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Sustainable Sites Intitiative

July 01, 2008

The Sustainable Sites Initiative takes green building standards outside. [continue reading]


Southface Eco Office Achieves 80% Water Savings

June 07, 2007

For the Atlanta metro area, rainfall has become both a blessing and a curse. While the area receives abundant precipitation, with over 50 inches of rain falling over an average of 115 days each year, Atlanta’... [continue reading]


Smart Irrigation

Author: Tom Ash
June 05, 2007

Water is pumped for miles, sometimes hundreds of miles, from its source to 90% of U.S. homes. This takes an enormous amount of energy; in California, it represents the single largest use of energy statewide. ... [continue reading]


Greening Your Home: The Site

Author: Jim LaRue
September 01, 2005

        Whether they have come to the residential housing field from building new homes, remodeling old ones, weatherizing them, supplying building materials for them, or greening them, more and more ... [continue reading]


Tucson Blooms with Less Water

May 01, 2004

        Water is an increasingly precious resource that needs to be used more wisely, and there are energy penalties associated with heating and distributing water inefficiently (see “Are You ... [continue reading]


Shade Trees as a Demand-Side Resource

March 01, 1995

Many utilities are serious about the potential of shade trees as a demand-side management (DSM) resource. Tree planting and care partnerships with local community groups can also provide benefits beyond cost-effective energy savings. [continue reading]


Xeriscape: Winning the Turf War Over Water

Author: Lisa Iwata
July 01, 1994

Xeriscaping is a resource-efficient approach to landscaping that emphasizes good planning, region-appropriate plants and efficient water management. [continue reading]

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