Green buildings explained.

My first thought about green buildings was green houses. Now these are two different expressions that mean very different things and may be mistaken in their use. Let’s clarify both. Green house is a building not intended for human habitation but for growing certain plants that require regulated climatic conditions such as controlled temperature, moisture…

Whao! A team is making wood out of newspaper and it is amazing.

I believe we all know the process of making paper. As a child, I understood conveniently how pencils could have been made from trees but understanding how papers were made from trees was the one idea I baffled with. If you are still baffled and would like to understand better, you can watch a short…

Carbon sequestration: It’s easier than the word sounds!

‘Sequestration’ is that even a real word? I remember making conscious effort to ignore the whole idea of ‘Carbon Sequestration’ because I assumed it was such a big scientific phenomenon and I did not have the expertise to understand the whole idea. Plus who dislikes big words as much as I do? In my opinion,…

Green bonds: A simple approach to understanding it. 

To understand what green bonds are, it is essential to first refresh what bonds mean for those that have the idea and to those who are not sure what the term really means, now is the time to get a clear picture.  Bonds are pretty easy to understand. Bonds are debt securities. For example, a…

Before the flood: The one documentary you need to sit through.

Last week, my friend posted a tweet and it read: ‘Leonardo DiCaprio has my dream life’ I asked him if this has to do with the fact that Leonardo is good looking and always date young nice looking girls? He blurted out, well, yes! that is a reason, but most importantly because he is not…

Tesla/SolarCity launches the solar roof.

Why the solar roof and what makes it different from other existing solar technologies which are currently in the market. Before an answer is provided to that, first a brief revisit of history might be appropriate. One of the major arguments against the installation of solar panels on roofs is that many people consider them…