As the Charlottesville region seeks to increase the inventory of affordable housing units, members of the city’s emerging green-energy sector see an opportunity to reduce area greenhouse gases while lowering utility costs.
New crop practices trap more carbon in the soil, increasing rainfall and adding profits. For the past century, the world’s climate has rapidly warmed, spurred by a precipitous increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases that trap the sun’s heat
Environmental concerns have become more important to consumers, leading many companies to design products around sustainability principles. But there’s a big question that remains to be solved: Will a broad segment of society pay a premium to feel better about
On Monday of this week, Apple announced that all of their facilities are officially powered by 100 percent clean energy. The announcement encompasses all of their retail stores, offices, data centers, and co-located facilities in 43 countries, including the U.S.,
The shuttering of public housing complexes in two small Midwestern towns raises big questions for residents, HUD and Congress. To tell the story, I could use your help. It’s a Sunday morning in late February at the tiny Baptist church
One of the first known Tesla Solar Roof residential customers has shed some light on the process for installing the unique energy producing glass roof tiles, and its costs… Read More
earthship workshop. June 18 – July 31, 2018. Florida, USA. Hurricane Resistant Earthship Build. Strong, Safe, Off-grid. Volunteer, Work, Learn, Participate.
We are working on an incomplete owner-built Earthship, finishing the structural shell and systems.… Read More
Windows provide light, air and views. They also affect heating and cooling loads through several heat transfer mechanisms. When choosing windows to reduce cooling loads, the goal is to control conduction and solar heat gain. Conduction is the transfer of heat through materials
In October 2017, Charlie Paton was driving across the parched plains of northwestern Somaliland when he passed a seemingly endless queue of rumbling trucks. Each was piled high with containers of grain – 47,000 tonnes in all – to be