The Pyramid of New Water Sources

Today is World Water Day and it just so happens that Jerry Yudelson, noted green building authority and author, has released a new conceptual tool to help people understand where water will come from in the future.  The tool mimics the popular Pyramid of Conservation used by Minnesota Power and explains water sourcing in ten increasingly expensive and complex steps.

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By |March 22nd, 2011|Categories: News, Water Efficiency|2 Comments

The State of Small Wind [Interview]

The U.S. market for small wind turbines — those rated 100 kilowatts or less — grew 15% in 2009 with the installation of about 10,000 new units, according to the AWEA Small Wind Turbine Global Market Study in 2010.  In the same report, AWEA found that the largest manufacturer of these turbines in terms of kilowatts sold is Arizona-based Southwest Windpower.  I had the opportunity to email with the company’s marketing director, Miriam Robbins, and she was kind enough to share what’s new with Southwest Windpower.

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By |March 20th, 2011|Categories: Interview, Wind|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Super Houseplants, Low-Fuel Homes, Cottage Award, + Mercury Reductions

Super houseplants scrub the air.
What does a sustainable community look like?
Hurricane Ike-damaged cottage takes top award.
EPA proposes coal regulations to reduce mercury emissions.
Are high-performance windows worth the extra cost?
Passive Houses offer something different.
Cutting-edge home uses […]

By |March 19th, 2011|Categories: Week in Review|1 Comment

Embrace a Lush Vertical Plant Wall

Plant wall pioneer McRae Anderson recently introduced this new ebook publication called “Embrace the Vertical” on the topic of vertical green walls.  It’s free, colorful, and concise – just enough to whet your curiosity for more.  Anderson provides a list of plants, some basic case studies, and a little background information on his own Greenwalls product.

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By |March 18th, 2011|Categories: book, Vegetation|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Low-Cost Solar Thermal by Sunnovations

Sunnovations, a Virginia-based start-up, is seeing more and more interest in its unique solar thermal technology and just closed a Series A round of financing led by Two Seven Ventures.  That technology is explained in the attached images, and it may just make solar water heating a no-brainer for every home in the country.   The system is relatively affordable, easy to install, and simple to maintain, according to the company.

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By |March 18th, 2011|Categories: Solar|Tags: , , |11 Comments

Join Us in Giving Aid to Japan

I find myself more introspective every day as events unfold in Japan.  I lived there for an extended period of time and tried to master the language.  I see the faces of thousands of people that I met in my mind.  I’m on this planet to make a difference, to help people, and it hurts to see neighborhoods gone and air polluted.  What can be done?  Here are a few efforts that I’m seeing:

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By |March 17th, 2011|Categories: News, Weblogs|2 Comments
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