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Feed that Desire for More Green Building Knowledge

Infusing green building knowledge into our lives starts with a yearning to create a positive, lasting change in the way we interact with the planet. That inspiration can lead us to seek out information and guidance from others to join a movement to a more sustainable lifestyle. We know that, although we may not be able to build or renovate a home or business so that it’s 100% sustainable, we can approach green building spaces with a goal to accomplish…

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Get the Facts on Formaldehyde in Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo is an excellent green building material. It’s fast growing, sustainable, and really beautiful. Bamboo floors are a wonderful choice when renovating or building new. But even these sustainable floors contain a bit of formaldehyde. Learn what standards to look for when purchasing and how to ensure you are not exposed to the chemical.

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Mobile Trading Apps And Environmental Companies

Being kind to the earth involves more than buying an electric car. Heating and cooling our homes and commercial buildings now creates more carbon emissions each year than the transportation sector. Using sustainable building materials can reduce the amount of energy we consume to to keep those building comfortable and save money in lower utility bills at the same time. It’s a win/win situation for us all. Green building techniques will play an increasingly important role in the building trades…

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What Businesses Stand to Gain By Switching to Renewables

What Businesses Stand to Gain By Switching to Renewables

The way forward for any company, large or small, is to look towards sustainability and how to make a difference. With lowering costs of solar energy and battery storage, even a small business can do its part to reduce their carbon footprint. Solar power costs have dropped about 10% each year, so it really is possible for more companies to make the investment in renewables.

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Green Building Design Gaining Momentum in 2018

Green district certifications have ramped up slowly over the decade since the US Green Building Council unveiled LEED-Neighborhood Development. Now communities, health advocates, and market forces are driving new developments in sustainable construction. An explosion in certified green buildings has led sustainable-infrastructure advocates to push for more neighborhoods, campuses, business districts, and cities to track and enhance their evolution toward sustainability. Let’s check out the recent news in green building design and see the progress being made toward a net-zero…

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Making Renovations For Energy Savings

Making Renovations For Energy Savings

People undertake home renovations for many different reasons. Some want to increase the home’s market value. Others like to incorporate new features to keep the home looking modern, while still others just want a fresh look every so often. But you can also undertake home renovations for energy savings!

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Natural Slate Offers Eco-Friendly Advantages

Natural slate offers an economically competitive, totally sustainable alternative for roofs and cladding. Conducted by independent international studies, natural slate has been recognized for producing the least negative effects on the physical environment.

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Interview With RIBA International Prize-Winning Architect

UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) in Lima, Peru, recently won the first ever RIBA International Prize for 2016. The Royal Institute of British Architects judged the project as “setting a new global standard for architectural achievement.” In an interview with Figueras Seating, Alejandro Shell Montero of Shell Arquitectos spoke about the design and how it reflected both the surrounding natural environment and the people who would occupy it. Here are some excerpts from that interview: The shape of the building reflects…

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Celebrate Earth Day By Planting a Tree

Lands’ End and Joe Lamp’l, the host of PBS’s Growing a Greener World and the expert behind @JoeGardener, invite everyone to celebrate Earth Day this year by planting a tree. The #PlantATreeLE campaign is a tree planting initiative that will involve Lands’ End employees and a social movement instructing and encouraging consumers to plant trees across the country. “For more than 50 years, Lands’ End and the company’s employees have been dedicated to sustainable practices. It all started with our company’s…

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Human Impact vs. the Environment – What can we do about it?

Millions of people make decisions that will impact the environment for better or worse. For the past 20 years, the world’s leaders have been working towards implementing processes, laws, legislations and infrastructure that will help to protect the environment and improve sustainability. There are always ongoing threats to the environment. However, there have been some recent decisions that will have a major impact on the environment. What are some alternative solutions that could have been taken? Technology is best solution…

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Eco-friendly Methods of Waste Removal

There is no doubt that our waste stream is on the rise. But if we use eco-friendly methods to remove waste, the damage caused to the environment can be significantly reduced. Recycle the waste The first step is to focus on waste separation. Often recyclable products are mixed with non-recyclable ones which makes it difficult to recycle. Always make sure that you separate the non-recyclable waste from the recyclable one. In case the waste collection facility doesn’t have a provision…

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GBCI to Add Zero Waste Facility Certification

The Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI), which is the certifying body for the LEED system, added Zero Waste Facility Certification to its growing program list. It is partnering with the US Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) in providing this certification. GBCI will assume responsibility for the ongoing management of the Zero Waste Facility Certification and Zero Waste Business Associate programs created by USZWBC, and the zero waste principles will be aligned with GBCI’s other certification offerings. “GBCI is taking another important step…

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