Smart building management app Comfy lands $12M funding

Connected building management startup Building Robotics recently closed on a $12 million funding round led by Emergence Capital, with participation from other investors including CBRE Group, Inc. and Microsoft Ventures.

What Can We Learn from Unsustainable Development in Paradise?

Where real estate developments are concerned, there’s no more clear example than island environments. Here’s a brief take on sustainability and the problems we all face from the perspective of island environments – those microcosms of human development that reveal the acute situation.

Which house plants can improve air quality?

Once upon a time, NASA carried out a study which revealed that certain kinds of house plants can actually help to clean the air inside an enclosed environment. More recent studies have confirmed that the same house plants have the same effect inside the home or office too. NASA originally carried out its studies with […]

Which office buildings are helping to save the environment?

In celebration of World Environment Day last month, the EuroOffice blog put together an interesting infographic detailing some of the most innovative eco-friendly buildings in the world today

When Does a Home Pose an Environmental Risk?

Real estate professionals often must evaluate environmental risks associated with property deals. Identifying, assessing, and minimizing such risks has become more complicated in light of several recent developments

Housing & Other Shortages of North Dakota’s Bakken Oil Boom

A terminology some thought was dead and gone in the United States, “oil boom” just faded into the sunset or the American psyche. The Bakken Oil Field in North Dakota has changed all that though. The largest oil discovery since the 60’s, Bakken oil production has transformed far frozen North Dakota into a veritable “boom” […]

Promise Energy Optimizes Tax Incentives for Solar

Promise Energy may be the harbinger of new age solar water heating in California. It offers solar energy service agreements that ensure that both state and federal tax credits are maximized. The company announced that it will initiate a novel program at the annual Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) conference, happening in LA on September 28th.

A Look at Green Energy Sources for the Home

Since the earth’s finite natural energy sources are rapidly depleting, it is now time to look for new means of providing energy for our homes. Luckily, various renewable energy sources have been developed, and we can now use green energy solutions in our homes. In case you have not already, it’s time to catch up on the basics of renewable energy.

SolarCity and Citi Team Up to Fund Home Solar

SolarCity, America’s number one solar service provider, teams up with Citi, “America’s Greenest Bank”, in establishing a fund of $40 million in new residential solar projects for 2011. This first of their collaborations offers homeowners a unique opportunity to switch to solar.

Green Building in O.C. to Expand in 2011

The Orange County Chapter of the US Green Building Council announces several new programs for 2011. An upcoming event featuring top green building experts is scheduled for the Business Expo Center in Anaheim. The USGBC invites all interested parties to attend this year’s kick off toward a new green building horizon.

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