Tag: west coast green


Yes, you heard right. Among the many intriguing green innovations at last weekend’s West Coast Green were the new Plug n’ Save Solar Shutters, a rather simple solution for homeowners hoping to cut utility costs.

Mounted onto gorgeously crafted bamboo shutters, the flat PV panels collect power from the sun and […]


I recently attended the West Coast Green conference in San Francisco and came out enthused and confused. I was enthused about the progress the green building industry is making. That over 14,000 people from all over the country came to Read more…


Article by Amy Hengst appearing courtesy of Matter Network. Termite mounds may look like ugly piles of dirt, but they provide important clues for architects designing energy-efficient buildings. Termite mounds are built six to 30 feet high off the ground Read more…


Article by Amy Hengst appearing courtesy of Matter Network. Once upon a time, the levies along the rivers in Sacramento, California were becoming unstable, so the city planted Eastern white oak trees to help root and hold them in place. Read more…


Like many Americans who don’t realize that every time you flip the switch on a television or light, it results in the burning of coal or natural gas at a power plant, Britney Spears does not prioritize the use of Read more…


With the recent surge in money going towards renewable energy research and implementation, many people are forgetting a key factor in reducing our impact on the environment, energy efficiency. Focusing on retrofitting existing buildings with energy efficient upgrades first is key to combating climate change. It not only saves energy it improves the viability of renewable energy generation.


Next week one of the premier events in the world of green building, water, energy, clean tech, social innovation and what many call the “new economy” will occur in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center. Billed as the “world’s Read more…

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