“Garbage Architecture”

“Garbage Architecture”

I love it when people make something amazing out of discarded items. And that includes this office unit resembling a spaceship built from discarded waste such as washing machines, fridges and car tires by architect Jan Korbes, who specializes in…

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2.5 Million Green Jobs Pledged By Obama

2.5 Million Green Jobs Pledged by Obama

President-elect Barack Obama recently proposed an economic recovery plan that would put 2.5 million Americans to work building roads and bridges, refurbishing schools and building wind turbines, solar panels and fuel-efficient cars. Looks like the country could help itself get…

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Bigger Home, Same Costs

Bigger Home, Same Costs

Having a bigger home generally means higher energy costs, but not so with the Rauch residence of New York City. A recently completed renovation on the home nearly doubled the square footage from 1,700 square feet to 3,200 while keeping…

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Green Laptop Usage

Green Laptop Usage

One reader has an interesting question over at Slate: Which option uses less electricity, plugging in a laptop or using the battery? The short answer, plugging it in while in use is more efficient. Energy is lost in the process…

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Granite Countertops And Radon

Granite Countertops and Radon

This Old House does a good job of summarizing the controversy behind the granite-countertops-emit-radon argument. This radioactive gas can cause lung cancer, so any radon is a very real danger, however, the EPA issued a statement saying there isn't enough…

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Bailout Bill Basics

Bailout Bill Basics

Are you like most of us and unsure what the "bailout bill" means and, most importantly, how it affects you as a homeowner? Check out "What the Bailout Bill Means to Homeowners, Including Green Incentives" on BobVila.com for the basics…

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Greenbuild International Conference And Expo

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Today through Friday I will be attending the U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston. This year's theme is "Revolutionary Green: Innovations for Global Sustainability." The three-day conference will give leaders and media interested in green…

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