With the new year in full swing, it is time to look ahead. While 2012 has promised everything from the next new smartphone to the apocalypse, we thought it would be a good time to think about how technology can help the environment. To that end, we have listed five new technologies for 2012 that can be good for the environment.
1. Red, White, Blue, and Green – The fall of the World Trade Center towers was one of the worst events in U.S. history. Yet the return this year of the World Trade Center will be a triumph in both the American spirit and a green way of thinking. The new building has been called the “greenest skyscraper ever” by Gizmodo . It is planned to have a gold level certification from the LEED and would be the first building of its kind to do so. It is planned to have a net zero carbon footprint and use 20% less energy than New York state’s code requirements. It will also utilize rain water and water from the Hudson River.
2. Diesel Tech – While Volkswagen has mainstreamed the idea of clean diesel, it has reached new heights… Read the rest