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The New Building Materials: Bamboo, hempcrete, recycled plastic and aggregates.

The market for environmentally sound building materials is changing. If you think bamboo can just be used to grow beans up in your garden, think again. Bamboo and modified timber Pandas aren’t the…

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Raising the bar on sustainability strategies

A lot of companies want to make their operations more sustainable, but in their efforts to do so, many overlook the importance of developing a strategy and setting measurable goals. It’s therefore…

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How to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient, and Smart

During the long, cold slog from January to spring, it’s a time-honored tradition to stay inside, snuggle under blankets, and watch competing Fyre Festival documentaries back to back. But even though…

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Consider this when doing a Sustainable Retrofit

Sitting at home in the summer heat, your mind may start to wander to that fancy new air conditioner. But when it comes to making your house comfortable and sustainable, prevention is better than…

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Robots that install drywall.

Humanoid construction robot installs drywall by itself. It’s clever, if also a commentary on Japan’s labor priorities. If Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute has its way,…

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Anyone can become an Earthship Builder!

ANYONE CAN BECOME AN EARTHSHIP BUILDER! LEARN HOW IN AMBLER AND TAMAQUA, PA SEPTEMBER 19 THROUGH OCTOBER 17 Pangea Builders Offering On-Site Hands-On Daily, Weekly and Full-Time Training to Assist…

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Update: How to Buy A Vacant Side Yard For $1 (Or Less)

Last month, the Philadelphia Land Bank solicited its first request for proposals from developers to acquire and develop 17 contiguous parcels along the 1600 block of North Bodine Street. This RFP…

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Want a more sustainable world? Let women lead the way

Women are increasingly driving the global economy. According to a 2009 Harvard Business Review article, women controlled $20 trillion in consumer spending each year. Morgan Stanley reports that women…

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People and Planet Benefit From ‘Green’ Buildings

Research worldwide shows that environmentally-friendly buildings are much better for the health of the people who live and work in them, as well as for the Earth. LONDON, 19 July, 2015 Buildings that…

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Power to the People

Why the rise of green energy makes utility companies nervous. Mark and Sara Borkowski live with their two young daughters in a century-old, fifteen-hundred-square-foot house in Rutland, Vermont….

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