Lloyd Alter

Lloyd Alter
I write for MNN, TreeHugger.com, contribute to the Guardian, Corporate Knights Magazine and Azure Magazine. I am really proud about just winning the 2014 USGBC Leadership award, for my writing on green building. I am past president of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario where we fight to save old buildings, and I teach sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design. I am also trying to write a book on bathrooms. 
I am convinced that we just use too much of everything- too much space, too much land, too much food, too much fuel, too much money, and that the key to sustainability is to simply use less. And, the key to happily using less is to design things better.
When not at my computer I am running, on my bike or in my rowing shell. 

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Smart streetlights do a lot more than just save electricity

Charge it: IKEA builds inductive charging into furniture

What the heck is a carbon positive house?

Language matters when it comes to sharing the road

Now is the time to invest in real geothermal energy

'Open Building' lets our homes adapt to change

Getting nowhere fast: How having more stuff is eating up all the gains from being more efficient

Are geothermal heat pumps overhyped and overrated?

Worried about talking in front of your smart TV? It comes with the smart home territory

Why are we so reliant on air conditioning? (It's not just climate change, it's bad design)

There's more to comfort than just picking a furnace or an air conditioner

Atom-thin transistors: The key to super-fast computers?