Roofing Company Introduces Environmental Product Declarations

January 8, 2016 by  
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In an industry-leading move for the roofing industry, Owens Corning has introduced the first roofing Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). An EPD is an independently verified document that gives the reader transparent and comparable information…

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Diners Track Sushi Sustainability with Edible QR Codes

April 17, 2013 by  
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Do you know where the fish in your sushi comes from? A California sushi restaurant has introduced an “edible technology” program to provide diners with sustainability information about the fish they consume. San Diego-based Harney Sushi is printing…

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Krrb is Like a Local Flea Market, Online

April 17, 2013 by  
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Perhaps you have bought or sold items on Craiglist or browsed handcrafted goods on Etsy. Craiglist is useful because the offerings are usually close to you, while Etsy allows you to easily scan through images of things you might be …

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Check Out the Newest Upcycled Headphones

April 16, 2013 by  
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LSTN Headphones are back with a new, sleek over-the-ear design and dynamic charity campaign. The company out of L.A. has been salvaging wood from furniture companies around the world since 2012 to create cool, acoustically-sound and totally unique…

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Kenyan Learning Center Decorated with 70,000 Bottle Caps

April 12, 2013 by  
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Created as a large-scale interpretation of customary Maasai jewelry, the facade of the structure is a symbol of community pride, while the learning center’s WiFi-enabled computer lab connects the remote, rural area with the rest of the world.

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California Wine Industry to Get Green Performance Metrics

December 21, 2011 by  
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The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) has introduced a set of new performance metrics to help wineries and grape growers measure and communicate their environmental impacts.

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When Policy Fails on Climate, What Can Business Do?

December 21, 2011 by  
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There is no option left but for business to take the mantle of leadership on climate in 2012. Here are the three areas that are most critical to creating world-changing levels of impact.

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LED Bulb Looks Like Filament Bulb

November 18, 2011 by  
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Panasonic has introduced a LED bulb that replicates the appearance of a clear, filament-style bulb. It uses a standard socket base, and it’s yet one more step along the line of a light that closely resembles a standard incandescent bulb, but with much higher efficiency. The LDAHV4L27CG bulb has the output equivalent of a 20-watt incandescent, but uses only 4.4 watts. It has a color rendering index (CRI) of 80 and a color temperature of 2700 K (similar to a soft warm light bulb). And its lifespan is long, as with other LED bulbs, with a rated life of over 40,000 hours. It has a light angle of 300 degrees, so it has a coverage area similar to an incandescent. via: Architect Magazine and Gizmodo

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Paris Introducing EV-Sharing Program

October 6, 2011 by  
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Paris has introduced plans for a city-wide EV car-sharing network that will operate much like its successful Velib bike-sharing system .  The car-sharing program will begin on December 5 with 250 EVs available. The system will allow users to pick up and drop off the cars at different locations as long as they’re returned to a designated parking spot.  The chosen vehicles, called Bluecars , will be outfitted with computer systems that let drivers know where those parking spaces are. The Bluecars are tiny, compact EVs being built by Pininfarina, who also makes Ferrari and Maserati vehicles.  The small EVs will have solid-state lithium metal polymer batteries that Pininfarina claims have a lifespan of 200,000 km and require no maintenance. via IEEE

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Inflatable Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine

October 6, 2011 by  
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Dean Kamen, the inventor who is perhaps best known as the inventor of the Segway , has filed a patent for an inflatable vertical-axis wind turbine , which could be rapidly transported to locations where it was needed. The patent application for this seems to be less about renewable power generation and is focused more on the attached LEDs being used as an animated display system. While it might be usable as a rapidly deployable system for power generation after an emergency, other portable wind-power generators seem more promising to be able to generate enough power to be useful in the aftermath of a disaster. Nonetheless, it is always interesting to see new developments in wind power technology. hat tip to: Tobias Buckell

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