Green Healthcare could Save Billions of Dollars

August 17, 2011 by  
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Rendering Credit: BBH Design American healthcare’s financial trajectory is unsustainable. According to CMS, the nation’s spending on healthcare increased from $2.34 trillion to $2.47 trillion from 2008 to 2009, and is predicted to increase another 80% by 2019. Every year we spend $16 billion on new healthcare facilities. If all of these facilities were high performance buildings, the healthcare system would literally save billions of… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Passive House Institute In US Dumped By Mother Ship Passivhaus

August 17, 2011 by  
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This is big news in the Passivhaus world; Andrew Michler of Inhabitat breaks the story that Passivhaus Institute Ends Relationship With Passive House Institute US He writes: The founder of Passivhaus and director of Passivhaus Institute PHI, Dr. Wolfgang Fiest, has just sent word that the Passive House Institute United States (PHIUS) will no longer be able to provide building certifications, and will no longer be considered a partner of the program. While the news comes as a blow to the effort to make inroads for Passive Hou… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Ask Pablo: Turn Down The Heat!

January 25, 2010 by  
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Image Source: cthoyes Dear Pablo: I have heard that using a programmable thermostat to lower the temperature while you are out saves energy but isn’t the same amount of energy used to bring the temperature back up when you come home? The short answer is no.

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Bread & Butter Berlin: What Color Nail Polish do Europeans Wear?

January 25, 2010 by  
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Photo via Bread & Butter While I did not notice a tremendous focus by the organizers of Bread & Butter (Winter collection 2010) on the environment, they did have a big marketing campaign for B&B for Charity , which “aims to raise and support social awareness,” according to press material, and benefits Die Arche , a charity supporting children and young people in need. Translation: You could pick up limited addition shirts and sweatshirts … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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US and China Strike a Deal On Renewable Energy Information Sharing

November 17, 2009 by  
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Photo via the Wall Street Journal Presidents Obama and Hu Jintao made the wrong sort of news this past weekend when they dashed any hope of a binding treaty next month in Copenhagen. But today they made news for the right reasons, agreeing on a new partnership between their two nations–the biggest two polluters on the planet–to share information about renewable energy technolog..

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