon emissions associated with their operations. These fees are treated as real money so that the cost of doing business effectively gets higher, particularly for those divisions … Continued


Report: Eco-Certification isn’t the ‘Magic Bullet’ for Hotel Revenue

Is eco-certification what hotel guests are looking for when they go searching for accommodations? A Cornell University research team looked at that question in the hope of determining whether investing in green technology makes a difference to customers. The answers were both reassuring and confusing at the same time.


PSU and Walmart Collaborate on Green Roof

Designing green roofs is not just about installing solar panels on large rooftops. It’s also about using the space to filter stormwater, enable energy efficiency, mitigate heat islands and provide habitat. The partnership will enable the collection of in-depth, real-time data on the largest green installation in Portland.