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Retire With Due Diligence the 21st Century Way: Less Money, More Substance

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Molly Alexander Darden

Who hasn't heard the astronomical projections of how much financially we need in order to walk out of the office and into a new life? Well, I'm here to tell you, it ain't necessarily so! Here's how a smaller financial base can work when we apply the principle of due diligence analysis long before retirement.

New PS4 and Xbox One Game Consoles: A Mixed Bag for Energy Efficiency

Noah Horowitz | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

We found that the new models have made substantial progress on energy efficiency compared to their predecessors, the PS3 and Xbox 360. But despite these power-saving advances, the new consoles' higher performance and new features result in up to three times higher annual energy consumption than their predecessors.

White Roofs, Green Myth?

Samir Ibrahim | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Samir Ibrahim

White reflective roofing certainly has its place, which is primarily in southern climates. But as a green solution in northern states, it's just not that cool.

6 Ways to Save on Heating

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers from Energy Star and the Environmental Protection Agency Heating your home is not only hard on your wallet, but it's hard on t...

Eye Sores And Eye Candy: The Impact Of Zoning In NYC

MetroFocus | Posted 01.05.2012 | New York

This month, New York City community boards will hold hearings on new zoning rules that would make it easier for developers and homeowners to make buil...

Used Car Expert Says Buying Used Is "Greener"

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

An in-depth study by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory shows that hybrid cars do, in fact, require more energy to produce than conventional cars. The are emitting more greenhouse gases and burning more fossil fuels during the manufacturing process.

Netflix Subscribers See Red, But Video Streaming Is All Green

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Our recommendation is that you forget about the Great Netflix Controversy, cancel your Quickster subscriptions, and take the streaming-only portion of the subscription service.

Tyler Kingkade

House GOP Seeks Cuts To Auto Industry To Pay For Disaster Relief Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans rolled out their plan to fund disaster relief in Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) district, but at the cost of al...

Six Tips To Escape The Summer Heat At Home

Inhabitat | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green

The heat is on this summer and many of us will be escaping it with the press of a button. Air conditioning is a big reason cities and suburbs can be b...

Food Industry Energy Consumption Runs Rampant

Posted 07.02.2011 | Home

Food-related energy consumption in the United States is growing, explains USA Today with some alarming statistics. From 2002 through 2007, food-re...

Green Lighting 101

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When it comes to energy efficiency, the easiest way to start cutting down your monthly bill is through your home's lighting. By making simple changes ...

Ford Begins Shipping Electric Delivery Van

The New York Times | Nick Bunkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LIVONIA, Mich. -- The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf have gotten nearly all the attention, but they are not the only electric vehicles making their wa...

5-Part Web Documentary on Stylish & Sustainable Building (VIDEO)

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zem Joaquin

I created a documentary to delve deeper into the process of creating a chic little cottage out of reclaimed materials and tenacity.

LED Traffic Lights That Can't Melt Snow Are Blamed In 1 Death, At Least 12 Accidents

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MILWAUKEE — Cities around the country that have installed energy-efficient traffic lights are discovering a hazardous downside: The bulbs don't ...

Saving Energy: Efficient Electronics Still Power Hogs

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The proliferation of personal computers, iPods, cellphones, game consoles and all the rest amounts to the fastest-growing source of power demand in th...

Energy Smart Legislation Off to a Bipartisan Start

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Those who can afford the upfront costs can afford to be energy inefficient. Those who can't afford the costs of energy inefficiency can't afford the upfront costs.

A Smiley Face (and Your Neighbors' Numbers) are Best Way to Save Energy

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Ever wondered if those little placards on your hotel room sink, exhorting you to use less water or fewer towels 'for the environment' actually work?

Utah Buildings Deemed Eco-Friendly, Energy-Efficient

Salt Lake Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A year after its opening, the building housing the Mark Miller Toyota-Scion dealership in downtown Salt Lake City has received a Gold LEED certificati...

Rainwater Toilets and Slag: Touring Berkeley's Greenest Building

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anneli Rufus

This week I got a private sneak-preview tour of downtown Berkeley's David Brower Center, a bold new 50,000-square-foot experiment in "green from the ground up" architecture that will open to the public on Sunday.