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Schindler Education Center earns LEED Gold Certification

Thu, 05/24/2018Construction WatchFifteen months after commemorating the massive renovation at the University of Northern Iowa Schindler Education …

Bloomberg Headquarters in New York Achieves Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification | Bloomberg L.P.

<i>New York, 22 May 2018</i> ─ Bloomberg L.P.’s headquarters at 731 Lexington Avenue in New York has been LEED® certified to the Gold level for Building …

Five ways hospitals can reduce their environmental footprint

Picture the environmental life cycle of many disposable surgical instruments. Iron ore from Western Australia is shipped to China and smelted, …

My Adventures With the Trip Doctors

How a group of researchers and renegades are pushing hallucinogenic drugs into mainstream medicine.

Australia leading the world in green building adoption

A new report shows that the adoption of “green” building certification programs is on the rise in commercial buildings throughout the world.<p>According …

LEED Releases Updates for Existing Buildings

The first updates to LEED v4, LEED v4.1 for Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M), have been released in beta. Focused on existing buildings, the …

Green (Building) Is the New Gold

The trending environmentally conscious real estate movement shows the industry values the planet and its inhabitants.<p>The green building movement …

Massachusetts' LEED Platinum Award Winning Arena Named US' Most Environmentally Sustainable

Massachusetts’ Bentley University Arena together with Architectural Resources Cambridge (ARC) have earned the LEED Platinum certification and was …

The attached garage has always been a bad idea

<b>Dozens have died from carbon monoxide poisoning because people leave their cars running.</b><p>It seemed like a good idea at the time: instead of fumbling …

'Game changing' graphene concrete is twice as strong and better for the planet

Add concrete to the list of things graphene can improve. Scientists at the University of Exeter‘s Center for Graphene Science developed a new …

Raquella Thaman Wants Housing Solutions to Focus on Generational Wealth

"People are looking for housing and there is nothing for people who don't make a lot of money," she said. "They have to live on the street.<i>"</i><p>Thaman …

5 garden tips for this week, April 28-May 4

<b>1 Citrus feedings</b><p>Within the next couple of weeks feed citrus trees again — the third of four annual feedings for mature citrus trees. Citrus trees …

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that you do not want to share with …

Russia launched a floating nuclear power plant this weekend

Two nuclear reactors will provide power to an oil town off Russia's eastern coast.<p>On Saturday a new floating nuclear power plant left St. Petersburg, …

Wasteful thinking: We meet the man on a mission to tackle the UK’s plastic addiction

That image of the dead whale calf, possibly poisoned after digesting plastic waste, is now etched in our memories forever.<p>Aired in November, the BBC …

Bay Area residents urged to protect air quality as Spare the Air smog season begins Monday

- As it gets warmer outside, Bay Area Air quality officials are urging commuters to limit driving and find other ways of traveling to protect the …

This is the only country in the world that absorbs more carbon than it emits

<b>Most countries in the world have a positive carbon footprint, meaning that they emit more CO2 than their forests absorb. But one country is</b> …

Should You Use An Online Mortgage Broker?

When I wrote about my mortgage renewal strategy last week a reader asked if it was a good idea to visit a rate comparison website and simply select …

Stable and scalable photo-electrode “strongest candidate yet” for renewable hydrogen generation

Using the power of the sun to split water and produce hydrogen fuel is one of the most promising clean energy technologies being pursued. One of the …

Your 5 Biggest Home-Buying Mistakes, According to a Realtor

This former realtor shares common home-buying errors.<p>Today, I don’t work in real estate, but I was an agent for many years during my 20s and early …

The Solar Power Potential Of Rooftops In The U.S.

If you have ever wondered how much of the electricity demand in the U.S. could be supplied by rooftop solar, a new study has the answer.<p>Earlier this month the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released the report Rooftop Solar Technical Potential for Low-to-Moderate Income Households in …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Stock Up On White or Full-Color Philips Hue Bulbs For Way Less Than Usual

<b>Update</b>: The color bulbs have gone up by a dollar, to $41, but now the white ambiance bulbs are on sale for an all-time low $22. These can’t display …

This is What Homes Look Like in the World's Happiest Country

Life is better in Finland. Proof? A recent report from the United Nations finds that the Nordic nation's inhabitants are the world's happiest, as …

20 Low-Light Houseplants That Are Easy to Maintain and (Nearly) Impossible to Kill

It is important that the home is not just a place where we survive, but where we live. People don’t just like their home to be functional—some really …

16 creative ways to reuse plastic in the home

From piggy banks to garden planters…<p><b>Plastic seems to be everywhere in our lives, from bottles and straws to food packaging and beauty products.</b><p>It's imperative we all contribute in reducing plastic to help save the environment. And, of course, a key part of this is recycling. But rather than simply …

How to start a zero waste lifestyle

<i>This post is part of Mashable's</i> <i>Spring Cleaning Week</i><i>. Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those</i> …

25 No-Fail Paint Colors, Picked by Interior Designers

Noon Smart Lighting Starter Kit review: Light system uses your bulbs - CNET

<b>The Good</b> This easy to install smart switch system looks good, has a easy-to-use app and works with Amazon Alexa.<p><b>The Bad</b> This system is expensive and it doesn't work with lamps on outlets or with ceiling fan lights.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If you're interested in lighting design and how it can change the …

Best of 2017: Our top 5 articles on tips for the home

We have had a great year at homify, sharing some amazing home inspiration & expert guidance with you and receiving your invaluable feedback. The year …