Our cities, bridges and roads are crumbling. Congress and the Federal Highway Trust fund, a mainstay of funding for America’s roads and mass transit since 1956, has engaged in a tight balancing act of moving money from among federal accounts…
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Whenever you talk about the energy industry, the word innovation is not far behind. Everything about the energy industry is based on innovation, whether we mention light bulb or clean energy production. One statistic is particularly impressive: 40 percent of…
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We are an electricity- dependent society in our homes and for industrial purposes. If we had to live without electricity to light and heat our homes, appliances and, most recently, to power our cars, most of us could not survive…
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You should buy coconut flooring because it is as beautiful, strong, hard and long lasting as hardwood flooring but unlike hardwood flooring it is environmentally friendly. Furthermore, buying coconut flooring helps the economies of rural communities in many developing countries.…
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Whole Trees Architecture Green interior design should not be just about changing the interiors of already existing structures to make them healthier for people, more energy and water efficient and more environmentally friendly. Sometimes it is necessary to re-examine basic…
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Sustainable design is also known as environmental design, environmentally sustainable design, ecodesign and environmentally conscious design. It is underpinned by a philosophy of designing products, buildings and services that comply with principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability. Green interior…
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Green Roofs The modern idea of making a green roof started in Germany in the 1960s. In Scandinavia they have had sod roofs for centuries. It is estimated that 10% of roofs in Germany have been ‘greened’. It is a…
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Passive House The idea of the Passive house was first developed by Professors Bo Adamson of Lund University in Sweden and Wolfgang Feist from the Institute for Housing and the Environment in Germany. The idea was hatched in May 1988…
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