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Plastic vs. Reusable Bags: Which Bag Is Best?

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

Did you know that you need to reuse a canvas bag 171 times to mitigate the environmental impacts over a plastic bag? But now, due to the looming threat of climate change and the overfilling of our …

Filed under: Environment

Related to: Education ,Government Agencies and Initiatives,Other Green Building - Other,Information and Resources

Keywords: Green Home,Environmental Actvitism,Sustainable Living,Reusable Bags,Susty

0 replies | 14396 views | Posted on: 08/03/2016 | Last updated: 08/03/2016

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 | 12608 views | Posted on: 04/05/2017 | Last updated: 04/06/2017

What is a High Performance Home?

by Kalyani.rc // Passive House / Sustainability Enthusiast

"High performance homes" is a term that’s bandied around a lot. We’ve found that many people don’t really understand exactly what it means or the benefits of owning a high performance home until…

Filed under: Other Whole Building Standards

Keywords: Design,Energy Efficiency,Resilience,High Performance Homes,Whole Life Cycle

0 replies | 12519 views | Posted on: 02/16/2017 | Last updated: 02/16/2017

Indiegogo Campaign for Royal Wind!

by LauraBailey // Creator of the Royal Wind

Hello. My husband and I have just launched an Indiegogo project to build the forms for, and a full-scale prototype of, our new residential-scale wind power generator, the Shrouded Dual Turbine Generat…

Filed under: Fundraising

2 replies | 7836 views | Posted on: 10/24/2012 | Last updated: 04/28/2015

Timberland walks the extra mile to end plastic waste

by Kalyani.rc // Passive House / Sustainability Enthusiast

Footwear manufacturer Timberland is walking a mile in the shoes of people whose lives are affected by trash pollution — at least, the "first mile" — through its partnership with B Corporation, Thr…

Filed under: Industry Organizations and Associations

Keywords: Recycling,Waste Reduction,Timberland,Sourcing

0 replies | 6881 views | Posted on: 03/02/2017 | Last updated: 03/02/2017

Massachusetts Preps for US Offshore Wind Construction Boom

by Kalyani.rc // Passive House / Sustainability Enthusiast

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), a ratepayer-funded research organization that works to accelerate the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in the state, last w…

Filed under: Energy

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Massachusetts,Wind energy,US Offshore Energy

0 replies | 5537 views | Posted on: 03/16/2017 | Last updated: 03/16/2017

What is a Passive House - An Introduction

by AbbieKnight

According to Wikipedia, the definition of a passive house is “is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low en

Filed under: Passive House

Keywords: Passive House

0 replies | 5389 views | Posted on: 08/07/2017 | Last updated: 01/13/2019

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 | 5370 views | Posted on: 07/09/2017 | Last updated: 09/06/2017

Benefits of Passive House Buildings

by Kalyani.rc // Passive House / Sustainability Enthusiast

"Energy efficiency is a way of managing and restraining the growth in energy consumption. Something is more energy efficient if it delivers more services for the same energy input, or the same service…

Filed under: Passive House

Keywords: Energy Efficiency,Passive House

0 replies | 5179 views | Posted on: 02/06/2017 | Last updated: 02/13/2017

Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy - Understanding and Balancing the Challenges of Transitioning to a Low Carbon Future

by Aditya

Harvard University researchers Lee Miller and David Keith have published two studies focusing on the environmental impacts of using renewable energy in the US to meet the energy demands.

Filed under: Energy

Keywords: clean energy,Sustainability

0 replies | 5045 views | Posted on: 10/09/2018 | Last updated: 10/26/2018

Encode Artificial Intelligence into Sustainability

by YijunW

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already more real than people realize. A whopping 70 percent of the companies surveyed this year by Forrester Research plan to use some form of AI by the end of 2018 (F…

Filed under: Cleantech

0 replies | 4713 views | Posted on: 08/01/2018 | Last updated: 08/06/2018

What are Environmental Product Declarations, or EPDs?

by Amy

An EPD, or environmental product declaration, is a method of showing the environmental impacts of a material or product in a standardized way, with both quantitative and qualitative information. EPD r

Filed under: Certifications/Labels and Transparency

Related to: Other Green Building

Keywords: Transparency,EPDs,Labels,Product Transparency

0 replies | 4620 views | Posted on: 01/31/2018 | Last updated: 01/13/2019

Greenbuild 2017 - Boston Convention Center - November 8 - 10, Boston

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The green building community gathers to share ideals and mutual passion at Greenbuild, sparking a contagious buzz thr…

Filed under: Trade Shows and Events

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Greenbuild

0 replies | 4544 views | Posted on: 04/05/2017 | Last updated: 06/12/2017

SRECS: The Incentive for Commercial Buildings to Go Solar

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

As a commercial building owner, you can achieve significant short and long term savings by installing solar power. The benefits of solar include operational energy cost reductions, shrinking your carb…

Filed under: Solar Incentives

Related to: Products

Keywords: Solar,SREC,Incentive

0 replies | 4518 views | Posted on: 06/02/2016 | Last updated: 06/09/2016

Low-cost solar solutions light thousands of homes in India

by Kalyani.rc // Passive House / Sustainability Enthusiast

India’s Energy Minister Piyush Goyal announced it is now less costly to produce electricity from the sun than from coal in the country. According to the World Energy Outlook 2016, 244 million peo…

Filed under: Energy

India Green Building

Keywords: Solar Energy,India clean energy

0 replies | 4438 views | Posted on: 02/16/2017 | Last updated: 02/16/2017

New York Approves Largest United States Offshore Wind Farm

by ChristinaC // Marketing Student

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has approved the largest U.S. offshore wind farm, which will be built off of Long Island. It will generate enough electricity to power over 50,000 homes on Long Island…

New York Green Building Group

Keywords: Renewable Energy,Sustainable Energy,New York Renewable Energy,Deepwater Company

0 replies | 4349 views | Posted on: 01/28/2017 | Last updated: 01/28/2017

Energy Star: A Leading Label in Voluntary Energy Conservation

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

Although long popular, Energy Star has recently become a top symbol for energy conservation and going green, helping save families and businesses $300 billion on utility bills while at the same time r…

Deep Energy Retrofits Initiative by Environmental Health Watch, Ohio

by Kalyani.rc // Passive House / Sustainability Enthusiast

How low can you go? Imagine reducing the energy use in your home by 70-90%. It is possible– and can be economically feasible– without using renewable energy. Super-insulation and Passive House pri…

Filed under: Green Affordable Housing

Affordable Green Housing

Keywords: Affordable Housing,Energy Savings,Deep Energy Retrofits,Green Initiative

0 replies | 4292 views | Posted on: 03/15/2017 | Last updated: 03/15/2017

Webinar: Best in the West Webinar Series: Risk Management in the Age of Climate Change, July 25

by AbbieKnight

Learn how the built environment can help mitigate climate change during this fourth installment of the Best in the West webinar series. LEED Fellow Scott Bowman and environmental change scientist J…

Filed under: Webinars

Related to: Other

Keywords: Climate Change

0 replies | 4273 views | Posted on: 06/27/2017 | Last updated: 07/18/2017

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 | 4256 views | Posted on: 05/13/2015 | Last updated: 07/25/2019

Solar Executive MBA Training Online, 6 weeks, Feb 19 - Apr 1

by Oyin

Access the tools, knowledge, and network you need to close solar deals, increase your bottom line, and grow your solar business. The course gives you the financial modeling background and perspec…

Filed under: Education

0 replies | 4169 views | Posted on: 11/05/2017 | Last updated: 12/12/2017

Composting 101: Tips for Everyday Composting at Home (You Can Do It!)

by EmmamHowe // Marketing/Green Policy Development

Green Tips For Composting At Home: If you’re thinking about taking up more green living practices, composting can be a great place to start. While composting may seem mysterious or complicated, i…

Filed under: Environment

Related to: Education ,Information and Resources,Other Green Building - Other

Keywords: Green Home,Environment,Sustainable Living,Green Living,Nature Conservation,Conservation,Composting

0 replies | 4160 views | Posted on: 07/13/2016 | Last updated: 11/03/2016

Community Solar - A Potential Sustainability Solution for Greener Urban Settlements

by Krishna Vansadia

What is community solar? Community solar can refer to both ‘community-owned’ projects as well as third party-owned plants whose electricity is shared by a community. The primary purpose of c…

Filed under: Energy

Keywords: Community Solar

0 replies | 4153 views | Posted on: 08/09/2018 | Last updated: 08/10/2018

More Green Buildings = More Jobs

by Aditya

The green building industry is expected to generate more than 6.5 million jobs by 2030, according to predictions by the International Labor Organization (ILO). Next to energy, this will

Filed under: News

Keywords: Sustainability,Green Buildings

0 replies | 4139 views | Posted on: 10/01/2018 | Last updated: 10/23/2018

How California is charting a path forward on Clean Energy

by Kalyani.rc // Passive House / Sustainability Enthusiast

The late California historian Kevin Starr once wrote, “California had long since become one of the prisms through which the American people, for better and for worse, could glimpse their future.” …

Filed under: Energy

California Green Building

Keywords: California,renewables,Clean Energy Policy,clean energy jobs

0 replies | 4137 views | Posted on: 02/16/2017 | Last updated: 02/16/2017


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