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Material Transparency for LEED v4: EPDs and HPDs for Metal Studs

<i>Editor’s note: Guest blogger Anne Hicks Harney, of</i> <i>Long Green Specs</i><i>, is our partner in providing</i> <i>product vetting services</i><i>. Harney offers guidance on</i> …

Green Living

This solar startup wants to help you and your business kick the water bottle habit

If the electric grid can be decentralized, why can't the water system?

Cat owners, rejoice! You can leave this self-cleaning litter box alone for weeks at a time https://t.co/UcPzkLzvhx

Relive your childhood with this vintage arcade game collection https://t.co/kJEF9IKZRA

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He wanted things to be done his way.<p>But he also believed in the power of …

Self-improvement

USGBC Moves to Improve LEED v4

The latest version of LEED, LEED v4, became mandatory a little over a year ago. That was just after the U.S. Green Building Council’s 2016 Greenbuild …

Just cruising through the sea like a boss https://t.co/KEi4zG1pKx

These elevators are straight out of Willy Wonka https://t.co/btACDxTuOf

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Sometimes — whether it be a quick lunch, a meal on-the-go, or simply to satisfy a craving — a sandwich is truly necessary. D.C. restaurants have been taking sandwiches out of familiar, turkey club territory for years. And now's a great time to sample some of the newest sandwich offerings Washington …

Washington D.C.

American recycling is stalling, and the big blue bin is one reason why

Tucked in the woods 30 miles north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist’s heart sing — giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tons of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each day.<p>The …

A new database of wildlife photos from the Serengeti is an Internet rabbit hole of baby animals

In order to observe the wildlife of the Serengeti, scientists set up hundreds of motion and heat sensitive "camera traps" around an expanse of the Serengeti National Park. On Tuesday, the team revealed the fruits of their work: a searchable database that contains more than 300,000 images of …

Homelessness in Washington DC reaches record levels

Washington DC is struggling for answers after figures reveal that a record 4,000 people now live in the capital’s homeless shelters.<p>It is an expensive and complex problem for the city as authorities are legally required to provide shelter for those in need when temperatures fall below freezing.<p>As …

Housing

Where there’s muck there’s aluminium (if not brass)

It started with a bacon roll and a microwave oven, and now it’s poised to transform the recycling of a packaging material that has been as …

Sustainability

FANTASY News, Photos, Videos, Stats, Standings, Odds and More - USA TODAY

Fantasy Football 2014: Rookies Every Owner Should Target on Draft Day

Gambling on a rookie can be the difference between a finish in the playoffs and a finish at the bottom of your division in fantasy football.<p>It's difficult to trust rookies. All fantasy owners have the same questions regarding first-time pros—should I trust a rookie with high potential in a …

Fantasy Football

A wind turbine can be used to generate power even at night, which is the main advantage it has over solar panels. However, its size and complicated set up remains the biggest disadvantage. At least when it comes to camping trips, or other instances of needing renewable power on the go. Well, those troubles could be at an end by the use of Windpax. The latter is a portable wind turbine, which is fully collapsible and will not take a lot of space in your backpack. Its designers are currently using Kickstarter to fund its production. - http://bit.ly/X4zLv2

The New York Jewish deli meets the 21st century, and the results are geshmak

A battered sign in Yiddish hangs near portraits of rabbis on a gleaming white-tile wall. Jewish memorial yahrzeit candles occupy a high shelf. The chalkboard menu touts soul-warming comfort foods: whitefish salad and chopped liver, schmaltz herring and lox, rugelach and halvah.<p><b>Shelsky’s of Brooklyn</b> …

It's Cost-Effective to Put Homeless People Into Housing. If Only It Were That Easy.

Today at Vox, <b>Matt Yglesias</b> has a post on what he calls "one of my favorite ideas in public policy," under the headline, "It's three times cheaper to …

'Stunning' Data Proves, Yet Again, Housing The Homeless Would Actually Save Taxpayers Big Time

Letting homeless people sleep on the streets has never made sense morally. Now, more evidence has surfaced showing it doesn't make much sense financially either.<p>"The numbers are stunning," Andrae Bailey, the CEO of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, told the Orlando Sentinel. "Our …

The 25 Best Free iPad Apps

The Best Free iPad Apps<p>1. Skype for iPad<p>2. The Weather Channel<p>3. Netflix<p>4. Feedly<p>5. Chrome<p>6. Pocket<p>7. Google Search<p>8. Paper<p>9. TED<p>10. Snapseed<p>11. …

This Laser Smartphone Add-On Accurately Measures Everything In a Photo

Forget the sanding, the painting, and all the construction; the worst part of a renovation is having to use a tape measure to size up a room. But if …

Rechargeable Batteries

Next big thing for LEED planning? Sustainable neighborhoods

Subscribe to our newsletter<p>Don't miss the latest headlines. Sign up for our Daily Digests.<p>The Uptown neighborhood of Normal, Illinois, boasts an …