28 Dec '13, 2am

This week's Energy Solutions blog: some new products and enhanbcements I'd like to see in 2014:

This week's Energy Solutions blog: some new products and enhanbcements I'd like to see in 2014:

Here are some green product developments I’d like to see in the New Year A plug-in hybrid vehicle charged using a net-metered PV array at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. I want to see the market share of plug-in vehicles double next year. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: Alex Wilson I spend a lot of time writing about innovations in the building industry—the cool stuff that’s coming out all the time. But I also like to think about what’s needed: stuff that’s not (yet) on the market or performance levels not yet available. 1) Rigid insulation with no flame retardants and insignificant global warming potential We've been highly critical of the brominated and chlorinated flame retardant chemicals added to nearly all foam-plastic rigid insulation today as well as the high-global-warming-potential blowing agents used in extruded polystyrene (see Can We Replace Foam Insulation? ). I ...

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