Tiny is catching on these days. From do-it-yourself rolling palaces that amount to the size of a conventional living room to modest structures for low-income families, the concept of tiny houses is making more sense than ever for cities faced with housing shortages. But are residents and cities cut out for going teeny?
As Walmart shutters more locations, the evidence suggests that communities left behind could find themselves in a worse economic lurch than when the company’s stores first opened.
Regulatory changes and consumer demand have influenced furniture companies to offer fire-safe products made without flame retardant chemical additives.
Carbon neutrality is about to go primetime in college campuses across the country. Already, a handful of smaller-sized colleges like Colby College, Middlebury College, and Green Mountain College have become carbon-neutral, while many more have goals to reach neutrality in the near future, including large institutions like the University of Caliornia system, which plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2025.
Yet another home solar installer has bit the dust. This one, however, has analysts scratching their heads. Why did American Solar Direct simply fall off the grid long before it quietly filed for bankruptcy? And what’s with all of the failed home solar companies? We talk to one homeowner hit by the failure and a solar expert to get a picture of how players in a booming industry may be missing the cue when it comes to sustainability.
Donald Trump says his border wall idea could be paid for by installing solar panels on it. The truth, however, is that the financial viability of such a project is far more complicated.
Apple’s new Cupertino headquarters is chock full of bells and whistles. But some critics question why this forward-thinking company left out two things: daycare facilities and easy access to public transportation.
President Trump has invited the Philippines’s brutal leader, Rodrigo Duterte, to the White House. Both men are close to a Filipino business partner of Trump’s who is also the country’s special envoy to the U.S.
In some ways, the future is already here. The next generation of retail energy services and cutting-edge tech tools are helping first adopters capitalize on the progress we’ve made in the energy industry.
How can companies make serious changes to tackle their own environmental footprints? And how can they look beyond their own four walls to make a difference in their communities? 3p’s Anum Yoon offers a brief cheat sheet.
Coastal Florida’s housing market could collapse even before sea-level rise becomes a huge problem. Threats to drinking water supplies and insurance companies’ refusal to underwrite home policies are among the challenges this region must face sooner rather than later.
A Virginia-based company says its “granny pods,” or tiny homes for the elderly, offer a cheaper and more comfortable alternative to skilled nursing facilities.
Emellie O’Brien is the founder and president of Earth Angel, the only sustainability consultancy servicing film and television production on the East Coast.