How to Plan Home Energy Upgrades Based on an Energy Audit

March 4, 2019 by  
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Suzanne Shelton: Why now is the best time to tell your sustainability story

February 16, 2018 by  
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Shelton Group has been polling Americans for over a decade to understand their beliefs, desires, and espoused behaviors related to energy and the environment. For most of that time, the numbers have been largely consistent in terms of the percent of Americans whose beliefs and actions align on sustainability – and it was a pretty niche group (about 18-22%). Three years ago something began to shift. It seemed like an anomaly in the data. But then the numbers shifted further upward the next year. And the next.

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The role of company boards in driving sustainability

February 16, 2018 by  
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More than half of S&P 500 companies exceed board-level oversight requirements on environmental or social issues, especially in industries subject to scrutiny. More directors and executives see the financial risks and opportunities of sustainability. How do boards oversee a company’s sustainability efforts? What role can sustainability executives play?

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Anything’s Possible: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fell 10 Percent Since 2005

April 16, 2014 by  
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Here’s some good news on the climate change front: Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012 and dropped 3.4 percent in 2012 alone , according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 19th annual emissions tally . The U.S. is now more than halfway toward meeting its 2020 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent below 2005 levels. Read the rest of Anything’s Possible: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fell 10 Percent Since 2005 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon emissions , Climate Change , emissions tally , environmental protection agency , global warming , greenhouse gas emissions , inventory , un framework convention on climate change

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Claustrophobia-Inducing Photos Show People Living in Chinatown’s Illegal 64 sq. ft. Apartments

April 16, 2014 by  
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The photo above may look like something from an exposé about cramped living quarters in Asia, but was actually taken right in New York’s Chinatown . Photographer Annie Ling brought her camera into 81 Bowery , a building where Chinese immigrant laborers were being housed in 64-square-foot cubicles, to capture the claustrophobic living conditions . Click here to see the rest of her haunting photos. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 81 bowery , annie ling , annie ling 81 bowery , annie ling photography , chinatown , chinese immigrant laborers , chinese immigrants , chinese laborers , Jacob riis , manhattan Chinatown , museum of chinese in America , tenement homes

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The Latest Drilling Boom in California is All About Water

April 16, 2014 by  
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The latest drilling boom to hit California isn’t the kind you’d expect: Farmers all over the state are so desperate for water in the midst of a year-long drought that some well drilling companies are booked up to a year in advance. Some farmers have even taken drastic measures to get the water they need for their crops by purchasing $1 million drilling rigs. Read the rest of The Latest Drilling Boom in California is All About Water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: california agriculture , California aquifers , California crop water , California crops , California drilling , california drought , California drought issues , California farm drought , California farmers , California farmers drilling , California groundwater , California lacking water , california water , California water drilling , california water issues , Climate Change , climate change drought , climate change water issues , drought water limits , Federal water limits , global warming , global warming drought , global warming water issues

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Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year

August 7, 2013 by  
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Image © Flickr U.S. sales of electric vehicles have increased an astronomical 522 percent since 2012 – July sales are up 529 percent compared to last year. When plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and conventional hybrids are thrown in to the mix, sales are up 80,000 cars in 2013. Hit the jump to see our breakdown by car company (not including the new Fiat 500e, which launched in the U.S. in April and has already sold out in California .) Read the rest of Electric Vehicle Sales Up Nearly 530 Percent Since Last Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chevrolet volt , electric vehicle , ev , ford fusion electric , hybrid , Nissan Leaf , plug-in , sales , Tesla Motors        

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Folsom Powerhouse: A Mixed-Income Green Development for Center City, Philadelphia

August 7, 2013 by  
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Postgreen Homes is teaming up with Equinox Management & Construction LLC to build a 31 unit, mixed-income green housing development near Center City in Philadelphia. Topped off with green roofs and photovoltaics, Folsom Powerhouse is an energy-efficient, eco-friendly project that will serve as a model of ecological urbanism. Located in the neighborhood of Francisville, the residential complex is a clean energy-producing powerhouse that will revitalize its surrounding area. Read the rest of Folsom Powerhouse: A Mixed-Income Green Development for Center City, Philadelphia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , “sustainable development” , eco design , equinox management and construction , folsom powerhouse , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green roof , isa architects , mixed income development , philadelphia , Postgreen , postgreen homes , residential development , Solar Power , solar powered housing , studio bryan hanes , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , Urban design        

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KAIST Launches First Road-Charged OLEV Electric Buses in South Korea

August 7, 2013 by  
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Several years ago the Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST) unveiled their On Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) charging system, which promised to charge cars and even city buses wirelessly through induction systems contained within roads. After tests on campus vehicles and at amusement parts , the first OLEV buses just hit inner city streets in Daejoen, South Korea. Read the rest of KAIST Launches First Road-Charged OLEV Electric Buses in South Korea Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , alternative transportation , Electric buses , electric car , electric cars , electric vehicle , electric vehicles , electromagnetic battery charger , electromagnetic charging , electromagnetic induction , green design , green technology , green transportation , kaist , korea institute of technolgy , olev , olev safety , olevs , on line electric vehicle , south korea , wireless charging        

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Celebrating River Conservation with Gorgeous Photos

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© Michael Melford/National Geographic The Merced River in Yosemite National Park, California, boasts 114.5 miles protected since 1987 with an additional 8 miles added in 1992. However, this represents a portion of a much less encouraging number. Try 0.35%. That’s the percent of all US river miles that are currently protected by law. Joel K Bourne, Jr. celebrates the efforts made by conservationists John Craighead and brother Frank Craighead in the latest issue of National Geographic. Check out some stunning photographs that show why these river miles are worth protec… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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