More people are using bike share programs, but the gender gap persists

January 28, 2020 by  
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Women make up less than one-third of commuters who regularly bicycle to work in the United States.

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How cities can engage with Mobility as a Service

January 28, 2020 by  
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All forms of mobility must grapple with the same market pressures — competitive economic models, ownership and sourcing of data, and cities’ public policy goals.

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How to Charge an Electric Vehicle on the Road

January 27, 2020 by  
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Although charging an electric vehicle (EV) at home or work … The post How to Charge an Electric Vehicle on the Road appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Could zero emission vehicles usher in an era of ‘road calm’?

January 21, 2020 by  
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A new driving test devised by Hyundai provides further evidence that electric vehicles are not just cleaner. They also lead to calmer, safer drivers.

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6 Issues Facing Electric Vehicles

January 17, 2020 by  
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Fun to drive and cheaper to operate, electric vehicles have … The post 6 Issues Facing Electric Vehicles appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Telecommuting has benefits, but here’s why employers aren’t more flexible

January 17, 2020 by  
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One of the benefits is getting workers off the road.

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Telecommuting has benefits, but here’s why employers aren’t more flexible

Episode 203: Conversations about the State of Green Business

January 17, 2020 by  
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Plus, an interview with John Schulz, director of sustainability integration at AT&T, and outtakes from the State of Green Business webcast.

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Volkswagen boosts EV production target to 1.5 million by 2025

January 7, 2020 by  
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The company said it aims to become the world market leader in e-mobility in the coming years.

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Charge Your Electric Vehicle at Home — and on the Go

December 31, 2019 by  
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Minimalist home in the Brazilian countryside is made from mining waste

December 6, 2019 by  
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Brazilian architectural firm Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados (GPA&A) has unveiled a tiny, minimalist home with a small stature that conceals a powerhouse of sustainable design. Located in a former mining region, the architects decided to build the 484-square-foot Sustentable House out of bricks manufactured from mining sludge waste. The family home is also installed with solar panels and a wind turbine to produce energy and heat water. Additionally, the residence is almost completely zero-waste thanks to an integrated waste water treatment system and organic waste incinerator. The small home is located in the pristine, mountainous area of Ouro Branco, once an important base located on the transportation route from the mines of Minas Gerais to the coast. Paying homage to the region’s history, the architects were able to construct the Sustentable House with bricks made out of the byproducts of mining . Related: Sustainable desert home has a small water footprint in Nevada Tucked into an open lot surrounded by forest, the house sits on a small, flat plot of a sloping hill. The volume has a cube-like base topped with a slanted rooftop. The sloped roof was an important factor in protecting the interior from direct sunlight . The roof was also installed with a small solar array that heats water for the residence, although it will eventually power the entire home. At the front of the building, a wall rises up past the slanted rooftop. The cutout space in this section is outfitted with a wind turbine that generates energy for the home. The design also incorporates an organic waste incinerator that produces energy through hot air and an integrated, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment system that can be used as an additional power system. All of these sustainable features are wrapped up in one gorgeous design. The two-bedroom house’s brick walls wrap around the exterior and interior, except for the front facade, which is made out of floor-to-ceiling glass panels. The wide glass doors slide open completely, opening up the living room to the great outdoors. This allows the homeowners to enjoy unobstructed views of the mountains and valleys that stretch out across the horizon. + GPA&A Via ArchDaily Photography by Jomar Bragança via GPA&A

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