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Shaw To Invest $17 Million In New Carpet Recycling Center

Shaw Carpet

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Shaw Industries Group, Inc. will expand its reclamation and recycling program to include a new Evergreen facility in Ringgold, creating at least 70 new jobs and investing more than $17 million into the facility.

“Shaw’s expansion is another testament to why Georgia is the No. 1 place for business,” said Deal. “This company has played a major role in establishing Georgia as a leader in the floor covering sector. Through its commitment to the use of more sustainable materials, I am confident that Shaw will continue to keep up with ever-changing demands through Georgia’s top-ranked business climate.”

Complementing Shaw’s comprehensive portfolio of recycling processes, Evergreen Ringgold will create a high-purity, post-consumer recycled material that can be used in a broad range of applications.
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Top 10 Neighborhoods for Green Homes

Green Homes Sell for More, are Six Years Newer on Average

Green Home with Solar Panels

With Earth Day just around the corner, Redfin, a full-service real estate brokerage, released a list of 10 neighborhoods across the U.S. with the largest number of green homes, and a list of the top green neighborhoods within 20 major metropolitan markets. To compile the list, Redfin data scientists searched through homes for sale on Redfin.com to find those with “green” features mentioned in the listing.

Green features include solar panels, low-flow faucets, dual-pane windows, energy-efficient appliances, environmental ratings such as ENERGY STAR® and LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and green home building projects like “Built Green” in Colorado or “Green Built” in Washington. The ranking is based on the proportion of “green” listings out of total listings in the neighborhood over the past two years.
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Hydroponic Gardening Made Easy: Sustainable Microfarms’ Automated Controller System (via sustainablog)

Now that I’ve been sufficiently (but nicely) schooled in the sustainability of hydroponic food production, I’ve become fascinated by the method, and try to keep on top of it. It’s not easy for this English major: an awful lot of the discussion…


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Green Modular Homes Company Promotes Energy Efficient Home Designs

Modular homes are energy efficient home designs. Green home construction minimizes waste according to New Jersey green builder.

With consumers hyper-sensitive to energy costs and becoming more environmentally conscious in general, most observers agree that green is the color of the future, for builders and buyers alike. Eventually, the home-buying public is going to demand that their homes be built this way. Continued…

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