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  1. 101 Alternative Energy: Light On
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Light On

    The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad reputation among environmentalists as an energy hog.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  2. 101 Alternative Energy: Climate Control
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Climate Control

    Few things use more energy at home than the pursuitof the perfect indoor temperature.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  3. 101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power

    If necessity is the mother of invention, then the coupled concerns of population growth and resource depletion might be considered the parents of energy innovation.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  4. Green Beret
    Green

    Green Beret

    Were “EcoHat” to come up in passing,you would most likely think of something chunky, organic, and woolen–—perhaps a beanie with earflaps to keep you toasty while chained to a logger’s truck. But in...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    01.25.09

  5. Straw Tech
    Green

    Straw Tech

    When Anders Stokholm asked his old friend Felix Jerusalem to design his family’s new home in Eschenz, a northern Swiss village on the Rhine River and Untersee Lake, the client and architect agreed...

    written by: Emily Gertz
    01.22.09

  6. The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House
    Post

    The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House

    Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to maximum advantage in their designs. I recently discovered a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.15.09

  7. Vampire Power
    Design 101

    Vampire Power

    Probably the most evocative term among the otherwise technocratic energy vocabulary, vampire power is the continuous current that appliances and electronics draw from an outlet even when turned off.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  8. Design 101

    Residential Wind

    When we think of alternative energy at home, our minds leap straight to solar panels, the most obvious symbol of a site-generated grid-free power source.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  9. Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: On-Demand Hot Water

    We don’t keep a kettle boiling on the stove all day for the one moment when we want tea, so why do we keep water heated around the clock when all we need it for is a shower or a load of laundry?

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  10. Design 101

    Energy Retrofit: The Now House Project

    It may be simpler to build a zero-energy home from scratch than to retrofit an existing structure, but buildings constructed in the 20th century are generally the most in need of upgrades for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  11. The Grass Phone
    Post

    The Grass Phone

    Korea is a known hub for high-tech design, and it's increasingly a hotspot for innovation among young designers learning their trade in a gadget-loving place.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.17.08

  12. TH!NK OX
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    TH!NK OX

    The Th!nk Ox is a five-seat concept car introduced last spring at the Geneva Auto Show. According to Th!nk, the Ox will have a range of about 125 miles on a full battery charge, and a top speed of...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.10.08

  13. Referendum on High Speed Rail
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    Referendum on High Speed Rail

    In these tumultuous economic times, California voters will soon have a chance to drop a cool $9.95 billion on a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.28.08

  14. The Energy Seed
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    The Energy Seed

    Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I generally collect my spent batteries in an old container in my house. My...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.19.08

  15. Dashboard Confessional
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    Dashboard Confessional

    A major obstacle to reducing our energy consumption continues to be our general unawareness of just how much we are using. Most people have no idea exactly how much a shorter shower or a lowered...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.01.08

  16. Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary
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    Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary

    U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not only makes monitoring home electricity use a breeze, but even turns...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.24.08

  17. New Honda Hybrid
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    New Honda Hybrid

    The 2010 car model year (which starts in calendar year 2009) promises to be an exciting one, with the debut of a revamped Toyota Prius, and Honda's long-awaited entry into the stand-alone hybrid...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.16.08

  18. 736 TR Energy Star Fridge

    736 TR Energy Star Fridge

    The average 736 TR spends about eight hours on the production line, but it’s the 5 to 24 hours spent on test runs that assure the quality of this Energy Star–rated appliance. Pieces and...

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