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Greenest House Ever?new

Peeking under the hood of a development that may just be the greenest urban residence ever built within the limits of the law.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Ethan Stewart  |  08-30-2011  |  Environment

Will Oakland's Giant Pot Farms Be Green?new

The massive indoor medical cannabis grows will consume huge amounts of electricity. But will the city make sure they don't add to greenhouse-gas emissions?
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  07-29-2010  |  Environment

Wineries are Leading the Charge Toward More Responsible Agriculturenew

The California wine industry is keenly aware of its effect on the environment and is taking significant steps to lessen its impact. Not only are wineries being encouraged to move away from using industrial chemicals, they are exploring other solutions.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Kevin McLean  |  03-04-2010  |  Food+Drink

As More Companies Shoot for LEED Certification, More Ask What it Really Meansnew

An environmentally friendly casino has to be a contradiction in terms. Giant buildings that welcome and encourage the extravagant, wasteful behavior of thousands of guests at the same time hardly seem like a recipe for saving Mother Earth. But on the Strip, even sustainability can be made into a virtue, provided the example is sufficiently large.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  T.R. Witcher  |  09-24-2009  |  Housing & Development

Why Are 'Green' Apartments So Rare in D.C.?new

"People say they want green, but they still want their SUV," says the CEO of "People want green when it comes to condominium apartments -- if they can have everything else for the same amount, they'll take it. But they often don't choose it."
Washington City Paper  |  Ruth Samuelson  |  11-20-2008  |  Housing & Development

Wall St. Demands Earth-Friendly Buildings, but Main St. Doesn'tnew

Demand for sustainable living remains low, and even during the height of the housing boom, homebuilders didn’t really go for the green. So why do executives and taxpayers demand environmentally sensitive buildings, and then go home to their wasteful old houses?
San Diego CityBeat  |  Eric Wolff  |  07-30-2008  |  Housing & Development

Nonprofit Hopes its Big Green Building Generates More than Warm Fuzziesnew

Urban Green Partnership's planned eight-story, 80,000-square-foot structure would be one of the most sustainable and self-sufficient multiuse buildings ever constructed in a city.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Will Dean  |  09-11-2007  |  Housing & Development

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