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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

12 replies | 3005 views | Posted on: 05/13/2015 | Last updated: 12/29/2015

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 waterpro…

Filed under: Flooring

Keywords: Flooring

6 replies | 1195 views | Posted on: 08/21/2017 | Last updated: 10/25/2017

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

6 replies | 1272 views | Posted on: 10/08/2015 | Last updated: 09/07/2017

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 | 1593 views | Posted on: 05/01/2015 | Last updated: 03/30/2017

Greenbuild Seeks 700 Student Volunteers - Earn a FREE 3-day show pass! Sign up now to be on the list!

by NSchepis // Student at Bridgewater State

Calling All Students! Are you... Passionate about green buildings? Interested in pursuing a career in a green building related field? Looking to network with the best and brightest in the g…

Greenbuild/ABX Nov 8-10, Boston - 2017!

Keywords: Greenbuild

5 replies | 606 views | Posted on: 03/30/2017 | Last updated: 11/01/2017

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 | 2194 views | Posted on: 05/06/2015 | Last updated: 05/13/2015

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 | 574 views | Posted on: 09/26/2016 | Last updated: 09/30/2016

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 | 913 views | Posted on: 01/06/2017 | Last updated: 02/28/2017

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

3 replies | 1562 views | Posted on: 06/04/2015 | Last updated: 07/30/2015

What you count counts

by StacySinclair // Technical writer

I hope you will check out my latest blog for USGBC-LA:

Filed under: Environment

California Green Building

3 replies | 318 views | Posted on: 04/26/2017 | Last updated: 05/03/2017

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 | 1129 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 | 1420 views | Posted on: 11/15/2014 | Last updated: 11/18/2014

"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 | 668 views | Posted on: 12/07/2016 | Last updated: 07/18/2017

New blog post - language is more than a tool

by StacySinclair // Technical writer

USGBC-LA's blog series entitled "Snapshot on Sustainability", continues this week with a new post entitled, "Language is more than a Tool". I hope you will enjoy, leave a commen…

Filed under: Environmental Activism

California Green Building

2 replies | 6087 views | Posted on: 04/05/2017 | Last updated: 04/06/2017

Seeking Recommendations for an Eco Friendly Gas Fireplace Insert

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Hello out there - Please reply if you know of a super and eco friendly fireplace insert? We've been repairing an old gas fireplace so many times, we just want to do an insert and know that it's…

Filed under: Fireplaces and Stoves

Keywords: HVAC,Gas Fireplace

2 replies | 768 views | Posted on: 02/28/2017 | Last updated: 09/06/2017

India’s solar capacity to double in 2017

by Kalyani.rc // Passive House / Sustainability Enthusiast

In 2017, India’s solar capacity is projected to double to 18 GW, with 14.2 GW of solar projects currently under development and tenders for approximately 6.3 GW are yet to be auctioned. India’s…

Filed under: Energy

India Green Building

Keywords: Solar Energy,India clean energy

2 replies | 3309 views | Posted on: 02/16/2017 | Last updated: 02/28/2017

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 | 395 views | Posted on: 07/09/2017 | Last updated: 09/06/2017

What are some ridiculous things that facilities managers shouldn't need to deal with in the year 2016?

by kevinkononenko // Facilities Management Team at CrowdComfort

After working on a corporate campus, I was shocked at how many things in the realm of building performance are STILL done with pen and paper or a long email chain. It strikes me that there should be q…

Filed under: Facilities Management

2 replies | 1022 views | Posted on: 06/10/2016 | Last updated: 02/13/2017

Next Step Living Out of Business - What does this Mean for Homeowners?

by PatPrince317 // Lifelong Learner and Green Energy Aficionado

Next Step Living Out of Business - What does this Mean for Homeowners? Next Step Living announced that it would cease its operations on March 18, after running out of cash. After starting out as a…

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Massachusetts,Next Step Living

2 replies | 1642 views | Posted on: 03/26/2016 | Last updated: 04/07/2016

Boston Globe: It’s not easy being green — and Affordable — in Boston (Is it Getting Easier?)

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Is it getting easier to be green in Boston? Globe writer Andy Rosen reports on current efforts, including: -Boston construction over 50,000 sf must be LEED certifiable (whether certified or not) …

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Green Building,Affordable Housing,Boston

2 replies | 544 views | Posted on: 11/11/2015 | Last updated: 11/12/2015

BuildingEnergy NYC 2015

by Chelsea W. // Student

Date: October 15, 2015 Time: 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM, with different sessions and breaks Location: TKP New York Conference Center 109 W 39th St New York, NY 10018 NESEA, the region’s leading member…

Filed under: New York

Related to: Trade Shows and Events ,Safety

New York Green Building Group

Keywords: Green Building,Energy,New York Events

2 replies | 833 views | Posted on: 08/26/2015 | Last updated: 10/13/2015

Cellulose Insulation

by Frank // Disruptive Technology Scientist

I have been trying to find out about Cellulose Insulation, the newspaper stuff. Last winter my attic leaked water came in onto the Cellulose Insulation. My question is when Cellulose Insulation gets…

Filed under: Cellulose Insulation

2 replies | 1350 views | Posted on: 06/21/2015 | Last updated: 10/08/2015

Made In the USA

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

I would love to hear from people and companies currently involved in the #madeinmmerica movement/program. I remember (kind of cheesy) commercials about this long ago, and then the momentum seemed to d…

Filed under: Other Green Building - Other

Keywords: Environment,MadeIntheUSA,madeinamerica,Manufacturing,Economy,Jobs

2 replies | 832 views | Posted on: 06/04/2015 | Last updated: 06/05/2015

Green Concrete

by Elite Concrete Restoration Inc

We are looking to network with Green Concrete providers

Filed under: Other

2 replies | 1026 views | Posted on: 07/09/2013 | Last updated: 01/04/2016

Recycle/Waste Basket

by Solecan // Eco-Friendly Trash/Recycle Can Developer

Solecan™ is an eco-friendly single can trash & recycling solution. It makes recycling so convenient your cat could do it. Recycle. Everywhere.

Filed under: Other Products

Related to: Waste Management/Recycling/Collection - Other

2 replies | 1520 views | Posted on: 02/28/2013 | Last updated: 11/10/2014


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