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Catch or Kill: Pest Control for the”Green City”of Dallas

February 23, 2009  /  Lifestyle

If you follow green building and sustainable energy news, you already know that Dallas, Texas is called the “Green City”.  You’ve probably heard about LEED® certification, as well as the U.S. Green Building Council.  Several news articles, blogs, etc. have been created to raise environmental awareness in the form of sustainable living, solar power and […]

The Dallas Hotel that Green Built

February 6, 2009  /  Lifestyle

With the green building legislation passed in Dallas, all new construction must meet certain standards for IAQ (indoor-air quality), amount of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), water conservation and many others.  With the products created to promote green building, however, even a hotel can be green.Say “No” To Carpet Many hotels have carpet flooring.  However, carpets […]

Turning Your Dallas Business Green

January 30, 2009  /  Lifestyle

There’s no way to have missed the news that Dallas has gone green if you live there; a Dallas mayor (Mayor Laura Miller) helped form the Texas Clean Air Cities Coalition in the summer of 2006.  April 9th, 2008, the Dallas City Council passed a comprehensive green building standard for all new construction.  What about […]

Greener Shopping in Dallas Texas

January 19, 2009  /  Lifestyle

Dallas, Texas is taking the latest advances in green technology very seriously.  Over the next five years, City Hall intends to grandfather out the use of plastic and paper shopping bags.  Why such a long phase-out?  People are well into the habit of assuming the bag is part of the purchase.  Moving to a bring-your-own-bag […]

Dillo Dirt in Dallas

January 16, 2009  /  Lifestyle

Almost 8 million tons of wastewater is produced in the state of Texas each year.  This includes sewage and water from residential, industrial and commercial drains.  It isn’t all bad; greener treatment of waste from toilets and sewers produces a sustainable source of compost, called dry sludge.Sludge is a thick mud left over after bacteria […]

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