Honda’s hydrogen fuel cell car now in production

The Honda FCX Clarity is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, which converts hydrogen and oxygen into electricity. Only a few dozen will be available for lease and only in Southern California (where they actual have some hydrogen fuel stations). Source: MSNBC

Greening the Heartland Conference

There’s still a little time left to register to attend the 5th annual green building and sustainability conference in St. Louis.

Rebates Ease Financial Burden of Solar Installations

Energy costs are rising everywhere and San Francisco is no exception. Pacific Gas & Electric just announced a 6.5% hike in electricity prices, however the city’s lawmakers have approved funding for solar installations to offset utility costs for homeowners, businesses and non-profits.

Hospitals Getting Healthier Through Green Building Practices

Hospital and nursing home patients in Massachusetts are sure to embrace benefiting from natural daylighting and breathing cleaner air, inside the buildings. Environmentally-sensitive (and people-friendly) standards may become the norm for such facilities if the Public Health Council approves a proposal from the Department of Public Health which calls for the expansion or renovation of […]

Greener Printing

If you’ve been wondering if there’s a better way to meet the printing needs of your business or organization, I can personally recommend the GreenerPrinter.

Stay Cool with Energy Star Air Conditioners

Record temperatures have made life a little unbearable lately, especially for those living in older homes without central air. So, if you’re on a mission to cool down with room air conditioner units, those rated by Energy Star are going to be your best bet.

Fiber Cement Siding Stands Up to The Test of Time

Fiber cement siding has actually been around for nearly 100 years, and is still present on many homes, although today’s siding has replaced dangerous asbestos with cellulose fiber as one of its ingredients. Portland cement, ground sand, additives and water make up the balance of this durable building product. It offers resistance to termites, wind, […]

AIA’s Top 10 Green Projects for 2008

Every year since 1997, the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (COTE) has presented its Green Building Awards to projects that exemplify a sustainable integration between design innovation, community context and land use, longevity, bioclimatic design, water and energy conservation, materials, and indoor environment.

Partners in Sustainable Building Memphis Style

Habitat for Humanity and the Home Depot Foundation have announced the creation of a $30 million “Partners in Sustainable Building” grant program to help build 5000 green Habitat homes across the United States. The program has kicked off in Memphis with a proposed 38-home development in Trinity Park.

Funding for Green Schools is First Step

While I applaud the House’s approval of $20 million in funding for building new and renovating old schools to higher, green building standards, I wonder if any of that money will go to providing school systems with cleaner buses. If we’re concerned with indoor air quality and the asthma epidemic so prevalent in the U.S., […]

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