Browsing the "Renovation and Repair" Tag

Eiffel Tower Goes Green

March 15th, 2015 | by Dawn Killough

An ambitious remodel project at the Eiffel Tower is making its operations greener.  The first floor of the landmark building [&hellip


San Francisco’s HOPE SF Renovates Libraries and Public Buildings in 10-Year Plan with Solar Technologies

October 4th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

Currently, as part of HOPE SF, the Bayview/Hunters Point Revitalization Program is underway. It began more than a decade ago with a ten-year plan devised between San Francisco’s Public Library and the Department of Public Works. It is a multi-million dollar plan to renovate every branch of the library in the city and is called the Branch Library Improvement Program


Historic Rose Building Gets Lighting Renovation

August 30th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

A simple lighting renovation solution with a beneficial sustainable improvement to a remarkable building with a solid presence in America’s history. The Rose Building with the current ownership of Medical Mutual of Ohio is a great example of systems that have worked and new systems that can work combined to create a lasting architectural landmark


Today’s Architectural Style; Lead by Sun Light & Power

August 17th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

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


A Chocolate Lover’s Sustainable Progress; Hershey’s Mexico Cocoa Project

June 28th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

The Hershey Company is a solid example of what businesses, whether old or new, can do to help the environment and the local and global communities in which it operates. Strong partnerships are necessary in global development and with the backing of AMCO and Ecom there is no stopping this company's sustainable success in Mexico


Rush University Medical Center by Perkins + Will Goes Gold

April 23rd, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

The tower at Rush University Medical Center opened in January 2012 designed by Perkins + Will. It is the largest new construction health care facility in the world to receive LEED gold certification. Its shape takes form from a butterfly but it received high sustainable remarks in tons of other areas as well including green design, construction and operation


Fomo Offers Education and Products to Increase Building Energy Efficiency

July 28th, 2011 | by Jennifer Shockley

The University of Fomo is an online foam education program for the proper use and sellers of green polyurethane foam and its products. The company was founded in 1975 and besides being an educational service for the architectural and construction industries it also serves as a provider of products such as spray foam, pour-in place sealants, adhesives and accessories


Earth Advantage and NEEA Launch Free Online Course “Ducts Inside” for Industry Professionals

July 22nd, 2011 | by Susie Kim-Carberry

Earth Advantage and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) have teamed up to provide a free online course on how to reduce home energy use by 15 to 20 percent by a placement method of keeping all ducting within the conditioned space of new homes. A self-paced online course geared toward industry professionals, the self-paced tutorials, "Ducts Inside" teaches builders, designers, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals a new energy-efficient method that can save energy and home heating and cooling costs


Propeller Island City Lodge; A Hotel Like No Other

July 12th, 2011 | by Jennifer Shockley

The hotel is Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin, Germany. All of the 31 rooms, reception area, Gallery, meeting room, decor and objects in these areas were designed by German artist, Lars Stroschen.


Green Key Real Estate; Eco-friendly Agents to Encourage Past Meets Present Designs

May 26th, 2011 | by Jennifer Shockley

The country’s first national green real estate company is the current next step in promoting green living. This company already exists. It is Green Key Real Estate and is based out of California. They offer residential and commercial buildings for sale that have already incorporated many green standards, they encourage buyers with green incentives and ten percent of their gross commissions go toward greening the homes that they sell



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