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U.S. Department Of Energy Holding Solar Decathlon In October

U.S. Department Of Energy Holding Solar Decathlon In October

Thatcher Michelsen August 30, 2013 0

For the sixth time since 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy, along with several sponsors including Bosch, Cisco and Wells Fargo, will be hosting the Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park in

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3 Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Projects For Fall

3 Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Projects For Fall

Thatcher Michelsen August 29, 2013 0

Autumn is a great time to work on home improvement projects, as it's your last chance before the rain and snow arrive

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Wisconsin Hospital Leading The Way In Energy Efficiency

Wisconsin Hospital Leading The Way In Energy Efficiency

Thatcher Michelsen August 27, 2013 0

Something not commonly known is that hospitals and medical facilities consume a great deal more energy than typical commercial buildings

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What To Do With Your Organic Farm In The Fall

What To Do With Your Organic Farm In The Fall

Thatcher Michelsen August 26, 2013 0

Pretty soon, summer will end and yield to the colder temperatures of fall, and for many this signals the end of gardening season

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Can The United States Catch Up To Germany On Solar Power?

Can The United States Catch Up To Germany On Solar Power?

Thatcher Michelsen August 23, 2013 1

On August 22, it was announced that Germany had set a new record for solar generated electricity, a milestone for what has become the leader in installed solar power capacity

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EPA And Ford Revise Fuel Economy Numbers For C-Max Hybrid

EPA And Ford Revise Fuel Economy Numbers For C-Max Hybrid

Thatcher Michelsen August 22, 2013 1

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be revising its testing procedures and policies in light of a recent controversy surrounding the mileage ratings for the Ford C-Max Hybrid

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Is Rooftop Farming The Next Big Trend In Urban Food Culture?

Is Rooftop Farming The Next Big Trend In Urban Food Culture?

Thatcher Michelsen August 20, 2013 0

A recent article published by environmental news site Grist discusses the merits and future of rooftop farming, which has caught people's attention in part because of the success of Uncommon Ground, a restaurant in

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Is Hempcrete The Future Of Green Building?

Is Hempcrete The Future Of Green Building?

Thatcher Michelsen August 16, 2013 0

Lately we've been talking a lot about the green building movement, and one area that deserves more attention is concrete and its alternatives

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Straw Bale Construction Offers Improved Energy Efficiency And Safety

Straw Bale Construction Offers Improved Energy Efficiency And Safety

Thatcher Michelsen August 15, 2013 0

Recently we've been covering the movement to incorporate more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in housing and building, as this is an area where there are a lot of potential gains to be made

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Green Building Turning Back The Clock

Green Building Turning Back The Clock

Thatcher Michelsen August 15, 2013 1

Recently we wrote about the green building movement and what this actually entailed

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