Modernize Your Home With These 3 Energy Efficient Upgrades

Eco Chic

Making your home as eco-friendly as possible seems like a no-brainer when you consider the amount of money you’ll save in the long run—as well as the extent of the damage that toxic emissions and ground water depletion are causing mother earth. Energy Efficient Heaters.

28 ideas for hotel management to upgrade as eco, without huge costs

Green Prophet

Environmentally friendly hotels not only save money for the owner, but also resources for the world, while at the same time letting their guests continue doing good things for the environment. Install energy efficient interior light bulbs.

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How Green Are the Olympic Games?

Green Prophet

This year, the City of London, sponsor of the XXVI Olympiad, has made great efforts to make the city and especially the Olympic Village more environmentally friendly or green.

Eco-Friendly Apartment Complexes and Communities

Green Furniture Home Design

One way that the modern day person who is concerned about their environmental footprint can make an impact is with how they design their apartments and manage their waste. Some require the residents to only use environmentally friendly lighting and heating.

Waste Not with This Composting Toilet

Green (Living) Review

Looking for an energy-efficient, eco-friendly and odor-free solution to your toilet troubles? That means installation is easy, maintenance is inexpensive, and there’s no flushing or pumping out waste.

3 U.S. hotels win as green ‘earthkeepers’

Green Traveler Guides

More than 70 percent of guestroom lighting and 90 percent of back-of-house lighting is energy efficient and 80 percent of waste is recycled. | Green Travel News |. H otels in Washington, D.C.

A Green Globe: 4 Surprisingly Sustainable Countries

Environmental News Network

Hybrid vehicles are on the rise, and companies from Verizon to Ikea are working to make their products more environmentally friendly. Countries around the world are trying to become more environmentally sustainable, and some have been more successful than others.

Eco-friendly motivation: 8 compelling reasons to embrace a greener lifestyle

Green Prophet

The thought of going more eco-friendly in your daily life may be something that has crossed your mind a few times. Have a look at our 8 compelling reasons to embrace a greener lifestyle – it just may convince you to hop on that eco-friendly bandwagon!

London's green economy thriving, says Mayor

Green (Living) Review

A report commissioned by the Mayor to provide insight into London's low carbon and environmental goods and services sector, shows growth of more than 4% and sales worth more than £23bn in 2009/10 and this has been forecast to increase to more than £27bn by the end of 2012/13.

JW Marriott Hong Kong: healthy green luxury

Green Traveler Guides

“Since then we’ve done many things to minimize our environmental footprint, particularly our energy and water use, and to provide a more comfortable and restful accommodations for our guests. That, of course, is now a given for any energy-efficient building.

Supercomfy, Beautiful, and Efficient: The Many Benefits of Green Architecture

Eco Chic

While not every home or office building being built today can be considered green, those that are can mean a more comfortable lifestyle and lower energy usage for the people who live there. Environmental Benefits. Green buildings are comfortable, efficient, and easy to use.

Israel's IDE Technologies Head to China for “Greener” Desalination.

Green Prophet

The idea is to power the plants using wasted heat from other sources. Tianjin steam process desalination plant IDE likes to pride itself in finding environmental friendly methods of producing fresh water from the sea.

Is Car-Free Living Possible in the Suburbs? | Green Prophet

Green Prophet

Green Prophet Staff | March 10th, 2011 | Comment | Email this Share How can eco-friendly transportation be improved in the suburbs? But not normally at the top of everyone’s list of issues to consider is the environmental impact of living in the suburbs.

IKEA and Ideabox build Aktiv, a Swedish style sustainable prefab.

EcoFriend

Renewable Energy. Eco Friendly. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Named the Aktiv (Swedish for active), the prefab house is a wide open, sustainable and no-wasted-space housing, which is directly aimed at the Pacific Northwest homeowners. Indeed, the house is affluent with several eco friendly materials and facilities. Major eco-friendly elements of Aktiv contain energy efficient appliances such as dual flush, access for natural warmth and lights.

The Prince’s Foundation unveiled the ‘Prince’s House’ at the Ideal Home Show, 2011

Green (Living) Review

Visitors to ‘The Prince's House' will be able to see HRH The Prince of Wales's answer to environmentally friendly living; a traditionally built low carbon home made from natural materials.

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Green products – marketing or real change in values and attitude?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Numerous “green” products, claiming to have but a small environmental footprint in comparison to their conventional counterparts, give us the feeling to think and live more sustainable.

Robin Wilson, Interior Decorator to the Kennedys and Clintons, Shares Her Secrets

Eco Chic

We put a new pair of eco-friendly shoes in a room with painted with harmful toxins. She’s a nationally recognized eco-friendly interior designer, who creates beautiful, healthy spaces for residential and commercial clients. Use energy-efficient light bulbs.

Londoners would be 'crazy' not to go for new energy saving program, says Boris

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) London Mayor, Boris Johnson, has unveiled a new energy efficiency programme to help Londoners make savings on their annual energy and water bills and says that residents of the Capital would be “crazy” not to go for it. The programme, RE:NEW, is key to the mayor's plan to 'retrofit' London and marks the capital's largest energy scheme to make more homes in specific areas energy efficient.

National Trust’s new 'Living Green Visitor Center' opened in Morden Park

Green (Living) Review

The refurbished stable yard in the heart of Morden Hall Park will use half the amount of energy needed for a standard building of its size, largely because of innovative use of environmentally friendly insulation like hemp and recycled carpets.

Cars free zones: A new paradigm in healthy and sustainable living

EcoFriend

Renewable Energy. Eco Friendly. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. 1997 alone saw a massive loss of $72 billion incurred owing to people not getting to work on time and wasted fuel. Zero-energy dwelling has always been a dream for the eco-conscious lot. Lake House is one such zero-energy, sustainable concept house. With a successful experiment in green urban living Vauban has become Germanys best-known environmentally friendly neighborhood.

Newly Anti-Nuclear Japan Scrambles for Renewable Energy Solutions

Green Blog

With the disastrous tsunami of March 11, 2011 looming not far in the background, Japan is struggling to decide what to do about record energy shortages. Public opinion has turned strongly against nuclear energy and put plans for nuclear expansion, popular up to the time of the earthquake, suddenly out of the question. Even with drastic energy-saving measures in place, the hopes for making severe cuts to energy consumption are not high.

Heroines for the Planet: Laura Turner Seydel

Eco Chic

Laura Turner Seydel is one of the most powerful women in the environmental movement. Her environmental work is simply a way of life for Laura and her family. She works with the Environmental Working Group and the EPA to protect and inform the public about toxins and pollution.

The Green Kitchen

Eco Friendly Daily

These days many people are re-evaluating every aspect of their daily lives to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. There are more and more homes being built or remodeled with environmental issues in mind.

Tables not the only green deal in casinos

Green Prophet

Earlier this year, the Taj Palace in Dubai (pictured above) won an EarthCheck Silver Certificate for the third year running thanks to their efforts committing to environmentally-friendly policies which takes simple steps into reducing waste, energy, and water consumption.

Refrigerator Refresher

Eco Friendly Daily

Not only does it take up plenty of space, but it’s likely to be the single highest energy user as well. And surely it makes green sense to keep using the same appliance rather than creating more landfill waste and requiring resources to manufacture a replacement?

Government sets out plans to cut carbon emissions in farming

Green (Living) Review

It suggests this should be done through an industry led voluntary plan which includes: * More efficient use of fertilizer and better management of livestock and manure. NFU chief renewable energy adviser Jonathan Scurlock welcomed the proposals. But Peter Melchett, policy director of the Soil Association, said the emission reductions planned for farming were incredibly modest and that reflected the government's complete lack of a long-term strategy for climate friendly farming.

Green Holiday Meal Tips

Green Earth Journey

Hyla Dear Friend, I recently watched a video from an 11-year-old who cares deeply about where we get our food and what it's made from. Make mealtime more eco-friendly. You'll save a bit of energy from turning the lights off, and you'll add a special ambience.

The Oscars Go Green

Eco Friendly Daily

The production team for the high-profile and, one must assume, ridiculously wasteful awards ceremony decided that this year they would select supplies and services with a sensitivity toward reducing the threats we face from global warming, species extinction, deforestation, toxic waste, and hazardous chemicals in our water and food. Eco-Limo, an environmentally-friendly limousine service operating out of Los Angeles, provided much of the transportation.

GREEN PLUG AND IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES PARTNER TO ENABLE ‘GREEN PLUG ’ POWER MANAGEMENT

Green (Living) Review

For us, low power and power efficient solutions are essential for the industry moving forward. We believe the Green Plug approach and Greentalk technology are significant leaps forward towards smart power management and a more energy efficient world." Highly efficient, stylish DC power hubs enabled with Green Plug’s GPP chip are able to simultaneously power multiple devices, each with its own specific voltage and power requirements.

Tamarind Village: Chiang Mai green

Green Traveler Guides

It is a shimmering example, both in attitude and action, of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement—a fundamental belief that businesses can redefine their bottom line to integrate environmental stewardship and social justice.

Go Green Expo NYC: April 17-19

Green (Living) Review

The nation’s premiere eco-friendly business and consumer show promises the strongest show yet with big name exhibitors including Disney’s Earth movie, The Sundance Channel’s The GREEN, DELL, Home Depot, Food Network’s Good Food Garden, and Honda’s all-new advanced hybrid vehicle, The Honda Insight. “We

Green Government Initiative Publications

The Green Changemakers

[link] Green Government Initiative Launched in 2007, the NACo Green Government Initiative provides comprehensive resources for local governments on all things green, including energy, air quality, transportation, water quality, land use, purchasing and recycling. NACo serves as a catalyst between local governments and the private sector to facilitate green government best practices, products and policies that result in financial and environmental savings.

Slovenia, part 1: the green mouse that roars

Green Traveler Guides

Here, in a mostly drive-through country for people on their way to the Croatian coast, or the mountains in Italy or Austria, the primary appeal is environmental. Open since 2009, it’s one of the most environmentally sensitive facilities in Central Europe.

Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable energy future My presentation for the ERM Alumni Conference on Energy and Natural Resources Policy, Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus, Germany, 6-10.10.2008 Abstract: The world of fossil fuel – based economy is eventually coming into crisis as these fuels go exhausted.

Green Building Perspectives: Consumer Electronics Association

Green Life Smart Life

With a focus on energy management, whole-home connectivity and entertainment, the Green Life Smart Life project will be the first case study of the program. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is excited to support the Green Life Smart Life program as platinum sponsor to highlight how installed home technologies and consumer electronics can help homeowners become more environmentally sustainable.

Green luxury on the Connecticut coast

Green Traveler Guides

If so, we take you now to Saybrook Point Inn and Spa , which puts to rest any doubt whether AAA-Rated Four Diamond resorts can also be role models for eco-friendly hospitality. It’s also the first full-service hotel in Connecticut to receive the Energy Star rating awarded by the U.S.

Japan: Aspects of Comprehensive, Environmentally Conscious Housing Design

The Green Changemakers

Aware of this, UR decided to employ innovative technologies to improve household energy efficiency, because over 60 percent of household emissions (not including transportation) are to produce the energy needed for air conditioning, water heating, and electrical appliances. Another pillar of the measures employed by UR in its rental housing is the introduction of high-efficiency appliances.

Green Cities, Cities and Climate Change, Inclusive Cities

The Green Changemakers

However, the environmental consequences of this rapid development are apparent, and the citizens of Asia’s urban areas are increasingly insistent that something should be done. Growing cities in Asia are faced with one of the biggest environmental challenges in urban development.

10 Myths About Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

It isn’t just about switching to renewable energy , reducing our carbon footprint. Sustainability encompasses so much more than environmental degradation - it also included managing water and natural resources, population, food supplies, money, waste, our economy and our health. True sustainability requires us to efficiently and mindfully manage our whole planet. There are also lots of ways to save money through energy efficiency, eating local , fuel efficient cars.

Artist creates animal sculptures from old CDs

EcoFriend

Renewable Energy. Eco Friendly. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Compact disks, which had once been useful and an efficient medium to store our data, specially music files and videos, become useless as they get old and scratched. Eco Factor: Eco-friendly sculptures created from old newspapers. Eco Factor: Environmentally friendly artwork made using recycled materials. Eco Factor: Artwork created from electronic waste.