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I need a fabulous water-based poly or other eco floor coating

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

I need a recommendation for a water-based poly. When I mentioned using a more environmentally friendly floor coating, I got a shrug and a maybe. Please let me know if there's a product out there you…

Filed under: Flooring

Keywords: Flooring,Low VOC

15 replies | 5130 views | Posted on: 05/13/2015 | Last updated: 07/25/2019

The Green Brick Wall

by StyroHome // Super Insulated, Passive House, Net Zero

If you attempt to build a "GREEN" home almost anywhere in America fo probably will run head-on to the Invisible Green Wall. This means that nobody knows hoe to handle project. This is because of the l…

Filed under: Government Policies

7 replies | 2136 views | Posted on: 10/08/2015 | Last updated: 07/25/2019

use of linoleum flooring in bathrooms

by Christine O. // green consumer

Does anyone have any practical experience with linoleum, such as Marmoleum, in a bathroom? The general contractor with whom I spoke advised against it since it is water resistant rather than waterproo

Filed under: Flooring

Keywords: Flooring

6 replies | 3829 views | Posted on: 08/21/2017 | Last updated: 07/25/2019

Clean Power

by Steven Fitzgerald // Student/Consultant

The EPA Clean Power Plan is the nation’s first comprehensive effort to reduce carbon pollution from electric power plants—the single largest source of global warming pollution in the U.S. It’s a…

Filed under: Government Policies

5 replies | 2344 views | Posted on: 05/01/2015 | Last updated: 07/25/2019

Details / Specifications

by Louwrens van der Walt // South African Architect

Is there a company that supplies detailed drawings / specifications for the various green construction methods such as straw bale walls, recycled bottle walls etc

Filed under: Other Green Building - Other

5 replies | 1097 views | Posted on: 03/14/2019 | Last updated: 07/25/2019

Please help my Mother-In-Law with a simple Intro to MDF products :)

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

My mother-in-law is building a new home, and she wants an introduction to the difference between MDF and "real wood." I'd like to get her information from someone who is an expert in this area. Can …

Filed under: Engineered Lumber Products

Keywords: MDF,Wood

4 replies | 2833 views | Posted on: 05/06/2015 | Last updated: 05/13/2015

How do you determine how "green" a cabinet is?

by Jonathan Cabinet Representative // Sustainable American manufacturing proponent

When looking at purchasing cabinetry for you home or business, what do you look for? I look for domestically manufactured cabinets where the materials are also domestically sourced. No added formald…

Filed under: Cabinetry

Related to: Cabinetry, Wood Cabinets,Cabinetry - Other

Keywords: madeinamerica,greenguard,nauf,domestic manufacturing,cabinet,cabinetry

4 replies | 2167 views | Posted on: 06/04/2015 | Last updated: 06/17/2020

Mass Save Residential High Performance and Net Zero Construction Workshop - October 6 - Boston (This event has been postponed)

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

High Performance and Net Zero Construction Workshop Are you interested in learning about high performance and “Net Zero” new construction from local industry experts? Do you want to learn about…

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Green Building,Netzero,High Performance Building,Net zero

3 replies | 902 views | Posted on: 09/26/2016 | Last updated: 09/30/2016

Webinar: Doubling the Deeds Excise Tax for Affordable Housing & Climate Solutions, March 4, 8pm

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Join a Webinar, March 4 on Doubling the Deeds Excise Tax for Affordable Housing & Climate Solutions

Learn how one policy helps address both the climate and housing crises.

On Wednesday, Marc

Equity and Green Building

3 replies | 612 views | Posted on: 02/25/2020 | Last updated: 12/24/2020

What you count counts

by StacySinclair // Technical writer

I hope you will check out my latest blog for USGBC-LA: http://usgbc-la.org/blog/spotlight-on-sustainability-what-we-count-counts/

Filed under: Environment

California Green Building

3 replies | 772 views | Posted on: 04/26/2017 | Last updated: 05/03/2017

NESEA's BuildingEnergy Boston Conference & Expo - March 7-9, Boston

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

New England Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) BuildingEnergy Boston Conference & Expo March 7-9, Boston Seaport World Trade Center One Seaport Lane Boston, Massachusetts 02210 BuildingE…

Filed under: Massachusetts

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Green Building,Sustainable Energy,New England Sustainable Energy Association - NESEA,Building Energy 17

3 replies | 1384 views | Posted on: 01/06/2017 | Last updated: 02/28/2017

"Drive Green" Rebate Programs in MA and RI: Buy Electric Vehicles at Lower Rates- This Program has been Extended!!

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Mass Energy and People's Power & Light are offering a discount and rebate program that allows people to buy an electric vehicle from a standard dealer at a lower, pre-negotiated rate. Deadline ale…

Filed under: Electric Vehicles

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: EV - Electric Vehicles

3 replies | 1620 views | Posted on: 12/07/2016 | Last updated: 07/18/2017

France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels

by Chelsea W. // Student

French environmentalists cheered as France passed a law mandating all new buildings being built in commercial zones must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels. This law will stimulate …

Filed under: Green Building News

Keywords: Government,Policy,France

3 replies | 1736 views | Posted on: 05/27/2015 | Last updated: 06/01/2015

Material and Resource Summit

by Steven Fitzgerald // Student/Consultant

Yesterday I had the Opportunity to attend the Materials Summit that was sponsored by the Massachusetts Chapter of the USGBC and Google at the Google Headquarters. Allison Friedman to no surprise was i…

Emerging Green Professionals

3 replies | 1797 views | Posted on: 11/15/2014 | Last updated: 11/18/2014

EPA?

by factsoflife

In recent events, the EPA revealed new greenhouse-gas criteria for power plants after a long wait ensuing through with the power approved under a 2007 Supreme Court ruling affirming carbon dioxide a c…

Filed under: Environmental Activism

2 replies | 3404 views | Posted on: 11/07/2012 | Last updated: 11/07/2012

Building Tech Forum, April 21, 5;30-8:30 pm, Hosted by USGBC MA at Greentown Labs, Somerville

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Building Tech Forum Thursday, April 21, 5:30 - 8:30 PM Greentown Labs, 28 Dane Street Somerville MA Buildings are fundamentally about technology. Innovation in the building sector is driving …

Filed under: Massachusetts

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Green Building,Building Technology

2 replies | 913 views | Posted on: 02/21/2016 | Last updated: 03/16/2016

BSA's ABX2015 is this week! What are your Favorite Sustainable Sessions?

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

ABX 2015 - Boston November 17-19 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Join the Northeast architectural, design, and building community this week for over 200 education sessions, or walk the …

Filed under: Massachusetts

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: BSA,Architecture,Design

2 replies | 918 views | Posted on: 11/16/2015 | Last updated: 11/19/2015

Green Cleaning Products: Some Alternatives to Conventional Chemicals

by Matt Z. // Student

Today’s household cleaners contain many known harmful chemicals. Low exposure to these chemicals in properly ventilated spaces should be relatively safe; however, most people use more than just one …

Filed under: Green Living

2 replies | 9820 views | Posted on: 07/09/2017 | Last updated: 09/06/2017

USGBC MA - Residential Green Building Meeting with Guest Speaker Joshua May on August 14, Boston

by AbbieKnight

This August, Joshua May of Climate Reality will come in to speak with the Residential green Building Committee (and you!) about how to spread the word on climate change to anyone and everyone you enga…

Filed under: Events

Related to: Other

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Green Living

2 replies | 1694 views | Posted on: 07/17/2017 | Last updated: 01/23/2018

Is Mold in Modern Buildings a Sign Of Energy Loss?

by Chelsea W. // Student

Why does mold grows in new buildings? In an article found on a Australian building site, this question is explored. The main topic of the article is the accidental creation of "thermal bridges", break…

Filed under: Insulation

Related to: Exterior Improvements,Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC),Insulation,Safety

Keywords: Mold,Thermal Bridges

2 replies | 797 views | Posted on: 07/09/2015 | Last updated: 06/17/2020

Are You Confused by the Food Label: "Best-by," "Use-by," and "Sell-by?"

by YijunW

Have you tossed away food because you aren't sure what the label means? You’re not the only one. Nine out of 10 buyers are confused by the USDA food label and the average family is throwing away $1,…

Filed under: Food and Beverages

2 replies | 833 views | Posted on: 07/08/2018 | Last updated: 06/17/2020

Deregulation of the Utility Companies

by Steven Fitzgerald // Student/Consultant

I am looking for any information or opinions about the deregulation of the utility companies. I have noticed that because of the recent articles of the rate hike of national grid that there is more ta…

Filed under: Electric Services

2 replies | 888 views | Posted on: 11/18/2014 | Last updated: 02/19/2015

We are connecting people, providing affordable green technology

by ferdi

Free conference webinar this coming Aug. 8,2020 Saturday at 11:00 Am to 12:30 Pm Pacific standard time.

Registered check free online Webinar https://www.eventbrite.com/o/pcdsi-adu-homes-action

Filed under: Green Affordable Housing

2 replies | 132 views | Posted on: 07/24/2020 | Last updated: 07/24/2020

Green Countertops: Cambria USA - Sustainable Quartz Composite Pushes Boundaries with New Products and Technologies (Video)

by Rate It Green Team

 

In this video, Matt Hoots talks with Jennifer Prins of Cambria at the International Builders Show/Kitchen & Bathroom Show.

Cambria is introducing 20 new celebratory designs a

Filed under: Quartz Countertops

2 replies | 3807 views | Posted on: 08/04/2020 | Last updated: 02/24/2021

 

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