Talking Trash

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Forums Recap: Recycling Today, How It Works and What You Can Do To Improve It   By Pamela Berns  
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Resources for Greening Houses of Worship

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GreenHomeNYC got a request recently from Brooklynite Adrienne Teleki to help her find information and resources about greening houses of
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Grants for energy efficiency retrofits in NY?

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I am looking to buy a house but before I do I want to make it as green as I
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Sources for IEQ-friendly Carpets?

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I am building a holistic medical clinic on Long Island and am interested in putting in green/environmental commercial carpets in
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Gowanus Environmental Risks? A Cheatsheet for asking questions about exposure.

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I’m considering moving to the section of Gowanus, Brooklyn that abuts Park slope — East of 4th Avenue and South
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Low-down on Low-flow Showerheads

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GreenHomeNYC founder Aaron Yowell requested tips on low-flow showerheads and we thought we’d share the responses. A showerhead’s water flow
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Greening-up a brownstone

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I own a brownstone in Brooklyn and want to have an energy audit and a review of ways to make
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Sustainable business resources

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I work at a large, well-known internet company and would like to approach the powers that be with a proposal
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Retrofitting Existing Affordable Housing

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Here are three questions from a student at Rutgers who was working on a paper about the costs, benefits, and
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Custom green patio door

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Where in the NYC region can we buy an FSC-certified, custom wood entryway? We love wood and want something dramatic and functional, but *green*. In priority order: Certified reclaimed lumber, Certified newly cut lumber. Recycled glass would be nice. We’d like a BIG patio door too – same stipulations and decent R-value (U factor) too.
Thanks in advance.
– Mitch & Jan
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Overall sustainability of NYC

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I apologize for the broadness of this question, but I was wondering about the overall sustainability of New York City. Does its population density compensate for the concentrated pollution? How does it compare in terms of energy consumption per capita to other cities? Rural areas?
– Janelle
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Is my sink eco-friendly?

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Dear Green Expert,
I am rehabbing a kitchen and found a sink I really like that is made of 80 percent granite and 20 percent acrylic and resin. The material is called Silgranit and manufactued by Blanco. Are these eco-friendly materials? The manufacturer’s website says very little on this issue so I’m dubious.
Thank you!
– Brenda
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