3 Reasons to Invest in Energy Efficient Shades

This article from Green Building Elements talks about why companies should invest in energy efficient shades for the office, but with another Florida summer upon us, this is great advice for homeowners, too! Via Green Building Elements. By: Glenn Meyers, 7/10/2013 2:21:38 PM When summer temperatures hover near the century mark, air-conditioning is a welcome

Paper or Plastic: Which Bags Hurt the Environment More?

DNews (Discovery News) is part of the Discovery Channel communications network and “is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories and perspectives you won’t find anywhere else.” This week, Trace Dominguez provides a funny informative video on the age-old green question: Paper vs. plastic bags. “As Trace explains, for cities around

What to Know About Low Energy and Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

I’ve written about Compact Fluorescent Bulbs and other energy efficient lighting before, but this informative article from Green Building Elements was too good not to share: Guest Post: What to Know About Low Energy and Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (via Green Building Elements) Industries and retailers are causing a lot of confusion by referring to

Eco-Friendly Features from Green Building Elements

Guest Post: Turn Your New Real Estate Green for Big Money and Eco-Awareness Benefits (via Green Building Elements) Want to create eco-awareness with your new piece of real estate? Eco-friendly hardware and pieces are going to be your best option. Apart from creating awareness, green installations would also increase the value of the location, luring

Making Solar Work in the Sunshine State! Broward County’s Go SOLARFest This Weekend

This weekend Broward County, Florida, is hosting the “Go SOLARFest” at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center (1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.) The two-day event starts Friday at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and registration, then continues through Saturday. The event will be attended by Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs

Worried About the Mercury in Compact Fluorescent Bulbs?

This is an update of an article I wrote for another blog in 2008: Everyone knows that switching out your light bulbs to CFL saves money, but many people are concerned about the mercury in them. According to John Balbus, M.D., Chief Health Officer at Environmental Defense, CFLs contain less mercury than was in the old-fashioned

There’s an App for That: The Kill A Watt Energy Meter

OK, so it isn’t actually an application for our smart phones. But who doesn’t love a good gadget, too? The Kill A Watt Energy Meter: A green gadget lover’s dream (via Green Building Elements) The Kill A Watt Energy Meter is a simple and remarkably useful device for revealing how much appliances are costing you

How to Get a Clean, Sparkling Bathroom Avoiding Unnecessary Chemicals by Serena Grant

Guest Post: How to Get a Clean, Sparkling Bathroom Avoiding Unnecessary Chemicals (via Green Building Elements) Standard bathroom cleaning products can be very damaging to your health. Many toilet cleaners, antibacterial sprays, and drain cleaners contain harmful chemicals that if inhaled, can lead to breathing problems, irritation, and more serious health problems. At the same

How To Make Your House Greener

Guest Post by Liam Ohm (via Green Building Elements) It’s becoming increasingly important to make your house greener. Benefits include helping the environment by cutting down on the amount of CO2 emissions released from your home, as well as committing to recyclable materials. At the same time, it’s possible to make your house greener by

Light Bulb Finder – There’s an App for That!

Still not sure if CFL’s are worth it? Trying to find the newest LED? This free app for iPhone and Android helps you make the best – and greenest – choice for your lighting fixture. LIGHT BULB FINDER is a free mobile phone application that makes it easy to switch from conventional light bulbs to energy-saving