Green Living

A lot of simple, seemingly insignificant things can add up to a positive and meaningful global change. PF Members have solutions to living a more sustainable day to day life.

I had never heard about energy audits before I shot a piece on Pascal Maslin, a local Washington, D.C. energy efficiency expert. Much less did I know that the single biggest contributor to inefficient homes is not insulation or appliances rather... Read More
Bananas from Ecuador — 2,700 miles. Grapes from Chile — 5,000 miles. Apples from New Zealand — 8,600 miles. Buying food from in the U.S. often resembles a frequent flier mile stat sheet. These miles mean wasted energy and detrimental impact to the... Read More
Fall-out from the housing market bubble isn’t just affecting the suburbs of major metropolitan areas. Rural communities throughout the Rocky Mountain west are suffering too. Teton County Idaho with a population of fewer than 10,000 now has an... Read More
Mother Nature has a bone to pick with your “stuff.”
The first annual GreenGov Symposium was kicked off last week with keynotes from the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Nancy Sutley, the U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary... Read More
We all admit that the growing trend today is to be "green" and energy efficient. Some people buy hybrid cars, some swear by compact fluorescent bulbs, others even mount solar panels and wind turbines to their homes! Well, homeowners, you're in for a... Read More
Another big project (link below) ...over 370, 000 sq ft of leading-edge BIPV...designed, installed and funded through private and public sector collaboration, albeit in France, but still an impressive accomplishment. And note that the technology was... Read More
Dan Yates, CEO, discusses what makes Opower special, why Opower is an innovator, why the US is a good place to start a business, and how Opower contributes to improving the state of the world.
Submitted for the 2010 GreenGov Presidential Awards by Bonneville Power Administration.

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