Although the West Coast Green Conference & Expo in San Francisco occurred almost five months ago, it set some waste management standards that are worth noting. The expo, using a combination of composting, recycling and carbon offsets, successfully diverted 96 percent of its garbage from landfills.
New design techniques for green building are continuously examined by architects and engineers. Some new designs reap greater rewards than anticipated; others create challenges when they don't work as planned.
If threats of global warming and dangerous greenhouse gases aren't enough reason to seek alternative sources for energy, federal business and residential solar tax incentives can encourage homeowners and corporations to purchase solar energy systems.