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Posted by Alexa On September - 13 - 2018 0 Comment

Consumers overwhelming make conscientious decisions to promote the health of the environment, and this extends to their travel plans. While how they get to and from their destinations dramatically impacts the environment, guests know that the hotel where they choose to stay is also important. As a hospitality professional, it makes sense to make thoughtful improvements to your hotel so that you can correctly tout […]

Posted by Adrianna On December - 20 - 2017 0 Comment

With stricter regulations on industrial manufacturing and development coming from the Environmental Protection Agency, more properties that were home to industrial activities that were previously considered environmentally safe are now deemed as brownfields, or environmentally contaminated. Before new development and economic activities can occur on these properties, extensive assessments, testing and remediation will often be necessary. Additionally, many properties that saw industrial activities have yet […]

Posted by Inigo On November - 27 - 2017 0 Comment

While building a green home from the ground up may not be financially possible for everyone, there are many ways to make your current home more environmentally friendly. In fact, even seemingly small changes can save you a lot of money each year. Green Renovation If you’re replacing your hardwood floors, consider swapping traditional timber for bamboo. It’s just as beautiful but has less of […]

Posted by Alexa On April - 5 - 2017 0 Comment

ESA stands for Environmental Site Assessment. These assessments are broken up into two phases, though this article will mostly speak to Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) sets the standards for both phases of ESAs to address CERCLA (the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act). CERCLA, which passed through the United States Congress in 1980, addressed the […]

Posted by Leland On November - 9 - 2016 0 Comment

The whole world is coming to the realization that we cannot continue the practices we have in the past. Global warming is a very serious issue and all sorts of businesses are trying to “go green.” This just means that companies are looking for more environmentally friendly alternatives to current business practices. We have seen it in energy companies, printing companies and so many more. […]

Posted by Alexa On July - 13 - 2016 0 Comment

Everyone also wants to save money on home expenses where they can. A way to do that is to invest in green products and appliances that help you in the long run. For example, insulation or energy efficient appliances can cut your energy bill. But, when trying to sell your home, will your green home help or hurt your home appraisal?

Posted by Alexa On April - 6 - 2016 0 Comment

Build or renovate is an age old question. Often times it’s in reference to what makes more sense to your family. For example, if your family is expanding and you’re running out of room, building a new and larger home is often the answer. While sometimes, your house is closed off instead of an open concept so renovations make more sense. But which of these […]

Posted by Leland On January - 22 - 2016 1 Comment

More and more homeowners are switching to LED lights in their homes for a variety of reasons. The technology of LEDs is much more sophisticated than other lighting methods. They emit light in narrow wavelengths, can emit multiple colors depending on the bulb, and simply burn a lot brighter. Quite a few homeowners still resort to traditional lighting methods such as CFLs (Compact Flourescent Lights). […]

Posted by Adrianna On May - 26 - 2015 0 Comment

Buying a green home takes a lot of research. If you’re not renovating the house yourself, you want to make sure the house has the right attributes and benefits that suit your environmental standards. Here are some important tips to keep in mind when shopping for your green home. Location Like any real estate purchase, location is one of the key decision factors. It’s going […]

Posted by Alexa On October - 30 - 2014 0 Comment

Going green is the latest trend, and for good reason! Between benefiting you, your country and the world, there are plenty of advantages to making your home energy efficient. Individuals, companies and governments are all making the switch to a greener approach. Here are the top 3 reasons we’ve found for building or living in a green home. 1. Energy Efficiency Saves You Money Purchasing […]