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This website will give you information on sustainable measures applied at homes and in green buildings.  With so much information on the internet, I hope to make this website clear and easy to understand.


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Tesla’s Direct Sales Banned in New Jersey

Automakers are well aware of the dealership model in the U.S., which prohibits manufacturers from selling vehicles directly to consumers, requiring them to sell their products through authorized dealerships, but Tesla Motors has made it clear that it doesn’t plan on accepting this model and that it intends to sell their cars online and through their own retail stores. Direct sales are...
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Is Mazda The Most Fuel-Efficient Automaker?

While other automakers have been making headlines for their plug-in electric cars, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mazda’s fleet of light-duty vehicles scores the highest for fuel efficiency. In a recent report, the EPA ranked Mazda #1 in fleet fuel efficiency for the 2012 model year with an average 27.1 mpg. While final scores aren’t in yet for 2013, the EPA’s...
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A Father-daughter Team Completes the First Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip

  Range anxiety is clearly one of the biggest obstacles electric cars have to overcome before they can become commonplace, and automakers are doing everything they can to solve this issue in efforts to make these vehicles more appealing to car buyers, who don’t want to stop every 50-60 miles to recharge their cars, which usually takes a couple of hours. However, several companies have...
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How to Prevent Energy from Sneaking out your Windows

What is the single best thing you can do to cut your energy usage and your utility bills? If you said, “turn off more lights,” you are wrong. You are not alone, and you may be a bit surprised to learn that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, lighting accounts for only 6% of home energy use. The big energy hog of a home is its heating system, accounting for 45% of the total energy usage...
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Will China Lean Toward Electric or Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars?

While electric cars are on the road to becoming mainstream in the U.S. and Europe, they are still far from reaching that point in the world’s largest market, China. They have started to gain some modest traction only recently, but the electric car market there continues to be pretty slow, and the government is trying to give it a boost by offering generous incentives to everyone who...
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How Cities Can Address the Critical Need for Sustainable Development

Sustainable cities, or “smart” cities, focus economic and technological resources on conserving water, improving energy efficiency, reducing waste, and enhancing their citizens’ quality of life. Innovations for renewable energy, the development of efficient waste management systems and community planning for smart growth ensure the viability of cities for  years to come. Critical Water...
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A Million Electric Cars in Germany by 2020 Achievable, Says Volkswagen

Although electric cars have come a long way and are much more popular and commonplace than they used to be, with global sales growing strong for a few years now, they haven’t reached their full potential, and various countries across the world are setting new goals with regard to the number of electric vehicles they would like to see on their roads. That’s the case with Germany, one...
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How to Get a Loan for a Green Mortgage

Green Mortgages and Your Energy-Efficient Home You may be dreaming of that beautiful old Victorian in the historic district that’s on the cusp of a major revitalization, but that fantasy may be dashed once you start crunching the numbers. The drafty windows and old heating system will run your utility costs through the roof. Replacing the gas-burning furnace and scraping the lead paint will cost...
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