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Habitat for Humanity’s Impact on Green Home Market

Habitat for Humanity is one of the world’s leading builders; in 2010, they built and sold over 38,000 homes. Build 100 ranked them…
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The Inherent Uncertainty in Certified Products

This article has been updated since it was first published. The following is part of the Crowds of Ratings series by our friends…
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Beyond the Label – Relying on Labels Could Hinder Your Sustainable Strategy

By: George Rollins Take a walk through a home improvement store, or read a local business ad, and chances are that you will…
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Xerox Achieves 31% Reduction in C02 Emissions

Xerox achieved a 31 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, and a 26 percent reduction in water use in the last eight years,…
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Energy Forward Shows How to Turn Black Friday Green

It used to be that Energy Star was the de facto standard for knowing that a product was energy efficient. That was, until…

Buy Green on Black Friday

After enjoying your turkey and stuffing, do you read through the copious number of ads and sales flyers and plan your shopping route…
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GE’s GeoSpring Hybrid Electric Water Heater Saves $320 Annually, Plus Breaks Fossil Fuel Dependency

A few years ago, the water heater at my house gave out.  I had recently installed a 1.8 kW solar PV system on…
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Consumers Are Confused on What is Green and Who to Trust

Consumer confusion on what is green and who to trust was the major theme of the market researchers presenting at the Sustainable Brands…

Energy Independence Begins at Home

Imagine how secure you would feel having your own energy source sitting on your roof as you watched energy prices go soaring through…

Energy Star Revamped Following Undercover Exposé

The Department of Energy announced changes to the Energy Star program this week, following a damaging undercover investigation by the Government Accountability Office,…

Energy Star Skewered by Congressional Audit

A covert investigation conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that Energy Star, the EPA’s 18-year-old energy efficiency program, will put…

Los Angeles Has Most Energy Efficient Buildings: EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its list of the Top 25 cities with the most Energy Star-rated buildings this week, and Los…

Abt Electronics: Best Practices Aligning Value with Values

“No one will ever be mad at you for going green,” says Mike Abt, one of the four brothers who operate Abt Electronics,…

In Seattle, Property Owners Competing to be Biggest Loser in “Kilowatt Crackdown”

In Seattle, a nearly 100-year-old real estate trade association is using an age-old approach to encouraging energy conservation. It’s fostering competition. The Building…

A Greener Apple: iPad Includes Eco-Friendly Features

The world finally got its first glimpse of the newest gadget in town, the iPad.  Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, unveiled the new…