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Energy Recovery Ventillators

Jan27 2010 // By: RESCUE GREEN // Categories: Sustainability, Green Building No Comments

The last couple of years have left me observing what an interesting time we are at when comparing the business climate, the social climate, and well, the climate climate. In spite of the business climate having about bottomed out, we actually see a desire by building owners to implement steps to be more environmentally friendly. Sometimes the bottom line dissuades these owners, but everyone is certainly talking about it and at least investigating what steps they can incorporate in their project.

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Tis the Season for Energy Efficiency

Dec01 2009 // By: RESCUE GREEN // Categories: Sustainability, Green Building No Comments

Tis the season for higher energy bills. As homeowners labor away hanging holiday lights and displays, the spirit of the holiday season is felt by all–that is if you don’t have to foot the electricity bill. Fortunately, saving on costs doesn’t mean cutting tradition. Hanging LED lights are a great energy efficient alternative, they use 90% less energy, last up to 100,000 hours, and are energy star approved. But what if you were hosting an international climate change summit at your home? The LED lighting strategy might not be enough to promote reducing global emissions and curbing climate change.

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A “How-to” Home Energy Audit

Nov23 2009 // By: RESCUE GREEN // Categories: Sustainability, Green Building No Comments

A house is meant to provide families with shelter, protection, and comfort. We heat our home in the winter, turn on the AC during summer months, and use electricity for lights and appliances all year round. This constant and excessive use of energy goes unnoticed in most households. What many also don’t realize is that their homes are inefficient at maintaining the pre-set temperature (weather by heating or cooling) which leads to a loss of energy and higher bills. Realizing the bargain in increased energy efficiency isn’t the only reason to conduct a home energy audit; energy use also contributes to 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. Take ownership of your home’s ecological footprint and in the process enjoy the return on your green investment.

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New Urbanism

Oct12 2009 // By: RESCUE GREEN // Categories: Sustainability, Green Building No Comments

Globalization is driven by technology and innovation; it has increased the spatial reach of communication, and extended the scope of international trade, finance, and investment. These advancements have brought several societies great prosperity but has simultaneously fueled social inequalities by leading others into deeper poverty.

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Green Building Industry: On a Collision Course with SEO and Social Marketing?

Sep21 2009 // By: RESCUE GREEN // Categories: Sustainability, Green Building No Comments

It seems in today’s age of lightening fast digital communications, few industries are exempt from participating in the one medium that acilitates this collective combustion of information the most – the internet. More and more, people are tuning out traditional conduits to information such as TV, radio and newspapers and, instead, turning to the internet for the news, information and education they need. Hey, I don’t have to tell you since you’re likely reading this with a cup of coffee in one hand and your mouse in the other.

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