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From Trash to Homes – Building Earthships Outside of Bogota

My buddy Jeff and I recently spent a week volunteering with an organization called Los Tecnicos that is building a number of small, sustainable, off-the-grid houses about an hour outside of Bogota in…

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Bottle Walls and the sun in Belize

Can & Bottle Walls A can wall is a wall constructed from recycled aluminum cans, which are not a common building source. The cans can be laid in concrete, similar to bricks to make all kinds of…

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The future of residential solar power

Electric cars, the hyperloop, space travel: Tesla’s Elon Musk, master of futuristic technologies, always has a plan. But speculation about the company’s recent $2.8 billion purchase of SolarCity, the…

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Incredible Mini Earthship Style Cabin – Tiny Off Grid House with Solar Power

If you like the idea of living in tiny houses off the grid or if you’re an avid supporter of the tiny house movement, then you’ll love everything about earthship designs. One mini house at the Terra…

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Green Concrete – An Update

Concrete that absorbs carbon dioxide has made slow progress but is finally hitting the market. In 2010, this publication cited more environmentally friendly concrete as one of its 10 Breakthrough…

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Bifacial Solar Panels

San Diego, Calif. — Bifacial PV modules have been in the market for some time, but with limited usage. The BIPV applications such as awnings and canopies have been a niche market for bifacial PV…

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Solar roof Solar shingles and tiles

Elon Musk recently talked about a new product that might be coming out of SolarCity’s Buffalo factory soon: It’s a solar roof as opposed to a module on a roof. I think, this is really a fundamental…

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Green buildings will have to go beyond conserving energy

Buildings designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta often look like the mountain peak for which the company is named. Snøhetta’s designs are simple, stark, and by all accounts breathtaking. …

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Can Large Solar Farms Create Pollinator Habitat?

Pollinators play a crucial role in ecosystems. They are instrumental …

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3 Ways That Participating in a Sharing Economy Will Change Your Life

You may be hearing the term a lot lately as …

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