technology

The Best Eco-Friendly Vehicles and Their Features

Today, more and more car manufacturers are creating eco-friendly features to include in their vehicles to catch the attention of the public, who is getting hyper aware of their environment’s need for conservation. This is why cars like the BMW X3, Nissan Versa Note, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota Altis, here in the Philippines or in any country, have been invented in order to address this issue. If perhaps you are interested in purchasing one of these eco-friendly cars, you may want to ... Read more

Technology & the future of urban infrastructure

Leaders and citizens of the world talk about crumbling infrastructure and the need for improvements in many of our major cities. The future of urban infrastructure is a massive opportunity to transform cities into more functional and healthier living spaces. As nearly half of the world's population now lives in cities, attention to urbanization is now more important than ever. Here are several ways in which emerging technologies help mold these cities of the future. Sustainable Designs Infrastructure wears out and "crumbles" because ... Read more

The Benefits of LEED Certification & Credentials

LEED is a process established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) based in Washington, D.C. LEED is  a standard for certification and credentialing of buildings, architects and designers. The LEED process was established by the USGBC in March of 2000 and remains the industry’s leading recognized standard for determining the sustainability of building structures. When discussing LEED and its benefits, it's also important to have a common understanding of its associated terms.Consequently, build professionals should difference between LEED certification vs LEED ... Read more

The Next Generation of Smart Buildings

Does the following situation sound like a familiar one? You've gone out for a dinner or a drink and suddenly remember that weather forecast calls for heavy storms. You also realize that half the windows in the house are still open. At that moment, how great it would be to have an option to close the windows remotely? Well, this possibility is about to become available to every home owner, as a result of the tremendous progress in the field of ... Read more

The Development of Green Architecture in Sydney Since 2000

It has one of the fastest growing populations in the world, situated in one of the driest parts of the planet. Facing such challenges, Australia became the first to recognize the importance of preserving natural resources and turning to sustainable development. Due to the extent of its impact on the environment, Australia's construction industry made the most dramatic changes. The industry transitioned from traditional approaches to new building ideas, practices, and materials. Today, Australia is at the forefront of the world’s ... Read more

California Green Energy Booming Says New Study

The growth of solar installations and green technology in California soared in 2015 according to a new study by the Next 10 Economics. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt offered his insights on Next 10's 2016 California Green Innovation Index in a recent radio broadcast. "The new Next 10 Economics study showed that different parts of the state excelled in different aspects of solar generation. Riverside, San Bernardino and Ontario produced the most total commercial and residential solar power. Fresno topped the list ... Read more

Green Landscaping: 8 Simple and Easy Ways to Create a Greener Yard

Green landscaping, also known as "eco-landscaping", is a method used to create and design an ideal landscape that embraces sustainability. The method includes landscaping strategies that reduce air, soil, and water pollution and create a healthier environment for the wildlife. Green landscapes allow you to save time, money, and energy and create a healthier outdoor space. Start creating a "greener" landscape using these simple and easy tips in landscaping. 1) Install living green walls Instead of building a fence, try planting a living green ... Read more

Ten Simple and Easy Remodeling Tips To Go Green In Your Bathroom

So you have decided to welcome the eco-friendly lifestyle in your own home? One of the easiest ways to start is to pay attention to the smallest and perhaps the coziest parts of your home - the bathrooms. These little personal hygiene areas are qualified for a "go-green" makeover since they are prone to careless water and energy consumption and usage of toxic substances which may negatively affect the environment. There are three things you have to keep in mind when redecorating ... Read more
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