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Eco-Friendly Ways You Can Improve Your Period Home

When it comes to sustainable living in the age of climate change, we still have much to learn. A sustainable home is an efficient home, which has been built or retrofitted in such a way to respect the Earth’s resources, optimize energy and water use, and to last for the long term. The question is how […]

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How to Reduce Air Conditioning Costs in Summer

Summer is a time full of barbecues and beach trips. It also brings the heat, which will lead you to crank up your air conditioning. However, the costs to cool your home can add up quick.  Here are some green tips for reducing your utility bills this summer.  Upgrade Your Windows If your windows are […]

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5 Tips for Environmentally Responsible Construction in the Eco-Conscious World

Sustainable residential and commercial real estate development is on the rise around the world, and there are many reasons for this shift. We shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves in thinking construction companies and investors are suddenly interested in saving the planet. Even though many truly are, we should instead consider the various benefits environmentally responsible […]

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What Factors Contribute to a Sustainable Building?

Residential and commercial properties around the globe are adopting sustainable features. When you drive through suburban neighborhoods, you may notice solar panels mounted on rooftops. These green devices and other energy- and water-efficient technologies benefit building owners and the planet. Installing sustainable features on a building increases its value, lowers utility costs and shrinks its […]

Can Microsoft Keep it Green? with Holly Beale

With Microsoft’s recent commitment to be carbon negative by 2030, we invited our good friend and Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft, Holly Beale to talk about how her company is putting their words into action! Holly shares with Noel and Jacob about her personal journey in sustainability, some memorable moments with data center communities, and of most importantly her preference in peanut butter!

Gamers Going Green

Grab your controllers because a new player has entered the game… planet Earth! This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we discuss how the UN has launched an initiative to utilize gaming to teach kids about the environment, we dream up our own groundbreaking green games, and how is Noel in two places at the same time? 

Getting Down With Gravity

Not only is gravity a force to be reckoned with, but it turns out that the gravity of the situation could help replace lithium batteries one day. This week Noel and Jacob weigh-in on a new gravity powered facility in Scotland, discuss how renewable energy storage has changed the gravity game, and why bears dread their 40th birthday.

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Top 5 Jobs and Career Paths for People Who Want to Save the Planet

You might think you are not able to make any significant impact or save the planet in your lifetime, but in reality, your contribution is the only thing that truly matters. Each and every one of us has a responsibility to care for the only home we have, but also for our fellow human beings. […]

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Green Exterior Renovation Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2021

As society works to become carbon neutral, sustainable homes are becoming increasingly in-demand on the real estate market. To this effect, while most people may think home sustainability is focused on features such as high-quality insulation and energy-efficient appliances, the exterior design of the home is equally important in reducing a house’s energy consumption. Therefore, […]

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How to Lessen Your Environmental Footprint as a Remote Worker

If there were any positives from this dreaded pandemic, it would be the rise of remote work. Although working from home was certainly gaining popularity beforehand, COVID-19 has demonstrated to businesses working from home can hold significant benefits for productivity and flexible scheduling. Because of these benefits, 91% of workers reported they want to continue […]