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New Type Of Battery May Solve Off-Grid Solar’s Biggest Drawback

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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photo courtesy of Popular Mechanics The vast majority of residential, and most commercial, installed solar arrays today are grid-tied systems. This means all of the power produced by the solar panels installed on a building is fed directly back to the [...]

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E.D.G.E.: An Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Images Credit Dan Hoffman Architect William Yudchitz of Revelations Architects/Building Corporation designed EDGE to be an "experimental minimalist structure aims to meet basic human needs while still providing a qualitatively rich life". Within just [...]

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Concentrated Solar

U.S. Designates Land In 6 Western States For Solar Energy Production

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced yesterday that it plans to designate over 1,000 square miles of federally owned land in the West for solar energy development. The pieces of land are scattered throughout 6 sun-drenched western states [...]

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Zipcar Introduces All Electric Vehicles To The Fleet

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Zipcar is the world’s leading car-sharing service with 300,000 members and 6,500 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout 26 North American states and provinces as well as in London, England. They offer more than 30 makes and models [...]

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Lakefront WeeHouse on the East Coast

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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For those of you on the East Coast, there’s now a weeHouse on Seneca Lake in New York that’s available for rent. The Finger Lakes prefab features a bamboo interior, Kohler fixtures, Anderson windows, and a small footprint carrying 1,000 square [...]

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LEED 2009: Rating System Is Shifting its Focus to Energy and Carbon for Commercial Buildings

by Denis Du Bois from Energy Priorities  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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November 06, 2008 -- http://energypriorities.com/ -- Members of the U.S. Green Building Council are voting on whether to approve LEED 2009, the latest evolution of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building certification [...]

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Riding a Bike in the Danish Pavilion, Shanghai: Looks Like Fun

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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XPO - BJARKE BIKES THROUGH DANISH PAVILION from BIG on Vimeo . In our slideshow on the good, the bad and the ugly pavilions in Shanghai, Denmark's, by BIG architects was one of our favourites. It is a giant velodrome with a pool in the middle. [...]

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Putting the life back in lifestyle

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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By Yvonne Jeffrey from the Calgary HeraldAs the price at the pumps edges ever higher, talk around the water cooler is turning to the cost of commuting -- especially the cost of filling a tank of gas. But as some Calgary families are discovering, trading a [...]

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High Line Park

New York City’s High Line Park; Opening Day

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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  I’m a fan of almost any and every park, so long as its not used as a garbage dump/junkie rest stop. New York City’s High Line Park park is one that I’ve been quite excited about for some time. Open to the public for the first time [...]

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IBM Smart Grid Test Run Reduced Power Use By 15 Percent

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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IBM yesterday revealed the results of its smart grid pilot project that incorporates electricity monitoring devices, along with modernized instrumentation technology, to increase energy and grid efficiency. The six month pilot, which took place in [...]

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