Breaking Barriers to Home Electrification Through the EAS-E Prize

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2023 14:59:08 +0000

Apply for EAS-E Prize Phase 1 by March 8 To Compete for $2.4 Million in Prizes and Technical Assistance To Accelerate Fast, Easy, and Scalable Home Electrification Solutions

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We Spend $850 a Year on Clean Energy for Our Home & Car (One Fifth the National Average)

Credit to Author: Naomi Cole & Joe Wachunas| Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2023 14:00:13 +0000

The great unsung news about decarbonization is how much money we all stand to save when we power our homes and transportation with clean and efficient electricity. The five people in our household (our family of 4 plus 1 renter in an Accessory Dwelling Unit on our property) offer a powerful example. We spend $850 […]

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Perovskite-Based Thermochromic Windows Reduce Energy Load & Carbon Emission in Buildings

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2023 04:40:48 +0000

NREL Calculates and Fabricates Perovskite-Based Technology With Ideal Transition Temperatures for Building Energy Savings The use of thermochromic windows in office buildings improves energy efficiency across all climate zones in the United States by modulating the temperature inside, leading to a massive savings, according to a research effort led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s […]

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New Survey Reveals That Two-Thirds Of Renters Want Green & Energy Efficient Homes

Credit to Author: Derek Markham| Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2023 21:11:12 +0000

A survey of some 2000 renters in the US reveals that one of the key criteria for two-thirds of them when choosing a place to rent was the inclusion of “green practices” in the building, with 40% of them saying that they wouldn’t rent a property that doesn’t have green practices. MRI Software, a provider […]

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Greener School Playgrounds Are An Overlooked Climate Solution

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 16:05:49 +0000

Across the country, cities are transforming asphalt schoolyards into spongy, shady community centers. The new schoolyard at PS 184M Shuang Wen, a grade school in Manhattan’s Chinatown, features new play equipment, a yoga circle, a stage and basketball and tennis courts. It also has a porous turf field that can capture an estimated 1.3 million […]

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With Concrete, Less Is More

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 21:48:31 +0000

Demand Changes Can Drive The Future Of Zero-Carbon Concrete As world leaders convene at the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos to discuss global issues including climate change, they will spend the day surrounded by concrete. Houses, skyscrapers, roads, freeways, bridges, sidewalks, water systems, dams, and more rely on concrete for its unrivaled strength […]

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