Tesla says profits are coming as it hits a bittersweet milestone

August 2, 2018 by  
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“Herculean” efforts with mixed results for the electric car pioneer.

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After a makeover, this local shack becomes the envy of the neighborhood

July 30, 2018 by  
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Nearly everyone has strolled through a darling neighborhood and suddenly come across an orphan house. Sitting silently, often in the shadows of the prettier houses, there’s a neglected home that once had dignity. A family of four discovered such a home in an Iowa City neighborhood, and with some TLC and help from Neumann Monson Architects , they transformed it into a star of the community. Seeking a tranquil neighborhood near the University of Iowa campus, the family found the unpolished jewel, built in the ’60s, on a quiet street lined with lovely modest homes. It was a smaller, 1,300-square-foot home, and years of high-turnover renters had left their mark, earning the abode the local moniker of “ The Shack .” Related: O2 Studio renovated an old Netherlands home into a gorgeous energy-neutral villa Determined to change that image, the family embarked on a mission of a cosmetic makeover that would also embrace the home’s carbon-neutral potential. After commissioning Neumann Monson Architects for the project, the family wanted to create a guest room and recreation room in the formerly unfinished 500-square-foot basement. Then, the team expanded the ground floor from 1,300 square feet to 2,500 square feet with a slab-on-grade modification. All these upgrades used standard post and beam construction coupled with steel wood framing and steel columns. To sustain the eco-friendly theme, the home’s walls and ceilings were lined with insulated sheathing and foamed-in-insulation, creating R-24 walls and an R-40 roof. Upgraded windows take full advantage of natural light without sacrificing the mid-century spirit. A new tongue-and-groove bleached cedar ventilated rain screen beautified the home’s exterior. Energy-saving renovations also included new super-efficient climate control systems, such as LED lighting , EnergyStar appliances and a closed-loop, horizontally-bored geothermal system with fresh air energy recovery. An 8.4kW photovoltaic array powers the LED lighting, mechanical systems and energy-efficient appliances. The family enjoys the credit they receive from the utility company for their home’s surplus energy, but they love the homey ambiance of the neighborhood even more. A nearby property is undergoing a similar overhaul, so their success appears to be contagious. + Neumann Monson Architects Via ArchDaily Images via Integrated Studio

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On blockchain bluster and beliefs

July 27, 2018 by  
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Plus, meet three groups exploring automation for carbon offsets.

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Human nature? Why ecology is a critical part of city infrastructure

July 27, 2018 by  
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Urban areas are a major part of the climate change problem — but also the most innovative places for solutions.

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Scaling a renewable future for internet power

July 27, 2018 by  
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It’s time to draw a new blueprint for data centers.

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Clean Energy Deal Tracker: AT&T, Facebook and Walmart stand out in another strong quarter

July 26, 2018 by  
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Plus, MGM Resorts checks in with a huge Nevada solar project.

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A big day for Bloom Energy and distributed energy

July 25, 2018 by  
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Bloom Energy’s CEO and founder says the IPO opens up the next chapter.

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A call to action to clean-economy entrepreneurs

July 25, 2018 by  
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Can 1,000 or more innovators and startups persuade governments to step up the pace of climate action?

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Marriott plans to save 1 billion plastic straws a year

July 25, 2018 by  
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Stirring up plastics and tourism.

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Cheers to clean power adopters, activists and evangelists

July 20, 2018 by  
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We’re also looking beyond you, big cities.

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