Posts Tagged "efficiency"

Driving calculator 2.0

  • April 4, 2011
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We recently added the 2011 model year cars to our carbon footprint calculator, and it now includes all-electric vehicles. As this is a first, this post is dedicated to the calculation details because they aren't as straightforward as a gasoline or diesel car. First, for comparison: a traditional car's footprint is calculated by multiplying the quantity of fuel used in… read more →

Green your holidays!

The holiday season is the time to visit family and friends, eat our favorite seasonal dishes, and decorate our homes with festive decor. The inevitable downside of the season is of course the slightly larger carbon footprint we all produce as we indulge (er, celebrate). Here are some tips we liked - feel free to share yours! **Use LED holiday… read more →

Your own, personal biodigester

  • September 27, 2010
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The Park Spark Project, brainchild of conceptual artist Matthew Mazzotta and supported by MIT and the City of Cambridge, has created a piece that combines a small methane digester at a dog park with an "eternal flame" lit from the gas coming off decomposing dog poop. I am completely on board with the concept: dog waste, picked up with biodegradable… read more →

Cash for caulkers coming

The House passed the "Cash for Caulkers" legislation earlier this year and (maybe? hopefully? probably?) the Senate will soon follow suit. The legislation provides incentives for energy efficiency improvements by rebating to homeowners some $6 billion dollars for window retrofits, water heater upgrades, and insulation installations, among other things. I don't want to go into a ton of detail about… read more →

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