First Green Hotel in Idaho Eyes LEED Certification

February 5, 2013 / No Comments

Everyone likes sustainability and it is great to know that many people out there want to take real action to save Planet Earth. The story of a new hotel being built in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is really inspiring. The owners of the Marriott Spring Hill Suites are planning for a green hotel with environmental friendly requirements. Owner Kent Clausen is now looking for a ...

Toyota to Recycle Car Batteries into Energy Management Systems

February 5, 2013 / No Comments

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has recently announced its plans to recycle old NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hybrid) batteries from their hybrid cars. The batteries will be recycled into energy management systems. The venture will start from April and aims for the more effective use of resources used in batteries. The recycled systems will be sold via TMC's energy business company, Toyota Turbine and ...

Germany to Boast One Million Plug-in Vehicles by 2020

February 4, 2013 / No Comments

Germany, the land of Volkswagen, Porsche, and BMW, is now planning to become the leader in Electric Vehicles by developing a million plug-in vehicles by the end of 2020. According to Germany Trade & Invest publication, a study estimates that there will be about a million units of plug-in vehicles in the country by the end of the decade. By the end ...

Smog Blankets City of Beijing

February 4, 2013 / No Comments

Just a few days ago, the city of Beijing and other parts of China faced the peculiar problem of thick smog blanketing the atmosphere. The problem started more than two weeks ago, but during the last few days, pollution levels have increased. According to air quality index reading, the pollution level has increased 40 times the recommended safety levels. It rates ...

Voltmaker is a Kinetic Energy Charger For Gadgets

January 31, 2013 / No Comments

Every gadget often faces the issue of batteries drying up when it is most needed. No need to worry anymore. Even if you are away from your plug-in charger, you will now be able to charge your smartphone or tablet with a small pocket device that has now arrived on the tech horizon. Research has been on to develop a device ...

San Francisco 49ers New Stadium to be the First LEED-Certified Stadium

January 30, 2013 / No Comments

The new Santa Clara stadium, for San Francisco 49ers, is looking for LEED certification. The stadium is set to open for next year’s football season. There is no information about the level of certification the stadium is looking for but it will be the first pro football venue to get LEED certified. The stadium will feature enough solar power to meet ...

Nissan Hybrid Versions to Number 15 by 2016

January 30, 2013 / No Comments

Japanese auto giant Nissan will launch as many as 15 hybrid powertrains by 2016. The strategy seems to be in line with Toyota’s approach to go for hybrid versions. The Nissan Resonance concept will go into quite a few production vehicles. Andy Palmer, Nissan executive vice president, confirmed that the hybrid power train will be used in the Altima sedan, the ...

Qoros Hybrid Car to Make Geneva Show Debut

January 29, 2013 / No Comments

Qoros Auto  is a new ambitious Chinese car brand that is making headlines with its new hybrid vehicle. This vehicle will debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March along with its first actual production model. Designed by former BMW/Mini styling boss Gert Volker Hildebrand, this cross Hybrid concept features an innovative hybrid drive system that comes with intelligent control ...

Artist Creates TV from 625 Remote Controls

January 29, 2013 / No Comments

Normally, we think remote controls as gadgets to surf through channels or control a television set. But how about a TV made fully out of remote controls? Don’t think that it is impossible. An artist named Chris Shen has proved it is indeed possible. Shen tried to reverse the function of a remote control to a television. For this, he collected ...

Are the ISPs Green Enough for You?

January 28, 2013 / No Comments

Just about every company in the country is looking for ways to save energy.  In the past few years some are making great strides in reducing their energy consumption.  From light fixture replacement, air conditioning changes to more efficient blade server installations, getting the most performance per kilowatt of electricity. Alternative energy is also being evaluated and even used.  Fuel cells ...