Building a Better Community With Eco-Friendly Initiatives
As a member of the community you have a lot of influence. People listen to you, and, in many cases, your advice can help them, or the town, in general. One of the talking points you should add to your agenda is how to integrate new, eco-friendly initiatives. By discussing how volunteering, building eco-friendly houses […]
Your Guide to Planning and Building a Green Home Without Breaking the Bank
The current status of the climate and economy is prompting many to consider switching to greener living. The market is flooding like never before with options for energy-efficient appliances, water-saving fixtures and eco-friendly building materials. Building a green home on a budget can help you achieve your goals, whether you’re hoping your new build will […]
How Can Commercial Buildings Become More Sustainable?
For the past few decades, most sustainable advances in commercial real estate have been an afterthought. Construction professionals and architects use the same long-standing design methods. When businesses move into the buildings, some do their part to “greenify” the space, installing LED lights, installing solar panels and turning down the thermostat at the end of […]
Are Solar Panels Organic?
Solar energy is a renewable energy source that has skyrocketed in popularity and availability in recent decades. Most people are familiar with traditional solar panels, which gather energy from the sun and convert it into electricity. Recent advancements have led to the development of organic solar panels and these have the potential to reinvent the […]
Energy Innovation: Could Sand Power the Next Battery?
The world is in the midst of a renewable energy transition being propelled forward at a breakneck speed by the rising costs of oil and gas, climate change impacts and the increased availability of alternative technologies. One of the most significant challenges to the widespread adoption of renewable energy is providing a steady supply of […]
Flexible Solar On Every Surface with Phil Layton
This week we have a guest interview with Phil Layton, CEO of Pi Energy, which is a company developing thin, flexible, solar nanofilms that make it possible to install solar on almost any surface. We chat with Phil about new solar possibilities, how scientists are working to capture more power from the sun, why Noel and Jacob are dressed in America.
Thin Is In: The Future of Solar Panels
No matter how common (or rare) it is to see solar panels in your area, if your neighbor has them, you know it. Solar panels are typically big and bulky, so they stick out like a sore thumb. Some homeowners even consider them an eyesore. This can make them reluctant to adopt this vital and […]
10 Easy Tips for Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
We all know we need to do our part to reduce our carbon footprint and help save the planet. But sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. You can play a big role in reducing your carbon footprint and helping the environment by making some simple changes at home. Use these tips to […]
Building an Eco-Friendly Loft Conversion
Space is something few of us can take for granted in our homes, and there is often a need for more. Fortunately, eco-friendly loft conversions allow homeowners to add another room and maximize the potential of their homes. Adding a room in the loft allows for growing families to stay where they are, rather than […]
What are Your Best Options for Green Home Insulation?
Prioritizing an environmentally-responsible, green home is something we all should want to do. But, what are your options if your current property falls somewhat short of the mark? The good news is when it comes to eco-friendly home improvements, there are many things you can do to make a green home that won’t even require […]