London, United Kingdom is seen as a leader throughout the entire European continent. As such, it needs to take a leg up when it comes to renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. London looks to be a global cleantech leader and guide other European cities as well as cities around the world with the information and advice needed to become
Maharishi University of Management’s new Sustainable Living Center, which opened recently, has the distinction of being one of the few net-zero energy buildings in the country—it will produce as much if not more energy than it uses.
The building is designed to eventually be completely
Let me first preface this piece by saying Alaska may not, in fact, be the best place to own and operate an electric car. Confused? Let me explain. A new study (pdf) by the Union of Concerned Scientists explores the often asked but rarely answered questions surrounding the issue of whether some geographic regions may be better than others for electric cars in terms of their
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 47 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions are from existing buildings. From a global perspective, reducing energy consumption in buildings is imperative for a sustainable future.
So when property owners and managers transform
A new portable solar light option was exhibited at the last Salone del Mobile in Milan, which took place between 17 and 22 April. Called NOMAD solar lamp, it was developed by Belgium company O-Sun and will start selling in September for €95 (US$125).
Today is Earth Day, which marks the anniversary of the ‘official’ birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. All over the world, people organize events to raise awareness of the need to preserve the environment through actions such switching to alternative energy, recycling, energy efficiency,
The Philippines, formally known as the Republic of the Philippines, is an island country located in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is surrounded by a number of countries, including Taiwan, Vietnam, Borneo, and Indonesia. It is located right on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Its tropical climate may make the country prone to typhoons and earthquakes, but it
Microsoft Corporation, just known as Microsoft to the masses, is a multinational corporation headed up in the United States and is known for the development, manufacturing, support, and licensing of a broad range of services and products relating to the computer industry. Aside from its operating system and Microsoft Office supplies, it is known for the
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy just released its annual guide to the greenest vehicles. For the first time, an electric vehicle (the Mitsubishi i-MiEV) ranked highest. This factoid stirred up for me an issue that is not discussed often enough, and is understood even less. When driving an EV, where you charge the batteries will determine
Starbucks Corporation is an international coffee company that has a base in Seattle, Washington but locations all around the globe. Currently, Starbucks Corporation is the largest coffeehouse company all around the world, with over 17,000 stores in more than fifty countries, including over 12,000 in the United States
In our 21st Century the label of ‘sustainable business’ is very trendy, as is having a green badge on your company’s website, signifying an environmentally conscious company. These are good things and we certainly wouldn’t want to discourage them but more often than not they’re quite empty denotations. Here at Inhabitat we’re keen to inspire
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, is a very well known English business magnate, most known for his Virgin Group, which is comprised of over 400 different companies, including the American airlines Virgin America, Virgin Galactic – a venture to operate and market commercial space flights, Virgin Records music label, the online casino Virgin Games, and