May 15, 2018 | By Alisa Petersen Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a new report, Better Rentals, Better City: Smart Policies to Improve Your City’s Rental Housing Energy Performance, which aims to inform city leaders on mechanisms that
As the Charlottesville region seeks to increase the inventory of affordable housing units, members of the city’s emerging green-energy sector see an opportunity to reduce area greenhouse gases while lowering utility costs.
THE BEDROOM — SNAKE PLANT (SANSEVIERIA TRIFASCIATA) A plant that produces oxygen while you snooze. The snake plant is a no-fuss tropical plant that has thin, upright leaves with irregular banding resembling reptile skin. It’s often positioned as a low-light, or
earthship workshop. June 18 – July 31, 2018. Florida, USA. Hurricane Resistant Earthship Build. Strong, Safe, Off-grid. Volunteer, Work, Learn, Participate.
We are working on an incomplete owner-built Earthship, finishing the structural shell and systems.… Read More
Long before foam insulation and concrete tower blocks, humans were finding ingenious ways to address their needs through architecture. Using local materials and inherited construction techniques, societies have ensured that buildings provide protection and comfort. In Tonga, traditional curved roofs
At present, there are around seven billion people on the planet. And each one of us draws on the Earth’s natural resources. Unsurprisingly, this takes a huge toll on Mother Earth. This makes it imperative for each one of us
In most climates, vapor barriers, or, more accurately, vapor diffusion retarders, should be part of a moisture control strategy for a home. A vapor barrier or vapor diffusion retarder is a material that reduces the rate at which water vapor
In fall’s natural progression toward hibernation and all things cozy, preparation for your house is often forgotten. Insulation for the home can seem intimidating, but don’t let that stop you from digging deeper. You’ll find that proper insulation is key
Humanity will colonize Mars. It is inevitable. We cannot wait for everything to be perfect on Earth before we go to Mars (or the Moon). Colonizing Mars will unify Humanity in a way in which nothing else can. Pushing out
As governments, businesses, insurers and others tally the economic losses from this year’s natural catastrophes, some are already planning ahead for what’s next. About one-third of organizations see Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Typhoon Hato, the earthquakes in Mexico and other