• What Green Property Technologies Will Generate a Quick ROI?

    Posted in Uncategorized on October 29, 2016

    In the wake of green consciousness, consumers are becoming more savvy about effects of what they buy on their environment. Today, people actively check product labels in stores for signs of “fair trade”, “environmental friendly”, “recycled material” and so on. The same practice can be said of the property market.
    As a landlord with a comprehensive checklist, you should be wary of green technology that can give your house a competitive edge in the property market. They not only give you quick returns, a green upgrade saves you costs in the long run.

  • 6 Easy Ways to Plan an Eco-Friendly Funeral

    Posted in Uncategorized on June 28, 2016

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    Those who want to reduce their carbon footprint after they die can plan a green funeral that is eco-friendly. More so now than ever before, people are becoming concerned with the impact that common funeral practices have on the planet. Burials take up valuable land, while cremations produce a lot of greenhouse gasses. But new practices such as green burials and chemical cremations can be expensive. So we’ve gathered together some easier and cost-effective tips to help you plan a funeral that’s a little more earth friendly!

    Chile has generated so much solar power that is dishing it out for free!

    Posted in Uncategorized on June 6, 2016

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    Think about it. If open land across the world were used to harness solar energy, we wouldn’t require to pay for it. This ideology is yet to be adopted by most governments from across the world and Chile has proven to the world just why. The country’s central grid has increased to 770 megawatts, which is four times the power it harnessed in 2013. An additional 1.4 Gigawatts will be added to the same this year. With a total of 29 solar farms and 15 still in development Chile has more power than it can leverage, as a result, it is giving a free, clean energy out. The northern grid is the one that will be benefitting the most from this while the southern regions are yet to experience the benefit of this power distribution. This is on account of a bifurcated power grid.

    MIT’s Soofa solar benches charge phones in New York

    Posted in Uncategorized on June 2, 2016

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    Soon, sitting down on a park and reading your favorite novel will be a lot more fruitful for you. Especially, if you have a phone that tends to juice-out sooner than your patience for reading. Due credit for this should be given to the minds at MIT Media Labs. They have devised a bench that solar charges phones and New York City will be benefitting from five such installations. The benches aren’t a new deal for the rest of the land though. They were first launched in Boston but soon spread to 12 states and five countries. The benches can seat up to three people and also includes an environment sensor that keeps you update with conditions outside. It is made from sustainably-sourced materials to be a truly eco-friendly means of charging your phone and taking some time off.

    The Airbus X3 is world’s fastest hybrid design helicopter at 239 mph

    Posted in Uncategorized on May 30, 2016

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    Formerly known as the Eurocopter X3, Airbus’ patent-pending X3 hybrid helicopter could be the fastest forward moving helicopter in history. It took its first flight back in 2010 but has been a piece of work for the company as it battles out challenges to make the X3 the world’s fastest at speeds of up to 239 mph. This is made possible by a combination of a traditional motor for take offs and wing rotors that can be fired up during flight to give it the forward thrust it needs. The speeds far surpass the fastest helicopter today, which does a modest 160 mph. The patent has been filed for a new design that sees the motors placed behind the wings resulting in lesser noise and vibrations. This also boosts passenger safety and does a word of good for the aerodynamics of the flight.

    Green Airports: How Airport Infrastructure is Going Green

    Posted in Uncategorized on May 17, 2016

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    In the UK, aviation is a vital part of the economy as it supports everything from tourism to manufacturing services. This critical infrastructure is how people take holidays or do business in other parts of the world. The modern and dynamic economy impacts the environment in many ways, from pollution to carbon emissions. Below we focus on the environmental impact, how airports are going greener and what the future holds for airport infrastructure.

    Levi’s and Evrnu create jeans with 50 percent recycled cotton

    Posted in Uncategorized on May 17, 2016

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    Can your old clothes be recycled to create new ones? Why not? In fact, your old t-shirts could be repurposed to make a swanky pair of jeans. That’s just what Levi’s and Evrnu worked on together. The company had earlier shown initiative in creating jeans from recycled nylon waste and bottles but conjuring up a new piece of clothing from cloth itself will surely be more achievable and cost effective. Evrnu has devised a technique where five old t-shirts can be used to create the new pair of jeans by consuming just 98 percent less water than regular cotton production. Evrnu has a patent-pending technology that breaks down cotton, thus enabling swifter production. Levi’s has recognized that water conservation finds a great opportunity in the way cotton is dealt with and this amazing new move is just what the doctor ordered for an ailing, fashionable planet.

    Adidas makes a sneaker from recycled ocean waste

    Posted in Uncategorized on May 6, 2016

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    Remember the Levis jeans that were to be made from recycled nylon waste from fishing nets? You can now have sneakers that are made from recycled ocean waste too, thanks to Adidas. The company has partnered with Parley for the Oceans that is made from recycled oceanic plastic and 3D printed fibers. The shoe is said to be a good looker as well. This means that you can pick your favorite brand of sneakers from the shelf and have the satisfaction of having done your bit for the environment. The company has been proactive in reducing the polluting effects of plastic by phasing it out plastic bags across retail stores and reduced the plastic micro-beads in its body care products.

    The 2017 BMW i3 offers 50 percent improvement on battery capacity

    Posted in Uncategorized on May 5, 2016

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    The BMW compact electric car has just received a welcome improvement on performance. The 2017 BM i3 (94 Ah) arrives with a battery capacity that has increased by fifty percent. The capacity is now 33 (kWh), thanks to the lithium ion cells that pack a higher density. The good thing is that even with this increased capacity, the size of the battery still remains the same. The car can easily pull off a 114 mile drive in arduous weather conditions, with the heater or the air-conditioning turned on full blast. It also has great pickup for an electric car, managing a 0 to 60 climb in a matter of just seven seconds. As soon as the battery charge dips to a level around 6.5 percent, a 2-cylinder gasoline engine is switched on for backup so that you can find the next, closest charging station to power up.

    Stockholm to make its tallest skyscraper entirely of wood!

    Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2016

    once-completed-it-will-be-both-dizzying-and-impressiveSweden have led the charge to a sustainable future where organic elements are given priority in the production value chain as well as utility. This is why the country is inspired to create its tallest skyscraper and use only wood for the build. The structure will be designed by Anders Berensson Architects and will extend to 40 floors. The entire building will be made out of cross-laminated timber (CLT), which is known for its durability and strength. It is the same wood used to construct all-wood apartments in Portland Oregon. The building will be 436-feet high and include everything from 850 sq. ft. apartments to shopping areas and even private terraces.

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