Green Trends to Watch This Year

Concern for the environment is growing among consumers, manufacturers, and service providers. In response, promising signs are emerging that we’re moving toward a more sustainable world. One of these signs is the pace and scope of sustainability-driven innovation. If you’re looking for ways to live a greener life or are interested in breakthroughs in green technology, here are some green trends to watch for and think about embracing this year.
Natural furnishings and decor
Decorating with houseplants is increasingly common. Expect this trend to continue alongside a rise in the production and sale of other organic furnishings. Carved stone stone coffee and end tables, wood furniture, and wicker chairs […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

AMLI on Riverside Achieves LEED Gold Certification

We’re more than happy to announce that AMLI on Riverside has recently achieved LEED Gold certification. AMLI on Riverside is one of the newest sustainability-focused luxury apartment communities in the Las Colinas area of Irving, TX.

Attaining LEED Gold status has been a goal at AMLI on Riverside since its inception. The community is designed to use 32-percent less energy and 22-percent less water than most apartment buildings of its size, and incorporates healthy, sustainable building materials to ensure a safe living environment for residents and the neighborhood at-large. The building also utilizes premium-quality air filters and state-of-the-art ventilation to give […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

10 Ways to be an Eco-Friendly Shopper

Living in a world where few consumers take the environment into account when shopping, it’s easy to feel like your efforts don’t accomplish much. But environmentally conscious shopping truly does make a difference. Not only do eco-friendly purchases lower your carbon footprint, they also shape manufacturing, packaging, and transport decisions that further impact the environment. If you aspire to be a greener consumer, here are ten rules to live by.
1. Say no to plastic
Keep a cloth tote or other reusable bag in your purse, briefcase, backpack, or car at all times. This way, you’ll never have to carry groceries or […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

7 Green Living Tips for Winter that Won’t Compromise Your Comfort

Winter is in full swing. Hopefully you’ve managed to stay comfortable thus far, and ideally without boosting your energy consumption too much. If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint, follow these tips for eco-friendly winter living that won’t force you to choose between freezing and wearing five layers indoors.
1. Nudge down the thermostat
Challenge yourself to keep your thermostat just two degrees cooler than you normally do in the winter. You shouldn’t feel a huge difference, but the environment will notice your efforts. Offset the change in temperature by drinking more hot beverages and using throw blankets more often. If you […]

By |January 19th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

9 Ways to Raise Eco-Friendly Kids

Are you raising kids you’d like to see grow into earth-friendly adults? The best way to encourage children to embrace a sustainable lifestyle is to live one yourself. Also helpful is exposing your children to the great outdoors and the importance of environmental preservation from a young age. Here are several actionable ways you can help shape your children into natural stewards.
Plant seeds together
A fun, interactive way to pique your children’s interest in the environment is to garden together. When they’re very young, try planting seeds that germinate quickly to hold your children’s interest. As they grow older, start having them […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Green Living|0 Comments