no, you cant actually start a car with 8 AAA batteries. Eight AAA batteries do add up to 12 volts, but they still can’t provide enough electrical current to run the starter motor. But that’s not the whole story. Any battery
Sitting at home in the summer heat, your mind may start to wander to that fancy new air conditioner. But when it comes to making your house comfortable and sustainable, prevention is better than cure. By prevention we mean simple
My buddy Jeff and I recently spent a week volunteering with an organization called Los Tecnicos that is building a number of small, sustainable, off-the-grid houses about an hour outside of Bogota in a town called Choachi. These homes are
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that for low-rise commercial buildings, the heat gain through the roof is about 50 percent of the heat gain for the entire building. This heat gain can be reduced not only by using
I interned for three weeks on the original global build in Buffalo Wyoming. Three years ago my wife and I pounded our first tire for our two bedroom global adaption. We finished the tires this past May, and in a
This vision was the beginning of what is now known as the Earthship – a remarkable feat of sustainable living. The environmental, economical, and ethical reasons for living in an Earthship – or any self-supporting home for that matter – are abundant. Whether you are breaking ground on a new home or would like to incorporate these concepts into your existing dwelling, read on for a breakdown on the principles of the self-sustaining home.
Going green can be a major advantage for business in many ways. First of all, you have the increase in sales.Â 72% of Generation ZÂ said they would be willing to pay more for services if they came from a sustainable company.
When steven mankouche first saw the house at 3347 Burnside Street in Detroit, in 2013, it was buckling and scarred with burn marks. An artist named Andy Malone, who lived nearby, had just purchased the lot for $500 and was
The kitchen was eye-popping for all the wrong reasons, remodeler Dan Kradzinski recalls. Dark brown oak cabinets with medieval-style handles. Birch-colored counter. White appliances. The backsplash was rust-colored brick, the walls the color of an overripe nectarine. The room had
The Earthship academy sessions have graduated a wide variety of students, who now reside in many different locales all over the globe. Many of them eventually try their hand at building their own Earthship structures in their own communities, using