net zero energy plan

by Jodi Summers California’s green protocols will continue to influence green building. January 2017 will see the application of “Title 24,” building energy efficiency standards set forth by the California Energy Commission.  The updated building energy efficiency should cut regulated energy use in new homes by 28% and save consumers $31 a month compared to […]

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by Jodi Summers Before we start the tiny home conversation, let’s a simple point of perspective; a 1-car garage is approximately 200 square feet, a 2-car garage is close to 400 sq.ft. And now, let’s talk about tiny houses…. The tiny house movement is a description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living […]

E-commerce Product Flow Diagram

by Jodi Summers In November 2013 the U.S. Postal Service announced that it would deliver for Amazon seven days a week. Since then, the Seattle giant has assembled a network of more than 15 facilities where it sorts packages it then trucks to nearby post offices, so letter carriers can take them the rest of […]

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by Jodi Summers Shipping lines calling at the Port of Long Beach cut thousands of tons of air pollution last year by voluntarily participating in the Port’s Green Flag Program. The plan offers financial rewards for ships that reduce their speed near the harbor to decrease emissions. This has greatly benefited the air quality in […]

trees on earth

by Jodi Summers Here’s the latest cocktail party factoid – there are approximately 3.04 trillion trees on earth. This is about seven and a half more than originally thought and roughly 422 for every person noted the recent Yale University-led study which. Also surprising…and somewhat disconcerting, the total number of trees has plummeted 46% since […]

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edited by Jodi Summers Here’s some fascinating cocktail party information you can share about Santa Monica Bay: Santa Monica Bay is an integral part of the larger geographic region commonly known as the Southern California Bight, according to www.santamonicabay.org. The Bay itself is the submerged portion of the Los Angeles Coastal Plain. It is bordered […]