sustainability

Property

Green Incentives: New Bill Encourages LEED Silver-Certified Buildings in Philly

Efforts to make Philadelphia greener continue. Currently, for example, having LEED Gold and Platinum certification allows builders within certain zoning districts to increase their height […]

Property

Attention Philly Builders: Including Green Roofs Might Get You More Density

Might this be the push builders need to get their green on when it comes to residential projects? Last week, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown introduced […]

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Philadelphia Solar Power Growth Lagging Other Cities

Three days after Earth Day 2011, Mayor Nutter celebrated the installation of the first solar power system owned by the City of Philadelphia. The photovoltaic system at a […]

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Philly Bracing for Hurricane-Fueled Power Outages

In Mayor Nutter’s final budget address yesterday, he took the opportunity to thank city agencies for working through some of the worst inclement weather in […]

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Is This Windwheel the Future of Urban Energy?

Note to the next Mayor: outsource all green initiatives to the Dutch. Why? They’re constantly creating green-tech solutions with urban application that will floor you, […]

Property

Morning Headlines: Could Green Roofs Be Coming to a Business Near You?

A potential step toward that still out of reach “Greenest City in America” status has presented itself to Philadelphia in the form of a recently introduced bill that […]

City

Philadelphia’s Recycling Rates Up 155 Percent in 6 Years

Philadelphia isn’t America’s greenest city, like Mayor Nutter said we would be when he took office. But there is some good news on the sustainability […]

Property

House of the Week: Pennsylvania’s First LEED Platinum Rehab

Owners of this Fairmount home spent three years working with Canno Architecture and Design, Think Green Landscape Architecture, Walnut Tree Construction and the Energy Coordinating […]

City

All 3 Ballot Questions Pass Easily in Philadelphia

When Philadelphia voters headed to the polls yesterday, they also had choices on three ballot questions. Noncontroversial ballot questions tend to pass easily, and that’s […]

Be Well Philly

Founder of Philly Sustainability App MilkCrate Dishes on Her Favorite Sustainable Spot in the City

Today, I chatted with Morgan Berman while she waited to hear whether or not her company, Philly-based sustainability app MilkCrate, will win the Forbes’ 30 […]

Be Well Philly

Philly Sustainability App MilkCrate Has Officially Launched

Remember MilkCrate, the super useful sustainability app we told you guys was in the works a few months ago? Well, the Philly-based app has officially […]

Property

Passive House Building Principles at Kamp Kaolin in Landenberg

Currently under construction in southern Chester County (Landenberg, to be precise), Kamp Kaolin is a 2,700 square-foot home designed with a whole slew of industry […]

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Honey Themed Dinner at Paradiso

  Paradiso’s rooftop garden is home to vegetables, herbs, and honeybees. 200,000 in fact. And on Wednesday, July 23rd, Chef Lynn Rinaldi, bee expert Don […]

News

Oh Look, the Schuylkill Bridges Got Pretty New Lights

For the first time since 1999, several main Schuylkill River bridges have been re-lit, this time with natty new LED lights. Walnut, Market, JFK, and […]

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Property

Backyard Chickens in Philly: Renegade Poultry Farmer Speaks Out

Chickens are illegal in Philadelphia on parcels of land smaller than three acres. But as Philly Mag reported back in 2010, an urban chicken movement […]