ECOstrive – Another company taking action is Clayton Homes. They are a manufacturer of houses that is building a new product called the i-home. The i-home is one of the first “Green” manufactured home designs. The i-house comes standard with dual-flush toilets, no VOC paint, tankless water heaters and much more.
Using residential modular construction techniques, the homes come with 2×6 exterior wall studs and an amazing R-21 wall and R-30 Floor and Roof insulation. The roof even includes a “butterfly” rain collection design. These features are all incorporated into an affordable package. The i-house II is a little over 1000 square feet in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath configuration for the low $90’s.
ECOstrive – Well, its Earth Day again. I can say that I am happy to hear the general attitude this time seems to be action. Action in the form of green building, replacing light bulbs, solar power, electric cars and other things that are available and can be done today. So much better than the global alarming from years past. In fact, it makes it a day of awareness instead of the annual Chicken Little day. Continue reading Happy Earth Day 2009→
I’m going green! Not because I’m a tree-hugger, nor because I have embraced some form of pantheistic environmentalism. Rather, it’s because I’m concerned about promoting freedom and protecting family.
Recently, I read Thomas Friedman’s book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded. Friedman is a passionate advocate for the development of renewable energy resources to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. His reasoning, however, may surprise you. It turns out, this New York Times columnist isn’t only concerned about the environmental impact of fossil fuels on planet earth; he is also concerned about the impact that oil revenues have on freedom abroad and security at home. Both are impacted by the amount of oil revenues that flow into what Friedman calls “petrolist states.” Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Green→
ECOstrive – Green is more than just a color, today it has come to represent environmentally friendly technology. With so much talk of reducing emissions and lowering our dependence on foreign oil, it is hard to figure out which new automotive technology is the best. There are alternatives available now that can help us reduce our pollution and dependence on oil. This article will attempt to review the available technologies and help you determine which is best for you. Continue reading What is a “Green” car?→
Washington – 19 June 2007 – In January of 2007, General Motors (GM) unveiled a concept car powered solely by electricity. The Chevrolet Volt is a big step beyond today’s hybrid, that uses both a gasoline engine and electric motor. VOA’s John Birchard reports on the progress GM is making toward turning the Volt from an attractive idea into a production vehicle.
NEW YORK, NY – 10 May 2007: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is redirecting $1 billion per year across its businesses, mobilizing the company’s resources to dramatically increase the level of energy efficiency in IT. The plan includes new products and services for IBM and its clients to sharply reduce data center energy consumption, transforming the world’s business and public technology infrastructures into “green” data centers.