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Sustainable Growth in Texas Soil

July 6, 2009  /  Lifestyle

Sustainable Growth Texas uses a new, Liquid Compost Extract with Broad-Spectrum Minerals, Biological Inoculants and Microbial Food Sources to assist Texas landowners restore life to their soil and along the way grow healthy crops and healthy livestock.  The company is dedicated to the creation of functional soil foodwebs that will boost Texas sustainability and soil […]

One Man’s Transformation (Part II)

June 24, 2009  /  Lifestyle

Once San Diego entrepreneur Chris D’Avignon found how responsive the public was to his sustainability efforts, he expanded his knowledge and his commitment.  His began to apply the LEED® certification principles to his own real estate holdings.He converted lighting systems to LEED’s and began to change existing heating and cooling systems to comply with LEED® […]

Austin’s First LEED® Platinum Home

June 12, 2009  /  Lifestyle

Where other than in Austin would the state’s first platinum certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) home be located?  In addition to being a LEED® platinum level certified home, Tonalacalli, the House of Sun and Water, is a Five Star rated home by the Austin Green Building Program.  The environment and being a […]

Tonalacalli, the House of Sun and Water

June 10, 2009  /  Lifestyle

Austin’s House of Sun and Water concentrated on all aspects of sustainable design and construction.  However, the owners and architects were also determined to passive sustainability and passive survivability.  In setting their goals, the central theme to every design element was to allow the residence to endure periods where no outside power, water of food […]

Houston’ s Element Hotel – A Trend Setter

April 30, 2009  /  Lifestyle

You have probably heard by now, but the new Element Houston Vintage Park hotel has made its proud and commendable debut last month.  The message bears repeating.  The Element Houston Vintage Park hotel is the first in the state to pursue and obtain the United States Green Building Council’s  (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental […]

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