Browsing the "LEED" Tag

Great Green Construction Products Made From Paper

August 12th, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

Sustainable composite surfaces show great promise to green designers We have written before about this sustainable counter product made from recycled waste paper. It is time now to revisit Hoquiam, WA-based PaperStone

Green Roof At Penn. Children’s Hospital Contributes To Leed Potential

July 26th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

“Incorporation of natural spaces like green roofs helps Penn State Hershey fulfill our mission of providing comprehensive care to sick or injured children and their families, care that is focused on them and designed to help them heal not only physically, but spiritually and emotionally as well,” said Penn State Hershey Medical Center director of design and construction, Richard Aradine, in a press release. “Inclusion of these green spaces also puts us in a good position to achieve LEED certification for the new Children’s Hospital building, a commitment we’ve made for all new construction on our campus.”

VW Chattanooga: A Model for Designing Ecological Sustainability Into Auto Manufacturing Sites

June 26th, 2013 | by GBE FACTS

Auto manufacturing also takes a heavy toll on societies and ecosystems, however, requiring vast amounts of energy and natural resources, as well as pumping out vast quantities of pollutants into our atmosphere, land, waterways and oceans. These costs have grown along with the industry and become increasingly apparent over the years. Changing with the times, automakers around the world are now turning to green site, building and manufacturing design to reduce the costs, and risks of doing business, including the toll they take on the environment

Seattle School Certified as World’s Fourth Living Building; First on West Coast

April 16th, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

A program of the International Living Future Institute, the Living Building Challenge (LBC) is widely considered the world’s most rigorous building performance standard. A Living Building generates all of its own energy through clean, renewable resources; captures and treats its own water; incorporates only non-toxic, appropriately sourced materials; and operates efficiently and for maximum beauty. A building must perform as designed for one full year of occupancy and pass a third-party audit before receiving certification as “Living.”

Bonded Logic & The Home Depot: Green Ways To Insulate Homes and Absorb Sound

April 9th, 2013 | by pressroom

UltraTouch Denim Insulation offers ultimate thermal performance and creates a 30 to 50 percent increase in a room’s acoustical performance. The insulation does not contain formaldehyde or Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). It is easy to use: a portion of the batts in each package contain perforations similar to paper towels that allow consumers to tear the insulation with their hands to get the size they need

Guest Post: Eco-Friendly Construction

April 8th, 2013 | by GBE FACTS

There are tons of ways buildings are going green these days and there are new methods being seen every day. The best part about this is that not only are they great for the environment, but they’re sustainable and they’re just as good as traditional methods

Is Houston Solar Ready?

March 16th, 2013 | by pressroom

“Is Houston Solar Ready?” is a four-page collaborative review that presents a review of the technological implementations in Houston homes, schools and commercial buildings. It also presents case studies and a record of the successes the community has had and challenges facing the use of solar energy along the Texas Gulf Coast

Recycling Styrofoam: From Impossible to Finding Resources

March 6th, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

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

Window Sweat: What Wet Windows Are Trying to Tell You

November 14th, 2012 | by David Arthur

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

Why You Need An Energy Audit

October 19th, 2012 | by David Arthur

You need to have an energy audit performed on your home so it functions more with LEED efficiency. As a [&hellip

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