Architectural Design Process | Form, Orientation and Sunlight

Hey, Eric here with 30 by 40 Design Workshop, I wanted to talk about how architects use the Sun to influence their designs, but rather than speak in generalities, I wanted to use a detail from a project to show you how it works in practice. Before we get into the detail you’ll need a […]

Homesteading Family Living Off-Grid in a Spectacular Earthship

[Inspiring Music Playing]>>MARIE: So we bought this house, which is a kind of earthship, 10 years ago and we renovated it while we were living in Quebec City and we now live full-time in it for 2 years. And it’s an off-grid house. We live on solar panels, and rainwater, and with a composting toilet. […]

Pitching Your Wife – Part 2 – Convincing Your Wife to Buy a Tesla

– Welcome to part two of this three-part series on convincing your wife to let you buy a Tesla. Now it’s time to do our homework and really dig in and figure out what the key pieces are that are gonna help, kind of push her over the edge and convince her that this is […]

Puerto Rico Moves Forward: Innovative Energy Solutions after Hurricane Maria

Juan Rosario: This is a moment in which we know there is going to be a paradigm shift. Science right now is on our side. Efraín O’neil-Carrillo: The centralized large power plants that Puerto Rico has, did not suffer really much damage. So, it wasn’t a problem of generating the power, it was a matter […]

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY NEWS – The EU announces an approximately €1 2 billion green plan

In sustainable energy news, the European Union announces an approximately €1.2 billion green plan. The funds will be allocated to endeavors including the Danish WindScanner project, with the goal of creating more efficient and lighter wind turbines. Support will also be given to EU-Solaris in Spain, which will focus on research to develop new solar […]

Energy 101: Fuel Cell Technology

We all live in a modern world—a world full of technologies that looked completely futuristic just a generation ago. Those modern, futuristic devices that help get us through the day all use energy, and to supply all of that energy, we need fuel. Today, the technology around generating clean renewable energy is evolving about as […]

Montana man lives off the grid using wind and solar power

can people cut the cord and live off of Montana’s natural resources for some it’s a dream for others a reality tonight MTN’s John Amy introduces us to a man who’s been living off-grid for more than 20 years living off-grid may sound as primitive as can be but crisp Orton will tell you there […]

Whimsical Forest Village Built from Raw and Reclaimed Materials

I’m going to come right right at you there so watch out. I’m Sun Ray Kelly. I consider myself an artist because I do do carpentry in my work but it’s more about the art and the beauty that I’m trying to convey. So right now we’re at the side of the temple. This is […]

Making Clothes Less Terrible for the Planet | Hot Mess 

Clothing is more than just the material we put on our backs – it keeps us warm, makes a statement about our personality and can be a status symbol. Clothing is something we have to think about every day, but we don’t always think about how our clothes impact the planet. From growing or making […]