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Deltec Delivers First Home from New Net-Zero Collection « Deltec Homes Blog Just months after the launch of the Renew Collection, Deltec Homes delivered the first net-zero home to Dr. Marie DeVerneil, a professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Located in Virginia, the home will feature passive solar design, solar panels with battery backup, a double stud wall and mineral wool insulation. Building a home that had a low impact on the environment was top priority for DeVerneil. Website Awards - Sites of the day This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Cookies Policy.GOT IT! Carpool A sign encouraging carpooling during the gas shortage resulting from the 1973 oil crisis Carpooling (also car-sharing, ride-sharing and lift-sharing) is the sharing of car journeys so that more than one person travels in a car, and prevents the need for others to have to drive to a location themselves. By having more people using one vehicle, carpooling reduces each person's travel costs such as: fuel costs, tolls, and the stress of driving. Carpooling is also a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way to travel as sharing journeys reduces air pollution, carbon emissions, traffic congestion on the roads, and the need for parking spaces. Authorities often encourage carpooling, especially during periods of high pollution or high fuel prices. Car sharing is a good way to use up the full seating capacity of a car, which would otherwise remain unused if it were just the driver using the car.

Innovative Sustainable Tree House Design The Toronto based firm Farrow Partnership Architects designed and built a unique, modern tree house, which is made from sustainable materials, and doesn’t harm the tree in any way, or restrict its growth. The latter is made possible by the architect’s novel approach of hanging the tree house from the trunk instead of nailing it to the tree. The tree house has a curvy design, which was inspired by sailboat construction techniques. The first such tree house will be built at the E’Terra Resort in Tobermory, Ontario. Beauty of Aversion in Web Design - Kitsch! Trash, waste and kitsch generally appear to be synonyms. Kitsch is bright, garish, defiant. Sometimes it is absolutely tasteless, but still you can’t ignore it. There’s an aggressive combination of incongruous things...and that's all kitsch. Beauty of Aversion in Web Design – Kitsch!

How to open new doors by closing your office Virtually no one who has leased office space has enjoyed writing that rent check every month. It might have been satisfying at first, when the firm or company was young and having an office was a sign of progress, but watching money go into a landlord’s pocket inevitably gets old. Still, the reality was that for most multiemployee businesses, the brick-and-mortar office was foundational to the organization’s existence. Physical presence announced reliability and permanence to current and prospective clients. Loaning not owning – is electric car sharing the future of transport? - RWE The energy to lead Car sharing with electric vehicles is now an everyday reality in the Netherlands thanks to a new charging and billing solution. In Germany, the number of service providers is also increasing. Does sharing electric cars represent the future of transport? German website spoke to mobility expert Weert Canzler about the appeal of electric car sharing for users, how the system functions overall and what role shared electric cars could play in smart grids. Weert Canzler, why are car sharing projects currently so appealing to the public?

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