Green Design

Green homes use less energy

Report Shows Growth In Demand For Green Homes

Published on June 22nd, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

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The US Green Building Council (USGBC) now estimates that there are as many as 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, a number that more than doubled between 2011 and 2012 and continues to grow steadily, according ... Read More


Energy

Ventilation helps you to vent steam and odours from cooking outside.

Image Credit: brett jordan from Flickr.

Photographer: Anuchai Secharunputong.

How Ventilation Helps Keep You Cool

Published on June 21st, 2014 | by Nicholas Brown

There is a common concern about ventilation bringing warm air into rooms. While this is true, it still helps to keep you cool by blowing out the even warmer air inside your home, and by helping ... Read More


Architecture

IceStone countertops in kitchen

Green Materials Report: IceStone Countertops

Published on June 20th, 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


Green Design

Maracana Stadium, Brazil

6 World Cup Venues Achieve LEED Certification

Published on June 19th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

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This week, in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that several World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including South America’s largest stadium, Maracanã in Rio de ... Read More


Energy

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Mosaic’s Home Solar Loan Program Expands

Published on June 18th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

Originally Published in the ECOreport Mosaic just issue a press release about their “robust package of new loan products, technology & services”. This was the first company to use crowd-sourcing to finance solar projects, and I had the opportunity&hellip... Read More


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