4 Ways to Save Energy You Haven’t Already Heard

July 7, 2017 by  
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The average U.S. household spends $5,550 per year on energy, according to the Alliance to Save Energy. Finding ways to conserve energy will not only save you money, it will also help our environment. More energy usage means we need to produce or…

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With Trump, green sports world suffers severe setback

November 11, 2016 by  
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Allen Hershkowitz, Green Sports Alliance co-founder, says sports will become a vital platform for climate action during Trump’s administration.

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San Diego’s first off-grid Passive House has its very own wind turbine

August 1, 2016 by  
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The project is located on a hilltop in Ramona, California, where temperatures are sometimes below freezing in the winter and often in excess of 100-degrees in the summer. This desert-like climate called for a solution that would include high insulation and an air-tight envelope. A heat recovery ventilation system provides optimal indoor air quality and maintains thermal efficiency. Related: Off-Grid Vacation Home In California’s Gold Country The most impressive aspect of the home is the sophisticated energy system, which is expected to eventually take the home off-grid. Currently, the house generates renewable energy and runs off a battery system, utilizing the grid only for back-up energy. Its prominent location is one of the best sites in San Diego County for harvesting wind-generated energy. A 2.3 kW, 17-foot high wind turbine was installed on a hill just above the home and is expected to generate energy almost every day in a year for a minimum of 12 hours a day. Large dual-axis trackers outfitted with 24 solar panels are expected to produce the bulk of the energy produced on site-around 44,000 kWh per year. Related: 6 Solar-Powered Homes to Watch at the Solar Decathlon 2013 Competition in Irvine, CA Inside the house, various energy-efficient appliances such as an induction cooktop and a heat pump dryer ensure a lower than average energy consumption. High-efficacy LED lighting is used throughout, with several control and monitoring systems providing data for energy use and generation, as well as water resource levels and water consumption. + Alliance Green Builder + Casa Aquila Photos via Luxury Homes Photography

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GM, Johnson Controls teach G7 about circular economy thinking

March 29, 2016 by  
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At the first US meeting of the G7’s Alliance on Resource Efficiency, GM’s 131 zero waste factories and Johnson Controls’ recycling of batteries became lessons to live by.

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Can collaboration clean up Canada’s oil sands industry?

December 20, 2013 by  
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Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) is striving to overcome serious environmental and social issues with oil sands production. 

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Renault-Nissan Alliance sells 100,000th electric car

July 25, 2013 by  
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The partnership between Renault and Nissan has sold more zero-emission vehicles than all other automakers worldwide.

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Guitar Maker Gibson Under Investigation for Destroying Rainforests

October 13, 2011 by  
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For years, rock stars like Sting, Phil Collins, and Brian May have used their public image to try to save the rainforest . Now, in an ironic and bitter twist, the world-famous US guitar maker Gibson is being investigated over claims it broke environmental laws while importing wood. Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee are being investigated by the US Fish & Wildlife Service for allegedly violating the Lacey Act and importing rosewood and ebony from Madagascar and India – not sustainable rainforest areas. Read the rest of Guitar Maker Gibson Under Investigation for Destroying Rainforests Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Gibson Guitar criminal investigation , Gibson Guitar destroying rainforest , Gibson Guitar Lacey Act , Gibson Guitar Rainforest Alliance , Gibson Guitar sustainable rainforest , Gibson Guitar sustainable wood , Gibson Guitar Tea Party

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Helen Altman’s Creepy Skull Sculptures are Made from Grains, Herbs and Spices

October 13, 2011 by  
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“Saivu” Shelters Will Create a Magical Portal to Norway’s Sjunkhatten National Park

October 13, 2011 by  
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José Andrés and Clean Cookstove Alliance Come Together at Social Good Summit

September 21, 2011 by  
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Image: U.S. Consulate Chennai via flickr Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves executive director sat on stage today at the Social Good Summit with prestigious chef José Andrés to talk about cookstoves, an issue that has been gaining attention lately but is still tremendously underestimated. According to the alliance, meals in almost half of all the world’s households a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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