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Even though we are all aware that green jobs have a lot of benefits, we sometimes fail to pay enough attention to the challenges that we have to face in the process of going green. Overcoming them is becoming increasingly important because of the current growth rate of the green jobs sector. The ch...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
You likely have heard the stories of the bankruptcies of Solyndra, Fisker Automotive and Evergreen Solar, heard about the green tech funds on Sand Hill Road that just didn't deliver and the less than rosy stock prices of clean energy companies that actually made it to an IPO ... So is green investin...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Apple’s brick-and-mortar stores in the United States and around the world will celebrate the upcoming Earth Day next Tuesday, April 22. According to a new report Thursday, Apple’s Cupertino, California campus will also join the celebration with a major internal event on April 22 focused on 2014 Eart...
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Posted by on in Green Design
Last spring, we explored the fascinating work of Ecovative Design, an upstate New York company that was expanding from using fungi as the basis for greener-than-plastics shipping materials into the building insulation realm. That’s right, insulation made from mushrooms. At the time, the company wa...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
When one decides to buy a condominium unit, a townhouse or a house, one is most likely to confront several claims about the environmental features of the project. Most developers and contractors will try to entice you to buy their products because they help you live a better life and they help save ...
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Posted by on in Green Design
Hundreds gathered Thursday for the official ribbon cutting on Portland’s newest, old federal building, the Edith Green-Wendall Wyatt. “I love the building. I've loved it since I first learned about it in November,” said Dorothy Robyn, Commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Publi...
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Posted by on in Green Design
In 2012, despite a 39 percent decline in education sector-related construction, the growth in its total green share was estimated to be $16 billion, almost double the 2008 green education market, according to the new report from McGraw-Hill Construction, "New and Retrofit Green Schools: The Cost Ben...
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Posted by on in Green Design
  A hilltop site once famous for brewing Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, was named one of the greenest neighborhoods in the world Tuesday. The redevelopment project at the former Pabst Brewing Company known asThe Brewery won the highest designation for sustainable development practices from the ...
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Posted by on in Green Design
The area of building efficiency affords tremendous opportunities for both economic growth and reduced environmental impacts. Buildings are the single largest emitters of greenhouse gases. According to a UNEP study titled “Towards a Green Economy,” homes and businesses are responsible for 40 percent ...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
This article talks a lot about the LEED certification system so I am first posting a description of what LEED is and how/who is certified. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Buildi...
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