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Delta Americas Opens LEED Platinum & Net Zero Headquarters

Delta, a global specialist in power and thermal management solutions, announced opening its new Americas headquarters in Fremont, California. The facility was designed to meet LEED Platinum and net zero standards. According to press information, this 180,000 square-foot facility is a testament to Delta’s commitment to sustainability. Over 1,000 MWh of electricity is expected to […]

October 27th

Eco Classroom Gets Drinking Water From Green Roof

This 230 square foot eco classroom, built in the trees at the Benenden School in Kent, United Kingdom, is in demand from students and faculty alike because of its view and its interesting construction.  Built by treehouse builders Blue Forest, the classroom is completely self-sufficient, using solar power for electricity and water harvested from its […]

February 9th

Tiny House Built in a Garage Has French Style

You won’t believe this “tiny house” living space was built into a single-car garage, but it’s true!  The French “home” owner hasn’t told the City, however, so- if you happen to know where this house is- try to keep it on the down-low. The owner couldn’t afford an apartment in the city, so he purchased […]

January 27th

Green Buildings Save Small Businesses Big Money

Mike Schoenecker, vice president at Winkelman Building Corp, says green buildings, defined as those that reduce their impact on the environment by being more energy efficient and using fewer natural resources while reducing waste and pollution, save money for business owners three ways. Increased Efficiency Means Lower Energy Bills Green buildings cost about 2% more initially, but will save […]

January 5th

USGBC Wins Environmental Award From United Nations

The US Green Building Council has won the United Nations’ top environmental award, the Champions of the Earth award for Entrepreneurial Vision.  The award is usually given to an individual, but the organization is being specially honored for its “outstanding contribution to sustainable building through its LEED green building rating system.”   Champions of the […]

December 4th

Pre-Cut Steel Buildings Snap Together Like Legos

The flexibility and simplicity of steel framing systems draws many clients because there are no interior load-bearing walls, so remodeling or reconfiguring rooms when needs change is a snap. “When children leave at 28, you can easily knock down walls.  And when they return at 32 you can erect them again,” BONE founder and president […]

October 20th

Shipping Container Home Can Triple In Size

There have been a plethora of posts about shipping containers hitting the web recently – and why not? Shipping containers are cheap, durable, and available– and are as easy to ship as a traditional RV.  This particular shipping container home is a bit different, though: it can expand! Designed by G-pod, a Hong Kong and […]

October 3rd