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Up with Green Roofs! It is time, St. Louis.

I had the pleasure of attending a Green Roof Design and Installation workshop last week in Nashville, Tennessee.  This course is for those interested in the green roof industry and… 490 more words


5 easy steps to better air quality in your home

A few weeks ago I posted about the importance of indoor air quality in schools and the impact it has on children’s learning and attendance rates.   709 more words

Green Building


Nothing is more relaxing than living in a peaceful home. Improving the soundproofing of your home isn’t that difficult and expensive as you might think. Not only the cracks and gaps are responsible for sneaking of noise, lightweight building materials are also responsible for this. 105 more words


DOE Proposes Major Energy Efficiency Changes for Commercial Air Conditioners

The White House announced a number of commitments to energy efficiency this morning, not the least of which is a proposed energy efficiency standard for rooftop air conditioners that could produce the largest electricity savings under any U.S.

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Bayt.com survey reveals 96% of MENA consider going green important to their lifestyle

Paperless offices are popular, with 50% of respondents saying that they are encouraged to use email or online resources instead of printing out documents

Dubai, UAE, 18 September 2014: The Bayt.com ”Green Workplaces in the Middle East and North Africa”, a poll recently conducted by Bayt.com, the region’s number one job site, has revealed that there is a keen desire in the region to adopt a greener lifestyle, both at work and at home, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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Houseplans.com Acquires FreeGreen, Online Source of Environmentally Conscious Building Plans

Houseplans further establishes itself as category leader in online building plan category with strategic acquisition

Petaluma, California – September 18, 2014 – Houseplans.com, leading source of online building plans, announces the acquisition of FreeGreen, innovator in environmentally conscious building, with the mission of democratizing green building across the world. 215 more words

Green Living News

Big Family, Tiny Home: Living small with kids

Recently, the trend of tiny homes has been taking over Florida, and the benefits seem endless. However, many people are under the impression that living small is only suitable for one person who prefers privacy or a couple that doesn’t mind sharing. 362 more words