Green Scene Blog

Green Scene Blog
Everyone, or almost everyone, wants to be “green” these days. And there has been an explosion of green products and services in the last few years. BNP Plumbing Group editors share their observations of the greening of the construction industry, as well as the world at large.

ISH China: Greetings from Beijing!

By Kelly Faloon
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My first trip to China!
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Solar Radiant At The Solar Decathlon

By Kelly Faloon
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Some tidbits regarding this year's contestants and their designs.
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Water Heater Rebates & Tax Credits Explained

By Kelly Faloon
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The state-run refund programs funded by the stimulus act for Energy Star-rated appliances, including water heaters, may not be available until after Thanksgiving. Read more to find out which water heaters are eligible for this rebate program, as well as federal tax credits.
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Sustainable Homes Of The Future…Built Today

By Kelly Faloon
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Homes are being built around the country combining sustainability with modern design and comfort.
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The Quality Of Tap Water

By Kelly Faloon
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NSF explains water quality reports.
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10 Water Conservation Tips

By Kelly Faloon
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National Drinking Water Week (May 3-9, 2009) is coming to an end, but the preservation of our drinking water is a year-round event.
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After Earth Day: Eco-FriendlyTips For Home & Work

By Kelly Faloon
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Some easy ways to save energy and water in our day-to-day lives.
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Green Jobs = Growth Or Status Quo?

By Kelly Faloon
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There’s been a lot of talk about President Obama’s renewable energy initiatives and how many jobs will be created in the new green culture.
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Is Green Building A Risky Business?

By Kelly Faloon
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It's time for contractors and other building professionals to take a step back and look at the liability question of going green.
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Sustainability In Chicago, Part 2

By Kelly Faloon
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Solar Verde Estates is being marketed as a planned community of 20 zero-energy “green” homes on the southeast side of Chicago.
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