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Green Political Spotlight This Week: Green Zone in NYC Invites More Rooftop Gardens

Soon enough, your business could feature a rooftop garden, and you could generate your own wind and solar energy – particularly if you’re in New York City. Even if you don’t work in the Big Apple, a recent decision from the New York City Council could have far-reaching implications across the nation in the city zoning realm. The New York ...

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Eco Real Estate of the Week: Modern Beach House, Massachusetts

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

A gorgeous plot of land in Cape Cod was a challenge for the eco real estate designers at Boston-based ZeroEnergy Design. The clients naturally wanted to be able to take in the beautiful view of the water. But this meant designing a structure with west-facing windows, and that’s not the most energy-efficient situation. To further complicate things, the property was rather ...

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Green World News This Week: Brazil Wind Power is a Breeze

When Brazilians mention that they are going green through the power of the wind turbine, they’re not just blowing hot air. Over the past five years, the wind power sector in Brazil has vamped up tremendously – by more than 80 percent actually – thus showing that those going green in this sector aren’t just chasing the wind: Unlike the ...

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Women in Green This Week: Kari Whitman

If you’ve never heard of Kari Whitman, you’ve probably seen her work in the homes of Hollywood stars such as Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell and Emilio Estevez. This celebrity home interior designer is known for her “green thumb” inside the home through her eco-friendly choices for fabrics and furnishings, and even if you’re not a celebrity, she wants to help ...

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Green U.S. News This Week: Chicago Glowing No More

If you’ve ever walked around parts of the Windy City – the home of U.S. Green Technology – after dark, you probably got used to seeing those old-time streetlights that produced an amber glow. Well, today, some of that amber glow in Chicago is gone, and a new bright light is in – an energy-efficient one. Make that, 1,200 new ...

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Green GQ This Week: Living at the Aqua in Chicago

Chicago, the home of U.S. Green Technology, now also is home to one of the largest green buildings anywhere – the Aqua tower skyscraper. The 82-story facility is the first one in the world to have a woman as the lead architect, and with a feel of nature and an emphasis on using nature to help the Windy City reduce ...

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Eco Real Estate of the Week: Bridge House, Australia

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

The Bridge House, built in Adelaide, Australia, allows the owners to enjoy the beauty of their eco real estate without damaging a square foot of it. The home itself runs on green technology like efficient appliances and LED lights. Elevated on sturdy bridge piles and balanced between the sharply sloping banks of a stream, the eco real estate house all ...

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