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Mike Biddle hates seeing materials that could have been recycled go to waste. To improve the recycling process, Biddle has developed a patented 30-step plastics recycling system that includes magnetically extracting metals, shredding the plastics, sorting them by polymer type and producing graded pellets to be reused in industry — a process that takes less […]

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The harshest part of winter is starting to approach for many, so to avoid going to bed dressed head to toe in winter gear, start making improvements to your home now. One of the easiest ways to keep your house warm is to seal any air leaks and air ducts. Check around your windows and […]

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Harvesting rainwater is not a new idea, but has become more popular due to increased pressure to conserve our fresh water. Many cities are educating citizens on how to collect rainwater—something third world countries with limited water resources have been doing for years. In a country where forests have been replaced with subdivisions, strip malls, […]

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Halloween is a holiday of sweet indulgences, but don’t let that stop you from being eco-conscious. While it may be hard to replace every Halloween novelty with an earth-friendly one, there are some options available. Read on to learn how to green your Halloween without losing the holiday spirit. Choose your costume wiselyMost costumes sold […]

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October has come so soon! Before we know it, the holidays will be here. This also means that time is running out for LEED APs without specialty to enroll into the new credentialing system. The free enrollment window is staggered and arranged alphabetically. It started closing in the beginning of August and will continue through […]

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Geothermal heat pump systems are notoriously more expensive than a conventional HVAC system, but recent research has found a way to make installing a geothermal system cheaper. By using a hybrid geothermal heat pump system, the price of using geothermal in a building project can become more economical because these systems reduce the need for […]

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A kitchen can quickly become the largest source of waste in a household. Just imagine all of the times you threw away spoiled leftovers or washed dishes when the dishwasher was only half full! Don’t let your kitchen become an eco-offender; start evaluating your cooking and cleaning practices to avoid being out of the green […]

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This blog entry is in response to a request to cover green financial incentives in Pennsylvania. Many of Pennsylvania’s incentives for green building and energy efficiency are available only for commercial and industrial sectors or are through the form of loans. However, there are some valuable rebates available for residents through local utility providers. Before […]

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Doing good for the environment can result in personal benefits, including saving money. One way to save money and the environment is to become informed about federal and state tax incentives for green building or energy improvements. There are several tax incentives for consumers. However, many expire soon, so take advantage of them while there […]

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