Green Home Guide roundup: Durable home products, energy efficiency and walkable urbanism
On Fridays, USGBC shares green home-related content curated from around the web. If you see a great article on aspects of environmentally friendly home living such as green building, renovation, energy use or cleaning, please send it our way.
- The Telegraph offers a profile of one woman's goal to curate the most durable items available in "The Rise of Buy-Me-Once Shopping." Tara Button's website joins the fight to reduce waste by collecting a list of current products that can stand the test of time for consumers.
- A study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and Energy Efficiency for All, "Lifting the High Energy Burden in America's Largest Cities," indicates that low-income households pay a much higher percentage of their annual income on energy use. The report also offers strategies for increasing energy efficiency in underprivileged communities.
- Which cities are moving fastest toward "walkable urbanism"? See if yours is listed in the roundup of cities in Fast Company's article "Walkable Cities Are Better by Almost Any Metric: Here Are the Best in the U.S.", based on another recent report—this time by Smart Growth America.