Utility Company Looks to Biomethane

While looking for renewable energy solutions, California’s PG&E is considering utilizing more biomethane gas. According to an article at Reuters.com, “Biomethane is pipeline-quality gas derived from organic material such as agricultural crops, manure or wood wastes.” Well, since there seems plenty of that across the country, why not capture it for the positive purpose of […]

Green Re-Building Seminar for Wildfire Victims

If you were one of the unfortunate victims of the California wildfires in 2007, you might want to check out a workshop presented by the U.S. Green Building Council’s San Diego chapter. According to the USGBC, “The focus is planning, design, construction, operation & maintenance in the context of sustainable development within the built environment.”

Green Construction, A Positive For Hospitals

One important benefit of building green includes improved indoor air quality, which goes hand in hand with a health care center’s mission.

Drought Relief Efforts

These days news of droughts around the U.S., and the world for that matter, is commonplace, but there are simple things that everyone can do to conserve water:

Green Business Awards

If you’re looking for ways to garner attention for your Greater Baltimore company, you can do so by going green.  The Baltimore Business Journal “will recognize individuals, businesses, government leaders and nonprofits in a series of categories designed to highlight companies and organizations promoting environmental sustainability.” You still have a few weeks left to submit […]

The Art of Cob Construction

I came across an interesting article regarding cob construction at the Sacramento News and Review website. It talked about a local man, Brian Baker, who teaches workshops on how to build a structure from a mixture of clay, sand, straw and water.

Green Ceramic Tile

Thinking of re-tiling your bathroom floor or kitchen backsplash? There are beautiful options in eco-friendly tile. Here are our picks:

SIP up the Green Benefits

“SIPs, or structural insulated panels, are high performance building panels used in floors, walls, and roofs for residential and light commercial buildings. The panels are typically made by sandwiching a core of rigid foam plastic insulation between two structural skins of oriented strand board (OSB). They are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be […]

Smart Power Grid Experiment

An interesting experiment took place in 112 homes on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula from December 2005 until early 2007. It involved smart home energy systems that could respond to changing prices of electricity due to demand on the grid. During times of peak demand and high energy prices, the systems would automatically reduce electricity consumption […]

The Greening of Google

Google’s new digs in downtown Washington, DC received LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and apparently is a cool place to work. Some of the green features include wall panels made of non-toxic, recyclable materials (pictured here); a green roof; waterless urinals, and a highly efficient heating-cooling system. For more pics and info, […]

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