TOPIC: GREEN TECH (28)

Google Green

http://www.google.com/green

At Google, we've worked hard to minimize the environmental impact of our services. For instance, to provide users with nonstop YouTube for three weeks, Google uses less energy than it takes to do a single load of laundry. If you add in our renewable energy and offsets, our footprint is zero. And we continue to find new ways to reduce our impact even further.

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Google, Sustainability, Google Green, Environment

Velopresso

http://www.velopresso.cc

Velopresso is a celebratory fusion of human power, sensory pleasures and technology
-- old tech with hi-tech, bicycles and coffee, their engineering and aesthetics. The result is an innovative pedal-powered mobile coffee-making machine for off-grid selling of quality espresso and its derivatives with a compact footprint and near silent ultra-low carbon human-powered operation -- fine coffee, no electricity, no motors, no noise.

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Velopresso, Coffee, Java, Bicycle, Wheels, Amos Field Reid, Lasse Oiva, Beans, Eco-Friendly, Carbon Footprint, Mobile

Shikun & Binui

http://en.shikunbinui.co.il

Shikun & Binui is Israel’s leading infrastructure and real estate group. The Group’s companies are involved in large-scale projects in Israel and abroad, and have proven achievements in the construction of residential neighborhoods and commercial and public buildings, as well as in the establishment, financing and operation of huge ventures in the fields of transportation infrastructure, ecology, water purification and desalination, and international project development.

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Shikun & Binui, Building, Green, Real Estate, Infrastructure

Pavegen

http://www.pavegen.com

Pavegen have globally pioneered a flooring tile that converts the kinetic energy from people's footsteps into renewable electricity. When stepped on, the Pavegen surface flexes a near imperceptible 5mm, generating up to 8 watts of power over the duration of the footstep, enough to power local applications such as street lighting, advertising displays, and communications technology. Installed successfully at sites around the world, including the 2013 Paris Marathon and London 2012 Olympic Games, the Pavegen flooring tiles are also able to collect, monitor and communicate live data using its unique API wireless interface. The software can calculate the amount of power generated and the number of footsteps on each tile, as well as control energy efficient lighting and send out live updates via social media channels. The highly engaging off grid technology has the ability to transform smart cities of the future, by providing a low-carbon energy contribution and real-time data analytics in high footfall areas.

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Pavegen, Energy, Feet, Footsteps, Electricity, Cities

Sky Greens

http://skygreens.appsfly.com/home

World’s first low carbon hydraulic water-driven, tropical vegetable urban vertical farm, using green urban solutions to achieve enhanced green sustainable production of safe, fresh and delicious vegetables, using minimal land, water and energy resources.

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Sky Greens, Farm, Urban, Vegetables, Fruit, Produce, Singapore, Greenhouses, Vertical Farming, Local, Fresh

Global Forest Watch

http://www.globalforestwatch.org

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests. For the first time, Global Forest Watch unites satellite technology, open data, and crowdsourcing to guarantee access to timely and reliable information about forests. GFW is free and follows an open data approach in putting decision-relevant information in the hands of governments, companies, NGOs, and the public. Global Forest Watch was created by the World Resources Institute with over 40 partners.

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Global Forest Watch, Trees, Tree, Nature, Forest, Forests, World Resources Institute, World, Global, Monitor, Preservation

Greentech Media

http://www.greentechmedia.com

Greentech Media (GTM) is devoted to covering emerging green and clean technologies. As renewable energy becomes an increasingly large sector, the business community needs a source with up-to-the-minute news on solar, smart grid, enterprise energy solutions, wind energy, electric vehicles, biofuels, water, batteries and storage, finance and VC, and policy throughout the sectors.

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Green Tech, Greentechmedia, Clean Technology, Renewable Energy

Green Technology

http://www.green-technology.org

Green Technology is a non-profit initiative designed to inform government efforts toward sustainability, providing a forum in which government officials can communicate with those in the private sector who are developing and distributing green technologies.

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Green Technology, Green Tech, Sustainability, Government, Forum

LeanPath

http://www.leanpath.com

LeanPath provides automated food waste tracking systems to help foodservice directors reduce pre-consumer food waste, positively impacting the environment and the bottom line. LeanPath provides solutions to the hospitality, foodservice and restaurant industries. 

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LeanPath, Food, Tracking, Waste

Bullitt Center

http://bullittcenter.org

The Bullitt Center will be the greenest, most energy efficient commercial building in the world, firmly planting Seattle at the forefront of the green building movement.This six-story, 50,000 square-foot building will be located at the intersection of Capitol Hill and the Central District in Seattle, Washington. The goal of the Bullitt Center is to change the way buildings are designed, built and operated to improve long-term environmental performance and promote broader implementation of energy efficiency, renewable energy and other green building technologies in the Northwest.

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Bullitt Center, Green, Building, Construction, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable, Bullitt Foundation, Seattle, Energy Efficient

PiMobility

http://picycle.com

PiMobility produces innovative electric bicycles and related electric propulsion technology. Their mission is to design, engineer, and manufacture the highest quality alternative transportation.

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PiMobility, PiCycles, Hybrid, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Electric, Sustainable, Local, Ride, Pi Mobility

Living Building Challenge

http://living-future.org/lbc

The Living Building Challenge is a green building certification program that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to diminish the gap between current limits and ideal solutions. Projects that achieve this level of performance can claim to be the ‘greenest’ anywhere, and will serve as role models for others that follow. 

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Living Building Challenge, Environment, Sustainability, Green Building, Certification

International Living Future Institute

http://living-future.org

The International Living Future Institute is a hub for visionary programs. We administer the Living Building Challenge™, the built environment's most rigorous and ambitious performance standard. We are the parent organization for Cascadia Green Building Council, a chapter of both the United States and Canada Green Building Councils that serves Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. We are also home to Ecotone Publishing, a unique publishing house dedicated to telling the story of the green building movement's pioneering thinkers and practitioners.

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International Living Future Institute, Environment, Sustainability, Living Building Challengeā„¢, Green, Building

MASS Design Group

http://www.massdesigngroup.org/index.html

MASS Design Group operates under the belief that buildings can heal. By using innovative design and an immersive research process, we look at the contextual problems facing the specific communities we work in and produce design interventions that will improve health and economic outcomes. We work to reduce the spread of disease within health care environments, and we aim to create new job opportunities and markets by carefully selecting materials and construction methods that utilize the resources of the surrounding community. MASS delivers maximum impact design through a process that can be universally applied.

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MASS Design Group, Building, Construction, Architecture, Designers, Build, Heal, Community, Health, Improve, Local

Freight Farms

http://www.freightfarms.com

Our goal is to bring stability and sustainability to the food supply chain by providing complete farm-to-table systems that bring fresh, local produce to businesses, organizations and individuals all across the globe. The Freight Farm is a fully equipped growing facility that creates year-round access to freshly-grown food. Constructed inside a 40’x8’x9.6’ upcycled shipping container, freight farms are the complete farm-in-a-box package. The interior is designed for advanced climate simulation using state-of-the-art growing technology and automated controls, creating the perfect growing environment 365 days a year. By harnessing soilless agriculture methods and vertical growing, it’s possible to achieve commercial scale yields with a small footprint.

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Freight Farms, Farming, Sustainability, Technology, Innovation, Urban Farming