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Broadstone Centreport, Texas
Located in Northern Texas, Broadstone Centreport is an eco-friendly apartment community built to Green Built North Texas's energy-efficient standards, a regional set of green building guidelines. Broadstone has the convenience of apartment living combined with single family home features and spacious interiors.
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A Conservation Community: Prairie Crossing
EnviroCitizen.org recently became acquainted with yet another eco-conscious community. Prairie Crossing is known as the Conservation Community, and for good reason! Located in Grayslake, Illinois, Prairie Crossing was created to conserve open land, increase the availability of local transit and encourage its residents to take part in an eco-friendly lifestyle.
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Adobe Homes
The most ancient structures of the Southwest region of the United States that are still standing are represented in buildings made from adobe used in homes and missions, such as those in Southern California and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Alternative Construction with Natural Building Methods
If you are building a new home or adding to an existing one, using natural building methods makes a big difference. Natural building materials lower the cost of construction, and, as you might guess, because the materials are natural, they are non-toxic and sustainable. One of the keys of natural building methods is to build a home that is appropriate for your geographical area -- a hot, humid climate has much different needs than a dry, cold climate.
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Andres Duaney
Andres Duaney is one of the most recognized names of green architects. Duany and Plater-Zyberk founded Duany Plater Zyberk & Company (DPZ) in 1980, headquartered in Miami, Florida. DPZ became a leader in the national movement called the New Urbanism, which seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment.
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Are Your Current Home Plans Environmentally Friendly?
In a time where green homes are being built in greater number than ever before, EnviroCitizen.org has found that many consumers wish to live in a green, but don't necessarily want to move or build a new home. Some individuals prefer to evaluate their homes so that we can be as sustainable as possible without going through the process of buying and selling.
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Avoiding "Sick Building Syndrome"
“Sick building syndrome” (SBS) is a term describing the situation in which a place has been found to cause various ailments and illnesses like headaches, respiratory problems and skin irritations. It is thought to be caused by indoor pollutants, microorganisms or inadequate ventilation. A 1984 World Health Organization report suggested up to 30% of new and remodeled buildings worldwide may be linked to symptoms of SBS. Sick building syndrome is predominantly due to poor indoor air quality.
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Bamboo and Hardwood Floors
Bamboo and hardwood flooring are beautiful and eco-friendly assets to every home. Contemporary floors and carpets can contain high amounts of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which contribute to indoor air pollution. It is easy to see why conscious consumers want flooring that is functional and safe.
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Bamboo Bath Accessories
Bamboo has become one of the most versatile materials in the last few years. It can be eaten, worn, decorated with and some even believe it may bring good luck. However, EnviroCitizen.org wonders if you have ever considered just how perfect bamboo is for your bathroom.
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Beauty from the Bees: Beeswax Cosmetics
EnviroCitizen.org has found that beeswax has recently been used as a green cosmetic. Throughout history, however, beeswax has been and still is used for numerous purposes; even going back to ancient Rome and Egypt. It is an ingredient found in many soaps and moisturizers. It is non-toxic, natural and safe. As a skin moisturizer and protector, it makes a wonderful cosmetic foundation.
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