October 9, 2012 - Green Building Elements

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Rainwater Storage with the Original Rainwater Pillow

Rainwater storage seems like a no-brainer. Rain falling on your roof is often whisked away the storm sewer where it has to be dealt with as waste. Meanwhile, you pay a small fortune to buy water for watering your lawn, irrigating your garden, or perhaps washing your car. The Original Rainwater Pillow could make serious […]

October 9th

Looking Closely at Green Walls in Alberta

Matt Mirandi has sent us some information on green walls featured on ecomagination and created by Green Over Grey. He introduces the subject with convincing written parlance: “Green walls are awesome. They’re art; they help promote relaxation and healing, reduce indoor pollution (and noise pollution too) and if executed properly, can reduce a building’s heating and cooling costs by 15 percent.”

October 9th

IKEA Plugs-In Georgia’s Largest Private Solar Rooftop Array on Savannah Distribution Center

“Installing solar panels atop this facility demonstrates that the company’s sustainable commitment extends beyond our stores into all facets of the retail operations,” said William Jackson, Savannah Distribution Center Manager. “This solar array will reduce significantly the carbon footprint and electricity costs of this facility. We appreciate the continued support of the Chatham County, Georgia Power, and Gehrlicher Solar, our partners in this project.”

October 9th