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Snaidero goes green with Australia’s first sustainable porcelain kitchens at Seafarers

As consumers become more sustainably conscious, the typical kitchen design has been turned on its head by revered Italian kitchen brand Snaidero, with the company unveiling its first Australian project to feature precision-engineered porcelain fronted joinery.

Designed and crafted in Italy, the fully integrated Snaidero kitchens at Seafarers combine porcelain benchtops with beautiful lacquered joinery to create an eco-friendly, high-end quality finish that is unmatched in the local market.

When designing the Seafarers kitchens, the Snaidero research and design team looked for a material that was sustainable and innovative yet still functional for the kitchen environment. The end result is porcelain stoneware made from natural raw materials including clay, with the manufacturing process producing little waste with the raw materials and water used able to be recycled.

Embedded in the company’s philosophy is its dedication to sustainable practices and processes with the use of low emission panels, water-based lacquers, energy-efficient

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First Ever ‘Green Shopping Aisle’ Caters to Environmental Enthusiasts Who Want Home DIY Projects

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Environmentally-minded DIY enthusiasts can now enjoy the first ever ‘green shopping aisle’–complete with a real grass walkway and a canopy infused with foliage and butterflies.

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The green aisle is, quite literally, festooned with evergreen climbers and vegetation to help eco-conscious shoppers find the section of the hardware store that will make their home more sustainable.

‘The Green Aisle’ launches today at one of Britain’s major hardware chains,  Homebase. The first stores to get the foliage-festooned aisle are: Haringey in London, Edinburgh, Bridgend, Birmingham, and Leeds–with more stores to follow.

In partnership with Smart Energy GB, the aisle showcases eco-friendly and energy-efficient home improvement products, as well as information on how to get a smart meter installed, all in one place.

MORE: Grocery Store Unveils World’s First Plastic-Free Aisle 

All of these efforts will help make homes greener and ready for winter.

‘The Green Aisle’ was created after research

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’Nightmare’ intersection in Catasauqua, a known problem for decades, gets green light for improvements

It’s been said by many a public official and resident that turning left onto Race Street from Lehigh Street in Catasauqua is like “taking your life into your hands.”



a car driving down a busy street: Traffic begins to back up along Lehigh Street attempting, to exit onto Race Street Wednesday in Catasauqua. Borough officials voted narrowly to allow PennDOT to move forward with improvements to the Race and Lehigh Street intersection, long the bane of residents and commuters.


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Traffic begins to back up along Lehigh Street attempting, to exit onto Race Street Wednesday in Catasauqua. Borough officials voted narrowly to allow PennDOT to move forward with improvements to the Race and Lehigh Street intersection, long the bane of residents and commuters.

Living in a house near the three-point intersection, Joshua Fritz has a prime-time view of its traffic woes, the bane of residents and commuters for decades. During rush hour, he said, he witnesses close calls almost every other day.

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It’s always dicey to escape his driveway as cars coming from the opposite direction make similar quick escapes during breaks in traffic.

“For me to get out of here, I

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New Orleans Saints see improvements, but not enough to post victory over Green Bay

The New Orleans Saints did some good things on offense and defense against Green Bay. They just didn’t do enough of them.

There were enough loose ends for the Saints that they couldn’t produce a victory Sunday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where the Packers posted a 37-30 victory that was the second consecutive loss for New Orleans (1-2).

Penalties continue to be a significant hindrance (eight for 83 yards against the Packers), especially defensively, and two starters on offense (left guard Andrus Peat and tight end Jared Cook) couldn’t finish the game due to injuries. New Orleans has some cleaning up to do before it can put itself in position to win, and the next opportunity for that will come Sunday on the road against Detroit.

OFFENSE: Overall, it probably was the Saints’ best offensive showing this season. They had 397 yards, quarterback Drew Brees was sharp (29 of

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Logistics Network Remodeling Success Story – Green Chemicals Producer Implements Top-of-the-line Logistics Model, Enhances Data Accessibility, and Logistics Visibility by Collaborating with Quantzig

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Quantzig is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced data analytics solutions with business units spread globally. Our advanced analytics solutions and domain expertise empower us to look for insights in complex, unstructured data sets from disparate sources. With the new digital economy creating significant disruptions and new opportunities, our global team of over 550+ analytics experts and data science professionals work with leading companies to help master digital transformation, drawing on our deep domain expertise and understanding of factors impacting business growth. Our logistics analytics solutions have helped leading Fortune 500 companies to achieve better success rates by adopting the right technology and digital solutions to drive innovation and competitiveness. Request a FREE one-on-one platform demo to learn how analytics can help drive change in your business processes.

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Green Mountain Builders begin new custom home in Naples Park

Green Mountain Builders, a Southwest Florida custom home building and remodeling company has started a new custom home in Naples Park, Naples, Florida. It is their fifteenth start in five years in this perfectly located neighborhood west of US 41 (Tamiami Trail North). This gorgeous home is the largest one-story home to be built on a standard homesite in Naples Park.



a large brick building with grass in front of a house: Construction has begun on the Napoli 4 model, a four bedroom, plus study/den, three bath pool home, offering 2,208 square feet of living space and 2.888 total square feet under roof.


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Construction has begun on the Napoli 4 model, a four bedroom, plus study/den, three bath pool home, offering 2,208 square feet of living space and 2.888 total square feet under roof.

This magnificently designed Napoli 4 model is a four bedroom, plus study/den, three bath pool home, offering 2,208 square feet of living space and 2.888 total square feet under roof.

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“The Napoli has been refined to reflect the feedback we have received from our clients.

The result is the most beautiful Napoli yet. The

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Homeowners In Massachusetts: Tips To Remodel A Green Kitchen

Looking for ways to make your Massachusetts home more environmentally friendly? Read this guide and learn how to get started.

If you want to “green” up your home, a kitchen renovation is a great place to begin. With just a bit of planning, you can remodel and make updates that turn your kitchen into an environmentally friendly space that’s both green and stylish.

Value of a Green Kitchen

Even if you have a limited budget to work with, here’s why you should consider greening up your kitchen:

  • Cost-effective: Green remodeling is affordable. Many eco-friendly building materials are cost-effective.
  • Low-maintenance: Green kitchens focus on low maintenance and high quality, so over time you’ll spend less on repairs.
  • Energy-savings: Lower energy costs in your kitchen give you the benefit of long-term energy savings.
  • Health focus: A green kitchen remodel lets you create a healthy indoor living space for you and your family.
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How to go green at home and save green in your wallet | Editor’s Pick

(BPT) — Taking steps to live a greener lifestyle at home not only can help protect the environment, but it can improve the comfort in your home and help save money, too. According to a study conducted by the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), 41% of Americans want to buy green products for their home. Strategic home feature upgrades and smart habits can help save on utility bills, reduce your water and carbon footprints, and potentially benefit your budget long term.

We have all found ourselves with a little more time at home recently and may have time for some small DIY projects. Fortunately, green home improvements don’t have to be difficult. Here are five ideas to make your home more sustainable and help save money:

1. Install a rain water barrel

Watering a lawn and garden is essential to the health of the landscape, but running water for hours

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Minnesota Homeowners: Smart Updates For A Green Kitchen

Cooler weather is on its way, and it’s the perfect time of year to think about all those indoor projects that you want to tackle. Why not consider renovating your Minnesota home and making it more energy efficient?

If you want to “green” up your home, a kitchen renovation is a great place to start. With just a bit of planning, you can remodel and make updates that turn your kitchen into an environmentally friendly space that’s both green and stylish.

Value of a Green Kitchen

Even if you have a limited budget to work with, here’s why you should consider greening up your kitchen:

  • Cost-effective: Green remodeling is affordable. Many eco-friendly building materials are cost-effective.
  • Low-maintenance: Green kitchens focus on low maintenance and high quality, so over time you’ll spend less on repairs.
  • Energy-savings: Lower energy costs in your kitchen give you the benefit of long-term energy savings.
  • Health
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Wisconsin Homeowners: Tips To Update Your Kitchen And Go Green

Many homeowners here in Wisconsin are planning their fall home improvement projects, putting plans into place to make updates that are good for the environment while still being within their budget.

If you want to “green” up your home, a kitchen renovation is a great place to start. With just a bit of planning, you can remodel and make updates that turn your kitchen into an environmentally friendly space that’s both green and stylish.

Value of a Green Kitchen

Even if you have a limited budget to work with, here’s why you should consider greening up your kitchen:

  • Cost-effective: Green remodeling is affordable. Many eco-friendly building materials are cost-effective.
  • Low-maintenance: Green kitchens focus on low maintenance and high quality, so over time you’ll spend less on repairs.
  • Energy-savings: Lower energy costs in your kitchen give you the benefit of long-term energy savings.
  • Health focus: A green kitchen remodel lets you
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