The White House Silences the DOE Solar Energy Team on Twitter … – Inverse

A social media blackout has struck at another U.S. government department. On Thursday, it emerged that an internal email to the Department of Energy’s SunShot solar program is telling employees to not post anything to Twitter or Facebook about work “until further notice.” The note, sent to the 50 staff members working on the project, […]

Terraced 'agritecture' house combines architecture with urban agriculture – Treehugger

There’s a growing international movement to develop more urban agricultural opportunities in our cities, whether it’s “vegetable yardens” in our front yards, large rooftop farm installations, or even windowfarms in small apartments. Of course, the ability to grow your own food could very well be a feature that’s actually built into your house. That’s what […]

World Environment Day: Easy fixes to make your house eco-friendly – Hindustan Times

Conserving natural, non-renewable resources is no longer a subject for scholarly debates or armchair activism; it is a reality that 1.25 billion Indians struggle with everyday. We are no strangers to day-long power outages and two-hours-a-day water supply. This World Environment Day, it is therefore prudent to chose a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle instead of just […]

Eco-friendly Clearwater Commons recently completed a 7th house – HeraldNet

BOTHELL — The most environmentally friendly new home in Snohomish County is hitting the market, and Tom Campbell has high hopes. But living green hasn’t always been easy. Campbell’s family set out with a group of acquaintances a decade ago to push the bounds of low-impact development by building their own neighborhood called Clearwater Commons. […]

House passes compromise solar energy bill – The Sun Chronicle

The Massachusetts House passed a compromise solar energy bill Wednesday, but environmentalists say it falls short of what is needed. The bill lifts a cap on credits for selling solar energy to utilities that had been reached or nearly reached in many sections of the state, including those served by National Grid, such as the […]

NYC Fashion House SiiZU Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Ecofriendly Clothing Line – Digital Journal

Kickstarter project accents a clothing line that features style and comfort with ethical manufacturing, all while being pleasantly affordable. This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire New York, NY — (SBWIRE) — 02/04/2016 — “Fast Fashion” has perhaps become one of our generation’s biggest guilty pleasures thanks to our access to an astonishing amount […]

Stunning modern house is made from straw bale – Treehugger

Architect Peter Eisenman once said “green’ and sustainability have nothing to do with architecture.” Lance Hosey, in his wonderful book The Shape of Green, explains why: Many believe sustainability deals exclusively with energy efficiency, carbon emissions, and material chemistry—issues that belong in a technical manual, not on a napkin sketch. Nuts and bolts are not […]

Find out if your house is a good candidate for solar energy – CNET

facebook twitter linkedin googleplus email comments more reddit pinterest tumblr Screenshot by Martin LaMonica/CNET Saving money and the planet though solar energy has a lot of appeal. Not every home is the ideal candidate for a solar energy update, though. Here are some tips to help you decide if solar energy is a viable option […]

Summer Star trailhead house is Green Building of Year – Worcester Telegram

CAMBRIDGE – Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary’s Trailhead House in Boylston was awarded the U.S. Green Building Council of Massachusetts 2015 Green Building of Year Award at a ceremony Oct. 1 at the Harvard Art Museums. Project team members from The Green Engineers Inc., Consigli Construction Co. Inc. of Milford and Summer Star’s founder, Shalin Liu, […]