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Technology

Aug
17
2012

Ever since humans decided that a hut and a veg garden were preferable to nomadic hunting and gathering, we’ve struggled with a problem we have yet to solve - where do we put the poop? The fundamental design of the toilet and the sewage infrastructure haven’t changed much since the Dukes of Dookie cleaned up the Thames. But, with 7 billion people on the planet and 2.6 billion with no access to toilets, somethings got to give.


Aug
16
2012
Make no mistake - Earth’s climate is changing rapidly. While this has been well understood in the scientific community for over twenty years, it has taken the current record-smashing heat and drought to get the attention of many Americans. Here are some ways you can ensure that your home remains comfortable, resource efficient and livable for many years to come.
Matt Grocoff
May
30
2012
Eliminating your energy bills is possible. We’ve proved it with our historic net zero home we call the Mission Zero House. It’s not magic. It can be done with smart planning and existing off-the-shelf technology.
Shannon Lee
May
24
2012
My 1950's Rambler got a new roof this week. I watched as the old asphalt shingles came down and the new shingles went up. Looking up from the ground, I was
Shannon Lee
Apr
26
2012
In 1901, members of the duPont family had big plans for their home in Virginia. The 1760 Federal was already impressive, but they wanted something a bit more.