The Duthie Center for Engineering on the University of Louisville campus recently earned LEED Gold for its renovation project. Highlights included 54% water savings, reuse of 95% of the existing building structure, and recycling 77% of the demolition waste.
Monthly Archives:August 2010
Steven Apfelbaum, founder of Applied Ecological Services (AES), has developed land-use solutions to help farmers, companies, landowners, and communities around the world. In a recent article, he called for developing a National Carbon Reserve.
The Madison Children's Museum is set to be the first LEED-certified museum in Wisconsin. But the building isn't the only thing that is green.
Green Building Elements is excited to host the Green Business Blog Carnival, a traveling weekly series that offers hodge podge of posts from green blogs. Started by sustainablog and TriplePundit (3P); it’s the perfect weekly wrap up to start your weekend off right. 3P asks Do We Need a Green Tea Party? What’s a fiscally […]
Take this National Geographic test to see how much water you use in a day. Then find tips on how to reduce your water footprint.
For those considering building without a septic tank or access to a sewer line, it might be time to look at composting alternatives, especially if putrid smells can be avoided. Swedish-based BioLet has manufactured waterless toilets for 35 years.
Seattle’s Lyle Rudensey, pictured here, was kind enough to send a copy of his two-DVD set, “BioLyle’s Biodiesel Workshop,” for review.
LEDs are the newest light form to hit the building industry. Although they are extremely efficient, they provide some challenges to lighting designers.
The "Ground Zero Mosque," as it is being called, is a controversial development in New York, near the site of the 9/11 attacks. The project will be seeking LEED certification, if it gets off the ground.
SAWSO has completed the construction of 600 housing shelters its Transitional Shelter Program in Jacmel, Haiti.
The Courthouse Square building and transit center in Salem, Oregon, a ten year old LEED Certified project, was recently declared structurally unsound. What does this say about green building design?
In 1995, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added a definition to its plenty saturated lexicon: brownfields. It supported the word by launching a new program, the Brownfields Program, designed to benefit local communities, protect the environment, create jobs, and increase property values.
As gardeners go, Mohammed Bin Abubakar holds a unique position. He has built a forest where once there were only rushed rocks and the unsightly remnants of an old gold mine.
Consumers and executives alike are skeptical of businesses green claims, and they have reason to be.
From the Single-Stream Recycling Guide comes a refresher list all recyclers should know about: the dirty dozen of contaminants that turn the idea of user-friendly and earth-friendly single-stream recycling topsy-turvy for manufacturers of recycled building products.