Infrastructure for a renewable future and a green planet.
Sacrificing Savings for Space: Are Tiny Homes Really Worth It?
Whether you’re hoping to reduce your carbon footprint, enticed by the opportunity to move your home every year, or looking to greatly reduce your cost of living, tiny homes can make for an affordable and unique real estate investment opportunity. But these benefits aren’t without cost. The obvious caveat is that you’ll be sacrificing space, … [Read more…]
Water, Water, Everywhere and Not A Drop to Spare: What’s the Future of Water Conservation in Washington?
In the United States, households alone use an estimated 29 billion gallons of water daily. And while abundant water availability is a luxury that is afforded to some states, others are not so fortunate. Most people think of dry, arid southwestern states when they think of water conservation reform, but it may surprise you to … [Read more…]
Bright Lights, Big City: Solar Power in the Urban Sprawl
Ultimately the point of green technology is to help us coexist with Mother Nature instead of intruding all over her backyard, flattening it, and putting down some pavement. Humans aren’t known for being kind to the environment, but in recent years, there’s a bit of darkness on the horizon – meaning that all is not … [Read more…]
All Your Questions About Solar Power for the Home, Answered
Solar energy is a wonderfully effective and cost-efficient addition to most any home, and yet only 3% of American households use it. So what’s up? Maybe you’ve got some lingering questions keeping you from making the switch. Let’s talk about them, and bring you one step closer to making your city-living a little greener. “Are … [Read more…]
You can live in a city and still live green
The urban jungle, the concrete jungle, the big city — whatever you call major metropolitan areas, there are both similarities and differences throughout the United States. One of them is their commitment to being environmentally friendly. Climate change isn’t something that will be reversed overnight or even this decade, but with the Earth’s average temperature … [Read more…]
Here Comes The Sun: Solar Power In Big Cities
More and more people are living their best eco-friendly life and cutting down on their carbon footprint by recycling, using energy saving light bulbs, investing in energy-saving thermostats, and some are even using solar panels to power their homes. But are solar panels really viable for urban living? One of the biggest criticisms against solar … [Read more…]
Living Sustainably in an Urban Environment
Living in a big city, the smell of exhaust, skyscraper buildings, and hoards of people surround you. Urban living can be one of the best experiences you’ll have, but it can also be difficult to feel like you’re doing your part to preserve the environment while you rush around the litter-filled streets. However, city-living does … [Read more…]
The Greenest Cities in the U.S.
If you’ve ever wondered which cities are the most environmentally friendly, you’re not alone. To answer that question, a list of the greenest cities was recently developed. The list ranks metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs*) with a population of over 1 million people based on these 5 factors: The number of LEED certified buildings per … [Read more…]
Why Urban Sustainability Matters
In the last decade, we’ve seen the planet warm 0.13°C, 73 hectares of forest give way to farmland, and sea levels rise 36.7 mm. In the next 10 years, these trends are expected to continue as world population grows by 900 million people. By 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population is expected to live … [Read more…]