GREEN BUILDING 101: Sustainable Sites—How to Live in Harmony with the Natural Environment

May 15, 2014 by  
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Welcome back to Green Building 101. In our last post, we touched upon how to select an environmentally responsible location for your new abode, and in this piece, we’ll begin to discuss ways you can improve upon any home site. The “Sustainable Sites” section of USGBC ‘s LEED for Homes program outlines various “green” opportunities for reducing the negative impact your home has on the environment. Most of these principles can be implemented at any time, whether you’re still in the design process or if you’ve been in your home for years. Here are a few measures you can take to create a more sustainable site : Read the rest of GREEN BUILDING 101: Sustainable Sites—How to Live in Harmony with the Natural Environment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , “sustainable architecture” , erosion , green architecture , Green Building 101 , green roof , green roofs , GreenBuilding 101 , indigenous plants , landscape design , LEED for Homes. USGBC , LEED-H , native environment , native flora , native vegetation , pergola , rainwater , shade , Sustainable Sites , Trees , water issues , water runoff , water table

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Petomato Bottle Caps Convert Plastic Bottles into Tiny Hydroponic Gardens

May 15, 2014 by  
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Looking for a productive and environmentally-friendly way to combine your love of recycling with gardening? A new product called Petomato allows aspiring gardeners to convert plastic bottles into hydroponic micro gardens by filling the bottle with water and replacing the old cap with the Petomato seed-filled alternative. Read the rest of Petomato Bottle Caps Convert Plastic Bottles into Tiny Hydroponic Gardens Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: diy gardening , Gardening , growing tomatoes indoors , home gardening , hydroponic gardens , petomato , recycle plastic water bottles , seed filled caps

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The Hoverbike of Your Dreams Will Hit the Market in 2017 for $85,000

May 15, 2014 by  
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The hovercraft has been a science fiction dream for decades, but one company is about to make it a reality. Aerofex just announced plans to produce its Aero-X hoverbike, which looks like a Star Wars speeder bike – and it will be available by 2017 for a mere $85,000. Read the rest of The Hoverbike of Your Dreams Will Hit the Market in 2017 for $85,000 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aero X- , Aerofex , Aerofex Aero-X , Aerofex hoverbike , green transportation , hover bike , hoverbike , hovercraft , Malloy hoverbike

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Fire ants and pipelines: How business can partner for biodiversity

November 6, 2013 by  
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What are the key aspects of partnerships between businesses and biodiversity professionals?

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How University of Connecticut became the ‘Coolest School’ in the U.S.

August 16, 2013 by  
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Recycling, reclaiming water and a solar-powered microgrid take the school to the top of Sierra magazine's rankings.

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What the Army can teach smart city planners

June 27, 2013 by  
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The military is evaluating new priorities for sustainable development that will directly impact communities across the United States.

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4 steps for getting the most out of utility rebates and incentives

January 10, 2013 by  
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How can your company obtain its share of local, state and federal energy benefits? Learn how here.

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Striking a delicate balance: Economic growth and sustainability

September 7, 2012 by  
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A growing number of companies are incorporating sustainability programs into their development planning — and bringing the concept of environmentally sustainable business growth into the mainstream.

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How a polluted winery became a model of sustainable practices

July 17, 2012 by  
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The oldest winery in the US was transformed over the course of eight years by rethinking its relationship with water, aerating its wastewater and using renewables.

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Slideshow: Kendall-Jackson sows the seeds of greener wines

April 5, 2012 by  
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Kendall-Jackson Winery already has been saving $2.5 million annually from energy-efficiency projects for the last few years. Now it's taking its energy strategy to a new level with solar power and hot water.   

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