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LED lighting in grocery store
By: Taylor Westmont
Monday, June 20, 2011
Source: iGreenBuild.com

Fruits and vegetables in your grocery store may look a lot fresher these days. However, this does not mean that they actually are!

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By: iGreenBuild.com Staff
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Source: Alpha Natural Resources
Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) has made a strategic equity investment in Alexandria, Va.-based CERATECH, Inc. (CTI). CTI manufactures a revolutionary "green cement" that utilizes 95 percent waste fly ash from electric utilities, dramatically reducing their landfill requirements while generating zero carbon dioxide emissions from the cement production process.
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Cradle to Cradle
By: Lydia Wood
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Source: iGreenBuild.com

June 30,2010- Oakland, CA- In recent years, elements in everyday objects such as BPA in plastic and lead in children’s toys have caught a good deal of media attention due to their negative impacts on human and environmental health. In reaction to the widespread ignorance about harmful ingredients in commonplace objects a company with aims of combating the misinforming of consumers was born. Cradle to Cradle Design (C2C) went live this week with the launch of its Green Products Innovation Institute (GPII), a not for profit initiative that will establish health standards for products. The intention of GPII is to streamline and accelerate the transition to safer materials and further California’s Green Chemistry Initiative.
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Holcim’s Colorado Portland Cement Plant goes Green with Oldcastle Precast Solar Panel Foundations
Oldcastle Precast
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
By: Oldcastle Precast
Source: iGreenBuild.com
The Holcim Portland cement plant near Penrose, Colorado, owned by Swiss-based international cement giant Holcim, is reportedly the first cement plant in the United States to go solar.

Largest Ever Grassroots Solar Event
Solar Panels, Solar Tour, Solar Building
Monday, June 21, 2010
By: Emily Friedman
Source: iGreenBuild.com
As oil continues to spill into the Gulf, the country has a reinvigorated zest for alternative energy and the solar industry is meeting that interest with the 15th Annual National Solar Tour. The American Solar Energy Society (ASES), which hosts the tour, calls it the world’s largest grassroots solar event, with participation in 2009 topping more than 150,000 people in 49 states and Puerto Rico.

Modern, Sustainable Homes In Canada
Canada, Living Homes, Green Home
Monday, June 14, 2010
By: Emily Friedman
Source: iGreenBuild.com
Living Homes, a U.S.-based company recognized for its sustainable home building designs, has made the leap to Canadian soil. These houses represent a series of upscale green homes on the higher end of the market. The majority of Living Homes’ prefabricated houses are manufactured at their Southern California factory, but thanks to a partnership with the Manitoba-based fabricator Conquest Manufacturing Ltd. and Toronto-based Nexterra Green Homes, they will be able to design and construct houses locally in Toronto.

A “Green” Napa Valley Winery
Green Winery, Hall Estate Wine
Friday, June 11, 2010
By: Lydia Wood
Source: iGreenBuild.com
San Mateo. CA- June 1, 2010- Hall Estate Winery in Napa Valley, CA has quickly become a model for green wine production. Owners of the winery and of HALL wines, Craig and Kathryn Hall partnered with world- renowned architect Frank Gehry and Los Angeles-based IBE Consulting Engineers (Ideas for the Built Environment) to construct a $100 million winery that is aesthetically beautiful and environmentally friendly. The concept of green construction is a familiar one to the Halls, who pursue green endeavors in all of their winerys. In July 2009, the Hall St. Helena’s Winery, also owned by Craig and Kathyrn Hall, was the first winery in California to be awarded LEED certification by garnering LEED Gold certification.

"Triple Threat" Solar Window
Solar Window, Energy, Sun, Efficiency
Friday, June 11, 2010
By: Lydia Wood
Source: iGreenBuild.com
As the popularity of solar panels for energy generation, double- paned windows for energy efficiency, and natural lighting for aesthetic purposes increases, one company succeeded in combining all three qualities.

EPA Report: Formaldehyde is Danger to Health
Formaldehyde Danger
Friday, June 11, 2010
By: Lydia Wood
Source: iGreenBuild.com

June 4, 2010- Increasingly, with more thorough research and the benefit of time, it seems that the ingredients in commonplace materials are being found to pose a greater threat to human and environmental health than previously realized. It is unfortunate that in these cases ignorance is not bliss. From BPA in plastic to lead in toys, the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has been slow to react on a number of material additives that may or may not pose human and environmental threat. In a June 2nd about- face on the issue of formaldehyde, the EPA released a formaldehyde assessment report, focusing on evaluating the potential toxicity of inhalation exposure. A draft of the report is available for independent peer review and public comment at [http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/iris_drafts/recordisplay.cfm?deid=223614].


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