Built Green Conference to Inspire Building Industry Professionals

This year’s Built Green Conference will feature keynote speaker Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., educational sessions for building professionals, and over a hundred of the latest and greatest green building products and services on the market.  Built Green is a residential building program in Washington State that promotes sustainable design for new and remodeled construction.

What’s Wrong with Bottled Water?

It may be convenient to carry a bottle of water when on the go, but there is a huge impact on the environment that many are not aware of.  For starters, we use millions of barrels of oil and billions of gallons of water every year just to make the plastic water bottles.  Plus, a […]

What’s in Your Attic? Learn How to Save Energy and Money

If you’re still wondering why your house is so cold this winter, it may be a good idea to see what kind of insulation you have in your attic.  First you need to determine what the correct amount of insulation is for your geographical area.  Next, you need to head on up to the attic […]

Get Your Game On at the Greener Gadgets Conference

Greener Gadgets, now in its second year, is a one-day conference focusing on green technology and is scheduled for February 27, 2009 in New York City.  It features key representatives from some of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world, innovators from academic think-tanks, members of startups focused on renewable energy, and some of […]

Go Green Expo Comes to Philadelphia

The nation’s premier eco-friendly trade show, Go Green Expo, will be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center from March 13-15th.  Here, both trades people and the general public can learn about the latest and greatest environmentally-friendly goods and services. Experience over 200 booths / exhibits, film presentations, an eco-fashion show, interactive seminars / speeches, a […]

Eco-friendly Butcher Block Countertops

The timeless look of butcher block in the kitchen has a new, modern twist.  Creative options include the use of eco-friendly FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) woods, reclaimed woods, local hardwoods, bamboo, and even recycled paper composites. These countertops are sure to have a great impact in your kitchen with unique details including inlays, accent stains, […]

Why Conserve Water?

Fresh water is a scarce resource, only 1% of the water on this planet is usable.A recent government survey showed at least 36 states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide water shortages by 2013. By using water more efficiently, we can help preserve water supplies for future generations, save money, and protect the environment. We […]

Do We Really Need Phone Books?

In this computerized day and age, we have access to the world at our fingertips.  Most people have little need for phone books since we utilize the internet to locate people, products and services, yet they are still delivered to us once, or even twice, every year.  Even though many phone books are at least […]

LEDs Shed Light on Philadelphia’s Historic Structures

The historic facades along the Avenue of the Arts in Center City, Philadelphia are being highlighted each night by brilliant, color-changing LED (light emitting diode) lighting displays.  Not only are LEDs suitable for such grand applications, but they make ideal interior lighting as well.  They are super energy efficient, cast vibrant light, and are very […]

Caulk, Sealants, and Adhesives that Won’t Jeopardize Indoor Air Quality

Maintaining indoor air quality is an important aspect of living “green”, and who doesn’t want clean air to breathe anyway?  VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than […]

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