A team of recent MIT graduates has developed a simple-yet-ingenious roofing material (known as Thermeleon) that could revolutionize the energy efficiency of homes by changing color in different temperatures.
Hybrid heat pump water heaters are extremely energy efficient, since ambient air temperature does much of the work (instead of relying entirely on electricity or natural gas to heat the water). And hybrid water heaters are relatively inexpensive to install, which means they pay for themselves much faster than other energy efficient water heating systems.
EonCoat is an incredibly durable and user-friendly ceramic paint, which makes it appealing to both homeowners and contractors. And best of all, its spray-on formulation contains no toxic ingredients such as VOCs (volatile organic compounds), so it’s extremely eco-friendly as well.
The idea of residential solar power is hugely popular. The best solar panels pay for themselves many times over, saving homeowners money while reducing reliance on fossil-fuel-based power plants. Initial installation costs can be a big hurdle though, which is why SunRun’s solar leasing program is booming.
When you think of cork, you probably think of wine stoppers and bulletin boards. But what about floors? Cork flooring is an extremely user-friendly option for homeowners, and it’s produced from one of the most sustainable materials around.
At a glance, PaperStone looks like any modern, stylish solid countertop surface. But this unique material is not only extremely functional, it’s also extremely environmentally friendly. As the name implies, paper is a key ingredient in the material… [Click title image to read more…]