Solar decathletes with the sponsor of Dura House Jim Dever, Santander Bank.

Awards Ceremony of Ecofest on Earth Day

Solar decathletes with the sponsor of Dura House Jim Dever, Santander Bank. Sponsor Jordan Podwal, Rab lighting with the decathletes. Solar Decathletes taking a group photo with sponsor Shawn Torbert at Ecofest award ceremony. Solar decathletes taking a group photo with sponsor Shawn Torbert at Ecofest award ceremony.

This is an analysis of the vertical solar energy wall system developed and prototyped for the City Tech Team DURA (Diverse | Urban | Resilient | Adaptable) Solar Decathlon project. 
The analysis looks at how successful the system was in utilizing the façade’s thermal and solar electric energy. The analysis utilizes both energy balancing data from the Department of Energy monitoring the competition and project modeling. The analysis compares the project levels achieved in each of the energy harvesting categories and compares them to the exposure areas required for the project. Future design implications of the data are explored.

This is an analysis of the vertical solar energy wall system developed and prototyped for the City Tech Team DURA (Diverse | Urban | Resilient | Adaptable) Solar Decathlon project.The analysis looks at how successful the system was in utilizing the façade’s thermal and solar electric energy. The analysis utilizes both energy balancing data from the Department of Energy monitoring ...
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NYC ECO HABITS #23

Designate a day of the week to not eat meat (Mondays are a popular choice).  Eating less red and processed meats decreases your chances of heart disease. Did you know? The cost of meat would at least double if all ecological costs of groundwater depletion, fossil fuel use, and agricultural-chemical pollution were factored in. (http://www.organicconsumers.org/Toxic/factoryfarm.cfm)

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A Few of our Favorite Things

The Artega sports series has come up with a fully electric car– the Artega Scalo. They are also putting an electric quad bike into the works. Read more.  LYCS Architecture has developed affordable living space for students in the heart of Hong Kong, a city known for its high density. The project Campus will put four students in a studio …

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All Around the World

London is developing hydroponic farming on a very large scale! Utilizing old air raid bomb shelters from WWII, Zero Carbon Food, Growing Underground transformed one shelter into a hydroponic farm. This farm is a carbon neutral method of producing tons of food for the city’s residents, as well as recycling space! Learn more.

In NYC

In order for action for a cause to be taken, there must first be people who believe in and support the cause. There are still climate change skeptics out there; however, the more publications urging for action and validating the environmental movement, the better! That is why we’re super excited to see an article in the Wall Street Journal discussing …