energy efficiency

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Passive House Standard Results in Energy and Cost Savings

Some of the most energy-efficient homes on U.S. soil, Belfast Ecovillage homes use 90 percent less energy to heat and cool.
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Towards a Greener Beer: Craft Brewer Rolls Out the Evercan

Last week, in partnership with aluminum manufacturer, Novelis, Red Hare Brewing Co. began packaging its beer in a can made of 90 percent…
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Stop Washing Valuable Energy Down the Drain

For most people, it doesn’t even occur to them that there might be something to do about wasted energy from their morning shower,…
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Nine Finalists Vie for Energy Storage Innovation Awards

With smart energy storage systems on the rise, industry participants will gather in San Jose next month to recognize innovation and excellence in…
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SAK House: Making Green Home Kits Affordable

Saving both time and money, green home kits include building plans, a materials list and consulting fees.
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Why Energy Efficiency is About to Come Roaring Back

Investment in energy efficiency projects has been in a long-term decline, going back to a peak of about $2 billion annually in 1992,…
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The Role of the Corporate World in Sustaining the Environment

Early companies never really considered how corporate business may impact the environment. As forests were burned to the ground in the name of…
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Metal Roofing: An Unlikely Way to Reduce Waste and Save Energy

In hopes of cutting energy costs and going green, homeowners, as of late, have turned to eco-friendly and green home remodeling solutions. One…
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A Proud Day To Be A Hockey Fan: NHL Releases First Sustainability Report

The NHL's report is the first of its kind in major professional sports, and its scope and ambition are impressive.
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No Tesla Charging Stations? Chinese Business Man Builds His Own

Zong needed a way to get his new Tesla home from the dealership; his idea evolved to a “demonstration of the power of…
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GE Launches $1 Million Competition to Reduce Emissions in Canada’s Oil Sands

The race for big oil companies to cut green house gas emissions is fierce. As zero emissions solutions from renewable energies and technologies…
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California, Massachusetts Top U.S. Clean Tech Rankings

California ranked tops in clean tech leadership among U.S. states for the fifth year running, while three California metro areas took the top…
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Apple’s Environmental Report Reveals Major Accomplishments, More Work To Be Done

Apple’s carbon footprint shrank 3 percent from 2012 to 2013. It's a modest decline, but this is the first time the tech giant…
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Arborwall Brings Energy Efficient Log Cabins to the Custom-Built Home Market

Based in northern Maine, Arborwall is demonstrating that log cabins can be both sustainable and energy efficient.
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How to Make Your Home Smart and Energy Efficient

When it comes to electrical usage, one should think of the age-old economic theory, the Tragedy of the Commons. The principle is simple:…