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  • Green renovations mean opportunity for home sellers

    Solve this riddle: What is it? It will always be 'the' topic for social events and holiday gatherings. Sometimes it is up and sometimes down. Sometimes all wish they were involved. Sometimes those same people are grateful they did not participate. Sometimes, everyone you know is happy about their place in it all; sometimes those same friends are feeling as if the agony of their involvement will ...


  • The Future of Real Estate: Greening Your Home & Community – World Inc. Style

    In this new century of social and environmental obligation and expectation – real estate is emerging as the canvas by which new portraits of sustainability are being painted. New age development companies are earning green as they paint the past into new shades of green. Take for example British Land of London who is developing commercial properties in the UK that balance economic and social ...


    By AHC Group

  • Energy heads home in 2011

    I have three predictions for 2011. When it comes to energy policy, austerity will be in. Therefore, energy efficiency will become a favored choice among mayors, governors, state lawmakers and Congress, as government becomes increasingly edgy about the cost of renewable energy. The infamous leaky home will finally get some plugging. My first two predictions are ...

  • Innovators 'home' in on energy

    Fortunately for the rest of us, some people missed the message, the one that says we’re in an economic slide so slippery there is no climbing back up. I had a chance to speak to several of these optimists recently. No, they are not members of the Pollyanna Club; they are green energy entrepreneurs, those who are innovating and growing companies as the rest of the world downsizes. ...

  • Home, Sweet Wastewater Building

    How can a wastewater treatment plant embedded into a neighborhood not use much landmass and be environmentally friendly and user-friendly all at the same time? One system aims to do all of the above. Why should a wastewater treatment plant always have to look like, well, a wastewater treatment plant?  A visual trip through project files of Aqueonics Inc., based in Greenville, SC, reveals photos ...


    By Aqueonics, Inc.

  • Green Green Grass

    A few years ago the North Sea managed a twelve month period without any major shipping disasters. Good news for the environment you’d have thought. However, in the same period up to one hundred thousand tonnes of oil were estimated to have been released into the sea. Some of this can be put down to natural occurrence, but by far the major part is dispersed from aircraft and shipping fleets ...


  • Case study - The home depot smart home-duke university

    Project: The Home Depot Smart Home-Duke University; smarthome.duke.edu Location: Durham, NC Application: Toilet Flushing, Laundry and Landscape Irrigation System(s): Landscape - (2)1,400 Gallon CorGal®, Model 602 with, RMH-10 Pump Station, Domestic - (6) 350 Gallon Top Tanks w/ RMH-10 Easy, Stand Pump and Controls, ...

  • Grey water recycling system for home office building

    Home Office declares Aquaco grey water recycling system a success! Says Head of Corporate Services Katharine Thompson”: If anyone had an issue with the facilities here, I would be the first to know”. “In fact I had almost forgotten that there is a grey water system supplying the toilets here, it appears to be just as mains water would be,” says Katherine. ...

  • A green cure for the blues

    By Stephen L. Cowell Guest Blogger*  May 27, 2010    Now that it has passed the House of Representatives with flying colors (246 to 161), we are this close to making Home Star a reality. This is the plan, supported on both sides of the aisle, which would give U.S. homeowners rebates for energy efficiency improvements and cut energy consumption. Most importantly, Home ...

  • Benefits of Residing in a Green Building

    Green buildings are not just good for the environment— they are good for your wallet also. Green building features are gradually becoming second nature for sustainably built home environments and infrastructures. Their technical nuances are so overwhelming it is assumed that the concept of ‘green building’ is exclusive to real estate builders and developers. Thus, ...

  • The Benefits of Green Cleaning

    Did you know that over 100 trillion bacterial cells consider your body their home? It’s true, and they outnumber your regular cells 10 to 1. These tiny guests live in your mouth, nose, and gut and they make up what is known as your microbiome – your highly personalized mini-ecosystem of both good and bad bacteria. The Antibacterial Craze We’ve ...


    By Better Air LLC

  • Is Sharing Really Green?

    Many have sung the sharing economy’s environmental praises, but the evidence may not be there to back up their claims. I’m a big fan of the sharing economy. On a recent trip to San Francisco, I stayed in a house I found on Airbnb and made my way around the city using ...


    By Ensia

  • Greening the Built Environment

    ASTM Standards and Products Form the Foundation of Sustainable Construction Efforts Today, a major focal point for the worldwide building industry is the growing demand for sustainable construction. Sustainable, or “green,” construction is focused on the more effective use of resources and ultimately the creation of healthier, energy efficient, more environmentally ...


    By ASTM International

  • Ghost in green building

    In midtown Manhattan, home of the nation’s priciest office space, the equivalent of 16 office towers, each 40 stories high, now stand empty. This statistic, from the Wall Street Journal, underscores the vast damage inflicted on commercial real estate by the economic downturn. Given the ailing market, this hardly seems the time to invest in expensive green upgrades. But a recent report suggests ...

  • Is Sharing Really Green?

    I’m a big fan of the sharing economy. On a recent trip to San Francisco, I stayed in a house I found on Airbnb and made my way around the city using uberX. I’ve written favorably about house sharing,  ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Clean goes green

    Her daughter's eyes were pink and puffy. The child's nose was scratchy and runny. Nancy Figueroa of Jamaica Plain did everything she could to make her daughter well: She bought one medicine after another; did more wash than a 24-hour laundromat; gave to charity her daughter's stuffed animals that might be carrying dust, including the little monkey that young Katherine clung to for comfort. Still ...

  • Green summer with solar lighting

    Solar oriented lighting items have developed in prominence during the time because of the few profits they offer private and business developments. With steadily changing advances in lighting innovation, these profits are expanding as we know it creating more property holders to switch from standard outside lighting applications to solar light based controlled apparatuses. Being fueled by the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Painting business green

    In the past ten years, environmental concerns have taken centre stage both in public perception and in business. Oliver Cann explores the growing call for change. Business, government and the environment - to say nothing of the media - have to coexist, but it is not always easy. Governments for their part signed up to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ...


  • Creating a green innovation ripple

    Green innovation is a hot topic in the US. Ideologues for the status quo (many of them in Congress) believe it will cost industry money, and leave us lagging behind foreign competitors who don't have to jump through eco-hoops. That's why I read Roland Hwang's update from Detroit Auto Week with great interest. According to Mr. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

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