• L.I. Among 12 Newly Certified SITES

    The Sustainable Sites Initiative, also known as SITES, has recently certified 12 new sustainable locations across the US, including one right here on Long Island. The landscapes are part of the now 46 sites that meet the standard for environmental design and performance. These 12 locations have been certified based on the 2009 SITES Rating […]

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  • New York State Grants | DEC

    New York State’s Department of Environmental Control (DEC), Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), and Department of State (DOS), along with other state agencies, have provided funded for several competitive grants for environmental protection and improvement. Municipalities and not-for-profit, community and other organizations can apply for funding for projects involving Solid and Hazardous Waste, Water Protection, Environmental […]

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  • New York State Environmental Excellence Awards 2015

     “As a national environmental leader, New York is home to many new and exciting programs to reduce energy costs, conserve resources and help us adapt to the new climate reality. The DEC Environmental Excellence Awards program helps publicize and validate these sustainability efforts to both the general public as well as to those within the […]

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  • New Thermal Bridging Certification Launched

    Typically occurring where there is a break or weakness in the continuity of the insulation in the building fabric, heat loss due to thermal bridging can account for as much as 30% of a building’s overall heat losses. Currently thermal bridging levels are calculated using the BRE guide BR 497* ‘Conventions for calculating linear thermal […]

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  • Energy efficient ‘green buildings’ key in climate change adaptation

    Green buildings are the future of city landscapes because they are constructed using materials that are environmentally friendly and energy efficient making them allies in the ongoing battle against global warming.

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  • Certified Green Rooflight Systems

    EPDs provide comprehensive information on the environmental impacts of products, allowing their contribution to the sustainability performance of a building to be assessed. These analyses, which consider the entire product life cycle, will be of particular interest to planners and architects aiming for Green Building certification of their buildings,

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  • Just How Green is Green Building Anyway?

    These days, sometimes businesses toss around the word “green” to be hip or fit in, hoping that by relaying the color to you, you’ll somehow be swooned into believing their company and products are the most environmentally conscious ever assembled.

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  • Five U.S. Waterfalls You Don’t Want To Miss

    The largest waterfalls in the world draw people from every continent, but lucky for you, you don’t need to hop on a plane for Hawaii or Zambia to revel at some rushing water.

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  • Ozone Park biz gets green from the DEP

    An Ozone Park business owner was one of six to receive a grant from the Department of Environmental Protection to install a green roof to prevent storm water

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