The first-ever Gen7 green classrooms, installed at Bolsa Knolls Middle School in Salinas, Calif., have become the nation's first modular classrooms to receive Collaborative for High Performance Schools Verified recognition for New School Construction.
The Center for Neighborhood Technology and American Rivers gathered the latest research and produced a guide to help communities assign economic value to such structures as green roofs, rain gardens, and permeable pavement.
An energy-efficient house that can send alerts if its residents are ill has been developed by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire.
Some changes to the new training criteria that trades in California have made include plumbers adding geothermal and hydroponic solar water systems to their core training skills and electricians incorporating energy-efficient systems.
The U.S. Green Building Council presented awards for multi- and single-family home projects, production builders, affordable housing projects and developments, and an overall commitment to LEED for Homes.
The non-profit business will involve 100 percent organically grown and recyclable products, local suppliers, Energy Star appliances, and both solar hot-water heating and solar photovoltaic technologies.
Company names Melissa O'Mara vice president of Green Buildings Solutions.
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.
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will present the American Society of Landscape Architects the 2010 Award of Excellence in December.
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.
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.