The Growth of Green Construction

We hear about it everywhere, on the news, in our towns and around the world,…green design and construction is growing despite a downturn in the conventional construction industry. The reason is simple: it just makes sense to make homes and buildings more energy- and water-efficient, integrate sustainable products, reduce pollution, and recycle the immense amount […]

Architect William McDonough Talks Green Building

Newsweek has an interview with Architect William McDonough about energy efficiency in architecture and the future of environmental design.

GreenFest Philly 2008

It’s that time of year again…time for the Philadelphia area’s largest environmental event, GreenFest Philly! And it’s free to the public! Enjoy live music, eco films, local and organic foods, kids activities, a fashion show, an organic pastry contest, and peruse over 200 exhibitors’ green goods and services.

The Art of Recycling at the National Building Museum

Not only does the National Building Museum in Washington, DC feature a full-scale sustainable house built in its galleries, but it will soon showcase a special exhibit called, “The Art of Recycling: The Coolest Show in Town”.

Colorado Springs Green Fair

Local residents in Colorado Springs are in for a special treat next month–the city’s first Green Fair. The free event will feature exhibits, presentations and information regarding green products and services. Visitors can learn about rebate programs for energy efficient appliances and green building products. The latest alternative-fuel cars will be on hand for exploration. […]

Boston Greenfest 2008

The Foundation for a Green Future is hosting Boston Greenfest 2008, a fun-filled event where solutions for sustainable living will be the focus.

Sam’s Club Stores Show Off Solar

Nine of Walmart’s Sam’s Club stores in Southern California provide info about solar rooftop installation for the home. Shoppers can also get discounts averaging $500. Sam’s Club will offer the deals through photovoltaic panel installer Borrego Solar of San Diego, as well as BP Solar, at its outlets in Corona, Murrieta, Glendora, Ontario, La Habra, […]

Building America Puts Green Building to the Test

A program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, called Building America, where research into green building techniques is conducted to determine the best way to build sustainably. These methods will produce homes that emit fewer greenhouse gases and pollution, as well as reduce energy bills for homeowners. 

Building Codes Going Green

More and more states and cities are incorporating green building practices into their building codes. Nearly three times as many cities and counties approved green-building policies last year as did four years ago. A record number of states, 14, took such action last year, as compared with one in 2004, according to the council. So […]

Sustainable Flooring Options: Carpet Tile

If you’re looking for a softer, customizable covering for your floors, modular carpet tiles made from recycled content are a great option.

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