Sustainability

Get LEED certification for your home

LEED Certification by the Numbers

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its first comprehensive report in late-2013 detailing the economic and environmental benefits of LEED certification. Here are some of the key findings.

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Cities Going Green: Charlotte, NC [Infographic]

Charlotte, NC is taking measures to counteract its reputation for having heavy smog. Learn more in this brief informative article.

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Indianapolis is going green

Cities Going Green: Indianapolis, IN [Infographic]

As the state capital and second-largest city in the Midwest, Indianapolis has taken the bull by the horns in trying to turn things around to become eco-friendly.

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Masdar City sustainable design

What Does the World's Most Sustainable City Look Like?

Masdar City, located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is still in the early stages of being developed, but several buildings are fully operational, including the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.

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Houston, TX is a going green

America's Greenest Cities: Houston [Infographic]

Learn how Houston, TX has implemented new ways to "go green" to be as environmentally friendly as possible. 

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Map of top 10 cities with green homes in the U.S.

Top 10 Cities for Green Homes in America

A list of the 10 cities in America for green homes has been released. A green home is one with eco-friendly features, such as Energy Star appliances, low-flow faucets and more.

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Survey Says...Americans Love to Recycle! [Infographic]

Is this the 'Green Generations'? It would seem so according to a new survey that finds a vast majority of Americans care about recycling and living an eco-friendly lifestyle.

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42 Ways to Go Green This Year

We've compiled a large list of 42 ways to go green so that you can start living a more sustainable lifestyle today.

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Trashout app for reporting illegal dump sites in your neighborhood

Neighborhood Trashed? There’s an App for that

Learn about a cool new app available on iPhone and Android devices that lets you report illegal garbage dumps quickly and easily.

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Turning trash into construction materials for building

Trashed Homes: 13 Houses Constructed from Junk

Not all junk is bound for landfills. Check out these awesomely creative houses constructed out of trash and recyclables.

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Houses constructed from old airplanes

Junked Aircrafts Make Comfortable Abodes

See the amazing ways people repurpose airplanes and other aircraft into amazing structures that are not only livable but stunning to look at.

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trash to electricity infographic

Turning Garbage into Electricity: Waste-to-Energy Facilities are an Eco-Friendly Alternative

Discover how waste-to-energy plants work, how this process benefits the environment and surrounding communities, and more.

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