Written by Taylor Patterson, ERS For most people, the holidays are the busiest time of year between traveling, cooking, decorating, shopping, and other stressors adding to our already crazy everyday …
We’ve heard how a “Smart Home” will use the Internet of Things (IoT) to change life in the 21st Century. The single most important facet rapidly becoming clear to manufacturers is that these thingssell best if they are designed to be both modular and mixable on the same home network.
Planes, trains, or automobiles: what’s the most climate-friendly way to travel? A new study by researchers from IIASA and CICERO brings better estimates of how much personal travel impacts the climate. The study calculates the climate impact for passenger trips of 500-1000 km — typical distances for business or holiday trips.
It’s that time of year again, when everyone on the block is stringing holiday lights and pasting on their biggest holiday smiles. You may have heard it before, but we’re going to run down a quick list of decorating to-dos that will ensure you get the most out of the holiday season without blowing up your energy usage.
Although every day provides an opportunity for reflection and change, Thanksgiving stands out as the perfect day to kick off a few new habits that will effect the longevity of our planet. If each of us revamped our consumption and waste habits by slightly adjusting what’s already in place, the overall impact could be huge.