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

Read More →

post image

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

Read More →

post image

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

Read More →

  • 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

Read More →

  • 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

Read More →

post image

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

Read More →

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.

Read More →

post image

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

Read More →

post image

Guide to Green Kitchen Remodeling

Of all the rooms in your home, the one that makes the most sense to green up may well be the kitchen. As the most-used room in the house, this is where so much of your home resource consumption takes place. The kitchen also has a big effect on your home value —and green updates

Read More →

post image

The Time is NOW for Demand Response

Demand Response offers eligible hotels a way to earn thousands of dollars in incentive payments simply by agreeing to reduce energy loads during a specified curtailment period.  So while traditional energy efficiency strategies will help to reduce utility costs and provide budget savings – demand response actually provides an additional revenue stream. Afraid of Negatively Affecting Guests?

Read More →

1 2 3 31

Search All Articles & Videos

Archives