For recycling evangelists like myself, one company that specializes in manufacturing a variety of foam products does provide an appealing recycling option for Styrofoam packaging materials that haven’t been touched with food, oils or dirt. The company, ACH Foam Technologies is based in Denver and has operations in six additional states: NV, UT, KS, MO, WI and GA.
Follows the Seattle Wood Solutions Fair Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Symposium What: The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program will host the first-ever US Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Symposium February 27-28, 2013 in Seattle. CLT is now available in North America and has the potential to significantly change how wood is used across the building landscape. Attendees […]
An oversized furnace is a very wasteful shortcut taken by many LEED homebuilders and HVAC service providers. The result is that many unsuspecting homeowners are straddled with an appliance that overly dries their indoor air, wastes copious energy, and sends a lot of money right up the chimney. When it comes to heating appliances, bigger […]
LEED is discussed a lot in sustainable ratings of buildings but there are other certifications that buildings can achieve and theses certificates and ratings are achieved through many different measurements. Many buildings are discussed with new technologies like vertical gardens and a sustainable winery. These are just a few examples of other organizations that rank sustainability: […]
Condensation on the inside of your windows during the winter may indicate that you should look at upgrading your windows. More likely, however, water on the inside of your windows is a symptom of a completely different problem with your home.
You need to have an energy audit performed on your home so it functions more with LEED efficiency. As a green home consultant, there are preciously few definitive pieces of advice that I can give all-comers. It seems that I am always qualifying any advice on home upgrades–telling the homeowner that the right choice depends […]
The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a branch of the United States Commerce Department, has a new project. They recently showed off their new facility, built to resemble a house, which is expected to create enough energy to power itself over the course of a year. NIST intends to show that an average home […]
The policies, while all based in real life, are only a minor part of the game of GBO Hawaii, where players can invest in green businesses across the state of Hawaii in order to help the state become more sustainable. Hawaii currently imports 90% of its food and burns imported oil for about 90% of its electricity, and state planners are desperately trying to change all that before oil prices get *really* out of control.
LEED certification is a guiding accredited program that encourages buildings to be more environmentally friendly, through design, materials and future energy consumptions. Right now it is a driving force for the way many buildings are being designed and even the way that they are constructed including the recycling practices that happen while being built and […]
Sun Light & Power has been in the sustainable business of providing solar solutions for commercial and residential projects since 1976. They work with both solar electric (Photovoltaic or PV) and solar thermal (hot water and pool heating) applications. Plus they offer a custom system for each individual site, power requirements and budgets.
As people become more concerned about the state of the environment, all industries are making efforts to go green. Though progress has been made across the board, architecture is an industry that has enjoyed significant success. All over the world, cities are building eco-friendly structures and renovating their existing buildings in order to lessen the […]
For those wanting to remain informed about plastics in today’s world, we received this note today from Scott Cooney concerning plastics industry and LEED: Hey guys, Thought you might be interested in this: GreenBiz The American Chemistry Council is at it again. Cheers, Scott Photo: nist6ss
Colorado State University (CSU) in Ft. Collins, Colorado hired architectural firm Studiotrope to design the expansion of the Morgan Library with a modern glass cube student study space. The University is requiring that a minimum LEED silver accreditation be attained.
Kohl’s Department Stores today announced that the company will expand its solar program by nearly 25 percent in 2012, installing solar panels at approximately 30 additional Kohl’s locations. While some of the new solar sites will be in states such as California, Connecticut and Maryland where Kohl’s already has a solar presence, additional sites will be located in new solar states for Kohl’s, including Massachusetts, New York and Ohio.
The Vernon S. Broyles, Jr. Leadership Center at the Columbia Theological Center is a very beautiful and sustainable example of what existing and new buildings can become together if all design aspects are considered and smart practices are implemented.