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Nowadays, the mark of a successful home isn't determined by whether or not you used Carrera marble in your kitchen or have a 3D gallery feature wall in your living room.
What makes a home special is how cleverly you can integrate recyclable materials into the design, or how low-impact and self-sufficient the home you build is.
In short: the greener, the better.
Considering the turbulent year we've had it's sometimes hard getting the good news to shout above the bad, but in this instance we think it's definitely worth shouting about.
Official figures have revealed that in the last quarter of 2016 half of all the UK's electricity came from a low carbon source.
It's never going to be the hot topic at a dinner table, but death is inevitable and so too is preparing for it.
According to the Global Ecology Network, the world population is now over seven billion with an estimated 150,000 deaths globally per day (55.3 million per annum) – that's a lot of decomposing. Living a greener lifestyle now, also means opting for an eco burial later: No headstones. No embalming fluid. No waste.
2016 has brought many new things to the world, but the 'pay with energy' café in Paris is a first. Launched yesterday, customers were encouraged to physically create energy in exchange for speciality coffees – no cash accepted.
Google has announced its data centres and offices will be powered entirely by renewable energy from 2017, setting the pace for the tech industry.