A Wave Of Fresh Air

A Wave of Fresh Air

Do you have a stinky house? Or maybe you have a stinky room, like the area where you keep your litter box or the garbage pail for your baby's disposable diapers? Or, do you have a damp basement or musty…

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Attention, Lawyers

Attention, Lawyers

In response to the increasing emphasis on understanding the fragility of our environment, The American Bar Association will host a three-day Forum on the Construction Industry in New Orleans (the land of blues and a fragile ecosystem) on construction industry…

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Need Some Good News?

Need Some Good News?

The new stimulus bill has some good news for contractors: Changes in the tax credit system to encourage green renovation projects are expected to generate $6 billion in remodeling work by the end of 2010. Energy Star has a complete…

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What Makes A Home Healthy?

What Makes a Home Healthy?

As any of you who regularly read this blog know, I am interested in greener living and, in particular, healthy homes for residents. To that end, I attended a session called "Healthy Homes, Healthy Families: A Summit for Municipal Leaders"…

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Tax Incentives For New Windows

Tax Incentives for New Windows

There's never been a better time to install energy-efficient windows. Due to changes in tax law with the passage of the new stimulus bill, energy-efficient windows purchased in 2009 and 2010 are eligible for a tax credit equal to 30…

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Eco-Friendly Cabinets

Eco-Friendly Cabinets

Bamboo, coconut and wenge. Sounds like ingredients to some spicy tropical dish, right? They're actually some of the materials the comprise Holiday Kitchens' Robin Wilson Home eco-friendly cabinets. Holiday Kitchens Home cabinets focus on a sustainable manufacturing process; it uses…

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Top 10 Greenest Cities

Top 10 Greenest Cities

What are the 10 greenest cities in America? Well, if you define "greenest" as cities with the greatest number of Energy Star-qualified buildings, the results may surprise you. Los Angeles heads the list, which is surprising to me because of…

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An Economical Outlook To Buying

An Economical Outlook to Buying

In his recent address to Congress, the President said that in order to ameliorate the economic damage that been done to the United States, we must take responsibility for our actions that have too often prioritized instant gratification over long-term…

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Solar-Powered Fridge

Solar-Powered Fridge

As someone who has been to Africa, I can tell you the one thing the continent does not lack is sunlight. Now a young entrepreneur named Emily Cummins has come up with the brilliant idea of converting that solar power…

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Get Rid Of The Fridge?

Get Rid of the Fridge?

A small segment in the green movement is taking its efforts to go green to the next level by dumping refrigerators. The issue has created a bit of a division among environmentalists, pitting those who get rid of their fridges…

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