Living off-the-grid in the foothills of the colorful Colorado Rocky Mountains, Andrew Michler LEED AP BD+C and his wife Jennie are learning firsthand what low entropy living really means. He is building a Passive House rest/work space and is currently writing the book [ours] Hyperlocalization of Architecture to be published in 2014.
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The ad campaign is from the preeminent pubic body of scientist who are deeply engaged in helping develop public policy and education based on hard, empirical data. The Union of Concerned
Just when you thought the dust was settling on the best wind turbine design, the stakes have gotten higher -- or in this case, wider. A new design called the Aerogenerator X (‘X’ to make it
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