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Sustainable Building, Why Is It Important?

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Sustainable Building We all know that our planet is in a worse state than we’d like it to be, but how much can each of us do individually? Actually a lot! If we all did our share of work and helped Mother Earth just one bit every single day, the overall situation would be much different. Of course, things can’t ... Read More »

Sustainable Company, OWDT

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 Sustainable Company We are proud to announce that OWDT​ has officially been recognized as a Green Seal TM Green​ ​Office​ ​Partner​. We are confronted everyday with images of smog over cities, glaciers melting, dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, overflowing landfills, garbage islands in the Pacific. As a country we all share some of the blame and yes there ... Read More »

Save Energy in Your Home

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Save Energy Energy conservation is becoming an increasingly important issue. Not only are the current methods of generating energy harmful to our planet, but they’re also becoming progressively more expensive with the gas and electricity prices being on a seemingly never-ending rise. Instead of turning a deaf ear every time someone mentions the words “global warming” or “saving the planet”, ... Read More »

Eco Friendly and Sustainable Green Building

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Eco Friendly and Sustainable Everywhere you turn today you can hear people discussing and considering “going green”. Due to the rate at which we are exploiting it, our planet is not sustainable and over the years we will slowly run out of natural resources that we need to survive. So, if you’re also one of the people concerned with this ... Read More »

Home Energy Savings Infographic

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Home Energy Savings Replace older incandescent light bulbs with LED or CFL bulbs that consume less energy. Make sure attics and basements are properly insulated. Change HVAC filters monthly. Install a programmable or smart thermostat. Wrap your water heater with an insulated blanket to prevent heat loss. Put timers and/or motion detectors on outdoor lighting fixtures. Replace older appliances with ... Read More »

Green Homes, when Flipping a House

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Green Homes The benefits of green homes are numerous, both for builders and buyers. With eco-friendly construction practices, you can reduce a property’s carbon footprint, increase its value, and feel good about your sustainable contribution to the planet. One study showed that houses with green certification labels sell for 9% more than their counterparts, while a Realtor.com survey revealed that ... Read More »

Energy Efficient Homes: A Buyer’s Guide

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Energy Efficient Homes Environmentalism has become more than just a passing trend in the 21st century, rather it has become a way of life for many mindful individuals across the globe, and the movement is becoming increasingly popular with each passing year. Read More »

DIY Home Energy Audit Checklist

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DIY Home Energy Audit Even if you’re not concerned about your carbon footprint or any of the other eco-friendly buzzwords that have emerged in recent years, you’re probably interested in saving some money. For homeowners, making their homes more energy efficient is a good way to save money by cutting down on the amount of energy they use — and ... Read More »

Energy Saving Checklist: (Commercial Buildings)

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Energy Saving Checklist Efficiency is one of the most important qualities of a business. When a business operates with efficiency, every resource it uses goes directly to supporting and expanding the organization’s goals — without anything wasted. However, many companies focus on their organizational efficiency without stopping to consider other ways they could become more efficient. For example, commercial buildings ... Read More »

Greenovate Your Workplace Effectively

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Greenovate In recent years, environmental issues and concerns have moved indoors and green offices are now part of the green building revolution. Most people spend up to 90% of their days indoors, especially at work and old-fashioned offices pose a great threat to everyone’s health. That’s why more and more companies are investing in green building and they seek ways ... Read More »