The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 48 - Net-Zero Communities

Net-Zero Communities

On this week’s episode, Noel and Jacob learn that net-zero communities have nothing to do with the dial-up internet service from 1900’s and Jacob should probably start reading the entire article on the subject BEFORE the podcast.

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Net-Zero Communities Are Growing in the U.S.

Renewable energy is on every environmentalist’s mind, and many people are wondering how they can reduce their impact on the planet. Swapping emissions-heavy sources for renewable energy is one of the most common options. Solar, wind and water are the upcoming leaders in clean power, taking over homes and businesses across the globe. Revamping your […]

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Net-Zero Energy Buildings Are Becoming More of A Reality Thanks To These Innovative Materials

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 […]

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These Remodeling Ideas Will Increase Property Value, Reduce Energy Costs and Help Green Your Home

Are you going to be selling your house in the near future? Are you planning a remodeling job to stay in your home for many years to come? Either way, there are things you can do in the course of remodeling projects which will increase both the aesthetic and the value of your home. No […]

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Biofriendly Inventions That Could Change The Way We Live

Sustainability is going to be a hot topic of conversation for a very long time, especially if we’re serious about protecting the environment and taking steps to counteract climate change. Many of us have parents, grandparents and great grandparents who all incorporated sustainable and biofriendly actions into their day-to-day lives. Growing gardens, composting, using leftovers […]

Net-Zero ‘Ready’ Schools: Energy-Efficient Design at a Whole New Level

Jody Richards Elementary photos courtesy of Sherman Carter Barnhart A few years ago I wrote a blog about Richardsville Elementary School, the first Net-Zero Energy public school in the United States. Well, it’s been almost two years since that incredible accomplishment, so I figured it was due time to give you an update on Richardsville […]

Weekly Greens – August 21st

Image by dorena-wm Sorry I’m little late on my ‘Weekly Greens’ edition for this week. I spent the last few days visiting with out-of-town family. It was very nice to catch up and enjoy some quality time with them. Since I’m back now, let’s get caught up on everything from eco inventions to car-sharing tips […]

First Net-Zero Energy Public School Set to Open This Year

With more people becoming aware of their actual impact on the environment, we have begun to see major strides being taken by individuals, businesses, buildings and even governments to lower their environmental footprint. One of the ways to do that is net-zero energy buildings. It’s not just about “going green” or getting LEED certification anymore […]