Sustainable Sites Intitiative
The Sustainable Sites Initiative takes green building standards outside.
The Sustainable Sites Initiative takes green building standards outside. [continue reading]
For the Atlanta metro area, rainfall has become both a blessing and a curse. While the area receives abundant precipitation, with over 50 inches of rain falling over an average of 115 days each year, Atlanta’... [continue reading]
Water is pumped for miles, sometimes hundreds of miles, from its source to 90% of U.S. homes. This takes an enormous amount of energy; in California, it represents the single largest use of energy statewide. ... [continue reading]
Whether they have come to the residential housing field from building new homes, remodeling old ones, weatherizing them, supplying building materials for them, or greening them, more and more ... [continue reading]
Water is an increasingly precious resource that needs to be used more wisely, and there are energy penalties associated with heating and distributing water inefficiently (see “Are You ... [continue reading]
Many utilities are serious about the potential of shade trees as a demand-side management (DSM) resource. Tree planting and care partnerships with local community groups can also provide benefits beyond cost-effective energy savings. [continue reading]
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