The Tiny House Movement Isn’t Exactly New

Unless you’ve been living in a remote land, or maybe under a rock, you’ve heard about the tiny house movement. It’s all about downsizing, reducing the carbon footprint, simplifying life, and essentially living better, so they say, with less. But tiny houses aren’t really new at all. They’ve just switched to a new marketing plan…

Net Zero Building: Is it All It’s Cracked up to Be?

Net-zero building design is supposed to be the modern pinnacle of ecologically sound, sustainable living and the pathway to dramatically reduced carbon emissions and waste. So why isn’t everyone excited about it? It’s already been exhibited as realistic. The U.S. Department of Energy hosts its Race to Zero college student design competition each year, and…

How PDH Online Courses Boost Your Career

Because engineering isn’t just one discipline, but many, there’s no individual way to approach continuing education or C.E. units for engineers. More formally known as professional development hours, this regular, mid-career training bridges the educational gaps that appear with each advance in the respective industries. It also helps your education stay fresh so that you…

Solar on Demand: The Hot New Thing in Energy

What if solar energy wasn’t just available, but consistently available on-demand? Researchers at MIT might have found the solution to a longstanding problem, at least as it applies to on-demand heat. This isn’t a development for turning solar into electricity. It’s for using the warmth of the sun anytime, and without the need for a…