Getting ready to host a big party at your home? Considering the costs of prepping for your event — sending out invites, buying food and drinks, and coordinating entertainment among other things — there’s one cost that you might have overlooked and that’s your electricity.
Earth Day arrives on April 22 this year, and now is a good time to think about what you’ll do to celebrate the day. We talk a lot about reducing energy use and recycling, but why not take your environmental efforts a bit further and plant a tree?
Payback can be sweet – which could be why you see cash rewards programs everywhere.
Imagine working in a building that is completely self-sustainable with its own electricity grid and water source. City-wide blackouts would go unnoticed and natural rainwater would supply water to the entire building. For those who work in the Bullitt Center in Seattle, this is reality. The Bullitt Center is the greenest, most energy-efficient commercial office building in the world – built under the demanding restrictions in the Living Building Challenge.
Public transportation in the form of trains and buses is practical, efficient and helps people get from point A to point B on a daily basis in many major cities. But how can we make mass transit systems even more sustainable in the realm of electric efficiency?