Materials

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


Education

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


Energy

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


Green Design

water efficiency

What Is LEED? – Water Efficiency

Published on September 11th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

This is the fourth post in a series on the LEED green building rating system.  The first post provided an Introduction to LEED, the second looked at the Sustainable Sites credit category, and the third at the Location and ... Read More


Energy

PEER certification evaluates power system performance

GBCI to Administer PEER Program for Power System Performance

Published on September 10th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) announced today that it will administer certification for the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal™ (PEER) program. PEER is the nation’s first comprehensive, consumer-centric, data-driven system for evaluating power system performance ... Read More


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