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ENERGY STAR Makes a Difference in Local Communities

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When we think about energy efficiency, we often think about choosing an energy efficient light bulb, appliance or television and getting savings on monthly utility bills while reducing our carbon footprint. This fall, the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program showed that energy efficiency – combined with community service, can make an even more substantial impact in communities and on the environment.
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The Beluga Razor: Greenest Pivoting Razor on the planet

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Fully funded after raising 100k in 13 days and still up on Kickstarter is a very unique razor called the Beluga Razor.  Beluga Shave Co. is a Cincinnati-based company who wants to deliver you a better quality shave at a fraction of the blade cost of other razors like Dollar Shave Club.  Plus, they want to help the environment by creating a durable and long lasting product formed from 316L Stainless Steel that uses recyclable all-metal replacements blades that cost as little as 10 cents. Now that’s an easy and simple solution to help slow down the billions of cartridge and disposable razors thrown out each year.
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Prefab Houses and Modern Modular Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz

 

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Modern Modular by Joseph TanneyRobert Luntz

Mix and match your requirements for a modular house with design in focus. Modern Modular is a  contemporary insight by Resolution: 4 Architecture a New York based firm that has bound modern prefabricated building practice with a design focused approach. If you are looking for inspiration take a look.

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India’s first container home!

Claimed to be India’s first container home. The owner and builder is Kameshwar Rao and is located in Ramamurthy Nagar. There are 4 20ft containers 2 staked on top of each other. Great to se other countries getting involved in building container homes.

Net Zero Playhouse in Orange County

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One of the entries this year in Project Playhouse, an annual fundraiser by HomeAid, is a net-zero playhouse called the Ocean Adventure Lab.  The structure, designed by LPA Inc. and built by Turner Construction, will be auctioned off in early September.  In the mean time, it's on display at the Irvine Spectrum Center illustrating a number of sustainable elements. 

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