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Planned Obsolescence Leads To Resource Depletion, Overflowing Landfills, & Climate Change

September 4th, 2020 | by Barry A.F.

Virtually all manufacturers today build their "durable" white and brown goods with planned obsolescence. They are designed to fail instead of designed for the longest possible lifetime. Concurrently, most now come with 1-year warranties, or longer warranties as a marketing gimmick, with some of the purchase price put aside by the bean counters for the inevitable failures. The reason for all this is increased profit

Politics Of Coronavirus, Climate, & Commercial Real Estate – Part 1/2

April 3rd, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

We foresee a softening of new commercial construction, a reduction in cosmetic renovations of existing stock, an increase in renovations focused on improving the net operating income including a strong focus on heat pumps displacing gas furnaces and existing air conditioning and an increased shift to distribution-center business models

London’s Lost Rivers Could Provide Heating & Cooling Using Heat Pumps

July 16th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A thought experiment published recently by London-based climate charity 10:10 Climate Action raises the question of whether the many lost rivers of London could again become the lifeblood of one of the world's Great Cities by using heat pumps to provide low cost, low carbon heating and cooling. 

Energy Efficiency Infographic — Save Money, Save the World

October 9th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

This is why you should care about energy efficiency: a lot of us look at our utility bills every month with a sense of trepidation (or I do, anyway), but the price we pay for having all the resources we want piped right through our walls is, well

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