Posts tagged: Green roof

Making Solar Energy More Efficient

With global warming an ever-present worry, renewable energy — particularly solar power — is a burgeoning field. Now, two doctoral students in the School of Architecture & Design (Arc/D) have demonstrated methods of optimizing the capture of sunlight in experiments at the Center for Design Research. Green-roof boost Mohammed Alshayeb started by asking himself what […]

New Commercial Buildings in France Must Get Green Roofs or Solar Panels

By Evan Ackerman For the most part, Europe has been steadily advancing towards a smarter, more efficient power grid, heavily based on renewable energy as opposed to coal or nuclear power plants. There’s enough reliance on solar power, in fact, that solar eclipses have the potential to cause gigawatt-scale power fluctuations. France, however, is still primarily […]

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Elegant Green Roof Biomass Building Slashes School Energy Bill

The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, has made an undeniably compelling case for biomass energy. By replacing its outdated oil-burning boiler with a squeaky clean wood-chip biomass burner in the Biomass Heating Facility, the boarding school has reduced its winter energy bill by $350,000 and slashed its carbon footprint between 35% and 45%. Not to […]

Win green for your green ideas

Win green for your green ideas | MNN – Mother Nature Network Get eco-creative this fall! Three green contests offer enviable prizes for your DIY skills, green design tweaks, and conservation ideas. Tweet