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This article is about tools, materials and methods for ecologically/environmentally-friendly living in the United States, including solar power (passive/active), alternative materials, alternative fuels, local food, and other related topics.
- design-to-cost energy: alternative energy systems designed to cost less than what we pay now
- electric automobile
- Amyris: synthetic diesel-based gasoline substitute, apparently with higher energy density
- 2008-10 Popular Mechanics
- The Cohousing Association of the United States
- LocalHarvest: database of businesses producing or using locally-based agriculture
- Malcolm Wells .com: sustainable housing resources
- Living Systems Sustainable Architecture, LLC (founder: Michael Frerking)
- How 2 Recycle: find places near you that accept various types of material for recycling
- HP Eco Solutions Consumer Buyback and Planet Partners Recycling Program: accepts products of any brand manufacturer in the following product categories:
- Desktop PCs
- Notebook PCs
- Tablet PCs
- Monitors, both CRT and LCD
- Printers, both ink and laser
- Digital cameras
- Plastic Film Recycling: information about recycling plastic film
- 2008-09-12 Solar Roofing Materials "In an effort to promote the adoption of solar technology, United Solar Ovonic of Auburn Hills, MI, has teamed with a major roofing company to create a metal roof system that generates electricity from sunlight. The partnership offers seven different prefabricated systems, ranging in capacity from 3 to 120 kilowatts."
- 2008-03-20 Why Warren Buffett is buying railroads: "Sophisticated software calculates the best way to put different cars together into trains. And onboard electronics assess topography, track curvature, train length and weight to calculate the optimum speed for conserving fuel. .. Overall, the Federal Railroad Administration calculates that productivity has more than doubled since 1990."
- 2005-10-30 Fabulous Prefab: eco-friendly prefab housing
- 2005-11-12 Green Roofs