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EPA Ranks Cities by Energy Efficient Buildings

For the second year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has compiled a list of cities with the “most energy efficient buildings”.  To qualify as an energy efficient building, the structure must earn the EPA’s Energy Star label. At the top of the list for the second time is Los Angeles, California with 293 Energy Star […]

April 1st

Can Concrete Be Eco-Friendly?

Pioneers of green building techniques are faced with the challenging task of identifying and integrating the use of innovative, sustainable materials into the canon of eco-friendly building. Of course, any new material must answer the complicated question, “Is it really green?”  In recent years, concrete and its use in flooring and countertops has gained popularity […]

December 21st

Eco Reads for Kids

In a world where it’s more important than ever to teach your kids about caring for the earth, many sources exist to help out parents, especially when it comes to subjects they themselves don’t know much about. Books are a great way to get kids involved and thinking about what they can do to make […]

September 16th

Innovative SPG Solar, Inc. Teams Up with Green Living Ideas

Green Living Ideas proudly announces a new sponsorship with SPG Solar, Inc. Together they offer site visitors the latest about cutting edge developments in the industry of solar energy and photovoltaics. Santa Rosa, CA and Novato, CA (PRWEB) May 5, 2008 – Green Living Ideas, the world’s most comprehensive green living website, and SPG Solar, […]

May 5th

Eco Office Energy Efficiency

It’s the end of the work day—you arrive home, park your bike (or Prius), and close your doors on the business world.  But be aware that while you’re kicking back and relaxing, an insidious thief  is at your office, systematically destroying your day’s work! The thief that is voraciously devouring all of your week’s work […]

December 18th

Eco-Chic Fashion and Organic Clothing

Organic cotton, hemp, recycled fibers, sustainable style—all buzz words fast becoming hip lingo around fashion design studios. While the environmentally friendly styles of old bring to mind swaths of burlap and racks of Birkenstocks, the story today is entirely different—and, extremely stylish! Over the last few years, designers have seriously upped the eco-style ante with […]

December 17th