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[edit] Venture On with Best Green Ideas

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SJS / Siterunner:
Going green begins with a decision, a decision to go where you want to go, a step at a time at first, choosing to create waves, waves that ripple out to create more waves...
Being green is to be a planet citizen.

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  • Identify best-practice green ventures -- forward-looking, visionary ideas
  • Share these best green ideas as vehicles- and multipliers-of-change

  • Green value-adds
  • Green value-propositions
  • Green game-changing ventures

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"Greening Our Blue Planet"
Eco-Check and Away We Go...

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Way Out in Front: Driverless Technology

Automated Vehicles

Ready or Not, It's Time to Go Green Driving


John Romano / Tampa Bay Times: A recent analysis done by Morgan Stanley asked rhetorically what would be the next $100 billion industry. The answer? Global mobility, i.e. autonomous cars, will be equal to 100 of the next $100 billion industries.

Here's a short and simplified version of how it changes the world:

Transportation will become a product that you use as needed. Instead of driving yourself everywhere and parking your car, you order an autonomous vehicle that drops you off wherever you're going.

Congestion on roads is eased because driverless cars will be more efficient. They'll take better routes, and drive closer to each other...

City planning will change because massive parking lots and garages will no longer be needed. Traffic accidents and fatalities will be greatly reduced, which will change trauma centers and law enforcement workloads. Auto insurance will have to adapt. Gas stations will go out of business as more cars become electric.

Think about how the world changed when automobiles were invented around the start of the 20th century.

Get ready ....

Wireless/Flash Charging

Quick Flash Car Charge

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Game-changing Transportation for Cities

Charge-and-Go Busing in Geneva

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The goal? Renewable Energy Now

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GreenPolicy360: The Time is Now for *Solar-Charging Stations

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Picture EV Corridors with 21st Century Infrastructure

First Up -- Solar-Charging Stations via BMW and EIGHT Point.One

More Photos/Solar-Powered Charging Stations

Designed by EIGHT, Germany

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How will they work?



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Quebec, Canada

Electric Car Charging Outlets to be Required in All New Homes

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Smart Homes

An Approaching Energy Revolution in the Home... and Office
Smart Building Standards
LEED and Smart, Sustainable Design
Intelligent Energy Efficiency
  • IoT / Internet of Things
  • Energy Efficiency

(2016) -- "Smart Home" is a generic definition of any residence that has appliances, lighting, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment audio & video systems, security, and camera systems that are capable of communicating with one another and can be controlled by computerized systems and remotely by a time schedule, from any room in the home, as well as remotely from any location in the world by phone or internet.

Installation of smart products give the home and its occupants benefits that technology and personal computing have brought since the 1980s. A 'smart systems' approach with homes and offices enables savings of time, money and energy. The add-on extensions to any style of home offer immense choice and variety -- from the most sophisticated, modern building to the hut with solar-power driving lighting at night so children can study and mobile phones can be charged.

Many 'smart home' products are currently available in one of four standard protocols (the means of communication between themselves) and all of these are compatible with the internet, phone, and cell phones. The protocol names of the current four systems are: X10, Z-Wave, UPB and EnOcean.

'Smart Products' that utilize the same protocol offer the ability to add products and hardware at a homeowners pace and budget. The system can grow to meet the needs of a changing families as time goes on. Products can be selected from various manufacturers, preventing expensive obsolescence or non-competitive pricing. Issues such as privacy, 'bugs' and 'hacks', 'malware' and 'viruses' are becoming increasingly serious and are being addressed in new security protocols.


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An emerging important feature of a smart home is conservation of the earth's limited resources.

More and more people are becoming aware of the ability to make their homes truly smart — and green — by utilizing home controllers integrated with all home sub-systems to increase savings by controlling lighting, window coverings, HVAC, irrigation and by monitoring usage.

Many home controllers have built-in monitoring systems whereby they calculate and log usage by all connected devices, giving the home owner heightened awareness and the knowledge to make changes as necessary. These systems can even be accessed over the Internet from anywhere in the world so the homeowner can adjust consumption any time, anywhere.

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Note: Another key element of energy efficiency and other personal benefits comes from the awareness of a home and its landscape in relation to its geo-location and -positioning. For many cultures and over many years, the site of a home/domacile of any type was positioned with a sense of/eye to the prevailing land contours/water flow/seasonal winds and daily arc of the sun.

The concepts of 'feng shui' bring in this sense of environmental awareness, as do simple ideas like 'solar gain' where windows face to the south and design elements take into consideration radiation 'g-values and SHGC values'.

Give attention to the natural world as you build or choose your home site, rennovate or simply 'plop down' -- Your place is a special place if you make it so.

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EBs as EVs

Cruisin' with Style

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