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Building Small: In Many Industries, Economies of Size is Shifting to Economies of Numbers

November 3rd, 2012 | by pressroom

This trend—observable in nascent form in several industries ranging from small, modular nuclear reactors, chlorine plants, and biomass energy systems to data centers—is resulting in a switch from large to small optimal unit scale, the authors found. The shift mirrors a similar revolution that began thirty years ago in the supercomputer industry. The traditional approach to producing higher capacity and greater speed in computing was to build increasingly powerful, specialized machines with ever-increasing processing power.


Eastern Michigan University’s Science Building Strives for Silver LEED Certification

March 2nd, 2011 | by Summer Minor

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is making their improved science building LEED certified through changes such as a green roof and a radiant cooling system. The $90 million dollar energy-efficient renovation of the Mark Jefferson Science Building should ring the building up to Silver LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. One of the most impressive renovations is the design of a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS).


Compressed Earth Block Questions and Answers

November 2nd, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

For those interested in learning more about compressed earth blocks (CEBs) this is an excellent informational site of Instituto Tierra y Cal, a non-profit organization that envisions a global resurgence of healthful and sustainable rural communities


Boston Scientific Plant Becomes Costa Rica’s First Sustainable Building

September 22nd, 2010 | by Summer Minor

Costa Rica is known for the lush rain forests, beautiful beaches and amazing surf. Now they will also be known for their great sustainable buildings as well. The Boston Scientific medical device plant in Alajuela, Costa Rica, has just been recognized as the country's first sustainable building. More are certain to follow!


Design Your Green Home

April 27th, 2009 | by Jessop Petroski

If you could design the green home of your dreams, what would it look like? What would it be made of? How would it produce and consume energy?


Trash House

February 17th, 2009 | by Glenn Meyers

There is plenty enough to know about all the trash we create and the wastefulness of our ways. But when [&hellip


The Calendar of Green Building Events

February 7th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

Increasing numbers of home builders and home remodeling programs across the country are embracing green building and sustainable design. Some [&hellip



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