Google’s Project Sunroof

Last week Google’s Green Blog announced “Project Sunroof: mapping the planet’s solar energy potential, one rooftop at a time.” Project Sunroof is a new online tool we’re testing to help homeowners explore whether they should go solar. Available in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fresno (in central California), and the Boston area for now, the

What Would Happen if We Retrofitted Just 3% of Florida’s Homes per Year?

The folks over at the Florida Solar Energy Center created this video to tell us: The highlights: $1,536 in savings per household per year $285 million state-wide savings per year Eliminate 1.05 tons of CO2 per year Generate $3.8 billion in economic activity Create 42,026 direct jobs Create 15,282 indirect jobs  

Green Key Village: Net Zero Energy Homes

“Imagine receiving your energy bill in the mail and seeing “$0” in the balance owed” This is what Greg Thomas, developer/builder at Green Key Village, is offering with his “net-zero energy” homes in in Central Florida. At Green Key Village our net zero energy homes are designed to produce as much energy as the average

How to Borrow Light

Eric Reinholdt, a Houzz Contributor and Residential Architect, writes: In 1915 the 38-story Equitable Building in New York City was the largest office building in the world. Containing 1.2 million square feet of office space, it consumed nearly every available square foot of its diminutive lot and cast an equally large shadow on its neighborhood

Miami Herald Op-Ed: Climate change a threat to national security

United States Air Force Lt. Ken Eickmann (retired) and Rear Admiral British Royal Navy Neil Morisetti CB (retired) “have seen first-hand how the risks of climate change affect military operations and national security around the world.” That’s why we are visiting Miami this week to meet with a wide range of local leaders to talk about

Green Thumbs Up to Baptist Medical Plaza

A green thumbs up to the Baptist Medical Plaza at 2660 Brickell Avenue in Brickell, Miami, for their parking lot EV charging station. Forbes wrote earlier this year, “As more and more EVs enter the fleet, and annual sales continue to increase, the question of charging – and charging protocols – becomes ever more critical…

Sunshine State Turns Its Back on Solar Rebate Programs & “Disruptive” Technology

Last Tuesday, Florida’s Public Service Commission voted 3 – 2 to discontinue all of the State’s solar rebate programs and reduce Florida’s energy-efficiency goals by more than 90 percent by the end of 2015. Meanwhile Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric and Florida Power & Light will receive billions of dollars in new power plants, including a natural gas

VERGE São Paulo: Technology and Sustainability in Brazil

Already well-known as one of the BRICS (an association of five major emerging and fast-growing national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) did you know that Brazil is also a leader in the green energy rankings? In 2012 82.8% of Brazil’s domestic energy production was in renewables, ahead of every other country except