The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has invented an air conditioner, the DEVap, that’s up to 90 percent more efficient than traditional ACs.
The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, expected to pass this summer, offers rebates for windows, doors, skylights, window films and storm windows and doors.
We claim to live sustainably if we can harvest or extract the earth’s resources without depleting or permanently damaging them. By that standard, no one in a country that devours coal, oil and water—and uses up a quarter of the earth’s resources—can live sustainably.
When the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 passes (as expected) this summer, be prepared by learning what to expect when you buy a water heater, heating system, air-source air conditioner or heat pump.
The “Cash for Caulkers” home-retrofitting program, known as the Home Star program, is expected to pass the Senate this summer. The bill offers rebates for 13 different types of retrofits, including insulation and air and duct sealing
This week green building author, architect and Natural Home columnist Carol Venolia dispenses advice on green remodeling during workshops sponsored by Design~Build~Live in Austin, Texas.
This year’s Buckminster Fuller Challenge winner is revegetating African grasslands through holistic land management.
A new social networking tool helps you share rarely used items with friends and neighbors, keep track of who has your stuff, and even lets you know how much you’re saving by borrowing instead of buying.
Clotheslines are the most energy-efficient—but not always the most practical--drying option. Levi Strauss’s Care to Air contest offers $10,000 for innovations that would improve or replace the clothesline.
Ogden Publications, Natural Home’s publisher, is now a certified B Corporation, using its clout to solve social and environmental problems.
In North Carolina’s Triangle region, Crop Mob is reviving community farming.
With the media reporting widespread vitamin D deficiencies and the Environmental Working Group's 2010 Sunscreen Guide reporting that some sunscreens may do more harm than good, there seem to be a few good arguments for getting a little exposure to unadulturated sunlight. What do you think? Will you change your sunscreen habits because of recent reports?