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California Legalizes Granny Flats

‘Accessory dwelling units’ can be attached or separate from the main house. Read story.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Going Green: Sunshine-Powered Heat Pumps

How this enhanced technology will enable all-electric homes in the near future. Read story.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Going Green: Urban Air Conditioning?

What Santa Barbara can learn from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s effort to reduce city heat. Read story.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Going Green: More Simple Cooling Strategies

Save further energy and money with the stack effect, electric fans, and more.by Dennis Allen Read story.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Going Green: Natural Cooling Strategies

Using natural cooling techniques saves energy and money. Read story.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Going Green: Batteries for Off-Grid Homes

Here are some pros and cons of using lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries. Read story.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Boost Clean Energy by Accurately Pricing Electricity

Using time-of-use pricing will conserve energy and produce more savings than charging a flat rate. Read story.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Going Green: Bricks and Microbes

Manufacturing companies are looking for ways to make — and grow — a greener brick. Read story.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Going Green: The Virtues of City Trees

Street trees may be one of the best investments a city can make. Read story.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Going Green: Walkability — The Key to Urban Vitality, Wealth

Location and transportation choices overshadow other factors for reducing carbon impact. Read story.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Going Green: Disaster-Resilient Design

Architects san next big trend is building to withstand fires, floods, and more. Read story.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Green Your Crib: Our Ocean — from Dump to Salvation?

Three-dimensional ocean farming harvests kelp for food, fertilizer, and biofuel. Read story.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Green Your Crib: New Efficiency Standards for Electronic Chargers

New external power supplies will lead to substantial savings and decrease carbon pollution. Read story.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Green Your Crib: Saving Starry Nights, Wildlife, and Ourselves

Most are familiar with air, water, and land pollution, but what about light pollution? Read story.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Green Your Crib: Handling Runoff Sensibly

Rain gardens and infiltrators are two good alternatives to water-wasting storm drains. Read story.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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