by Jodi Summers All  totaled, California has 111 billionaires – more than any other state. Indeed, if the Golden State were its own country, it would be tied with Russia for third-most billionaires in the world, behind only the United States and China. More than one-third of California’s billionaires are in tech, focused in Silicon […]

by Tim Smith On June 9, 2014, Germany reached a green technology revolution: it produced more than half of its total energy demands that day using only electricity generated from solar power. Some media outlets took the figure and exaggerated it, claiming that Germany produces all of its power on any given day from solar […]

by Jodi Summers Technology is fun…This family took a hint from the Chevy Chase movie, Christmas Vacation – recreating the Griswold Family Christmas house for the technologically tricked-out, highly efficient holiday home in 2014… HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ** http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/lighting-design/how-to-highly-efficient-holiday-decorating_o.aspx?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=jump&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBP_121614&day=2014-12-16&he=3a47178575845f1bdf5154b0d84a59c07c9bf8a7 http://www.socalgreenrealestateblog.com/?p=3661 http://lovesiliconbeach.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/lights-to-sleigh-you/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCq9xgL3f3c&list=UU0dnf9FV18XPhcV-BQNXckw#t=19 http://www.santamonicapropertyblog.com/?p=5877

Edited by Jodi Summers What’s old is new again. The Expo line traces a historic route through Los Angeles. Although its tracks, signals, and power lines are all new, much of the light rail line’s right-of-way dates to 1875, when the first rail link between downtown L.A. and the Westside opened and gave birth to […]

by Jodi Summers “There are a lot of different types of energy efficiency that cargo container-based construction brings to the table,” shares Leslie Horn, CEO of Three Squares real estate development company. “With the U.S. new construction industry desperate for ways to cut costs without undermining quality, green home construction gaining significant momentum, and a […]

by Jodi Summers Young people are interested in a different kind of lifestyle than earlier generations, thus Americans are experiencing an urban renaissance of unanticipated proportions. ..and it’s making us greener. Realizing that now is the time for experience, college graduates are moving to cities, where they may eschew owning car and take to bicycling […]