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Project Sunroof – Google your solar potential

Project Sunroof – Google your solar potential

If you’ve ever thought about putting solar panels on your roof, you know that the process doesn’t exactly qualify as an impulse purchase. Typically, it involves multiple visits from solar installers. The standard practice in the industry is to go up on the rooftop with a fish-eye camera, then take a picture from each of the four corners to make an estimate of the solar potential of the roof.

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Sense home energy monitor

Sense home energy monitor

The Sense home energy monitor lets you understand what every appliance, light, and device in your house has to say. Be informed. Listen to your home. Track energy usage like a grocery receipt: item by item. Know where your money is going. Power is knowledge. Be more efficient than your neighbors. See which appliances use the most energy and how they stack up to other homes. Track watts like footsteps.

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Green Building Week 2016

Green Building Week 2016

World Green Building Week is the flagship event of the global green building movement – organised by the World Green Building Council and led by its network of 74 Green Building Councils and their 27,000 member companies. The week raises awareness of green buildings around the world, highlighting how they are the most effective means to achieving a range of environmental, social and economic goals, from addressing climate change to creating sustainable homes, businesses and communities – better places for people to live, work and play. This year World Green Building Week takes place from 26 September to 2 October.

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Are you Sustainable? New App tells you the truth.

Are you Sustainable? New App tells you the truth.

Calculate your water and carbon footprint, see how you compare to others and accept challenges to make a personal contribution toward a more sustainable future.

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Established Sustainable Community Proves Cost Effectiveness

Established Sustainable Community Proves Cost Effectiveness

A green village with minimum 7.5 star energy efficiency ratings is proving near zero carbon communities are not only achievable but can also save residents money. The Lochiel Park Green Village in South Australia’s capital Adelaide, consists of about 100 suburban homes powered by rooftop solar. Water efficiency measures include rainwater for re-use as hot water and recycled stormwater for toilets, washing machines and irrigation.

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for Philadelphia

for Philadelphia

Independence from the tyranny of fossil fuels, climate change and convention. Earthship Buildings and Systems are beyond Platinum LEED, meet and exceed the Uniform Building Codes and have been built over the last 40 years worldwide. What we can do together for the people of Philadelphia  Alleviate homelessness. Alleviate poverty. Alleviate hunger through urban food production. teach ‘green skills’ create ‘green jobs’

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How to grow fresh air

How to grow fresh air

  Researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air. Some 17 years ago, I became allergic to Delhi’s air. My doctors told me that my lung capacity had gone down to 70 percent, and it was killing me. With the help of IIT, TERI, and learnings from NASA, we discovered that there are three basic green plants, common green plants, with which we can grow all the fresh air we need indoors to keep us healthy. We’ve also found that…

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What It’s Like to Live in This Smart, Energy-Efficient Home of the Future

What It’s Like to Live in This Smart, Energy-Efficient Home of the Future

At first glance, it looks like an ordinary home with a neat yard. Inside there is a wooden dining table and chairs, a taupe sectional sofa, a 65-inch built-in flat screen TV in one living room wall and a white kitchen with silver appliances. But the house, on the University of California campus in Davis, is a cradle of technology that foretells the future of home design.

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The next LED revolution is upon us, and it is ultraviolet

The next LED revolution is upon us, and it is ultraviolet

TOKYO — It took a decade of work and the help of two Nobel laureates, but industrial pump manufacturer Nikkiso is finally gearing up for the mass production of deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes. These deep UV LEDs emit even shorter wavelengths of light than blue LEDs, and they have promising applications. Nikkiso envisions applications for its deep UV LEDs in three broad fields. First is the environmental field, where the sterilizing effects of deep UV radiation can be put to use disinfecting water and sewage. This is already done using mercury lamps, but the new LEDs have many advantages: They…

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