Cameron Diaz Takes a Look at Green Re-building Efforts in New Orleans

The Sundance Channel, well-known for its progressive programming, makes no exception with its series Iconoclasts. This original series, now in its fourth season, features ideas and actions of leading innovators and creative visionaries.

Calculating Your Carbon Footprint Made Fun & Easy

We all want clean air to breathe, safe water to drink, healthy food to eat, secure shelter to live in, etc. to meet our basic needs. But our very existence and our everyday actions affect all of those things. I’d like to think that most people are aware that our actions have an impact on […]

Green Depot and Greenmaker Merge to Create Nation’s Largest Green Building Materials Supplier

Two major suppliers of green building products, Brooklyn-based Green Depot and Chicago-area Greenmaker, announced a merger creating the largest supplier of its kind in the United States.  The announcement was made at the renowned Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking place this week in Boston. Green Depot has five outlets located in Brooklyn, Boston, Philadelphia, […]

Solar-Focused Sites Assist Homeowners

What’s your home’s solar potential? If you’ve been thinking about going solar, but are unsure of where to even begin, check out the following websites dedicated to calculating costs and utility savings associated with adding photovoltaics to your specific home! Just plug in a few tidbits of information regarding your home (like its location, electricity […]

EcoBuild Conference Set for Washington, DC

The EcoBuild and AEC-ST Fall (Science & Technology for Architecture, Engineering & Construction) Conference and Exhibition is an upcoming green-themed event geared toward trade professionals involved in the design, construction, and management of commercial and residential facilities.

Go from Homely to Homey with Sustainable Furnishings, Part I

Need new living room furniture? Whether your current sofa is torn and tattered or your living room is sitting empty, you can go green with new, eco-friendly furnishings. Some companies offer stylish seating collections that use sustainably-harvested wood frames, soy-based or natural latex foam cushioning, and natural or recycled-content fabrics. Top quality pieces that will […]

Going Green with Geothermal

Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are heating/cooling systems that take advantage of stable temperatures within the earth. This provides typical annual energy savings of 30% to 60% compared to conventional systems, which lower greenhouse gas emissions! GHPs can be installed in new and retrofit situations for both residential and commercial applications.

8 Steps to an Eco-Friendly Laundry Room

Doing the laundry is one of those inevitable household chores, but at least there are ways to reduce your environmental impact during the process. Let’s take a look at greening and cleaning the wash and the laundry room.

Green Building Study Shows Small Premium Upfront Reduces Long-term Costs

A new study sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council and other real-estate and architectural groups reveals that the initial cost to build green is less than what you might think. They studied 150 buildings (most of which had gone the extra mile and were built to LEED standards) and found the premium to be […]

The Natural Beauty of Exterior Stucco

Personally, I love the look of smooth stucco on a home or any other building. So, I decided to do a little research into exterior stucco options and hoped I would find one that is eco-friendly. While synthetic exterior stucco has a reputation of being problematic due to incorrect installations, and cement stucco is not […]

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