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05/20/2019
UN Environment

Happy #WorldBeeDay!

Any #greenhomes out there doing any bee keeping on-property?

It's also an excellent teaching tool for the kiddos!

Have you heard the buzz? Its #WorldBeeDay today!
Bees 🐝are a key part of the global food system & pollinate 75% of our food crops. They rely on their sense of smell to identify different flowers 🌻, making them effective pollinators. However, air pollution 💨can mask scent molecules from plants, meaning bees need to forage longer and become less effective pollinators.

✅ Reducing air pollution, increasing sustainable farming practices and restoring key habitats can all benefit bees. #BeatAirPollution

"If you want to get the full value for your green home when it comes time to sell, use a green real estate agent and a g...
05/13/2019
Listing and Selling Your Green Home

"If you want to get the full value for your green home when it comes time to sell, use a green real estate agent and a green MLS."

If you want to get the full value for your green home when it comes time to sell, use a green real estate agent and a green MLS.

Just saying..!
05/07/2019
Wash your dirty laundry while simultaneously exercising!

Just saying..!

Sometimes is hard to find time to exercise because of housework, but this piece of gym equipment gives you the opportunity to do two things at once: wash your laundry and get fit. This bike was developed by Chinese designers and it incorporates a washing machine within its front wheel, thus also sav...

The 2019 Housing Awards, presented by the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community, emphasize the impor...
05/04/2019
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The 2019 Housing Awards, presented by the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community, emphasize the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.

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Homeowners deciding whether to tear down or renovate their single-family home may find inspiration in Sharon Slusher, a ...
05/03/2019
From Traditional Row House to Sustainable Home

Homeowners deciding whether to tear down or renovate their single-family home may find inspiration in Sharon Slusher, a Philadelphia resident who renovated her traditional North Philly row home with #LEED! via Rise

https://bit.ly/2LkNnAA

After 3 years of renovations on this row house, take a look at Philadelphia’s first LEED Platinum rehab home, just 3 blocks from Fairmont Park.

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04/30/2019
True Zero Waste Certification

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Create less waste in your daily life:
🍴Bring your own reusable cutlery, cups, napkins and grocery bags
♻️Learn what grade of plastic your city recycles
🌱Biodegradable does not mean compostable
🤔You might be able to recycle or compost unexpected things

RENTCafé created an index to determine which are the best states for a person who wants more access to sustainable choi...
04/23/2019
Where Is It Easiest to Live Green? (Infographic) – RENTCafé rental blog

RENTCafé created an index to determine which are the best states for a person who wants more access to sustainable choices, considering where you have more options to work in a green building, live in a green building, and commute using sustainable means of transportation.

When deciding to go green, many people start to realize the scarce number of sustainable alternatives available for such a lifestyle. Yet with climate change and environmental problems catching the public eye so often, we see an overall encouragement for green practices, at both micro and macro leve...

Here's a great #EarthDay find! To help homeowners make better decisions, the World Green Building Council recently relea...
04/22/2019
World Green Building Council shares guide to healthy homes | Green Home Guide

Here's a great #EarthDay find!

To help homeowners make better decisions, the World Green Building Council recently released a guide sharing steps you can take to make your own home healthier. Check out "Healthier Homes, Healthier Planet." http://bit.ly/2IOAR9q

The energy and carbon footprints of our homes (and all buildings) can have a huge effect on our environment, as well as on our personal health and wellness.

New to #greenhome design? Check out or handy kit of solar energy types explained: http://bit.ly/2mYmLbq
04/18/2019
The types of solar energy explained | Green Home Guide

New to #greenhome design? Check out or handy kit of solar energy types explained: http://bit.ly/2mYmLbq

When it comes to green homes, solar energy has gone from being a futuristic innovation to a standard way that green homeowners reduce their environmental footprint and save on energy costs. But if you're just starting the green home planning process, you may be wondering what all the solar energy te...

Asa Foss serves as the Director of Residential Technical Solutions at USGBC. He spoke with ESTATENVY about how a #LEED a...
04/16/2019
LEED Certification Increases the Quality, Value and Marketability of Your Home

Asa Foss serves as the Director of Residential Technical Solutions at USGBC. He spoke with ESTATENVY about how a #LEED approach to home design, construction, operation and maintenance significantly impacts quality—both of the home, and of the lives of its inhabitants.

USGBC Director of Residential Technical Solutions Asa Foss weighs in on the myriad benefits to energy-efficient building.....

The Villa Flora and Village La Fontaine developments stand as a model for what is possible in Haiti when affordable hous...
04/16/2019
Breaking new grounds: EDGE certified affordable housing in Haiti | GBCI

The Villa Flora and Village La Fontaine developments stand as a model for what is possible in Haiti when affordable housing meets sustainability. http://bit.ly/2Z5CJjU via Living Standard

Haiti struggles with a notoriously acute housing shortage. In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, nearly 300,000 houses were damaged or destroyed, adding to the backlog of nearly 700,000 units already required to meet the housing needs of the country. Since 2010, only roughly 37,000 of these house...

When you own a home, unexpected repairs and replacements are a fact of life—but by knowing the average life span of yo...
04/12/2019
Planning for the life cycle of your home appliances | Green Home Guide

When you own a home, unexpected repairs and replacements are a fact of life—but by knowing the average life span of your home's major systems, you can better plan ahead. Here are some handy timeline tips! http://bit.ly/2Uapv1K

When you own a home, unexpected repairs and replacements are a fact of life—but by knowing the average life span of your home's major systems, you can better plan ahead. Plus, if you're considering buying a new house, it's good to know what you're getting into regarding the age of its appliances. ...

Your home can be a haven from the busy world—a place that's appealing, comfortable and safe. By paying attention to as...
04/05/2019
5 ways to have a healthy home | Green Home Guide

Your home can be a haven from the busy world—a place that's appealing, comfortable and safe. By paying attention to aspects of your home like indoor air quality, nontoxic materials and decorative plants, you can lower the risk of health problems for you and your family, and provide a space where everyone can feel well and happy. http://bit.ly/2uPn3mU

Your home can be a haven from the busy world—a place that's appealing, comfortable and safe. By paying attention to aspects of your home like indoor air quality, nontoxic materials and decorative plants, you can lower the risk of health problems for you and your family, and provide a space where e...

SO IMPRESSIVE! We will definitely be checking this out at #Greenbuild19!
03/31/2019
Serenbe Community: Atlanta's New Model for Urban Planning

SO IMPRESSIVE!
We will definitely be checking this out at #Greenbuild19!

The Serenbe Community located just south of Atlanta, offers an inspiring example of how urban communities can be inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

The project, which has a goal of 100% zero net energy use on an annual basis, is expected to have the first 1,000 beds r...
03/30/2019
The largest student housing development in the country breaks ground

The project, which has a goal of 100% zero net energy use on an annual basis, is expected to have the first 1,000 beds ready and available to students for fall 2020.

On Feb. 26 the University of California, Davis officially broke ground for The Green at West Village, a campus apartment project that is currently the largest student housing development in the country.

Spring has sprung! #GreenHome Guide rounds up some gardening tips as you begin to get back out in the yard! We included ...
03/27/2019
Green Home Guide roundup: Spring gardening | Green Home Guide

Spring has sprung! #GreenHome Guide rounds up some gardening tips as you begin to get back out in the yard! We included tips for a variety climates, too! Have a quick read: http://bit.ly/2YuXMfn

On Fridays, Green Home Guide shares green home-related content curated from around the web. If you see a great article on aspects of environmentally friendly home living such as green building, renovation, energy use or cleaning, please send it our way.

Great tips about something we don't think about very often!
03/25/2019
Rise

Great tips about something we don't think about very often!

When trying to improve the air quality of your home, don't forget about the garage! Here are our top 4 tips to make your garage the healthiest it can be 🚕:

It's amazing what you can do with some good roots!
03/18/2019

It's amazing what you can do with some good roots!

2019 Green Home of the Year Awards: Best Historic Rejuvenation. The owners took their personal and professional passion and expertise in architecture, construction and sustainability to create the high-performance home they wanted. Leveraging the skill and capabilities of its project architect and contractor, while pulling aspects from Passive House, LEED and Living Building Challenge, the home was able to simultaneously balance sustainability and the economics that is achievable for any home renovation. http://bit.ly/2TxL4xC

“A green home marketed by its energy savings and as having good air quality are the two things that seem to resonate t...
03/17/2019
How Much Do Buyers Want Green vs. Non-Green Features?

“A green home marketed by its energy savings and as having good air quality are the two things that seem to resonate the most with home buyers.”

The way you market green home features has an effect on how house hunters perceive them and whether they’ll pay more for an eco-friendly property.

In 2018, the house was recorded to have generated 21,765 kWh of electricity, yet only used 17,287 kWh.
03/16/2019
LEED Platinum home generates net-positive energy in Oregon

In 2018, the house was recorded to have generated 21,765 kWh of electricity, yet only used 17,287 kWh.

The Live Edge residence is an environmentally friendly beacon that boasts in LEED Platinum certification and also generates more energy than it consumes on an annual basis.

Check this out: By typing in your state or zip code, you can look up information on this website about your location's "...
03/10/2019
Healthy air tips from the American Lung Association and Green Home Guide | Green Home Guide

Check this out: By typing in your state or zip code, you can look up information on this website about your location's "grade" for air quality! http://bit.ly/2HmgWy6

Four in 10 people live in places where pollution levels make it dangerous to breathe, according to the State of the Air Report recently released by the American Lung Association. By typing in your state or zip code, you can look up more information on their website about your location's "grade" for....

Though it feels far, Spring IS coming... We're here to make sure you get a head start on the season! Have you ever consi...
03/05/2019
DIY Planting a Living Green Roof

Though it feels far, Spring IS coming... We're here to make sure you get a head start on the season! Have you ever considered installing a #greenroof? They actually come with many benefits that other roof options can’t compete with. And it's all fairly DIY! http://bit.ly/2EvkIlE

Living roofs last longer, reduce runoff, reduce energy costs, and much more. Learn all about the benefits and how to build your own!

Green roofs are energy-efficient vegetated roof systems. Once installed, they last longer than conventional roofs. While...
03/04/2019
Increasing Energy Efficiency: Residential Green Roofs | asla.org

Green roofs are energy-efficient vegetated roof systems. Once installed, they last longer than conventional roofs.

While the energy saving benefits of commercial green roofs are already well known, residential green roofs can also dramatically improve home energy efficiency.

Green roofs are energy efficient vegetated roof systems. Once installed, they often last longer than conventional roofs. While the energy saving benefits of commercial green roofs are already well known, residential green roofs can also dramatically improve building energy

When you're choosing flooring for your green home, there are a lot of factors to take into account. You want to use eco-...
03/01/2019
4 things to consider when choosing green flooring | Green Home Guide

When you're choosing flooring for your green home, there are a lot of factors to take into account. You want to use eco-friendly materials that are sustainably sourced and will stand up under long-term use. Here's a breakdown of the four major questions you need to answer when considering your options.

When you're choosing flooring for your green home, there are a lot of factors to take into account. You want to use eco-friendly materials that are sustainably sourced and will stand up under long-term use. Also, you want them to be installed in a way that minimizes toxic fumes from adhesives and se...

Whether you are a current renter or are searching for a new apartment or rental home, you can totally still implement su...
02/27/2019
How to go green as a renter | Green Home Guide

Whether you are a current renter or are searching for a new apartment or rental home, you can totally still implement sustainable strategies in a space you don't own. Here are a few tips: http://bit.ly/2ktzWM6

Whether you are a current renter or are searching for a new apartment or rental home, you might wonder how you can implement sustainable strategies in a space you don't own. The good news is that there are plenty of simple ways to green your home as a renter, from lowering the thermostat to setting....

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A home is more than just shelter: homes are the most important buildings in our lives. We think that every building should be a green building—but especially homes. Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure a comfortable home. Using less energy and water means lower utility bills each month. And in many markets, certified green homes are now selling quicker and for more money than comparable non-green homes. Some of the most important buildings in the world use LEED. Shouldn't the most important building in everyone's world use LEED, too?

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