You get what you pay for!! This old adage appears to be proven yet again based on the problems that some homeowners are experiencing with cheap laminate flooring. When working on a LEED certified building, we take great pains to eliminate off gassing of formaldehyde and other VOC’s. That is one of the core requirements […]
It is rather amazing to me that we need a study to verify that natural light makes people “happier, healthier and more productive”. Nonetheless, the Wall Street Journal article on natural lighting products remakes what is of course a logical conclusion. This article raises two very interesting points that I have had to deal with […]
UPDATE 03/13/2015: The state has issued final permits to deal with the ongoing pollution problems from hundreds of sewer systems that filter raw sewage into the Hudson, Passaic, and Delaware rivers, as well as other waterways, during times of heavy rain. Read about it here. CSO’s have been a problem for nearly a century. The […]
Recently, a joint meeting was held in Atlantic City for the New Jersey Senate & Assembly committee. Several distraught residents, organizations and environmental experts were present and shared stories about their experience with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Wayne DeFeo met with EnviroPolitics after the meeting and shared his thoughts on LEED Certified buildings.
What is Sustainability?Simply put, Sustainability means that a resource can be maintained indefinitely. It is naturally replenished as fast, or faster, than it is used.The Earth provides valuable natural resources (like oil, water, forestry) that humanity uses for its fuel, food, shelter – all aspects of its existence. For a resource to be sustainable, it […]