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Managing the water-energy nexus in a climate change world

The Water-Energy Nexus in a Climate-Changed World

Editor’s note: This post is a finalist in Masdar’s Engage blogging contest as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Special thanks to Tim Hurst and Nick Aster.  The water-energy nexus – the fundamental connection between water and energy – may not seem an overly complex concept to initially grasp – and yet its implications are not fully understood in our industrial, resource-strained, climate-changed world. The fact…

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An example of a "postmodern" Solaris green home. Any house can be made greener!

Don’t Just Clean Your House; Green Your House

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating impact on the East Coast, there has been contentious debate regarding whether or not we can attribute climate change to such a powerful storm. In fact, Bloomberg Businessweek didn’t pull any punches when it pummeled readers with its brash cover story. But regardless of your stance on the issue, we can all agree that climate…

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Energy Star shows how to build sustainably

How Affordable is Building Green?

Green Home Design – The ENERGY STAR Option – Guest Post by Shannon Combs Homebuyer demands for energy efficiency and cost savings have ushered in a new era of architects and designers that are helping consumers to save energy, and in turn helping to reduce the emissions that drive climate instability. Green building practices, long considered impractical and expensive, are…

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What Constitutes a Green Business?

Examining the elements that constitute a “green” business.

Lights Out San Francisco to Promote Energy Conservation

The Future of Energy