Tiny modern cube home boasts spectacular desert views

April 13, 2017 by  
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If you’re a fan of desert living prepare to swoon over this cute compact abode in Arizona. Set on a 1.25-acre lot that backs up onto Tonto National Forest, this beautiful modern home spotted by Curbed boasts spectacular views of the desert. Built with large windows and a spacious patio to blur the line between indoor and outdoor living, this small yet mighty home is even up for sale—at $275,000. Clad in weathered corrugated steel , the cube-shaped home features a rusty red facade that complements the surrounding desert palette. Despite its small footprint of 529 square feet, the Arizona home has a spacious feel thanks to its large windows, high ceilings, and open-plan layout. The bedroom seamlessly flows into the living room and kitchen space with the bathroom and closet tucked into the sides. Related: Rammed Earth Desert Courtyard House Built From the Ground Upon Which it Sits in Arizona In addition to its weathered steel facade, the home embraces the desert landscape through the large windows, outdoor patio, and rooftop deck. Homeowners can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the desert sunrises and sunsets and even take a dip into the outdoor soaking pool after a long day’s hike. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom home is currently up for sale on Estately for $275,000. + Estately Via Curbed Images via Estately

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Hot moments you missed at GreenBiz 17 in Phoenix

February 21, 2017 by  
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Nearly 1,000 souls — including executives from Amazon and Greenpeace — shared their sustainability visions in the Arizona desert at our annual namesake event.

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GM, Steelcase see a web of opportunity in the circular economy

February 21, 2017 by  
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The manufacturing giants talked creating jobs and cutting supply chain waste at the GreenBiz 17 conference in Phoenix.

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Chinese firms dominate top 200 clean energy moneymakers

February 21, 2017 by  
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China is playing a leading role in the corporate clean energy landscape, with almost the double number of U.S. companies in latest rankings .

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Food industry moves to remedy expiration dating games

February 21, 2017 by  
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In a bid to reduce food waste, two major industry associations have released new guidance to clarify food expiration dates.

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ENR2 is the largest project in Arizona to earn a LEED Platinum certification

September 21, 2016 by  
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The 151,000-square-foot ENR2 building is an addition to the UA campus with three other LEED-certified buildings – the Student Recreation Center expansion, the Árbol de la Vida Residence Hall and Likins Hall. It houses interactive and shared learning spaces, boosting productivity and collaboration. Related: University of Arizona’s Breakthrough Telescope Solar Panel Doubles Efficiency Thanks to an efficient water usage and rainwater harvesting system , the building reduced the amount of water used annually by 40 percent. It can capture up to 260,000 gallons of rainwater each year. A underground storage and filtration tank provides water for irrigation . Related: The Hestia Project Maps the Carbon Emissions of US Cities Down to Street Level “The LEED platinum certification for ENR2 is great news for those of us who teach or research on the environment because it shows that we try to practice what we preach in terms of workplace sustainability,” said Diana Liverman, co-director of the UA’s Institute of the Environment. + The University of Arizona Via UA News Photos by Liam Frederick

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Business growth in an era of water scarcity

September 1, 2016 by  
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Brad Colton, strategic projects at Marriott; Emilio Tenuta, expertise and innovation at EcoLab; and Libby Bernick, senior VP atTrucost share wisdom on water at GreenBiz 15 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Scientists from the next generation provide hope

April 8, 2016 by  
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The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative at Arizona State University held its annual Sustainable Solutions Festival showcasing students’ work during GreenBiz 16.

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Saudi Arabia is using precious American water to feed their own cows

January 19, 2016 by  
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Saudi Arabian companies have been snatching up farmland in the US Southwest, a move that has local farmers in California and Arizona crying foul. The Saudis are using the land to grow alfalfa hay, which is exported back to feed the country’s dairy herds. Incredibly, the cost of shipping feed across the world is less expensive than growing it on Saudi soil, most of which is desert. Read the rest of Saudi Arabia is using precious American water to feed their own cows

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North Korea claims it’s invented the world’s first hangover-free alcohol

January 19, 2016 by  
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Oh North Korea , is there anything you can’t do? The DPRK’s media just announced that the Hermit Kingdom just invented the world’s first alcohol that doesn’t cause hangovers. The amazing discovery is undoubtedly incredible, but not quite as revolutionary as their scientific breakthrough claim of last year: a miracle vaccine that reportedly cured HIV/AIDS, MERS, cancer, and even Ebola . Read the rest of North Korea claims it’s invented the world’s first hangover-free alcohol

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