white roof savings

White Roof Saves $2.40/Sq. Ft. Over “Dark” Roof

Published on September 22nd, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

In a first-of-its kind study published in the Energy and Buildings Journal earlier this year, a group of researchers compared the energy costs of buildings with white roofs against both trendy “green” roofs and conventional “black” ... Read More


USGBC Members Select Best of Building Awards Winners

USGBC Members Select Best of Building Awards Winners

Published on September 22nd, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

This is the inaugural year of The Best of Building Awards, which celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building. Nominees and winners were selected exclusively by the members ... Read More



Tokyo Designer Presents Underground Bike Parking

Published on September 18th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

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With more and more commuters turning to bicycles in cities across the world, bike parking has become a critical component in any forward-looking urban planning discussions. Over in Japan, however, one company has come up with ... Read More


Coated roof tiles

Green Materials Report – Smog Eating Roof Tiles

Published on September 16th, 2014 | by Stephen Hanley

This post is part of the green materials report series.  GBE is providing information on various building materials and what makes them green.  Each post focuses on one material.  We will be looking at the ingredients in the ... Read More


LEED credentials in demand in job market

LEED is in High Demand in Today’s Job Market

Published on September 16th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

Have you ever wondered if becoming a LEED Accredited Professional, or Green Associate, was really worth the effort? “Will it help me get a job?,” you wonder. According to a press release from the US Green ... Read More


Smart home systems

Lowe’s Smart Home Survey – Results

Published on September 14th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

A new smart home study released by Lowe’s found that while Rosie the Robot is the futuristic feature consumers would want most from “The Jetsons,” more than 70 percent of smart phone users in America just wish they ... Read More

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