The Maryland Clean Energy Center has launched a the new Maryland Home Energy Loan Program, enabling Marylanders to access unsecured, low-cost funds for efficiency upgrades such as better insulation and higher-rated heating and cooling equipment.
This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series on some of today's problems in land development and how innovative methods collectively known as "Prefurbia" can help overcome them.
- By Rick Harrison
- Dec 01, 2010
The U.S. Green Building Council has introduced a new program designed to streamline and create capacity for the LEED building certification process. LEED Automation enables LEED Online, the online tool projects use to submit documentation and certify LEED projects, to interact with third-party technology platforms.
Ron Sivitz' designed beach house recently won Platinum status from the U.S. Green Building Council. The builder shares tips on how to make your project LEED-worthy.
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will present the American Society of Landscape Architects the 2010 Award of Excellence in December.
The International City/County Management Association found that while local governments recognized the need to create sustainability, they generally have not been able to act on that knowledge.
Montgomery Housing Partnership transformed a 57-year-old building into a modern, more efficient and affordable complex.
EPA, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Department of Transportation will provide sustainable design assistance to Boston, Jefferson City, Hartford, Charleston and Little Rock.
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.