It is no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the traditional office space on its head. However, in all honesty, the health crisis only intensified a trend already in motion, as many companies had been exploring how remote work could help them control office costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Moving forward, commercial offices must […]
The need for environmentally-friendly materials is at an all-time high right now. The planet has never been in such a catastrophic state in regards to global warming and all the ill that comes from it. As such, many people are wondering how they can implement eco-friendly materials into their homes and businesses. In order for […]
Sustainability is swiftly becoming a hot topic in business. For some companies and industries, this has been the result of the stark realization of just how damaging their practices are to the environment. For others, increasing consumer demand for businesses they support to have a positive impact has forced them to rethink their priorities. One […]
There are many reasons to use natural products in your home. From reducing environmental impacts to decreasing potential health hazards – natural materials present an array of positive benefits. If you’ve just begun to dip your toes into the world of natural materials, you might be curious about the best ways to incorporate natural materials […]
“Green” and “sustainability” have become popular buzzwords in the home design world. It’s with good reason, too. Green homes are energy-efficient, offer lower operating costs, increase property value, and, most importantly, reduce a home’s environmental footprint. Ultimately, deciding to go green with your home design leads to happier and healthier living. But you don’t have […]
The shipping industry has been a staple of business for hundreds of years. Shipping has revolutionized the way we live by allowing goods from around the world to be sent almost anywhere. The shipping industry also has a history of adapting with the times and adopting technological advancements. That adaptability has ensured the industry’s survival, […]
Zero-energy homes and buildings are making waves for their ingenuity and financial benefits. A zero-energy building is a building that combines renewable energy with energy-efficiency so the building uses only as much energy as it creates. While this might seem far-fetched, new materials and techniques are emerging daily to make this dream a reality. How […]
In past episodes, Noel and Jacob have discussed how challenging the recycling system has become in the United States, but for this America Recycles Day we share what you need to know about your plastics to recycle and that Jacob has been taking unproductive showers for a decade.
In a recent International Design Competition for creative ways to fight climate change, Noel and Jacob learn about an out-of-the-icebox concept for refreezing the Arctic that placed as the runner up to a rather funereal sounding first place winner.
Any small effort businesses and individuals make toward being more environmentally-friendly has a positive impact on the world. For this reason, more and more people are looking to sustainable solutions for their living and working spaces. Cool roofs are one new trend in eco-friendly designs. Experts estimate about 90% of the roofs in the United […]