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September 10, 2013 • Green Building, Living Off The Grid, Net Zero Homes, slider, Solar Panels, Sustainable Homes3686

After Net Zero: The Negative Energy Home

The Power Haus produces all the energy it needs—and more. By:Claire Easley After Net Zero: The Negative Energy HomeThe Power Haus produces all the energy it needs—and more. Net-zero energy homes may be the...

September 10, 2013 • Green Building, Sustainable Homes2315

Why Green Building is Important

Why Green Building is Important What is Green Building? Green building, or sustainable design, is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use energy, water, and...

September 10, 2013 • Green Building, slider, Smart Homes, Solar Panels3755

What Is Green Building and Why Is It Important?

Editor’s note: This is the second article in the five-part 360Value Green Building Article Series. The goal of the series is to inform insurance professionals about the growing green building trend and how...

September 10, 2013 • Green Building2433

Built in the USA – a snapshot of green building...

It wasn’t easy to pull together state-by-state facts and figures about the strength of our growing green building marketplace. But we did it, thanks to the help and support of all 77 chapters.* We now have...

September 10, 2013 • Green Building, Living Off The Grid, Net Zero Homes, slider, Sustainable Homes8182

Family moves into first net zero Active House in the...

We’ve seen plenty of impressive net zero houses in the past, from the motion-controlled CHIP House in California to the budget-priced Sosoljip in South Korea. But one issue that seems predominant in most...

September 10, 2013 • Green Building, Net Zero Homes, Smart Homes, Solar Panels, Sustainable Homes3675

Net-Zero Homes Need Labeling, Instruction Manuals

Net-zero homes need clear labeling to attract homebuyers and an instruction manual for when they are sold, according to NIST. By Candace Pearson Though this looks like a typical suburban home, it is actually a...

September 10, 2013 • Innovative Homes, Smart Homes8435

From Smart House to Networked Home

By Chris Carbone and Kristin Nauth Two foresight specialists describe how tomorrow’s integrated, networked, and aware home systems may change your family life. In the last decade, a range of digital...

  • Now, in that Japanese sea, the days in summer are as freshets of effulgences.

    by • November 2, 2012 • Design, NatureComments (0)7030

    Both were silent again, as one man. The grey dawn came on, and the slumbering crew arose from the boat’s bottom, and ere noon the dead whale was brought to the ship. The season for the Line at length drew near; and every day when Ahab, coming from his cabin, cast his eyes aloft, the vigilant helmsman would ostentatiously handle his spokes, and the eager mariners quickly run to the braces, and would stand there with all their eyes centrally fixed on the nailed doubloon; impatient for the order to point the ship’s prow for the equator. In good time the order came. It was hard upon high noon; and Ahab, seated in the bows of his high-hoisted boat, was about taking his wonted daily observation of the sun to determine his latitude. Continue Reading

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  • Other poets have warbled the praises of the soft eye of the antelope

    by • November 1, 2012 • Featured, On The GoComments (0)3449

    Still, we can hypothesize, even if we cannot prove and establish. My hypothesis is this: that the spout is nothing but mist. And besides other reasons, to this conclusion I am impelled, by considerations touching the great inherent dignity and sublimity of the Sperm Whale; I account him no common, shallow being, inasmuch as it is an undisputed fact that he is never found on soundings, or near shores; all other whales sometimes are. Continue Reading

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  • Gallery Post – With lightbox preview

    by • March 21, 2012 • Formats, UrbanComments (0)831

    The Lion thought it might be as well to frighten the Wizard, so he gave a large, loud roar, which was so fierce and dreadful that Toto jumped away from him in alarm and tipped over the screen that stood in a corner. As it fell with a crash they looked that way, and the next moment all of them were filled with wonder. For they saw, standing in just the spot the screen had hidden, a little old man, with a bald head and a wrinkled face, who seemed to be as much surprised as they were. The Tin Woodman, raising his axe, rushed toward the little man and cried out, “Who are you?” Continue Reading

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