Los Angeles, CA – May, 2015 – Local software engineer Markus Loeffler today announced a Kickstarter project to help consumers reduce dependency on the electric grid while saving on electric costs. “One Fridge off the Grid” was initially conceived during a power outage caused by severe storms in 2011. Read more »
(Model: Aster, a tiny round home)
Deltec Homes introduces three new models to their line of high performance and net-zero homes, the Renew Collection. The new models include the Aster, an 861-square-foot tiny round home; the Chestnut, an Arts and Crafts-style home; and the Highland, a modern design.
Design firm Needbased has recently completed a home in New Mexico, which has achieved both the Passive House Certification as well as meet the highest National Association of House Builders (NAHB) green building standard. Taoshouse, as the home is called, is therefore one of a very US homes few to obtain the certification given out by the Passive House Institute in Germany. This home will also run only on the electricity harvested from the sun.
The modern home bristles with safety and home protection devices and technology. Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide detectors, burglary alarms, and electrical circuit breakers just to name a few. But the most prevalent property insurance claim is damage caused by a failure of civilization’s greatest convenience, indoor plumbing.
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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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.