Consumer Reports (CR), one among the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, has published their latest rating based on their Annual Auto Survey conducted on the four fuel efficient vehicles Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI, Honda CR-Z, Ford Fiesta and Mazda2.
Much hue and cry is being raised on the issue of carbon footprint and related environmental problems caused by aircrafts. The international network of environmental organizations, Friends of the Earth, has come with another dimension of the same problem, but this time regarding the content of the fuel used for aviation purposes.
The high-tech 3D vending machines that the Coca Cola Company introduced in Japan have been uniquely designed as eco-friendly equipment. Since refrigeration equipments are among the largest contributors of carbon footprints, this brand new machine could be considered as an effective step in attaining the goal of reduction of green house gases.
China is all set to hit a total of 500 Gigawatts of renewable energy on the grid by 2020. Estimated increment in the sector of wind power is 150 GW in the place of current 25 GW, electric power would come from adding 100 GW to make 300 GW of hydro power, adding 125 GW to have 150 GW of ...
The Water and Wind Cafe situated in the Binh Duong province of Vietnam is simply incredible. Be it the stunning look of the massive structure or the way it is constructed, the architectural marvel stands unique. Designed and constructed by Vo Trong Nghia, the entire building is made using bamboo.
A novel eco-friendly amusement park is scheduled to be opened in 2014. Named the Ark Encounter, the Christian-theme Park will have as one of its highlights a giant model of Noah’s Ark. The amusement park is being built by the organization called Answers in Genesis, which is also well known for the Creation Museum that it has built in Petersburg.
The most noticeable feature of the first certified passive house in England is its 20-meter roof. The building has a vault made of timber as its roof thereby employing the state-of-the-art design. This parabolic roof requires no added support and reduces material use. This unique building located on the countryside of Staplehurst, Kent is designed by Architect Richard Hawke.
General Motors will start hiring 1,000 engineers and researchers in Michigan to significantly expand its vehicle electrification expertise from today onwards as announced. It is hoping to lead in the development of electric vehicles from hybrids to electric vehicles with extended-range capability, like the Chevrolet Volt or the recently introduced eAssist technology that will debut on the 2012 Buick LaCrosse.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has come up with certain alterations to its Green Guides. The agency released a draft of the changes in October. The organization is also in the midst of accepting suggestions and comments from business firms before finalizing the rules.
An energy efficient science tower designed by C. F. Moller Architects will be constructed within the University of Copenhagen’s Panum Complex. This sustainable design will feature an impressive vertical atrium.