Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Problem When Trash Meets Ocean

November 30th, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

This past August, the Ocean Conservancy set sail with San Francisco-based Project Kaisei to expand research and help with some cleanup on the massive trash vortex that exists in the North Pacific Gyre. Four boats joined in the journey, including a barge for hauling away trash from this “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”


Smart Windows Save Energy

November 30th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

SageGlass offers designers a way to include lots of glass without the potential energy loss. Electrochromic glass responds to exterior light levels to automatically control the amount of light in a space


Moving Air in Habitats Without Ducts

November 25th, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

A Minnesota-based company – Tjernlund Products, Inc. – sells a number of low-cost ductless systems that move air from one part of the house to another, whether through walls or through floors


How to Have a ‘Green’ Holiday

November 24th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

How can you make your celebration more sustainable? Start with focusing on what really matters, people, and worry less about the trappings


Leading Sustainable Colleges for 2011

November 23rd, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

College reporter, Kate Willson, has provided this reporter with an interesting perspective about some of this country’s leading sustainable colleges for


Greenbuild 2010 Ends With ‘What’s Next?’

November 22nd, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

As Greenbuild 2010 wrapped up in Chicago on Friday, the focus turned to 'what's next in the green building world?' Green is no longer cutting edge. The theme for Greenbuild 2010 was "Generation Green." It focused on how the green movement has transitioned beyond an up-and-coming trend, and is now a mainstream part of society and the business world. The race now is to make it more affordable


Two Steps Towards A VOC Free, Green Nursery

November 22nd, 2010 | by Chris Keenan

My wife and I are expecting our first child in March. As new parents-to-be we are beyond excited. But we’re also nervous. We want to make sure we bring our child into a clean and safe environment, one free of toxins and pollutants. So we've set to work on making the baby's room an eco and pollutant free nursery. Whether you are expecting or just want to make your rooms a little more green, there are two big things you want to keep in mind


USGBC Leadership Award Winners

November 19th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

In today's closing plenary, USGBC presented its Leadership Awards and the inaugural Richard M. Daley Legacy award


LED Economics Make Sensible Solutions

November 19th, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

A year ago, Eco-story LED Lighting Solutions was selected by The Timberland Company (NYSE: TBL) to “help its stores make an eco-friendly shift in lighting.” The results are impressive – both economically and environmentally


LEED Volume Certification Launched

November 19th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

USGBC announced the launch of its LEED Volume certification program, designed for use by high-volume property developers. It offers a streamlined approach to certifying large numbers of buildings in a short time frame


Sinks Add Life to Old Copper and Community

November 18th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

Native Trails hand-hammered reclaimed copper fixtures have their roots in ancient Mexican folk art. The company actively invests in the artisans that make them, making them truly sustainable



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