Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

FUTURECAST: GOODBYE WIFI, HELLO LIFI

We have all heard of WIFI, the wireless method of transferring data that has revolutionized the way we work, watch TV and play games, but what is LIFI? Light fidelity (LIFI) is likely to be the next stage in the natural … Continue reading

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What is Kinetic Paving?

Kinetic paving draws usable energy from footsteps. One of the companies leading the kinetic pavers charge, London-based Pavegen, said the technology works using electromagnetic induction generators, which vertically displace from the weight of human footsteps. That displacement motion creates the … Continue reading

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SMOG-EATING BUILDINGS

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution is responsible for some 6.5 million deaths worldwide, mostly in and around major cities. And while steps are being taken to tackle the pollution at its source, “smog-eating” facades containing compounds … Continue reading

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PILOT PROGRAM OF REDUCED BUILDER PERMIT FEES FOR HOMES WITH LOWER HERS INDEX SCORES

The City of Norman, Oklahoma has undertaken a pilot program to encourage the construction of energy efficient homes in the community. On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Norman City Council approved a resolution that offers incentives to homebuilders who build … Continue reading

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BUILDER SPOTLIGHT: ROCHESTER PASSIVE HOUSE CONSULTING

We recently caught up with Matt Bowers of Rochester Passive House Consulting who as the business name implies a Passive House Consultant that specializes in residential high performance housing. He helps clients from home design to renovation. Matt Bowers business … Continue reading

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MALTA USES POSITIVE ENERGY SCHOOL MODELS AS PILOT PROJECT

Monitoring of energy efficiency measures at St Nicholas College primary school will provide ideas for retrofitting of more schools in Malta and the Mediterranean. Photo: Water and Energy Agency. Article reposted from Malta Times, April 9th, 2018. A proposed action plan … Continue reading

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HAWAII CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2045

[Photo: Dan Freeman/Unsplash] In a little less than three decades, Hawaii plans to be carbon neutral–the most ambitious climate goal in the United States. Governor David Ige signed a bill today committing to make the state fully carbon neutral by … Continue reading

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