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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 | 5023 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 | 2102 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 | 3447 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 | 2311 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 | 1066 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 | 2800 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 | 2136 views | Posted on: 06/04/2015 | Last updated: 06/17/2020

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 | 1351 views | Posted on: 01/06/2017 | Last updated: 02/28/2017

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 | 575 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 | 735 views | Posted on: 04/26/2017 | Last updated: 05/03/2017

"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 | 1569 views | Posted on: 12/07/2016 | Last updated: 07/18/2017

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 | 876 views | Posted on: 09/26/2016 | Last updated: 09/30/2016

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 | 1697 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 | 1772 views | Posted on: 11/15/2014 | Last updated: 11/18/2014

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 | 1703 views | Posted on: 02/28/2013 | Last updated: 11/10/2014

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 | 3711 views | Posted on: 02/16/2017 | Last updated: 02/28/2017

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". usgbc-la.org/blog. I hope you will enjoy, leave a commen…

Filed under: Environmental Activism

California Green Building

2 replies | 12859 views | Posted on: 04/05/2017 | Last updated: 04/06/2017

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 | 9565 views | Posted on: 07/09/2017 | Last updated: 09/06/2017

California is Paying Other States to Take Its Excess Solar Power

by Matt Z. // Student

California’s solar power has been booming in recent years. In 2010, only 0.5% of electricity in California was produced by solar power. In 2016, solar power, from both rooftop panels and solar f

Filed under: Energy

Related to: Architects

2 replies | 1647 views | Posted on: 07/11/2017 | Last updated: 01/09/2019

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 | 1276 views | Posted on: 06/10/2016 | Last updated: 02/13/2017

Passive House for Affordable Housing Forum January 29, 1-3 pm, Boston (Note: Venue Change!)

by Amy

Passive House design is smart, durable, and can cost-effectively realize substantial long-term savings for the multifamily affordable housing sector. PHMA is co-sponsoring this event with LISC B…

Filed under: Events

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Affordable Housing

2 replies | 1963 views | Posted on: 01/05/2018 | Last updated: 02/02/2018

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 | 3609 views | Posted on: 03/26/2016 | Last updated: 04/07/2016

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 | 119 views | Posted on: 07/24/2020 | Last updated: 07/24/2020

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

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 | 2454 views | Posted on: 08/04/2020 | Last updated: 08/20/2020

 

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