Here is review of our tweets exploring the latest green materials and green building technologies:
Renovation tip: eco-friendly flooring materials: Cork (very popular now) and for upmarket look: recycled Leather.
If you own a commercial, industrial or institutional building in Toronto and would like to explore the use of an Eco roof, contact us.
The Toronto Eco-Roof Incentive program:
Eco-Roof Incentive Program
@zerofootprint - Your link to Ron Dembo's article http://tinyurl.com/mnt6hy is very interesting and thought provocing.
How Governments Should Fund Retrofits
by Ron Dembo
Posted: June 10, 2009
@styrohome Forget AC! Cool Your Home Naturally http://ow.ly/dMoa - Good article about natural ventilation - well worth reading
Forget AC! Cool Your Home Naturally
Slash (or eliminate) your air conditioning bills with these simple tips and remodeling recommendations.
By Carol Venolia and Kelly Lerner
@styrohome Interesting article about the first living building: http://www.emagazine.com/vi...
Live From New York
The First Living Building Sets the Bar
By Campbell Wood
Energy Harvesting - article from Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/arti... Will this be used in the future?
Is Energy Harvesting Moving Into the Smart Home?
By MC O'Connor - Earth2Tech
@zerofootprint:Thank you for bringing article on Why We Need a Globally-Recognized Unit of "Green" http://tinyurl.com/mldbht to our attention
Why We Need a Globally-Recognized Unit of "Green"
BY Ken Musgrave
Mon Jul 13, 2009
Interesting word: greenwashing - Cute description of the sins of greenwashing: http://sinsofgreenwashing.org/findings/the-seven-sins/
THE SEVEN SINS OF GREENWASHING
Definition of 'green' building materials: California Integrated Waste Management Board: http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/greenbuilding/Materials/
Very informative website about 'green' building materials: http://www.greenspec.co.uk/
What would a house look like with as many "green" building measures as possible? We at Wo-Built would like to hear of examples and ideas.
Another interesting "green" site: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/green-basics
Another interesting "green" site: http://www.thesexygreenhome.com/
Fusion Landscaping? The Peel Region's (Ontario) ideas on how to have a great garden: http://www.peelregion.ca/watersmartpeel/outdoor/fusion/
Interesting:RT@toolgirldotcom Hey charities, this is big - RT @unmarketing: How to Raise Money on Twitter – Tweetathon 101
With the City strike still on I am definitely thinking of getting a "worm hotel" (Vermicomposter)
It's amazing how much kitchen waste does accumulate in a short time - not good during a garbage strike - Vermiculture is looking attractive
The future of building? RT @mrochte: FT article: Natural Buildings - learning from Termites #biomimicry #greenbuilding
Ideas should work in colder climates as well. RT @buildaroo: First Projected LEED Platinum Restaurant. #greenbuilding
Great usage of space! We need more of this - RT @skemsley Green roof on Eglinton West (Toronto) subway station -- nice!
Green material: Bamboo - http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/teach-kids-sustainable-bamboo.html