Green Materials Report

Ceramic tile

Green Materials Report: Ceramic Tile

Published on July 3rd, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

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


Architecture

Hy Fi tower by The Living

Bio-Tower Made of Bricks Grown from Corn

Published on July 2nd, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

From DeZeen: New York studio The Living has completed this year’s MoMA PS1 gallery pavilion – a cluster of circular bio-towers built from bricks that have been grown from corn stalks and mushrooms. Hy-Fi was the winning project in ... Read More


Energy Issues

Renewable energy from solar and wind power

How Green Is Renewable Energy?

Published on July 1st, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

Thanks to ClimateWire for their interesting article on research into the environmental impact of manufacturing the equipment used to create renewable energy, something we don’t often discuss.  An excerpt is below: When it comes to energy, ... Read More


Green Design

Hospital corridor

Many Doctors Unaware of Effects of Buildings on Health

Published on June 30th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

The critical connection between a healthy building environment and patient health is often missed by the one group of professionals who may matter most – physicians, according to a new SmartMarket report by McGraw Hill Construction, sponsored ... Read More


Green Materials Report

Wheatboard under veneers

Green Materials Report: Wheatboard

Published on June 27th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

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


Energy

New efficiency standards will save consumers money

DOE Finalizes Furnace Fan Energy Efficiency Standards

Published on June 26th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

The Department of Energy announced final furnace fan energy efficiency standards today, the one-year anniversary of the release of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. “The part of the Climate Action Plan that got the most attention ... Read More


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