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Greener Design by Imitating Nature

Article by Amy Hengst appearing courtesy of Matter Network. Termite mounds may look like ugly piles of dirt, but they provide important clues for architects designing energy-efficient buildings. Termite mounds are built six to 30 feet high off the ground in hot ecosystems and are riddled with tunnels at their … [continued]

Energy Efficiency Versus Renewables: The Great Green Debate

With the recent surge in money going towards renewable energy research and implementation, many people are forgetting a key factor in reducing our impact on the environment, energy efficiency. Focusing on retrofitting existing buildings with energy efficient upgrades first is key to combating climate change. It not only saves energy it improves the viability of renewable energy generation.