How Green Is Denim Insulation?

Yesterday, I wrote about the green merits of cellulose insulation, and today I’ll uncover the benefits of recycled denim insulation. It comes in easy-to-handle batts sized to fit snugly into the framing of standard walls and ceilings.

How Green Is Cellulose Insulation?

We all know that a well insulated house is more energy efficient than one that lacks proper insulation. Several types of insulation are available, so which one is the greenest? This week, we’ll take a look at the various types.

The Tropical Beauty of Coconut Palmwood

Coconut palm trees are useful for their plentiful coconuts, but after the trees have been plantation grown for about 80 years, they no longer produce the tasty treat. When they become dormant, the old trees are cut down and new ones are planted. Until recent years, the old palms were viewed as by-products and discarded. […]

Boulder’s Green Building Conference Scheduled

Boulder residents, green building professionals, and public officials will take part in a three-day conference this weekend where workshops, networking, speaking engagements, and green exhibits will be on the roster.

Let the Light Shine In, But Keep the Heat Out with NanogelĀ®

NanogelĀ® Translucent Aerogel is an emerging product that can be used as an insulative daylighting system in residential and commercial structures.

Denali National Park’s Green Visitor Center Welcomes Tourists

The new Eielson Visitor Center in the heart of Denali National Park, Alaska, has been awarded the highest level of LEED achievement from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Center received its Platinum rating for adherence to strict environmental standards integrated into its construction.

Wind Is the New Oil

Oilman and billionaire T. Boone Pickens has proposed an energy plan to reduce the United States’ use of foreign oil by a third as well as move electricity generation to renewable resources like wind. In a news conference outlining his proposal, Pickens said his impetus for the plan is the country’s dangerous reliance on foreign […]

Time for a New TV?

If you’re in the market for a new TV and are curious about what to do with that old one, recycling is the answer. Most municipalities across the U.S. do not accept TVs in household trash because they contain a fair amount of lead, cadmium and other substances harmful to the environment and our health. […]

PA’s Green Building Alliance Awards Grants

$140,000 in Product Innovation Grants were awarded yesterday to three recipients by Western Pennsylvania nonprofit organization, the Green Building Alliance. The grants will fund projects that create marketable green building products by Energy Wall, LLC & Penn State University, Drexel University, and Temple University.

Plug In, Drive

The evolution of hybrid cars will be plug-in hybrids. In the coming years (I can’t use the word “soon” because 2010 looks to be the earliest the cars will be available to the general public.), automakers will bring “plug-in technology to the mainstream.” As the name implies, the batteries of plug-in vehicles can be charged […]

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