Mixing water and electricity can produce dangerous results. But their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are even more shocking and less often understood.
Well-designed landscaping can not only increase a home's curb appeal but can also lower its heating and cooling costs, and help reduce water use.
Connected street lighting is making cities safer and more energy efficient.
With better aesthetics, filament LEDs could help speed the switch from the 7 billion incandescent lamps still lighting the planet.
Almost 90% of the energy consumed by your washing machine is used to heat water. Switching to cold-water clothes washing gets clothes just as clean as hot water, while using less energy and money.
An Israeli company is working on a light-filtering paint that can help actively cool buildings using zero electricity.
A radiative cooling technology for air conditioning could help cut energy consumption – and carbon dioxide emissions – in new buildings by nearly 70 percent.
Ten simple but effective tips for your home that can save you energy & money when the thermometer soars this summer!
You don’t need a special contractor to make your home more energy efficient. In most cases, it takes less than two hours to perform a few home "hacks" (detailed below) that can save anyone, from dorm-dwellers to apartment renters to homeowners, upwards of $135 a year.
Big oil is starting to challenge the biggest utilities in the race to erect wind turbines at sea, which might help drive down costs of wind power.