energy conservation

Angry Skies and a Dense Forest are No Match for this Sprawling Solar Array

Angry Skies and a Dense Forest are No Match for this Sprawling Solar Array

After receiving $400,000 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Wayne National Forest commissioned Third Sun Solar to install their 51.6 kW rooftop solar array on the building's

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9 Fun Things You Can Do During Earth Hour 2014!

9 Fun Things You Can Do During Earth Hour 2014!

Candlelight dinner via Shutterstock Have a candle-lit dinner using menus from celebrity chefs Celebrate the hour with your partner, friends or family and have a candlelit dinner with your own tasty

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Passive House Infographic Shows the Benefits of Building Efficient, Tightly Insulated Homes

Passive House Infographic Shows the Benefits of Building Efficient, Tightly Insulated Homes

Does insulation excite you? No? Well how about a house with zero heating bill? If you've been reading Inhabitat for a while there's a good chance you know what a passive house is. These super insulated,

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GLUCK+’s Tower House is an Ultra-Modern ‘Treehouse’ for a Family of Architects

GLUCK+’s Tower House is an Ultra-Modern ‘Treehouse’ for a Family of Architects

The four-story Tower House was designed as a single-family home in a skyscraper’s body. The vertical tower rises from a narrow 14 foot footprint, and a horizontal, cantilevered volume bisects the fourth

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Wake Forest Develops Revolutionary New FIPEL Light-Emitting Polymer Lamp

Wake Forest Develops Revolutionary New FIPEL Light-Emitting Polymer Lamp

Researchers at Wake Forest University recently developed a revolutionary new type of light bulb! Forget the days of fragile glass and toxic mercury - these amazing new bulbs use nanotechnology to create a

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VIDEO: “Energy Diet” Shows How Much You’d Need To Exercise To Power Your Life

VIDEO: “Energy Diet” Shows How Much You’d Need To Exercise To Power Your Life

Look around your house or office right now. How many things are blinking, buzzing and humming back at you? Many of these items are consuming power 24 hours a day/365 days a year. Creating all this

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Marks and Spencer Becomes The First UK Retailer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Marks and Spencer Becomes The First UK Retailer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Marks and Spencer is the first retailer in the United Kingdom to become carbon neutral. In an announcement yesterday, the company described how a combination of increased energy efficiency measures and

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Kyocera Cools its Offices with Luscious, Edible Green Curtains

Kyocera Cools its Offices with Luscious, Edible Green Curtains

Japanese firm Kyocera is known for impressive eco-friendly innovations and endeavors, ranging from the development of a flexible OLED cell phone to the installation of Japan's largest solar farm — but

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Energy Saving Light Only Turns On When Your Eyes are Open

Energy Saving Light Only Turns On When Your Eyes are Open

Most energy-conscious people remember to turn lights off when leaving a room in order to save energy, but one conservationist named Randy Sarafan has taken this practice to the next level. In light

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Gustavo Penna’s Edificio Forluz Skyscraper Fuses Energy Conservation With Elegant Design

Gustavo Penna’s Edificio Forluz Skyscraper Fuses Energy Conservation With Elegant Design

Edifício Forluz is an elegant architectural proposal for the Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais (CEMIG) headquarters in Brazil. Designed by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados and Alexandre

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National Sweater Day is Today!

National Sweater Day is Today!

Today is National Sweater Day! Are you wearing your sweater to keep warm instead of turning up the heat? If not, head over to the WWF's call center to give yourself or a friend a call from a sweet old

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Arkitrek Camp Teaches You How to Build Rustic Lodges By Stacking Giant Driftwood Trees

Arkitrek Camp Teaches You How to Build Rustic Lodges By Stacking Giant Driftwood Trees

The next Arkitrek camp will be held from January4 - February 4, 2012. In that one month, participants will have a chance to review a design brief for a site-specific project in Borneo that benefits the

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Meinhardt’s Interactive “Hopscotch” Light Installation Makes Rainbows

Meinhardt’s Interactive “Hopscotch” Light Installation Makes Rainbows

Meinhardt's “Hopscotch” installation, showcased at the Vivid Sydney light and music festival, had visitors hopping up and down to create their own LED light rainbows. The low-energy light installation

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Comfort on Demand Saves Energy by Letting People Control Heat & Light in Office Areas

Comfort on Demand Saves Energy by Letting People Control Heat & Light in Office Areas

Nash Hurley and Taylor Keep of VITAL Environments in collaboration with Beau Trincia have created Comfort-on-Demand, a system that heats, cools, and lights individual work environments. Each person tunes

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Living Light Switch Plates Remind Us of the Importance of Energy Conservation

Living Light Switch Plates Remind Us of the Importance of Energy Conservation

Inspired by the study of hybrid environments in urban ecology, the Growth Plate rouses our awareness that nature is affected by our every move. The lush and green switch forces contact between the living

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Offers Free Building Efficiency Software

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Offers Free Building Efficiency Software

Did you know that residential and office buildings account for approximately 40 percent of energy usage in the U.S.? As a result, making your home and workplace as energy efficient as possible saves

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Belkin Conserve Valet Charging Station Helps You Save Energy and Reduce Clutter

Belkin Conserve Valet Charging Station Helps You Save Energy and Reduce Clutter

Nowadays, it's pretty common to have more than one mobile device per household - if not per person. But charging all of those electronics can not only be electricity-intensive, it can also be a cluttered

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Giant Solar Peace Sign Sculpture Made from of 80 Metal Oil Barrels

Giant Solar Peace Sign Sculpture Made from of 80 Metal Oil Barrels

The peace sign stands 58 feet high and isn't just a pretty face. It's actually a sustainable resource that will be able to feed power (collected from its 80 solar panels) into the city's electrical grid.

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The ‘Land Art Generator Initiative’ Combines Art with Energy Creation

The ‘Land Art Generator Initiative’ Combines Art with Energy Creation

The power of art is often described as being emotional, healing, ethereal, and inspirational. But in the context of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), art's power is as literal as that: power. An

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5 Smartphone Apps That Will Help You Save Energy

5 Smartphone Apps That Will Help You Save Energy

So you've changed your lightbulbs, installed energy-efficient windows, smart insulation, and solar panels on your roof. What more can you possibly do to save energy? Simple: use your smartphone to manage

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Cut out Vampire Power With the Fair Energy Clock

Cut out Vampire Power With the Fair Energy Clock

By now you probably know that your gadgets still suck power from the grid when they are plugged in but not turned on -- this phantom power drain can cost you hundreds of dollars a year. But how are the

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Energy 101: What Is a Smart Grid?

Energy 101: What Is a Smart Grid?

In last week's Energy 101 column, we took a look at the basics of where our energy comes from now. This week, we're examining the future of energy—specifically, the smart grid. To recap, a smart grid is

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Samsung Launches New Low Energy 31″ OLED TV

Samsung Launches New Low Energy 31″ OLED TV

Walking the showroom floor at CES this year, we're overwhelmed by the products on display, but underwhelmed by the lack of design innovation from a sustainability perspective. However, one innovation

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