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Celebrating Energy Efficiency Day

October 5 marks Energy Efficiency Day, a nationwide campaign that celebrates the benefits of sustainable energy use. The EcoBlock team is certainly no stranger to efficiency–in fact, here are some of the ways they conserve energy in their daily lives.

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How is Electricity Generated, Anyway?

We use electricity to turn on the lights, charge our phones, and participate in a wide variety of activities. But where exactly does electricity come from?

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Decarbonizing My Home 

What’s it like to electrify in the Bay Area? EcoBlock’s Sandy Robertson reveals the advantages (and potential drawbacks) of living in a decarbonized home.

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Inflation Reduction Act Brings Renewed Hope for Climate Action

The Inflation Reduction Act contains the most ambitious strategy for climate change and clean energy production. While the details are still being sorted out, one thing is clear—this is welcome news in the fight against climate change, and an opportunity to double down on working towards a cleaner, greener, and more equitable planet.

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Designing for Net-Zero: How Architecture Influences Energy Demand

Visions of a sustainable future often center around high-tech solutions that cut energy use for heating, cooling, lighting, and other home services. However, a building’s design can have as much or more impact on its emissions and energy use than the appliances it contains. Learn more about how architectural design can influence a building’s efficiency.