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Bright Rays of Sunshine Hit DC: A preview of The Solar Decathlon

September 19th, 2011 · 4 Comments

One of the nation’s most important (and sadly too little discussed) intercollegiate competitions is about to open in Washington, DC: the biennial Solar Decathlon.  For two weeks, 19 university teams from around the globe will compete across ten categories (thus, “decathlon”) that show the house works (can they get household chores and tasks done, like […]

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Tags: alternative energy · architecture · Energy · renewable energy · solar · solar cooking · solar decathlon · Solar Energy · sustainability

What on Earth is an Ecocity?

August 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

This guest post from CitiSven (A World of Words) discusses the work being done to develop an international standard for EcoCities. Some of you may be familiar with my diaries about ecocities. From Venice and Istanbul to West Oakland, I’ve written about urban areas within an ecocity context, and I’m about to launch another series […]

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Tags: Energy · environmental · guest post · sustainability