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Is Mazda The Most Fuel-Efficient Automaker?

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While other automakers have been making headlines for their plug-in electric cars, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mazda’s fleet of light-duty vehicles scores the highest for fuel efficiency. In a recent report, the EPA ranked Mazda #1 in fleet fuel efficiency for the 2012 model year with an average 27.1 mpg. While final […]

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How Cities Can Address the Critical Need for Sustainable Development

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Sustainable cities, or “smart” cities, focus economic and technological resources on conserving water, improving energy efficiency, reducing waste, and enhancing their citizens’ quality of life. Innovations for renewable energy, the development of efficient waste management systems and community planning for smart growth ensure the viability of cities for years to come. Critical Water Conservation Planning […]

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How to Get a Loan for a Green Mortgage

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Green Mortgages and Your Energy-Efficient Home You may be dreaming of that beautiful old Victorian in the historic district that’s on the cusp of a major revitalization, but that fantasy may be dashed once you start crunching the numbers. The drafty windows and old heating system will run your utility costs through the roof. Replacing […]

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Top Green Home Renovation Tips

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If you’re considering renovating or extending your home or investment property, you can do so without it costing the Earth. Here are some top green home renovation tips that will boost your eco-friendly credentials.   Work with what you have Typically, the more extensive your renovations are, the more extensive their carbon footprint will be. […]

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The Importance of Methane Testing

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What is Methane? Having good indoor air quality in our homes and workplaces is something that many people can take for granted.  Methane, also known as “natural gas,” is a safety concern due to its colorless, odorless, and flammable properties, making it virtually undetectable to human senses.  Also known as one of the most common greenhouse […]

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