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Three Green American Cities

Many high rises now seek LEED certification and integrate ecologically sensitive features into luxurious design. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is changing the way people think about the design, construction, maintenance and management of individual buildings and entire communities, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. Factors include air and water quality, efficient recycling and waste ...

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Solar Powered Electronics: It’s Not Such a Fad Anymore

Solar power has been a growing industry for quite some time as many companies and residents scramble to install panels on top of roofs in order to decrease ever-climbing energy bills. Regardless of how the stocks have fluctuated for many manufacturers of photovoltaic technology, business owners and governments continue to support installing this renewable energy source. In late January of ...

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Reduce Pressure in Order to Go Green

The thought of industrial waste generally conjures up images like those of waste water being pumped from a manufacturing plant. While this is considered industrial waste, a larger waste product of industry can better be measured by the cost of the finished product. A manufacturing plant that is not energy-efficient will have a higher cost per product than a plant ...

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Volkswagen Expands Electric Car Choices

With five new electric cars hitting the market during 2014, these are good times for environmentally-aware car owners, according to FuelEconomy.gov. Hybrids are commonplace of course, including a growing number of plug-in models, and diesels are proliferating, but until now, electric options have been limited. With one stylish and very expensive exception (and that’s not the Fisker Karma as production ended with ...

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Industries Compared: Green vs. Dirty

Although the key goal of any business is to maximize profits, there are other important factors to consider such as eco-responsibility and company sustainability. A company is considered to be a truly green industry if it has a double-fold policy. This means that being green is not only restricted to the operations of an organization, but it’s also reflected in ...

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Green Tech Trends to Look Out for in 2014

The New Year means that many of us will be making resolutions – plans to better ourselves, do something to better others or even do something to better the environment. We’ve only got one planet, and developing less harmful technology is going to be even more important in the future to ensure that our planet not only survives, but thrives. ...

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4 Proven Strategies to Cut Energy Costs This Winter

Ninety percent of American homeowners will pay more for heating this year due to higher fuel and electricity costs, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports. The agency estimates that the average household heating with natural gas will spend $679 total between October and March, representing a 13 percent price increase over last year. Meanwhile, for the same time period, propane-heated homes ...

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