commercial building

How Can Commercial Buildings Become More Sustainable?

For the past few decades, most sustainable advances in commercial real estate have been an afterthought. Construction professionals and architects use the same long-standing design methods. When businesses move into the buildings, some do their part to “greenify” the space, installing LED lights, installing solar panels and turning down the thermostat at the end of […]

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4 Key, Eco-Friendly Practices for You and Your Home in 2023

The new year is always a great time to make changes to your lifestyle and adopt some eco-friendly practices. Normally, this involves resolutions for health and fitness, or personal growth, but perhaps this year we should cast the net a little wider. If you, like so many others, are worried about the effects of climate […]

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Budget-Friendly Lifestyle Changes to Get You On the Road to Sustainable Living

The recent results of COP15 have reinvigorated sustainability efforts and have motivated millions to double down on their commitment to sustainable living. In the words of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, “We are finally starting to forge a peace pact with nature.” The good news may have given you the extra incentive you need to start […]

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6 Sustainable, Winter Home Improvement Projects

To quote Game of Thrones’ Ned Stark, “Winter is coming”. For some, that simply means wrapping up warm when you leave the house. But, in the corners of the globe facing an energy crisis, it might also mean layering up indoors as prices rise. As the chill factor closes in, most of us will want […]

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4 Smart Ways to Become a More Sustainable Traveler This Year

Traveling sustainably has recently become increasingly important. The negative impacts caused by tourism have consequences that affect the environment. You can reduce your carbon footprint and still enjoy vacations when traveling to your desired destination. Here are 4 smart ways to become a more sustainable traveler this year. 1. Explore Exploring locally is the best way […]

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Sustainable Festival Solutions to Keep It Green This Summer

Festival season is the signal summer has arrived for millions of people around the world. Whether it’s a music festival with a grandstand, a garden show filled with vibrant colors, a delicious food festival or tents filled with comedians making us laugh, festivals often attract huge crowds. As you likely are well-aware, the larger the […]

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Are Houseplants Environmentally Friendly?

Houseplants are becoming a popular design trend. They provide a beautiful aesthetic and a calming atmosphere. They also add a pop of color to your space. Besides, their design appeal plants also have some environmental impacts. Here are some of the benefits and drawbacks of this growing trend. How Do Houseplants Help the Environment  Besides […]

Carbon offsets for travel | Tuesday Tip

Travel offsets are voluntary programs that allow travelers to compensate for the amount of carbon dioxide their flight puts out with a reduction of the same amount through environmental action.

This Week In Green – Apr 1, 2022

It may be April fools, but all of our news is true for ‘This Week in Green’ as we discuss pig poop power, human composting, climate victory gardens, and a futuristic machine called the Carbon Crusher! This week’s episode of The Biofriendly Podcast wraps up nicely with helpful tips on how you can reduce your shopping waste.

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15 Ways Construction Is Gradually Getting Greener

Construction produces 39% of all the carbon emissions in the world. The industry is making strides toward sustainability, but it still faces challenges. Some of the issues include the higher price of green technology and the lack of concrete action. Companies struggle to efficiently monitor sustainable practices. For example, some contractors don’t know the full […]