The Bardessono Inn: 93% Of Construction Waste Reused

Bardessono Inn Green Hotel

In Napa Valley, the newly opened Bardessono Inn and Spa is perhaps the greenest luxury hotel in the country. There are several innovative features that make Bardessono a model for green builders. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that 93 percent of the Bardessono’s construction waste was recycled — an unusally high amount. Materials like […]

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The Best Portable Car GPS Navigators Of 2010

GPS Car Navigators: A Comparative Review

In the past five years or so, one of the handiest applications of GPS technology has been the development of portable GPS navigators designed to go into a car to help a driver navigate as she drives.

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HippoRoller Water Carrier – Simple Efficiency With A Far-Reaching Payoff

HippoRoller Water Carrier (photo: HippoRoller.org)

Water is an immediate, fundamental need for human survival, but one in six people worldwide don’t have immediate access to water resources, particularly in arid regions of southern Africa. The HippoRoller is a deceptively efficient water carrier with the potential to offer huge health, economic, and social benefits to developing communities.

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Dahon Jack: An Inexpensive, Folding, Full-Size Bike

Dahon Jack Urban Utility Bike

The Dahon Jack folding bike. It weighs 28.4 pounds (or 12.9 kg). I’ve treated this bike harshly for a year now, and I haven’t had any problems with it. It costs $459. The Dahon Espresso. It has 21 gears instead of 8. It weighs 13.3 kg (or 29.3 lb). I’m currently testing this bike — […]

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