using renewable energy

Big Idea: Zero Carbon House

Big Idea: Zero Carbon House

In every sense of the word, the Zero Carbon House [www.zerocarbonhouse.com] is a big idea. Using renewable energy and a host of smart implementations of green technologies, carbon emissions normally generated by everyday activities like heating and cooling and other power needs, growing and procuring food, and even transportation to and from the home have…

TreeHugger Tip: Getting Green Power

TreeHugger Tip: Getting Green Power

The thought of using renewable energy is pretty exciting for most of us, and the benefits of using green power are familiar to even a casual TreeHugger reader. Produced by wind, sun, landfill gas, biomass, and other renewable sources, it’s becoming available to more and more people across the US. More than half of retail…