FEATURE ARTICLE

Which Grass is Greener? Comparing Natural and Artificial Turf

The lawn has come to symbolize America even more than apple pie. But a dark side lurks behind the lawn; irrigation, pesticides, fertilizers, and regular mowing have made the typical lawn an environmental disaster. Some see a solution in artificial turf, but could plastic grass really be greener than the real thing?

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Green Building News

Pentagon Warns About Rapid Climate Change

A recent Department of Defense report explores the potentially catastrophic national-security implications of rapid climate change.

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New Center for Green Building Research Proposed

The Electric Power Research Institute and Lawrence Berkeley Lab plan a research center to study the environmental and health benefits of green buildings.

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Six Green-Solutions Companies Form a Sustainability Consortium

Philips Lighting, Forbo Flooring, the Invironmentalists, Johnson Controls, Johnson Diversey, and Milliken Carpets have teamed up to form the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments.

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Ad Council Launches "Energy Hog Buster" Campaign

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PBS to Air "Energy Wise Healthy Home"

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NAHB Announces Stakeholders in Green Home Guidelines

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U.S. Life Cycle Inventory Database Made Public

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Greenbuild 2004 Invited Presentations

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Oscar J. Boldt Green Construction Trailer

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AstroPower Sold to GE and other PV News

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LEED HCFC and PVC Stakeholder Meetings

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Product News & Reviews

Solar- and Wind-Powered Outdoor Lighting from MoonCell

This light fixture provides off-grid illumination using both solar and wind power.

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April 2004

Volume 13, Number 4