4 things you need to know about smart thermostats

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Stuart Lombard has a mission: to reduce people’s carbon footprints while saving money. He found that heating and cooling made up the bulk of utility costs and searched to find a better way to monitor a home’s energy usage. He founded ecobee> in 2007. The company developed a smart thermostat that allegedly saves people up to 23 percent a year on their heating and cooling bills. Some energy companies also offer rebates on smart thermostats, saving homeowners even more money. ecobee offers… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



The Nugget Plus camper van has all the amenities you need for life on the road, including a toilet

Compact camper vans have come a long, long way since the 50s and 60s when the only amenity was a mattress tossed on a cold steel floor. RVs upped the ante with stoves, sinks, and makeshift showers and toilets but the traditional vans had no toilets, a major inconvenience for many who love living on the road.

 

Westfalia and Ford have joined forces and designed the Nugget Plus, a camper van that has the normal trappings of a kitchen along with a double bed in the pop-up roof and one that… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Evaporative off-grid toilets don’t need plumbing, water or electricity

2.6 billion people around the planet don’t have access to safe toilets. Not only does this lack impact health, but empowerment as well: women and girls “face high rates of violence when they don’t have access to safe and dignified sanitation,” according to protein biochemist and entrepreneur Diana Yousef, CEO of change:WATER Labs. She’s working on a solution: a portable, self-flushing toilet.

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10 things you need to know about living in the 2018 Airstream Globetrotter

Have you ever dreamed of packing your bags and hitting the road on an Airstream adventure? You’re not alone. The Airstream is a marvel of modern design – and it has captured the hearts of dreamers, design fans, and free-spirited travelers for decades. This space-age capsule carries the promise of freedom, comfort and self-sufficiency wherever it goes – and we recently had the chance to take one for a spin along the rugged coastline of California. Follow along on our adventure to find out 10 things… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

6 reasons the clean energy revolution doesn’t need Trumps blessing

-ITC tax
-Global Market Forces
-Cost of renewables have dropped
-The rest of the world still cares about climate change
-China has said they will resume global leadership if need be / have invested in renewables
-States in the US have more power at this point than federal View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

6 Super common food additives that you need to avoid

It’s difficult for even the most dedicated person to make all of the daily meals from scratch and that often means relying on store-bought foods for condiments and other must-have kitchen items. But lurking in those kitchen staples are some food additives View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Here’s what you need to know about tonight’s black moon

You’ve heard of a blood moon or a harvest moon, maybe even a supermoon. But what about a black moon? Tonight in the Western Hemisphere part of the world will experience a black moon…but they won’t be able to see much.

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Studiomama packs everything you need into a 13 square meter home

How well can you live in less than 150 square feet? If you’re lucky enough to benefit from Studiomama’s design for a 13 square meter house, the answer is very well, thank you very much. During London Design Festival 2016, visitors to the Viaduct London furniture showroom can walk through a full-scale model of the clever design and easily imagine themselves living large in a super small environment.

The original site for the interior plan is an unusual building in
north London measuring… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

What does Hillary Clinton need to do to win over climate hawk voters?

 

 

 

 

This is big. Last night, the Democratic Party adopted a platform that includes the strongest environmental protection policies we’ve ever seen.

This is major news for our climate. The platform pledges to:

✓ Power the country with 100 percent clean energy by 2050
✓ Institute a “Climate Test” on federal infrastructure projects
✓ Uphold President Obama’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement

These are important steps and we need your… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

INFOGRAPHIC: What you need to know about Sea Level Rise

We know that sea levels are rising and we know that many coastal cities struggle regularly with resulting flooding, but how much do we know about where we are headed? Which cities are taking action to protect themselves and which are not taking enough action? Who will be hit the hardest and how much will the damage from sea level rise cost us? To help us understand its impacts, Eastern Kentucky University’s Safety, Security and Emergency Management Program put together this infographic, which discusses… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building