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2018 Mercedes-Benz S550e Will Offer Wireless EV Charging Technology Built Using Qualcomm Halo Breakthroughs

By Anthony Thomson - Vice President, Business Development and Marketing
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See that practical family car sitting in your driveway? It has competition oozing through its electrical and fluid-filled veins. How? Much of the modern driving technology we enjoy in the cars we drive daily was developed in the unforgiving arena of auto racing — everything from disc brakes and seatbelts to clutch-less transmissions and adaptive suspensions.

Ask the Plants for Help Adapting to Climate Change

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By: Carol Pierson Holding

Last week on CBS News I watched a piece about Dutch farmer Marc van Rijsselberghe, who is running experiments in the Texel Islands, Netherlands, to grow potatoes using in salt-ridden land. As more and more salty water seeps through the Dutch dykes onto its farmland, van Rijsselberghe and others are finding ways to adapt.

Xylem Launches Wastewater Pumping System with Integrated Intelligence

Called the "first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence," the Flygt Concertor promises to provide efficiency and reliability.
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Xylem introduced what it calls the first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence during WEFTEC 2016 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans Sept. 26-28. The system, from the Flygt brand, senses operating conditions in its environment, adapts its performance in real time, and provides feedback to pumping station operators.

Patriot Subaru of Saco Wins Cox Automotive Leader in Sustainability Award

Award Honors Dealership for Environmental and Community Commitment
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ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Cox Automotive presented its Leader in Sustainability Award to Patriot Subaru of Saco, Maine at the 2016 Automotive News Best Dealerships to Work For celebration this week.

One-Hit Wonders

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Full disclosure my good and faithful reader! This week’s blog is going to be even more disjointed and roundabout than normal. Just keeping you on your toes….

I think that discussing awesome one-hit wonder songs might be one of the best possible uses of your time. Seriously, who doesn’t enjoy this? In the right company, this topic of conversation can literally last for hours.

Breaking News: Green Builder Media Launches New CodeWatcher Title

Green Builder Media is constantly exploring new frontiers, including changing codes that require homes to be more efficient, healthier, and durable. To that end, we just launched CodeWatcher offering essential information about code changes.
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As Green Builder Media enters our second decade, we reflect on all of the changes that have transpired in both the building industry and our company.  It all started in 2006 with the launch of Green Builder magazine—a trade publication that we hoped would affect positive change by offering enlightened content for progressive readers.

GM Hydrogen Fuel Cells Mark 50 Years of Development

Electrovan was first fuel cell technology transfer from JFK’s moonshot challenge
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DETROIT, October 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The year 1966 brought the TV debuts of “Batman” and “Star Trek,” which both enjoy a cultlike following 50 years later. With less fanfare in the same season, General Motors tested the Electrovan, the world’s first hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle.

New Homeowner's Guide: Energy Smart, Healthy Home

This invaluable free Ebook for homeowners and builders is brought to you by NV Energy
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Homeowners no longer need to worry that they don't understand what a green home is with this easy-to-navigate green building and renovation guide. It features tips, technology, products, and professional advice for both current and would-be homeowners. 
 
Special sections include detailed drawings and product information on: 
  • exteriors
  • roofing
  • structure
  • insulation
  • air quality
  • windows
  • heating and cooling
  • appliances
  • faucets and fixtures
  • finishes
  • cabinets and tops

The Anatomy of Zero Energy in the Arc House

The Arc House runs on the sun—but, first, a number of strategies come together to reduce energy demand.
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At 432 square feet, The Arc House naturally has lower energy demand than a larger one, especially when it comes to space heating and cooling. An energy-efficient envelope, efficient appliances and smart home technology reduce The Arc House’s energy demand even further. 

Envelope Strategies

The unique construction of The Arc House posed some challenges for insulating and finishing the structure. A hybrid system consisting of polyisocyanurate and closed-cell spray foam insulation was the perfect solution for the home’s irregular shape.

Whirlpool Corporation Highlights Sustainability Innovations at Greenbuild

Award-winning ventless dryers, washers and video tour of ReNEWW House featured at conference
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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., October 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Whirlpool Corporation will showcase its award-winning, energy efficient Whirlpool brand laundry appliances in its booth at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los Angeles Oct. 5-6.

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