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Colorado man builds state’s most energy efficient house

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017

by Andrew Michler Passive House is a globally-recognized building design technique that promises huge cuts in energy use for any kind of building in any climate. In a nutshell, the Passive House Design strategy relies on airtight buildings, super insulation, fresh air exchange and precises energy modeling. As a former Inhabitat …

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SolarWindow unveils new energy-generating glass that bends

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017

SolarWindow made headlines for their business-card thin solar coating for curved glass surfaces in late 2016, and now they’re going a step further with a new kind of flexible glass capable of generating clean energy. The firm created a super thin, bendable “glass ‘veneer’” that if applied to skyscrapers, cars, …

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How to Clean Up the Dirtiest Vehicles on the Road

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017

When it comes to cleaning up automotive emissions, Tesla gets all the love. The upstart automaker garners the headlines and praise for making electric driving not just feasible, but sexy. That’s important, but all the attention on innovations for personal cars misses one critical fact: The cars most people drive …

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Virgin Atlantic is using new behavioral science research to train pilots to save fuel

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017

A new study (pdf) found that Virgin Atlantic Airways pilots used less fuel when they were told their usage was being monitored, a striking example of applying behavioral science techniques for real-world impact. The economists conducting the study analyzed data from more than 40,000 flights and found “the behavioral effects …

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Building Greener Ships, to Keep the Sea From Rising

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017

Pound for pound and mile for mile, shipping is already the most environmentally efficient way to move cargo, and standards to improve efficiency in new ships went into effect earlier this year. Those standards are subject to regular review and could be tightened “if the technology supports that,” a spokeswoman …

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The Netherlands is making moves to ban all non-electric vehicles by 2025

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017

Electric vehicles – including self-driving cars – are clearly the future of personal transportation, but the question remains: when does the future begin, exactly? If the Netherlands has its way, we now have an answer. There are moves within the country to ban all petrol and diesel vehicle sales by …

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Dunkin’ Donuts helps Pittsburgh electric car owners recharge

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017

Electric car owners in the region can quickly charge their cars on the go thanks to a partnership between Dunkin’ Donuts and Nissan North America. The restaurant franchise worked with Nissan to install fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) stations at seven area stores. The participating locations are in Canonsburg, Crafton, Harmar, Shaler, …

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Eco-Friendly Driving Habits Save Fuel and Help the Environment

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Looking to save money at the fuel pump this summer, earn favorable vehicle insurance rates, and do your part to keep carbon emissions out of the environment? The solution is simpler than you might think, and it’s within reach for every Calgary driver. In addition to putting you at higher …

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Learn About Green Vehicles

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017

What Makes a Vehicle Green? EPA developed the Green Vehicle Guide to help you find information on vehicles that are more efficient and less polluting. Reducing vehicle emissions and increasing your fuel economy helps the environment and your wallet. What Are My Options? You’re probably curious about all of the new vehicle technologies …

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What the green airplane of the future could look like

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The green airplane of the future will tackle some of aviation’s biggest environmental challenges including fuel efficiency, noise and plane washing. New developments in technology will make it quieter, cleaner and cheaper, allowing it to fly more frequently and burn less fuel. The Embraer E170 is the prototype unveiled by …

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