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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.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Business Of Biking
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.
If successful, Title 24 will open the door to increased amounts of energy efficiency financing, expanded sources of capital and lower financing costs.
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.
Starting in 2014, California is implementing a tsunami of building code revisions called Title 24. These revised building codes will move California’s residential and commercial buildings toward Zero Net Energy (ZNE).
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?
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.
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
SPECIAL SERIES: Mobile Innovation
The Wireless Innovation Project will offer up to $600,000 in funding to worthy projects that use mobile technology to make a difference.
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.
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.