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Eco-Friendly Guide to Portland, OR

It’s not hard to be an eco-friendly traveler when your destination is Portland, Oregon. As one of the top sustainable cities in the country, its green hospitality is simply part of the fabric of daily life. But for this rural Wisconsin traveler, it was nice to see and note just how much Portland and its

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  • The Orchard Garden Hotel & Orchard Hotel
  • The Orchard Garden Hotel & Orchard Hotel
  • The Orchard Garden Hotel & Orchard Hotel
  • Orchard Garden Hotel & Orchard Hotel

Orchard Garden Hotel AND Orchard Hotel

Boy do we have a treat for you this month. Normally there’s only room In the Limelight for one hotel each month, but with our exciting move to EcoVision Sustainable Learning Center, we’ve decided to highlight two incredibly sustainable hotels: The Orchard Garden Hotel and Orchard Hotel. These two sister hotels, located in the sustainable hub

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Northwind Perennial Garden at the Green Leaf Inn

The Green Leaf Inn’s first garden, designed and installed by Northwind Perennial Farm, is thriving! Landscape architect, Roy Diblik chose plants that would live in community with one another and offset each other well. The placing of the plants “shoulder to shoulder” has allowed the perennial garden to thrive, while keeping the hand weeding to a

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The Best Ways to Green Your Garage

There are all sorts of ways to green up your home, but did you ever consider greening your garage? Even a single car garage represents a sizeable percentage of your home’s footprint, so implementing a sustainability program for your garage can significantly lower your environmental footprint. It may even save you money! Here is a

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Energy Deregulation in WI

This article was original published for the Talkin’ Green column. Download a copy of the column from the Lake Geneva Regional News Real Estate Guide. Could Energy Deregulation in WI Become the Innovation Driver for Economic Growth? The Milwaukee City Council recently adopted a resolution seeking the introduction and passage of state legislation relating to

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  • JW Marriott Miami
  • JW Marriott Miami
  • JW Marriott Miami
  • JW Marriott Miami
  • JW Marriott Miami

JW Marriott Miami

In this day and age of everything green and sustainable, it can be a little daunting to the hotel looking to address and satisfy their guest’s sustainability needs.  I mean, how are you even supposed to start down this road?  While there’s no one size fits all approach to this, every hotel and situation is

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  • Living Building Challenge at Phipps Conservatory
  • Living Building Challenge at Phipps Conservatory
  • Living Building Challenge at Phipps Conservatory

Living Building Challenge at Phipps Conservatory

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is one of the most energy efficient and sustainable conservatories in the world. Impressed with both their design and practices, we launched the first of a series of e-chats with Phipps’ Executive Director, Richard V. Piacentini, July 2013,  with a look at their new LEED certified Welcome Center. In our

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GeoComfort Geothermal Systems

If you’re thinking about replacing your heating system, now is a great time to take a closer look at geothermal heating and cooling technology. It’s the most efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly space-heating technology ever developed. We recently looked at GeoComfort, and their high-quality, American-made geothermal heating systems. GeoComfort’s systems operate very quietly. They move

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Re-Purposing Your Shed

Putting a new face on an old shed is smart for your budget as well as the environment. See how the owners of the Oak Lane House made an old shed not only useful but a thing of beauty.

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5 Ways Greening Boosts Hotel Staff Productivity

While consumer pressure is motivating the world’s finest hotels to operate more sustainable, going green isn’t just for pleasing guests. Making a hotel greener also provides a safer, healthier and more productive work environment for hotel staff. When done right, greening helps to foster a more positive work environment, which immediately translates into an overall

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