When will they all be Zero Energy Buildings?

In our quest to make our lives less impactful on the environment, we insulate our homes, plant low water gardens, recycle, compost, re-use, and fix whatever we can. While it can seem ultimately futile with the larger issues out there. But what if we could cut 40% of the country’s energy consumption? That would be […]

Via Inhabitat: Part of Route 66 going solar!

We couldn’t help but be excited about this one: Solar Roadways are coming to historic Route 66  We saw this on Inhabitat and were all kinds of excited.  Check it out! by Lacy Cooke Solar Roadways are finally gaining traction in the United States. Scott and Julie Brusaw have been developing their energy-generating roads for […]

Apparently We CAN run the whole world on solar power.

Can all of the US (and World!) run on solar power? Elon Musk says yes,and the science seems good. Apparently, it won’t even take that much surface area to do it. What this would mean for the US in particular would be energy would be locally produced, no drilling, burning, emissions, by products of creating […]

Innovative Glass Roof Tiles for Solar, Energy-Efficient Homes

We thought this was interesting – a nice merge of design and sustainability: The glass roof tiles by SolTech System mark a revolutionary and award winning method of integrating solar energy into any building. Instead of traditional roof tiles made of concrete or clay, these tiles are made of glass, allowing the sun to shine through onto […]