• Four Green Insulation Methods to Consider

    As environmentally conscious individuals we are often concerned about how our habits and lifestyle affect the world. We track our carbon footprint the way weight conscious individuals track their carb and fat intake. It is important to remember that a good deal of our carbon foot print can be directly ...

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    Near Zero Maine - Homes for the Future

    The concept of Net Zero housing is a hot topic. Calling it a concept is a bit misleading, as it's now be proven many times over, that a home built in the right manner can produce all the energy it could ever use. The key is in creating a home ...

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    You Mean That's a Hybrid?!

    American drivers are becoming more aware and concerned about their overall impact on daily commutes, Sunday drive and the environment. More than half of the nation's air pollution is caused by mobile sources, primarily automobiles, according to the EPA. Harmful fluids and air pollutants are continuously released by gas-powered vehicles, ...

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    The American Landfill Dilemma & Eco-Friendly Solutions

    The average American throws away enough plastic forks, spoons and cups every year to circle the globe 300 times, according to Earth911. The vast amount of this garbage ends up in increasingly populated landfills. Out of sight, out of mind. While that sounds like a staggering amount, consumer waste accounts ...

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    The Travel Industry Pushes Towards Greener Futures

    As a commercial contractor, you build and inspect all types of structures. Working in the tourism and travel industry has given me some perspective on how businesses are building new facilities and what ways they could actually save on energy. To put it simply, businesses really should take a look ...

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    recycled-insulation

    As environmentally conscious individuals we are often concerned about how our habits and lifestyle affect the world. We track our carbon footprint the way weight conscious individuals track their carb and fat intake. It is important to remember that a good deal of our carbon foot print can be directly attributed to our energy consumption […]

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    The concept of Net Zero housing is a hot topic. Calling it a concept is a bit misleading, as it’s now be proven many times over, that a home built in the right manner can produce all the energy it could ever use. The key is in creating a home that uses very little energy […]

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    American drivers are becoming more aware and concerned about their overall impact on daily commutes, Sunday drive and the environment. More than half of the nation’s air pollution is caused by mobile sources, primarily automobiles, according to the EPA. Harmful fluids and air pollutants are continuously released by gas-powered vehicles, leading to poor air quality […]

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    The American Landfill Dilemma & Eco-Friendly Solutions

    The average American throws away enough plastic forks, spoons and cups every year to circle the globe 300 times, according to Earth911. The vast amount of this garbage ends up in increasingly populated landfills. Out of sight, out of mind. While that sounds like a staggering amount, consumer waste accounts for a small portion of […]

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    ecotraveler

    As a commercial contractor, you build and inspect all types of structures. Working in the tourism and travel industry has given me some perspective on how businesses are building new facilities and what ways they could actually save on energy. To put it simply, businesses really should take a look at the waste that they […]

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    Eco-Travel

    With the rising amount of carbon emissions, government policy makers and organizations have been searching for a solution. One of the programs dedicated to environmental sustainability is LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This organization ranks buildings on a rating scale based off of efficiency, recycling, and overall “going green.” If the structure […]

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    Close up view of a hybrid car

    With the growing number of hybrid and electric vehicles on the road, it’s easy to see that driving green is becoming more than a passing trend. As of 2012, more than 13 million hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles have been purchased in the United States, according to Electricdrive.org, a transportation association. But before you […]

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    retrofit

    A bit of great news reported by David Worthington on SmartPlanet today; Home energy retrofits reduce healthcare costs. “Wegowise, a start-up that identifies energy efficient homes by analyzing utility data, has partnered with a national non-profit to upgrade low-income housing around Baltimore, Maryland. A recent pilot project produced an unforeseen result: emergency room visits among residents […]

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    There is a mantra for encouraging more sustainable habits of consumption and disposal: reduce, reuse, recycle. It has a nice ring, but it’s missing a fourth imperative: rethink. Like most children, I learned how to rethink and repurpose – to upcycle – before I lost all my baby teeth. Among some of my most ingenious […]

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    A quick update on Apple Inc.’s data center in the foothills of North Carolina reveals that the 20 Mega-watt solar cluster is nearing completion. Sitting next to the new data center built for iCloud, Apple estimates this cluster will produce sixty percent (60%!) of it’s power needs onsite. To do that, they are constructing what will […]

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