Author Archives: Stephen Hanley

First Public School Designed For LEED Platinum Certification Uses LED Lighting

LED lighting by Cree Industries saves energy.

LED lighting by Cree has helped the Sandy Grove Middle School in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina achieve LEED Platinum status and save $16 million in energy.

35 Story Carbon Neutral Wood Skyscraper Proposed For Paris

Cross laminated wooden tower proposed for Paris

Architect Michael Green has propose a 35 story wood skyscraper for the Reinvent Paris design competition. The tower’s bike paths and green space would resemble the High LIne Park in New York City.

Mushroom Based Building Materials Are Here (with Video)

Ecovative particle board uses mycelium from mushrooms instead of formaldehyde and petro-chemical based resins.

Ecovative, a New York design firm, is using mycelium from mushrooms to manufacture 100% compostable building materials without formaldehyde and resins.