Green Renovation of Historic Fort Creates Sustainable Resort

A group of historical buildings on 350 acres of land overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge has undergone a sustainable renovation and is now home to the Cavallo Point Lodge. The hotel, which sits on the former military site of Fort Baker, is seeking the second highest level of certification of gold, from the U.S. Green […]

Durango Parade of Homes to Show Off Some Green Features

Durango, Colorado, best known for its rugged outdoor experiences, is the place to be for the next two weekends for those interested in architecture, craftsmanship, and green building technologies. This year’s Parade of Homes will showcase several residential, commercial, and mixed-use buildings that have integrated eco-friendly features.

USGBC Grants to Aid Research on the Effects of Green Building

Washington, DC-based nonprofit, the U.S. Green Building Council, recently announced the recipients of $2 million from its Green Building Research Fund. Another $1,150,825 was generated through matching funds. The grant monies will fund research involving sustainable building practices.

Warm Up with Radiant Floor Heating

Want an efficient heating system that will keep you warm and toasty on cold winter days and nights? Look no further than to radiant floor heating.

Free Green Materials Expo Scheduled

Curious about green building? Whether you are planning to renovate your home or build new, those in the Troy, New York area have the opportunity to attend the third annual Green Materials Expo–and it’s free and open to the public!

Renewable Energy to Power New Lofts on Old Industrial Site

Chelsea, Massachusetts will soon be home to a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use community that promises the latest in green building technologies. The riverfront development, Forbes Park, will bring new life to a former industrial site where black smoke used to spew from the smokestacks of an old, abandoned printing factory.

Better Bedding, Part IV

My fourth top pick of better bedding is made from bamboo, a fast-growing grass that can be processed into a soft, smooth fabric. Although bamboo is a rapidly renewable grass that doesn’t need pesticides or fertilizers to grow, sometimes turning the plant into fabric is less sustainable.

Better Bedding, Part III

The next in my series on better bedding is a relatively new, natural fiber and cotton alternative, called Lyocell. These fibers make a high quality, long-lasting fabric that is hypoallergenic, soft, and warm.

Better Bedding, Part II

We all love our cotton sheets, but when you stop to think about all the pesticides, insecticides, defoliants, and other toxic chemicals used to grow, process, and manufacture cotton, our beds become less comfortable to lie in. Organic cotton is a better solution for bedding, especially considering that we spend about a third of our […]

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