3 principles of resilience to keep heads above water

September 8, 2017 by  
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Too many communities around the world aren’t capable of handling their own Hurricane Harvey.

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Defining the affordable path to Hawaii’s renewable future

September 8, 2017 by  
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Sponsored: A broad coalition of stakeholders can protect the public’s interest.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 ways to lower your utility bill this summer

March 25, 2016 by  
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Utility bills are never fun, especially during the summer time when you desperately need that cool air to combat the heat. This  illustration tackles eight ways folks can lower their utility bills (and be kinder to mother Earth) this summer.  With tips that stress the importance of turning off ceiling fans when you leave the room (plus how much you actually save when you do so), replacing shower heads to reduce your water bill, how to maximize the most out of your air conditioning units, and other green-saving tidbits, you can enjoy your summer while helping to reduce global warming. Because saving money is just as important as ensuring our Earth is healthy. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: 8 ways to lower your utility bill this summer

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Easy DIY ways to stay warm without turning up the thermostat

March 24, 2015 by  
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Photo: Shutterstock Spring has officially sprung according to our calendars, but Old Man Winter’s refusal to leave has many of us still shivering in our britches. The drawn-out cold weather has probably also taken a toll on your wallet, with money flying out every time you crank up your thermostat. Instead of using up all that expensive energy, why not try some DIY ways to stay warm that won’t break the bank? Whether it’s creating your own 5-minute heater, using a knitting hack to fix up your own chunky blanket, or insulating your house with little to no effort, check out Hometalk’s clipboard of easy DIY ways to stay warm without touching the thermostat! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: hometalk , hometalk diys , how to stay warm , how to stay warm without turning up the thermostat , save energy and stay warm , save energy during the winter , stay warm during winter

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Nest Labs Confirms Smart Smoke Detector in the Works

September 25, 2013 by  
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Image © Shutterstock The tech startup Nest Labs made waves in 2011 when it introduced an innovative thermostat design capable of learning home owners’ behavior and automatically adjusting temperatures to save energy. Now, the company has confirmed a new project is in the works: a smart smoke detector called Protect , which will be able to communicate with user’s smartphones and the Nest thermostat. Read the rest of Nest Labs Confirms Smart Smoke Detector in the Works Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon monoxide detector , nest labs , nest learning thermometer , protect smoke detector , smart appliances , smart smoke detector , smoke detector        

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Save Energy in Your Home

October 12, 2012 by  
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By saving energy in your home, not only are you doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint, but you can also save a great deal of money along the way. ELocal.com’s infographic provides a wealth of information to show just how important it is that we not only transition away from non-renewable resources , but also that we all do our part to save energy—and they’ve got some suggestions as to how, from embracing greener appliances to changing up ones interior lighting . View the complete infographic after the jump! The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How to Save Energy in Your Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , cabon emissions , efficient lighting , elocal , energy intensity , green interiors , LED lighting , natural resources , resource consumption , save energy

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Scientists Create Gorgeous Nanoflowers for Next-Gen Solar Cells and Ultra High-Density Energy Storage

October 12, 2012 by  
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When it comes to capturing the energy of the sun, what better model is there than photosynthetic plants? Researchers at North Carolina State University have cultivated a beautiful crop of germanium sulfide (GeS) “nanoflowers” that could be used to create next generation solar cells and ultra high-density energy storage systems. The nanoflowers have petals that resemble those of a geranium or marigold – although they’re only 20-30 nanometers thick and they’re capable of storing much more energy than traditional energy storage cells. Read the rest of Scientists Create Gorgeous Nanoflowers for Next-Gen Solar Cells and Ultra High-Density Energy Storage Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean tech , germanium sulfide , ges , green design , lithium ion , litium-ion , nanoflower , nanoflower solar power , north carolina state university , renewable energy , Solar Cell , supercapacitor , supercapcitor , sustainable design

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A Hunt Where Efficiency is the Prey

October 4, 2011 by  
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A growing list of companies are turning their employees into sleuths tasked with a single purpose: to identify and quantify opportunities to save energy. The process is called a Treasure Hunt, and over the last decade, more than 200 of the events at GE have uncovered $150 million in energy savings.

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GHG Protocol Launches Long-Awaited Value Chain, Product Standards

October 4, 2011 by  
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For years, companies have clamored for internationally recognized methodologies to measure the greenhouse gas emissions from products and across corporate value chains.

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First Takes: Saving Energy with Peer Pressure, the Redskins Kickoff a Solar Array & More

September 13, 2011 by  
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How households can save energy and keep up with the Jones, the U.S.’s boom in commercial solar projects and a recycling plants in the U.K. that specializes in soiled nappies and other absorbent products are in the news today.

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