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Dallas Seeks Ways to Reduce Urban Heat Island

Dallas has started an initiative to reduce the effects of its urban heat island. Urban heat islands are created when city level wooded areas and re-route water paths to build buildings. The result is a considerably higher air temperature, lower air quality, and storm water run-off.

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Lifestyles – Computer Recycling Reduces Harmful Waste

In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you can take your old computer to The Computer Recycle Center. The group will take your computer in any working condition. You can either drop off your computer at their facility or make arrangements for local pick-ups. They believe in recycling as a way to protect the environment in the state of Texas.

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Dallas Green Building Regulations

If you’re planning to build a new building in Dallas, get ready to go green. The city of Dallas means business about conserving water and energy. It’s now law to use green building practices in new constructions. The new law will be implemented in two phases, beginning in 2009.

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Texas Smartscape Offers Xeriscaping Tools for North Central Texas

Well-manicured yards are beautiful, but they can consume up to three-quarters of a household’s total water usage. This excessive water use takes an unnecessary toll on our resources in Dallas. Xeriscaping is a great way to reduce your yard’s water usage. Not only does xeriscaping conserve water, it also attracts wildlife and reduces storm water pollution. Successfully planning and creating a xeriscaped yard takes some time and knowledge about native Texas plants and our natural resources. To take some of the guesswork out of the plan, Texas Smartscape [LINK TO http://www.txsmartscape.com/NorthCentralTX/main.asp] has an excellent website to guide you through xeriscaping in the greater Dallas area. The website features design tools to help you create all the maps you need to plan your xeriscape. Each section is explained in detail along with easy to read examples. You can learn how to analyze your soil, choose mulch, and even determine how much sun and shade each section […]

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Making LEED Buildings Easier to Maintain

Maintaining your green building is now even easier than ever with Green Efficient’s full service maintenance program. This Houston LEED® facilities service and consulting firm has created a special service designed to protect your money, health, and the environment all at the same time.

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