Cork flooring

Green Materials Report: Cork Flooring

Published on August 29th, 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



Fitting In, Architecturally Speaking

Published on August 28th, 2014 | by Jennifer Shockley

One of the fundamental qualities of good architecturally designed buildings is that they fit into their own unique site. Two examples that couldn’t be more different but that are both beautifully designed buildings for their spaces ... Read More

Alternative Fuels

Farmers cook with biogas

Farmers Get Energy From Coffee Wastewater

Published on August 28th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

UTZ Certified publishes the results of a four-year project on coffee wastewater treatment The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified has proven that it is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect ... Read More

Green Design

Construction site

What Is LEED? – Sustainable Sites

Published on August 27th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

This is the second post in a series on the LEED green building rating system.  The first post provided an introduction to LEED. Sustainable Sites The first category of LEED prerequisites and credits has to do ... Read More

Alternative Fuels

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Water and Sunlight the Formula for Sustainable Fuel

Published on August 26th, 2014 | by Glenn Meyers

This news on water and sunlight  from Australian National University is worth reading. An Australian National University (ANU) team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way for biological systems powered ... Read More

Energy Efficiency

C-SIS exterior sheathing system

Exterior Sheathing System Improves Energy Efficiency

Published on August 26th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

Composite Panel Building Systems announced the introduction of a new sheathing system that can improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings and homes, as well as new construction projects.  The C-SIS exterior sheathing system combines insulation, ... Read More

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