Green Living

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Bringing Nature In: 2024 Biophilic Interior Design Ideas for Apartments

Welcome to 2024, where the buzzword in apartment living is “biophilic design.” Goodbye bland beige and brutalist grey! Hello, green…

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The Adaptive Reuse Movement: From History to Home

When it comes to cities of the future, one might think of technological advancement and innovation that will completely reshape…

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7 Ways to Embrace Sustainability When Living in a Rental

As more people become aware of the toll their everyday choices take on the environment, many are trying to lead…

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Classics Revived: Amazing Conversions from Historic Hotels to Luxury Rental Apartments

A good building can define an area — even a city — and lend itself as a hallmark and symbol…

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Modern Living in Historic Buildings: Old-Time Schools Turned High-End Residential Complexes

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live in a school? Maybe some dream of living in…

8 Foods You Can Regrow from Scraps in Your Apartment

Growing your own food from scraps is easier than you’d think, even if you’re doing it inside your apartment. Most…

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5 Ways to Lower Energy Costs in Your Rental

When you don’t own your home, it can feel like it’s impossible to lower your energy costs. A lot of…

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How to Compost in an Apartment 

If you’re interested to learn how to compost in an apartment, you’d be doing both yourself and the environment a…

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How to Incorporate Nature Into Your Apartment

Can’t get out and enjoy nature right now? Bring nature in your home. You may not own your dwelling, but…

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LED Lighting: Save Energy with Style

Whether you are decorating a new house or sprucing up an apartment, lighting is an important factor to consider. A…

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Home & Life

Waste reduction is one of the most important steps we can take as individuals to cause less harm to the…

18 Practical Tips to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

There’s plenty of advice online when it comes to making the home you own more eco-friendly, but what can you…

New York City Is Set to Make Its Buildings More Efficient by 2030

Climate change is a world-wide issue. While there are many discussions regarding possible solutions, New York City has officially taken…

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The Green Renter: How an Eco-Friendly Movement Is Changing the Rental Industry

Although Millennials are getting older, they are still a generation focused on renting, along with their younger counterpart Gen Z….

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Greenest States in the U.S.: Top States Where It’s Easiest to Adopt a Sustainable Lifestyle (Infographic)

When deciding to go green, many people start to realize the scarce number of green alternatives available for a sustainable…

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Almost 300% More LEED-Certified Eco-Friendly Apartments in Large-Scale Buildings in a Decade

Key highlights: The number of new LEED-certified rental units in large-scale buildings dropped for the second year in a row…

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Tech Trends in Renting: The Rise of the Smart Apartment

The major draw of technology is the concept of making life more convenient for users, so it’s no surprise that…

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Small Spaces: 4 Gardening Tips for a Balcony

By: Annaliese Olson Balcony gardening is a great way to use more of your outdoor living space. Having a small…

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Apartments Are About to Get More Eco-Friendly in NYC and Other Cities

Climate change has been a controversial subject lately across the country due to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the…

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Green Apartment Construction Blossoming, Yet Renter Survey Shows $560 Rent Premium is 5 Times Higher than Most Would Pay

Study highlights: The number of new green-certified apartments expected to rise by 32% in 2016, exceeding 59,000 units by the…

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Experience Seattle’s Best at Circa Green Lake Apartments

From adventurer to workaholic, the city of Seattle has something for everyone. Home to a multitude of globally recognized brands, it’s no wonder…

Best Rental Finds in Austin, TX: Live a Green(belt) Life and Save on Rent

The fastest growing of the largest 50 U.S. cities, Austin has become the center of a new high-tech area —…

3 green tips for a healthy lifestyle

Green living should be a top priority for all of us. Considering there are so many things out there we…

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Lower your utility bill – Part III

We’ve been telling you about easy ways to care for your budget and the environment (Part 1 and Part 2),…

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Lower utility bills through energy conservation tips – Part II

Perhaps our first article on energy conservation added a few bucks to your bank account and want to find out…

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Lower your utility bill – Part 1

Simple conservation measures can lower your utility bills, while increasing the comfort of your apartment.  Follow a few simple steps…

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Beat the heat in your apartment

For those who failed earth science in first grade, heat is generated from exposure to sunlight, which comes from that…

Summer green tips for your home

Did you know you can increase your home’s energy performance while going green? And it’s not rocket science either. Simple…

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Meet the greenest members of the South Loop community

Caring about the environment and being eco-savvy is no longer just about recycling and hybrid cars. Reducing our carbon footprint…

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3 Ways to go green in 2013

You don’t have to grow dreadlocks, stop using deodorant or go vegan all of a sudden to reap the benefits…