Browsing the "Renovation and Repair" Tag

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Eiffel Tower Goes Green

An ambitious remodel project at the Eiffel Tower is making its operations greener.  The first floor of the landmark building was recently refurbished for a better visitor experience and to improve the environmental impact of the historic building. First floor glazing was changed to provide a 25% reduction in solar heat gain during the summer […]

March 15th

Passive House Windows Save Money Throughout Projects

Replacing the windows in a building can improve its energy efficiency significantly, but the work is often carried out in phases.  Windows need to be selected based on their performance both during and after a project is complete.  Passive House Institute has announced a competition and ratings system that- like the Australian system we covered last […]

December 16th

A Bright Beginning: U2 Adapter Campaign

There are tons of inventions that may be small in scale but are big in economical value. Simply put, finding another use for an item that will go in the trash is a huge value. There are multiple web sites available to help beginner inventors get their start, such as Kickstarter, Invent Help and Indie […]

March 10th

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

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.

October 4th

Historic Rose Building Gets Lighting Renovation

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.

August 30th

Rush University Medical Center by Perkins + Will Goes Gold

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.

April 23rd

Fomo Offers Education and Products to Increase Building Energy Efficiency

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.

July 28th

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

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.

July 22nd