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  • International Tire Recycling Spotlight: Venezuela

    Tire recycling is a serious global concern. Scrap tires take up far too much space, they can spawn devastating tire fires that burn for weeks or even months when stored together in large numbers, and they they leach chemicals into soil and groundwater. Recycling is an absolute necessity, but not easily done. Most developed countries have produced millions of scrap tires (at the very least), and ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • How Tire Shredding Protects Wildlife

    One of the most revolutionary inventions in the history of mankind was the wheel, and the best upgrade to that invention was the rubber tire, which overcame the limitations of wooden or metal wheels and made it possible to have smooth rides at fast speeds. However, there is a significant drawback to using rubber tires: eventually, they get too worn out to be useful as tires anymore and have to ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • Incentives for energy saving homes

    The federal government’s push for green, energy efficient homes is a strong indication of better financing, higher real estate value and faster sales, which is all good news for consumers and the housing industry. To encourage energy conservation in housing, heftier real estate tax credits are being given for solar panels, solar water heaters, geothermal heat pumps, heavy-duty insulation, ...


  • 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.

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...


  • Somerset West Home Energy ECO pilot

    With the Green Deal fast approaching, the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is working in partnership with Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) and the Somerset West partnership (consisting of Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and West Somerset local authorities)  to test some of the key Green Deal mechanisms at a local level. Launched at the start of April, Somerset West Home Energy builds on a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Its Easy Being Green

    Building your home with benefits for you and respect for the planet Today, many homebuilders want to build projects that protect their environment. Happily, the savvy homeowner can design a house that, at little or no cost, provides the rewards of a healthier environment and lower utility bills. Indeed, many measures launched out of concern for the environment will deliver better results than ...


    By Chandler LLC

  • 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, ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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

  • 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

  • Energizing our green future

    As world leaders come together at the UN General Assembly to adopt new sustainable development goals, climate change activists gear up for Climate Week in New York City and the Pope brings his message to the United Nations, a shared vision of ...


    By The World Bank

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