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Innovative Roofing Trends to Make Your Modern Home Green

“Green” and “sustainability” have become popular buzzwords in the home design world. It’s with good reason, too. Green homes are energy-efficient, offer lower operating costs, increase property value, and, most importantly, reduce a home’s environmental footprint. Ultimately, deciding to go green with your home design leads to happier and healthier living.  But you don’t have […]

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 48 - Net-Zero Communities

Net-Zero Communities

On this week’s episode, Noel and Jacob learn that net-zero communities have nothing to do with the dial-up internet service from 1900’s and Jacob should probably start reading the entire article on the subject BEFORE the podcast.

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Net-Zero Communities Are Growing in the U.S.

Renewable energy is on every environmentalist’s mind, and many people are wondering how they can reduce their impact on the planet. Swapping emissions-heavy sources for renewable energy is one of the most common options. Solar, wind and water are the upcoming leaders in clean power, taking over homes and businesses across the globe. Revamping your […]

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Why Green Building May Be a Key to Affordable Housing

Green building and affordable housing continue to find new ways to fit together as the construction industry transforms. People who live in low-income housing often benefit the most from energy-efficient structures, which has prompted companies to develop ideas for combining both while keeping rent affordable. So, how is green building making an impact, and what […]

Teaching Sustainability in Schools and to Our Children

To preserve this planet’s existing, natural resources it is essential that we take measures to improve our ability to conserve energy, reduce waste and increase our overall sustainability. When we talk about sustainability, we are referring to the ability to sustain our own needs without putting the needs of our children, grandchildren and future generations […]

First Zero Energy School About To Be In Session

Earlier this year I shared the good news that Richardsville Elementary School was working towards becoming the first net-zero energy public school. As you can imagine, that is quite an undertaking and will be quite an accomplishment when it opens. Well…..as good news would have it, construction is nearing completion and Richardsville Elementary is on […]