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Scandinavian Green Roof Inst.

Should I Choose a Green Roof or White Roof?

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Green roofs and white roofs each have particular benefits and environmentally friendly characteristics, but which should you choose?

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New York City: The Greenest City in America?

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In 2015, New York City was ranked the number one greenest city in the United States. In the span of one year, it dropped to number fourteen. What could account for this dramatic fall from grace?

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How Do Solar Water Heating Systems Work and Save You Money?

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Solar water heating systems use solar panels, called collectors, fitted to your roof. There are three types of collectors: Flate-plate collector


Stormwater: What it is and why you should care.

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Stormwater is a major source of pollution for all types of water bodies. Solid compaction caused by development and the growth of impervious surfaces like roads and parking lots, produce stormwater ru


The World's Greenest Office Building

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According to BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) Deloitte's new corporate headquarters located in Amsterdam is the most sustainable office building in the wor

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Mandalay Bay Solar Installation

Recent Developments in the Solar Power Industry

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The future of the solar industry is brighter than ever before and has no intentions of slowing down.


Net Zero Buildings: The U.S. Department of Energy's Official Definition

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Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Energy announced a common definition for Zero Energy Buildings or what are also sometimes called ZEBs or Net Zero Buildings. Why is this important?

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USGBC Release the 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) are the people responsible for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. Through this program of standards

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Xeriscaping: A Real Alternative to Turf Lawns?

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Xeriscaping which also is known by the names of water-conserving landscapes, dry-scape, smart scapin, and drought-tolerant landscaping is an alternative to traditional landscaping that uses limited tu


Walmart: The Most Sustainable Company on the Planet?

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Believe it or not, in 2015 Walmart is actually positioning itself to be the most sustainable company on the planet. I personally doubt Walmart is doing this because of a firm belief in global warming

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DIY Green Roof: Can You Create a Green Roof for Your Home?

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Recently we received an email asking “What is a green roof made of and can I do it myself? Or is it necessary to hire a company to do it for you? What is possible?”

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Geothermal Heat Pump Market to Grow 15.29% by 2019

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Research and Markets recently released a 67 page report that forecast