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2019-03-17

Shipping Containers Have Staying Power for Green Homes

Shipping container architecture has evolved as a form of architecture using steel intermodal containers (shipping containers) as structural element, because of their inherent strength, wide availability and relatively low expense. A container is often referred to as a TEU, or


2019-02-18

The Next Wave of Green Trends and Technologies

You are the green businessman. You’re in solar stocks, net zero options.  You’ve got a zero net energy home. You’ve got a zero net energy car. You are on top of the green world. Now, be on top of the


2019-01-09

Port of Long Beach Still One of the “Best Green Seaports” in the World

The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a primary gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety and environmental stewardship. The Port is served by 140 shipping lines with connections to


2018-09-21

Green Technologies Alone Can’t Solve Our Land-Use Problem

With all the promising news and signs in our neighborhoods of net zero homes, it’s easy to think that with a few more green technologies that we can simply build and renovate our way out of environmental concerns. But along


2018-08-25

More Geothermal Power Coming to Southern California—If There’s Enough Water

It may seem like solar power gets all the headlines nowadays, especially for single-family detached homes. It’s become relatively rare for geothermal heating and cooling systems to be installed on this type of small scale. Yet, California has been a


2018-07-20

Updating Your Window Technology

Window performance can be complicated. As a resident of southern California, you want a frame and pane that both conserves energy, keeps the house cool, and resists flame in case of a wildfire emergency. Finding the perfect, energy-efficient window is


2018-06-28

Smart Roofing is Important in Southern California

Southern California is hot, and the record-breaking drought has only added strain to residents trying to keep cool. If you are building a new house or completing a sustainable renovation of your current home, carefully consider your roofing options. You


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