INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

July 28, 2015 by  
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Our current climate situation is a complex problem without one simple answer. In order to slow or halt climate change , we are going to need to change many different aspects of modern life. One aspect in particular – the modern home – is going to need some serious adjusting. Buildings account for 40% of global energy use and US buildings alone make up 9% of global carbon emissions. This infographic from Vibrant Doors explores the question of whether our homes are truly becoming more sustainable overall, and how much more work we have to do to make a difference. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

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The fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world hits 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds

July 28, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. A team of students from the University of Stuttgart just designed, built and raced what could be the fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world. During carefully monitored tests, the student-designed E0711-6 electric car successfully managed to accelerate from 0-100km/h in a mind-blowing 1.779 seconds. The team is anxiously awaiting confirmation of a new record from the Guinness Book of World Records. Read the rest of The fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world hits 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to choose the best HVAC for your home and the planet

February 16, 2015 by  
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Heating your home can be one of the biggest monthly expenses a homeowner has, accounting for anywhere from 35 to 50% of annual energy costs in colder areas. But modern HVAC systems can help alleviate not only the hefty price tag of heating a home, but also the heavy toll on the environment. When it comes time to replace your HVAC (or install a new one), choosing the right system can mean all the difference for your home, your wallet and the planet. The team at HVAC.com has put together this helpful infographic that will help you make the right choice for your space. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How to choose the best HVAC for your home and the planet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: efficient heating and cooling , efficient homes , home efficiency , home heating and cooling , HVAC costs , HVAC efficiency , HVAC environmental costs , improving home efficiency

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How living in a 200-square-foot school bus has made me an ultra-minimalist

February 16, 2015 by  
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Sometimes, I sit in my lawn chair at night next to the campfire, and look at the big blue bus in my campsite spot—or wherever we may be at the moment—and I think: “Wow. This is all I own in the world.” Everything in the world that I have to my name is currently inside a 1975 International Harvester school bus, and really, we don’t have much. We bought the bus in Alaska and have driven it over 4,000 miles in 6 months, exploring the Yukon Territory, British Columbia, and the Pacific Northwest. Read the rest of How living in a 200-square-foot school bus has made me an ultra-minimalist Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: full time rv , how to live minimally , living in a bus , minimalist living , rv traveling , school bus renovation , small house , tiny house , tiny house living , voluntary simplicity

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