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LET THERE BE LIGHT

Lighting Big Box Stores Naturally When visiting a retail store, customers are looking for a pleasant shopping experience. They want to look vibrant in the clothing and cosmetics sections, they want the produce to look fresh and delicious, and they want to be able to find what they are looking for. Lighting products attractively and More Info »

Underground Elephant and Habitat for Humanity build first “Building for the Brave” Structure

UNDERGROUND ELEPHANT’S LATEST COMMUNITY PROJECT: AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR VETERANS

Underground Elephant’s most recent community project was in Lakeside, where it teamed up with San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH) to build 4 townhomes “for affordable homeownership by disabled veterans and their families.” “Our employees are committed to giving back, and are dedicated to volunteering our time to great organizations such as Habitat for Humanity,” More Info »

Dominos Piza

WORLD LED RECORD SET BY DOMINO’S PIZZA

When you think of energy efficiency or green lighting, Domino’s Pizza is probably not what comes to mind. But Domino’s has actually now set the world record for “the most energy efficient restaurant lighting retrofit.” The Domino’s restaurant that set the record is located at 28 West Blackwell Street in Dover, NJ. “We have many ‘firsts’ across the public and More Info »

The Micro(grid) Solution to the Macro Challenge of Climate Change

THE MIRCO(GRID) TO THE MACROCHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” So said the long-running American comic strip Pogo in a 1970 Earth Day poster about pollution. Late last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s most respected scientific authority on the climate change topic, said much the same thing. The group released its highly anticipated Fifth Assessment More Info »

Passivhaus 101

PASSIVHAUS 101

I think we must have written about the Passivhaus (aka Passive House) concept a few times before, but I’m pretty sure we’ve never done a good overview of what a passivhaus is. Luckily, our friend (and longtime reader) Lindsay Wilson of Shrink That Footprint just put together such a piece and sent it our way to More Info »