REI’s LEED Certified Stores

LEED Gold REI Store In Round Rock, TX (image: REI)

REI’s newest LEED certified retail stores are evidence that smart business and environmental responsibility sometimes lead down the same path. These new stores enjoy lower operating costs, and customers appreciate the company’s dedication to sustainable building.

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The Bardessono Inn: 93% Of Construction Waste Reused

Bardessono Inn Green Hotel

In Napa Valley, the newly opened Bardessono Inn and Spa is perhaps the greenest luxury hotel in the country. There are several innovative features that make Bardessono a model for green builders. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that 93 percent of the Bardessono’s construction waste was recycled — an unusally high amount. Materials like […]

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Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide

This practical book is the first step-by-step green building guide we’ve seen. It is packed with photographs illustrating building techniques like Earth Plastering, Straw Bale Construction, Living Roofs, Cordwood Building and Cob Building. At over 600 pages, this hefty guide is useful for anyone wanting to see the nitty-gritty details of green building. The author’s […]

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New DVD About Building Green Homes

Green home building in all its forms is metaefficient. There’s a new DVD out with some practical advice for green building, called Building With Awareness: The Construction of a Hybrid Home. It is a how-to video on building one home, from start to finish, that uses sustainable materials, generates its own electricity, collects rainwater in […]

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