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Work on reducing water, energy, tax bills


By Fraser Allport Historically, recessions have only one benefit – they cleanse and rebalance the markets and are “corrections” to the excesses and mistakes of the preceding boom. The only way to survive a recession is to adapt thus saving money becomes a necessity when making money becomes harder to do. Recessions teach us all [...]

December 13th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Local news,Money | Read More »

What Happens When Green Becomes Code?

By Fraser Allport Do buildings get better, or are lawsuits inevitable? According to Liberty Building Forensics Group, the inevitable is about to happen – and most people don’t even know it’s coming. Green buildings are going to become, by codification, the law of the land. For some firms, this will mean business as usual. For [...]

December 8th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Emerging Green: A new weekly column on BrowardNETOnline.com

Fraser Allport, owner of Energywatertaxes.com

As Broward County’s only online-only newspaper, BrowardNETOnline.com firmly believes in being green. Each of us can do something to make our Earth a better place, but realize that for many people, being green has to make sense financially. If green is cost-prohibitive to businesses and to homeowners, then many people will opt out. In addition [...]

December 5th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Local news | Read More »

Public meeting in December for SFWMD Everglades acquisition


The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board has approved taking the next step in the public  planning process for Everglades restoration on land being acquired from the United States Sugar Corporation. The second phase of planning involves the in-depth analysis of data generated during 15 project planning workshops to determine the most beneficial [...]

November 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Events,Local news,Real Estate,Water management | Read More »

Davie temporarily adding chlorine to its water

The Town of Davie Utilities Department will temporarily return to the method of using free chlorine as part of an annual preventive maintenance program from April 6 through April 26, 2009. This is a routine procedure providing additional protection against bacteria and is a common practice for systems using combined chlorine. These temporary conditions will [...]

April 4th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Coconut Creek water rates go up April 1

Residents of Coconut Creek will see an increase in water rates as well as a new rate structure that will take effect April 1, 2009. To see how the new rates affect you, please click on the link below. Once you click on the link, you will enter into only one of the search fields [...]

March 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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