Author Archives: Philip Proefrock

Platinum LEED 19th Century Building

March 27th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

Harvard University has achieved several firsts with the recent renovation of an old power plant into an office building. It [&hellip


What’s a Watt?

February 28th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

BuildingGreen.com has a very good and useful piece about energy measurement from the December 2007 Environmental Building News. The article, [&hellip


Efficiency in a Clothes Dryer

February 22nd, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

The Dryer Miser is a huge step forward for one kind of energy sucking home appliance, the clothes dryer. While [&hellip


Green Communities, Part 1: New Urbanism

February 21st, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

[There are a number of different approaches to communities and building that serve to support sustainability (and often other aims [&hellip


Formaldehyde and Indoor Air Quality

February 14th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

Today’s news included the story that testing on FEMA-supplied temporary housing trailers in Mississippi and Louisiana has found extremely high [&hellip


The Calendar of Green Building Events

February 7th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

Increasing numbers of home builders and home remodeling programs across the country are embracing green building and sustainable design. Some [&hellip


Retrofit Radiant Heating

January 17th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

Radiant heating is an efficient and comfortable method for heating. Instead of heating air and blowing it into spaces to [&hellip


Cars and Buildings

January 15th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

I’ve been away a bit the last couple of weeks which is why you haven’t heard as much from me [&hellip


Design Competition for Greener Concrete

December 29th, 2007 | by Philip Proefrock

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the Portland Cement Association (PCA) have announced their “Concrete Thinking for [&hellip



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