Sacramento-based nonprofit Mutual Housing California recently completed an $8.6 million green renovation of one of their affordable housing developments.
Increased awareness of not only the value, but the necessity of adopting green building initiatives in new builds and retro fits is critical.
Global green building is expected to double every three years, according to a Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report cited by USGBC, which was a contributing partner on the report.
Mahesh Ramanujam has become the new president and CEO of USGBC, as recently announced this week.
When paired with smart lighting, smart blinds can help maximize the amount of daylight in your home to cut down on electricity usage. For example, opening the blinds can trigger smart lighting to turn off, and vice versa.
With climate change, every sustainable aspect of development helps.
The agency's labs "are a global technology powerhouse that harness innovation to create jobs, support new industries and help ensure America’s competitive edge in areas of national security and science," said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
Together, three newly signed bills are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 250,000 metric tons and spur retrofits in 16,000 buildings.
Award winners will be honored at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo early next month.
Tacoma searched for years to find an identity. While the search continued, the city found out who it was not by tearing down what it used to be, but by restoring, reclaiming, and reutilizing what was there already. The result is a city becoming a leader at cleaning and reusing.
The International WELL Building Institute™ is a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and well-being through the built environment. It administers the WELL Building Standard™, which is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to call our new world headquarters a truly global leader in sustainability," said Rob DeMartini, New Balance's president and CEO.
A financial contributor to the development, Woodland was chosen out of nearly 500 cities and 58 counties in the state. Mutual Housing at Spring Lake received the award because it was the first multi-family, rental-housing development in the nation to receive Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home certification.
Window film reduces energy consumption by reducing solar heat gain. It can reduce the homeowner's carbon footprint. And it can allow you to enjoy natural light without the negative impact of UV exposure.
Through Fannie Mae, green financing allows borrowers to fund smart, energy-efficient improvements or reward investments for refinance, acquisition, or supplemental financing. These programs are the first of their kind available to not only affordable, but also market-rate multifamily properties.
A significant change in the 2015 edition is the Energy Efficiency chapter's referencing the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, and there are revamped stormwater management options that focus on low-impact development.
Mutual Housing California receives nearly half a million from NeighborWorks America for building affordable, energy-efficient housing.
When put into hard numbers, the financial benefits of a project that optimally combines solar and efficiency can seem too good to be true.
Mutual Housing at Spring Lake receives first LEED Home Platinum for affordable housing in Yolo County; also marks the first LEED certification for multifamily housing in Woodland.
The new SmartMarket report shows global green building continues to double every three years.