Going for green structural materials and finishes and energy-efficient appliances gets you well on your way to creating a truly eco-friendly home.
Building a Home in 2018? Best Green Modifications to Make Green Construction Now Within Everyone's Reach
Are you building a home in 2018? There’s lots of great green modifications and choices that are now within everyone’s reach…
How to Prepare Buildings for Changing Climate Conditions in 2018 2030 Challenge sets the goal of carbon-neutral buildings within the next 12 years
The 2030 Challenge sets the goal of carbon-neutral buildings within the next 12 years, and we have a lot of work to do to get there….
Is Precast Concrete the Key to Rebuilding Our Infrastructure? Despite $65 Billion Annual Investment, American Infrastructure Still in Rough Shape
Maybe we should start looking to concrete—made out of locally-sourced water, stone, sand & gravel—as a green solution to America’s infrastructure problems.
Maybe Greener To Maintain Existing Infrastructure Than Build Anew? Maintenance Cheaper, Greener Than New Construction
Experts think it’s cheaper & greener to maintain existing infrastructure than to build it new from scratch given the resource demands of new construction.
Eco-mansions are helping to relieve guilt from the Hamptons to Palm Beach.
Five percent of new commercial construction meets standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program (LEED). Ten percent of new homes satisfy the federal government’s Energy Star guidelines, meaning they’re nearly one-third more energy-efficient than regulations require. But U.S. buildings put out about a third of the country’s greenhouse gasses, and at the rate green building is penetrating the market today, it will be many years before we save the 70 percent of emissions thought necessary to stabilize the climate.