Vice President Joe Biden recently unveiled a home energy efficient program designed to help the environment and the economy. With such information available in a simple and trustworthy way, the government hopes homeowners will utilize such services which will help improve the environment by sustainable measure and also improve economy by creating more jobs.
Despite the doom and gloom in the economy, incentives still exist for energy efficiency and green building. Get them while they last!
The New York City Council passed several recommendations yesterday, preparing the way for more green building. The addition of “the environment” to the purpose of the building code was a large step for members of the Green Codes Task Force.
The Home Depot Foundation announced grant recipients for its Partners in Sustainable Building program for 2010-11. More than 135 Habitat for Humanity affiliates were chosen.
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.
The Sustainable Furnishings Council offers education to green furniture dealers and manufacturers, and designers.
We’re looking for solutions that address multiple problems without creating new ones down the road— integrated strategies dealing with key social, economic, environmental, policy and cultural issues.
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a program which allow local government entities to offer sustainable energy project loans to eligible property owners. Through a voluntary assessment on their property tax bills; homeowners had the option to offset the upfront costs of energy-efficient and renewable energy installation. As a part of a clean energy stimulus […]
Students are encouraged to stay after the class to continue to work on the building. “This workshop looks like a good opportunity to learn straw bale building in an indigenous cultural setting,” says Culver.
A new incentive program in Oregon pays homeowners up to 65 cents per kilowatt hour for installing solar panels. The first enrollment sold out in 15 minutes.
Sustainable Industries announced the release of its 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products guide, the annual publication profiling industry-leading green building products selected by a panel of expert judges and Sustainable Industries magazine’s editorial team. “It’s clear that as green building certifications become more stringent, product manufacturers continue to innovate, producing higher performing and more […]
ACHM enhances food and water security and human livelihoods through training that utilizes livestock to restore degraded watersheds and croplands to health offering training programs targeting community NGOs.
The Boston-based Sustainable Performance Institute offers green firm certification to area construction and design firms.
Underwriters Laboratories, famous for their certification of electrical products, now provides green claim validation and sustainability certification services.
[social_buttons] The man who makes furniture out of cardboard is against LEED certification and calls it “political” rather than necessary. Who is this man who is ruffling the feathers of Sustainable Design and Architecture community? It is no other than Frank Gehry, one of the most revered and notable American architect in modern times. Gehry […]