In a multi-part series of articles, Rick Harrison, president of Rick Harrison Site Design Studio, will explain some of the problems in land development today and how innovative methods collectively known as "Prefurbia" can help to overcome them.
- By Rick Harrison
- Aug 31, 2010
Funds will be used to lower energy costs in public housing complex and provide jobs.
The Energy Department's retrofit project is part of a broader effort to reduce both energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and establish national guidelines and standards for retrofit methods, materials and practices.
On Aug. 11, EPA will explain how a low impact design competition had a ripple effect on Houston's design/build community.
With $8.4 million in state funding, grant recipients will develop research wind farms and provide services to industry partners.
The Lafayette home of Corey Saft, an architecture professor at the University of Louisiana, will serve as an urban prototype that demonstrates a 90 percent reduction in energy usage over homes built to current code.
The Department of Buildings has launched the New York City Energy Conservation Code, part of the city’s plan to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Lighting, power, and HVAC in new projects or renovations must comply.
Vice President Joe Biden visited Midland headquarters to see the company's green tech initiatives, several of which are supported by stimulus funding.
Letters of interest in the program should be submitted by July 9.
New research center is going for a Silver LEED rating and will use LT Technologies' systems to help achieve it.
Housing and Urban Development will encourage smart growth, location efficiency and green communities.
Fort Eustis, Va., uses its railroad systm to train soliders on train operations.
Using annual reports and other public information, the group measured fleet age, fuel consumption practices, carbon offsets, green building design, recycling programs and food items.
Officials hope that an ARRA-funded green roof will help manage stormwater and they plan to monitor the solution using Web-based weather stations.
BLT Enterprises' Fremont, Calif., operation adds new layer of sustainability with the help of Solar Power Inc.
Jackson Housing Authority, with Duvall Decker Architects, P.A., combines sustainability, energy-efficiency, durability, and livable housing with infrastructure improvements while remaining economical.
Mayor Nutter signs bill requiring energy efficient reflective roofs or green roofs on all new no- and low-slope roofs in the city.
A U.S. Green Building Council legal analysis points to existing programs that the Obama administration could use to enhance efficiency in buildings and homes.
South Shore Charter Public School won a hybrid school bus, a green audit, and money for scholarship and class supplies.