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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House
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    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

  6. Sancor

    Sancor Industries Ltd. is a leading Canadian manufacturer of environmental sanitation products with over 30 years experience. Sancor is also involved in a number of other ventures with a focus on...

    01.15.09

  7. Pugh + Scarpa Architecture

    At Pugh + Scarpa we believe that architecture should engage the user, heighten their sense of awareness, and bring a deeper understanding and vitality to their experience. We strive to create...

    01.19.09

  8. Straw Tech
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    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

  9. Metropolitan Policy Program

    Metropolitan Policy Program

    Created in 1996, the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program provides decision makers with cutting-edge research and policy ideas for improving the health and prosperity of cities...

    01.27.09

  10. Kyocera

    Kyocera

    Kyocera Corporation, the headquarters and parent company of the global Kyocera group, was founded in 1959 in Kyoto, Japan as a start-up venture by Dr. Kazuo Inamori and seven colleagues. Kyocera...

    01.28.09

  11. Blueair

    At Blueair, we believe that clean air is a human right. We are an innovative company with an exclusive focus: designing and manufacturing the best air purification systems available today. Blueair...

    01.28.09

  12. Inhabitat

    Inhabitat

    Regular updates on what’s happening in sustainable technology, design, and architecture, including a special weekly feature called Prefab Friday.

    01.28.09

  13. Jetson Green

    Jetson Green

    A broad look at green building, regularly featuring new sustainable prefab systems.

    01.28.09

  14. Parans

    Parans

    Parans markets and develops patented high quality products in the field of natural lighting. Our customers require high quality and healthy indoor environments in an energy efficient way....

    01.29.09

  15. Icynene

    Icynene

    Established in 1986, Icynene Inc. is the leading manufacturer of open-cell spray foam insulation products, designed to help create Healthier, Quieter, More Energy Efficient® environments....

    01.29.09

  16. DIY Kyoto

    DIY Kyoto

    We create beautifully designed products to help people understand and control their personal impact on the environment.

    01.29.09

  17. Blue Line Innovations

    Blue Line Innovations

    Blue Line Innovations specializes in developing and providing real-time energy feedback products that help meet the Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) needs of electric utilities, government,...

    01.29.09

  18. Power Scorecard

    Power Scorecard

    The Power Scorecard is a rating mechanism that assesses the environmental impact of different types of electric generation. The Power Scorecard makes it easy for you to plug into cleaner power for...

    01.29.09

  19. Green E

    Green E

    Green-e is the nation's leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions in the retail market. It has two certification and one...

    01.29.09

  20. USDoE Green Power

    USDoE Green Power

    The Green Power Network (GPN) provides news and information on green power markets and related activities. The site provides up-to-date information on green power providers, product offerings,...

    01.29.09

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