All posts from Summer Minor

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Uncommon Good Constructs a Zero Carbon Building with Superadobe

Uncommon Good is an non-profit organization that fights against poverty in their local community of Claremont, Calif. The organization works to break the poverty cycle in families as well as benefit the earth through sustainable means. Uncommon Good takes things a step further by creating a new superadobe building that will benefit the residents of Claremont and of the earth.

April 6th

Iowa City’s New Green Recycling Center

Iowa City's new East Side Recycling Center will be a green building to behold. The new building, scheduled to open later this year, is being built with sustainable and energy- efficient designs that will make it a one-stop green hub for the city.

April 5th

GE Awarded Energy Star’s Highest Award Six Years in a Row

Once again, GE Appliances & Lighting has been awarded Energy Star's highest award. This is the sixth year that GE has received the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). GE has been offering more than 750 ENERGY STAR-qualified lighting and appliance products, all aimed at helping consumers reduce their energy spending and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

April 5th

The Importance of Attic Insulation for Energy-Efficiency

Attic insulation is one important way you can lower you energy bills and make your home more green. The attic is often one of the easiest places to add insulation to your home, making it a great place to start when making weatherizing changes for any season. Insulating your attic can help prevent air from escaping the house and stop outside air from coming in.

March 18th

Recycled Glass Counter Tops

Using recycled material for our homes is an important part of being more green. Everything from reclaimed wood floors to recycled rubber roof tiles. You can also use recycled material to decorate inside your home as well, adding a green and beautiful touch to your living environment. The company Curava believes this is important for every home, which is why they offer beautiful counter tops made from recycled glass.

March 14th

Eastern Michigan University’s Science Building Strives for Silver LEED Certification

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is making their improved science building LEED certified through changes such as a green roof and a radiant cooling system. The $90 million dollar energy-efficient renovation of the Mark Jefferson Science Building should ring the building up to Silver LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. One of the most impressive renovations is the design of a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS).

March 2nd

Recycled Rubber Roofs: Cheap and Eco-Friendly

Recycled rubber roof shingles are an innovative roofing material that saves home owners money and saves the environment. Made from recycled tires, these roofing shingles are durable, dependable, and more eco-friendly than ordinary wood or slate.

February 23rd

Arizona Diamondbacks Go Solar

The Arizona Diamondbacks are going solar at their baseball field in 2011. The Chase Field, home of the Diamondbacks, will soon have a new solar array doing double duty at the stadium The 75 kilowat array will be pulling in solar energy to help reduce the amount of electricity used by the stadium during baseball […]

February 17th

Can Homes Be Built Carbon Free?

The leading UK house builder, Morris Homes, is undertaking a huge new green project: building zero-carbon homes. The 295-home development is being designed by sustainable architecture specialists to meet level 6 of the “Code for Sustainable Homes,” which is the technical guidance from the UK government to build homes that reduce carbon emissions.

February 16th

Orgeon College Goes Solar

The Clatsop Community College is going green with new solar panels installed on the college's rooftop. The roof of Towler Hall building is now equipped with enough solar panels to keep the entire building going on pure sunshine.

February 15th

One Green Home at a Time Foundation Rebuilding Community

The Oliver neighborhood in East Baltimore is full of vacant houses and run down buildings. That is why One Green Home at a Time Foundation stepped in to rehab the houses with a green touch. The nonprofit organization was started only 15 months ago, funded by Bridge Private Lending. Their aim is to purchase and […]

February 14th

Clif Bar Headquarters Goes Green

Clif Bar is more than just a yummy, healthy snack for active people. It is also one of the growing number of companies that is looking at green options for their businesses. The headquarters for Clif Bar has just installed one of the largest rooftop solar array on a communal building in North America. This installation will generate enough power for the entire headquarters building, harnessing just the sun.

February 12th