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Recycle Apple and PC Computers

Recycle Apple and PC Computers

Just about every home now has a computer, with many homes having more than one. With new computer technology being launched every few months, upgrading to a new computer is common and thousands of computers are being thrown away every year.  The problem is that computers contain components that are toxic to the landfills that […]

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Meaning of the Recycle Symbol, Logo and Signs

Recycling Symbol

The current recycling symbol was created in 1970 as part of a contest for graphic art students to design a logo that would represent paper recycling.  The recycling symbol has evolved over the years into several different variations that represent different materials.  The main color for the recycling symbol is green, but there are also […]

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Recycling your Cell Phone for Charity or Cash

Recycling Your Cell Phone for Charity or Cash

There are more than 100 million cell phones in the United States being thrown away each year, with cell phones being replaced every 18 months on average.  Cell phones are made with precious metals and plastics that can be recycled and used to make new items for consumption. Recycling Your Cell Phone for Charity Instead […]

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How to Recycle a Bicycle

How to Recycle a Bicycle

Recycling your bicycle is the concept of selling your bike for used parts or buying used bicycle parts to replace or enhance something in your bike.  It is an international concept, adopted all over the world, and it’s a great way for you to do your part in saving the planet while saving some money.  […]

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Why Should We Recycle?

Recycling Recycle

Resources on Earth are limited.  Plastic bags, paper, electronics, glass, buildings, and every material manufactured comes from naturals resources.  Man made products consume energy and resources to produce materials, and recycling can transform our old used products into material for new useful products.  Recycling has numerous environmental benefits as well, as we are conserving our […]

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Green Building Advisor: High Performance Buildings

Green Buildings: Examples and Ideas

A high performance building is a building that is ecologically responsible and efficient at the use of its resources.  The process of turning a traditional building into a high performance building requires sharp building systems integration and great coordination between the building owner, architects, engineers, energy modelers, and contractors during all phases of the project. […]

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World and US Green Building Council (USGBC)

A Green Building Council is a non-profit, member-based organization that promotes sustainable buildings and green design practices.  Their aim is to promote the change of the construction industry into one that is sustainable by working with the government and private industry in promoting the use of environmentally friendly design strategies. As of February, 2012, there […]

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ASHRAE Ventilation Standard 62.1

The ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning) Standard 62.1 is a design guide that is used to improve indoor air quality conditions inside buildings by specifying minimum ventilation and exhaust rates in order to provide acceptable air quality that minimizes harmful health effects for building occupants.   Ventilation Rates Standard 62.1´s minimum […]

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