SFO Terminal to be Revived with Green

Terminal 2 at the San Francisco International Airport has been left vacant for the past six years because a reduction in air travel after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 lead to a postponement of a major renovation. Now, it’s time for the terminal to be revitalized and officials say it will be done […]

Stop Flushing So Much Water Down the Drain with Dual Flush Toilets!

Dual flush toilets are great at conserving water. With 2 flush valves, one .8 gallon flush for #1 and a 1.6 gallon flush for #2, these toilets conserve even more water than the standard 1.6 gpf toilets on the market.

Concerns over Cistern Use in New Orleans Project

Thanks to efforts of Global Green USA, Brad Pitt and the Home Depot Foundation, homes in the Holy Cross neighborhood of New Orleans, are being revitalized with high performance green building strategies. One of those strategies is being questioned by the Louisiana Department of Health. That is the use of water from cisterns (rain catchment […]

Cement, A Sustainable Material?

Cement is found in many building products, from fiber cement siding to concrete flooring and countertops, as well as cement backer boards and insulated concrete forms (ICFs). It is increasingly appearing in conjunction with green building strategies. But as with most green products, it is not 100% sustainable. Let’s take a look at its positive […]

Green Building Survey Ranks Top Homebuilders

A study conducted by Calvert, a mutual fund company that promotes socially-responsible investing, and Boston College’s Institute for Responsible Investment, ranks the top 13 publicly-traded homebuilders. It reveals the slow, but improving, progress being made in the green building movement here in the United States.

Cool Off Efficiently

With warm weather now upon us, it’s time to think about how we can cool our homes more efficiently. Here are some tips:

Climate Counting More With Consumer Companies

Yesterday, I wrote about the non-profit organization Climate Counts and its Scorecard which rates how environmentally-minded large consumer-oriented corporations are.

Climate Counts in the Corporate World

Ever wonder if the companies you support with your everyday purchases care about you and the planet? Well, a non-profit organization, Climate Counts, will release its updated scorecard on May 7th regarding how large corporations handle the global warming threat looming over us.

Chicago Green Festival

Looking for something fun and enlightening to do next weekend? Check out the Chicago Green Festival at Navy Pier. Last year’s event drew over 31,000 visitors!

Smart Home Exhibit To Open its Doors

Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world, will be exhibiting a “Smart Home: Green + Wired” as part of its 75th anniversary celebration. Visitors can tour the innovative, modular 2500 sq ft home and gardens beginning May 8 through January 4, 2009. Green features include: reusable resources, […]

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