The Zero Cottage is certified LEED for Homes Platinum. It is the first Passive House-certified home in San Francisco and officially achieved Net Zero Energy Building Certification in June 2014.
September 16, 2014
As of August 2014, approximately 2,700 homes had achieved Platinum Level certification, the highest recognition granted within the LEED for Homes rating system.
Even eco-conscious inhabitants of NYC apartments with utilities included can find themselves overconsuming energy and water.
September 16, 2014
Apartments with utilities included use significantly more energy than those where tenants pay their own utilities. This is especially bad news for New York City.
Eating locally has beneficial effects that extend beyond improving your personal health.
September 7, 2014
Eating locally doesn’t just mean a delighted palate, it’s a way to support positive economic, environmental & social developments. In short, keeping your community alive and well!
A decrease in heart disease and reduction of depression among men and older riders are potential benefits of free bike sharing programs.
September 6, 2014
A 2014 study finds a decrease in heart disease and a reduction in depression among men and older riders in bicycle sharing programs.
Alex's video on sustainability inspires by simplifying a complex topic.
September 3, 2014
The world needs more great minds in the growing field of green building. On the edge about taking the leap into LEED? Watch these incredible educational shorts to give you a push in the right direction.
Although wind energy is gaining, coal fired plants still represent the vast majority of electricity production in the U.S.
August 27, 2014
Peak shaving isn’t a novel idea, but the optimization software developed by Tumalow Energy certainly is. Could this solution revolutionize energy consumption in commercial buildings around the world?


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