Ikea kitchens help sell insulation to Dutch – and UK could be next

Green (Living) Review

The Energiesprong (Energy Leap) initiative involves completely wrapping houses with insulated panel-facades that snap on like Lego. green living

Greening Up an Old House.

Elephant Journal

Drafty windows, inefficient insulation, and so many other factors make conscious living to. Old houses are a mixed blessing, though.

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A Green Tiny House: Graywater, Solar, Wool Insulation.

Elephant Journal

For more on the image above, click it. What do you do when you need space from one another? We walk out!

Home Solar: Is it Worth Switching?

Green Home Blog

Home Solar: Is it Worth Switching? Retro-fitting your home to run on solar energy either partially or completely can be a huge undertaking. However, there have been many advances, as well as incentives, when it comes to choosing solar technology.

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Can solar panels boost green roof productivity? New study asks

Green Prophet

There’s plenty of cold weather still to come if you live in the Middle East, but the University of Haifa is preparing for the sun, with a new study that examines whether solar electricity panels and green roofs can work well in tandem. Green Roof researchers pouring coffee on it.

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HEPCA’s Green-Roofed Bio Boat Entirely Wind and Solar Powered

Green Prophet

” Both wind and solar-powered, the bio boat will have a minuscule environmental impact since it will generate all of its own clean, renewable energy. Architecture & Urban clean tech green design Green Roof HEPCA Red Sea solar power wind power

Israel’s Self-Sufficient Solar Decathlon Home Shapes Up

Green Prophet

In 2012, Green Prophet reported from the front lines of the Solar Decathlon in Spain , but this year the event is taking place in China and students from Israel’s Shenkar College of Engineering and Design will be there.

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The Future of Solar Design Dazzles Madrid

Green Prophet

Green Prophet has been touring the 18 Solar Decathlon homes that made it to Madrid for this year’s international collegiate architecture competition, and we’re dazzled by what we’ve seen. All images by Tafline Laylin for Green Prophet.

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How Living Roofs Improve Solar Panel Performance

Green Living Ideas

Both green roofs and solar panels have their own set of unique benefits that make them well worth considering on their own, but these green technologies can also work together. Image via Green Roof Technology. Image via Green Roof Integrated Photovoltaic Canopy .

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What Makes a Building Green?

Green Home Blog

What Makes a Building Green? What makes a building green? The answer might seem obvious—any building that has a minimal impact on the environment should be called green, right? What’s so hard about defining green? Who decides whether a building is green?

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Bird’s Nest: Solar-Powered Studio Perches on School Roofs

Green Prophet

Eschewing the bigger is better thought pattern, this solar-powered accessory dwelling “perches” on existing buildings to create extra space. Design eco architects Turkey Green design Turkey ONZ Architects Parasitic Architecture solar power sustainable design

Solar Impulse 2 mission control center to launch Abu Dhabi flight in March

Green Prophet

Mission Control for the Solar Impulse 2 is open for business, ready to guide the solar plane’s first flight around the world. Green Prophet previously reported that on-board cameras will enable the entire flight to be broadcast live on the Solar Impulse 2 website.

Solar retreat in the Liwa Desert – futuristic functionality or rich man’s folly?

Green Prophet

Simple technology for solar energy production can readily supply the building with all its daytime electricity needs, but there is no information regarding nighttime power supply. How will the structure be insulated to reduce heat gain and loss ?

Going Green With Radiant Barriers

Green Living Ideas

A radiant barrier is a supplement to your home’s insulation that helps reflect or radiate away transferred heat. the benefits of radiant barrier insulation; image from Green Energy of San Antonio. Green Living Ideas was not compensated for this post.

6 Simple Ways to Green Up your Office Space

Hug a Tree with Me

6 Simple Ways to Green Up your Office Space: Recycle Everything: Recycled everything that can be recycled. Greening up your office doesn’t have to be challenging, it only takes you making small changes in order to make big differences in the health of the environment.

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Green Deal flop - new figures released

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commenting on the release on Thursday, June 27, 2013 on the first official statistics of take up of the Government''s flagship Green Deal scheme for energy efficiency, Friends of the Earth''s Warm Homes Campaigner Dave Timms said that the figures are a disaster but not unexpected. Lower interest rates, more incentives and tough regulations on landlords to improve the worst insulated rented homes would all increase the take-up of energy efficiency measures.

How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011 by greenwise on January 3, 2011 I have set 5 green living resolutions for 2011, focusing on actions that will save money as well as cut energy use. Buy an insulating blanket and wrap around the water heater. It is an excellent resource for keeping a green lifestyle!

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German solar city (Sonnenschiff) produces four times more energy than it consumes

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This proves that it can be done even in a country where the sun does not shine as much as in southern Europe and proves that the British government simply does not have the political will to get solar (and other renewables) going.

How Living Roofs Improve Solar Panel Performance

Green Living Ideas

Both green roofs and solar panels have their own set of unique benefits making them well worth consideration on their own. Now with new financing models in place homeowners can go solar with minimal upfront costs. Image via Green Roof Technology.

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Keeping the Heat Inside Your Home in Winter

Green Furniture Home Design

Use Green Insulation. Green insulation is designed to be as energy efficient and ecologically safe as possible. Remove the less efficient and wasteful insulation in your home and install this green installation. If you can afford it, place solar panels here too. Use these solar panels to create heat in your home in an efficient and safe manner. Tree Insulation. Home and Garden home insulation tips keeping heat inside

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Ten Ways to Have a Green Camping Trip

Green Home Blog

Ten Ways to Have a Green Camping Trip. Camp Green! After all, what could be more green than a hike through the mountain or a night in the woods? Instead of relying on toxic disposable batteries, bring along solar or crank flashlights and lanterns. Buy green.

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Why Green Roof?

Green Earth Journey

I know that green roofs cut down on CO2 and filter pollution and contaminants out of the air in cities, etc, etc. Building a green roof isn’t cheap; will I benefit directly in any way? In fact, it’s estimated that a green roof will last twice as long as a conventional roof.

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5 Ways to Green Your Pool (and keep it clean)

Green Home Blog

5 Ways to Green Your Pool (and keep it clean). Swim clean and green! But that doesn’t mean you have to scrap your family’s outdoor oasis – instead, try following these five easy steps to minimize the environmental impact of your pool and to keep your yard green. Clean green.

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New Delhi: new green hotels couldn’t be more different

Green Traveler Guides

| Leela Palace & Green Leaf |. And that’s why, during this Delhi stay, I recommend wallowing in the cool green comfort of the Leela Palace or Green Leaf hotels. Leela Palace: over-the-top green. Green Leaf’s low-tech green. Green Leaf: suite green.

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How to Green Your Life

Green Home Blog

Greening your life, home or business is not a small task. We tend to refer to it as the Big Green Five: Air/Water. or go solar powered. Going GreenBut like with most large tasks, there’s an 80/2 0 rule. Energy. Food and Stuff we Use. Cleaning. Wearables/Touchables.

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Markus Kayser’s 3D Solar Sinter Prints on Sand – Could Replace Concrete

Green Prophet

And here he talks with Green Prophet about his 3D printer that runs on sun and sand. First object printed from a 3D file with the Solar Sinter, Photo by Amos Field. He used his own ingenuity to design and build a machine called a Solar Sinter. Solar sintered sand does not.

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How Living Roofs Improve Solar Panel Performance

Green Living Ideas

Both green roofs and solar panels have their own set of unique benefits making them well worth consideration on their own. Now with new financing models in place homeowners can go solar with minimal upfront costs. Image via Green Roof Technology.

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Sonoma’s Vineyards Inn: a perfect night in green wine country

Green Traveler Guides

| Eat, Sleep Green |. Awaiting us is what promises to be a perfect night in Green Wine Country: a “green” meal, a “green” sleep. The exterior walls, we learn, are a form of adobe, and thick insulation is compressed scraps of denim.

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Eco-Minded Green Home Insurance

Green Furniture Home Design

If you’re a homeowner, but also are concerned about this giant ball of rock we orbit the sun on, you may well have looked into green home insurance before now – after all, it’s a great way of not only looking after your home but also looking after the planet on which we live. On the other hand, you might not even know it exists (Green home insurance is still somewhat of a niche product, despite the best efforts of both insurance companies and the ecologically aware.

Greenstone Revolutionizes Lebanese Building Industry One Green-Roof Villa at a Time

Green Prophet

This villa is part of a growing movement in Lebanon that is revolutionizing the green building industry. It receives part of its energy from solar-panels, recycles greywater, has superior thermal insulation that cuts energy consumption, and it also features a green roof.

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Cape May, NJ: green is here to stay

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Garden State |. Diane tells us she welcomes more green practices in the hospitality industry. “It’s The Hutchinsons realized energy savings last year by installing double-pane windows and roof insulation in one of their two buildings. Mark Kulkowitz: irrepressibly green.

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How to Green Your Life

Green Home Blog

Greening your life, home or business is not a small task. We tend to refer to it as the Big Green Five: Air/Water. Following the twin Do No Harm and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle principles, we can attack all five on all fronts, and we make sure we carry a range of products to help you green each of these. or go solar powered. Going GreenBut like with most large tasks, there’s an 80/2 0 rule. Energy. Food and Stuff we Use. Cleaning. Wearables/Touchables.

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Geneva International Airport gets CERN developed solar panels

EcoFriend

Green Products. Solar Power. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Geneva International Airport gets CERN developed solar panels. Geneva International Airport can lay claim to being one of the few to use solar energy. solar power. Please login.

Saving Money with Solar and Energy Efficiency in Southern California

Sierra Club Compass

New Ads Highlight World Banks Deadly Coal Plans For Kosovo » Saving Money with Solar and Energy Efficiency in Southern California. Green Building Council to hold a forum on energy efficiency and solar installations. Green Fleets. Green Transportation. Compass.

Shipping container home unboxes green delights with solar power

EcoFriend

With better insulation and some rainwater harvesting techniques, it can surely attain a zero-energy status. B.Sameer Kumar: Most of us have the dream of owning our own home and go to great lengths to try and achieve this.

10 Ways to Use Electricity more Sustainably

Hug a Tree with Me

10 Ways to Use Electricity more Sustainably: Insulate the home: Insulating the home can reduce your carbon footprint while also saving you money on your electricity bill. Solar energy: Purchase or lease solar lighting panels to be more energy efficient and also to save money.

5 Green Remodeling Ideas for Your Home

Eco Chic

Some may put a bigger focus on their home’s energy efficiency, while others may want to include more green building materials in their home’s design. One thing that most people can agree on, though, is that green building and remodeling is a trend that’s here to stay.

The Low Carbon Energy Company offers Green Deal clarity

Green (Living) Review

Green deal has caused confusion, but offers opportunities to many THE Low Carbon Energy Company has announced that it is offering guidance to tenants, homeowners and businesses who are trying to understand the complexities of the government’s Green Deal. The Green Deal comprises two separate elements and there has been much confusion as to who is entitled to what. The provider will then arrange for a Green Deal installer to do the work.

From Grey to Green by Kathryn Brennar (guest post)

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Wednesday, April 21, 2010 From Grey to Green by Kathryn Brennar (guest post) Building a green infrastructure is no longer a new idea. Going “green” is actually becoming quite popular.

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Aspects of Green Living in Everyday Life

Green Living Ideas

Of course, larger financial investments like installing these kinds of solar panels are a great ways to live self-sufficiently but looking at the little things can also be just as beneficial if everyone is involved. This important post was supported by Trina Solar.