Consumer Reports gave the Tesla Model S P85D sedan its highest score ever for a car, breaking the magazine's scoring system by initially giving it 103 out of 100. Editors were forced to adjust the scoring system, leaving the electric
‘Green building means lower bills, fewer trips to the hospital for children with asthma’ When Hurricane Katrina rocked the Gulf Coast in 2005, displacing hundreds of thousands of residents, many wondered what shape a rebuilt city would takeor whether restoring
You can make biogas energy with a DIY methane generator. Producing methane from manure using your own small scale waste to energy biogas digester is feasible for many small farms. What is Biogas Energy? Biogas energy is fueled by burning
Why the rise of green energy makes utility companies nervous. Mark and Sara Borkowski live with their two young daughters in a century-old, fifteen-hundred-square-foot house in Rutland, Vermont. Mark drives a school bus, and Sara works as a special-ed teacher;
Rashida Ali-Campbell wants to make punishment productive. Ali-Campbell, who founded her holistic health services nonprofit LoveLovingLove in Delaware County in 2007, is opening what she calls a “de-escalation room” in a low-income neighborhood in West Philadelphia, at 675 N. 41st
By Cherri Gregg, philadelphia.cbslocal.com PHILADELPHIA (CBS) A community center in West Philadelphia is embarking on a months-long project to build a large, green structure run solely on solar energy. It's called an Earthship" and it'll allow those living there to
At first glance, it looks like an ordinary home with a neat yard. Inside there is a wooden dining table and chairs, a taupe sectional sofa, a 65-inch built-in flat screen TV in one living room wall and a white kitchen with silver appliances. But the house, on the University of California campus in Davis, is a cradle of technology that foretells the future of home design.
Most of us naturally believe that being close to nature is good for our well being. But can the benefits be proven and quantified? A new study, published in Scientific Reports last week, has attempted to evaluate just how much
Ssome of the city's green building experts met to discuss how new building codes are changing the way the city lives and works. The event was produced by ElevationDC and sponsored by the law firm of Nixon Peabody. Making D.C.
Add hemp fiber to lime and you get a lightweight building material that can be shaped like a cinder block. When fully cured, it floats in water. Buildings up to 10 stories tall have been built from hempcrete in Europe