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Passive House for Simpler Energy Solutions
"Passive House" is used for an internationally established building standard with very low energy consumption, which has
been proven in practice.
Green Building Projections for 2010 - 2020
Green building and certification programs are growing globally, but the question is where, which, and how much. These green building projections can help manufacturers of green building materials and green building professionals plan ahead for the global green building market.
Green Design for Green Buildings by Sustainability Architects
Green building is one component of sustainable communities. Architects and contractors are key players in the product choices and processes that have the potential to reduce impact on the environment.
How to Change the Housing Codes in Your Community
Sustainable cities have to change...just like we do. With new concerns about energy shortages, climate change, food security and escalating populations -- it's time to look at your local codes and see what needs to be updated. Here's HOW.
Parenting Tips for Healthier Home & Family
Parents need easy, fast, effective solutions. Here are 10 top tips for greening your family's health and well being.
San Francisco and Los Angeles Top Green Building Research Lists
California is energy efficiency leader in green building initiatives.
Green Building Opportunity Index Ranks Competitiveness of US Office Markets
Sustainable communities get stronger with greener commercial buildings ... but how affordable are these green commercial buildings in the top markets?
Green Alley Flats for Student Housing
Green alley flats are a new approach to urban infill for student housing in Austin, TX.
Radiant Barriers Go Beyond Insulation For Heat Efficiency
Insulation is one of the highest payback improvements you can make to a building -- at both new construction and remodeling time. Radiant barriers are a new approach with additional heat resistant benefits.
RETROFIT, a Game to Learn About Energy Efficient Buildings
Games help players experience options in making buildings greener and more energy efficient.
The Construction Specifications Institute for Sustainable Building
CSI professional members promote best practices for including sustainable practices and green rating system requirements in specifications.
CAL Green California Green Building Code for 2011
California has approved the most stringent, environmentally-friendly
building code in the United States that will apply to new commercial
buildings, hospitals, schools, shopping malls and homes.
This Green House TV with Bill Rabenaldt in SoCal
"This Green House TV" is a TV program supporting green buiding and remodeling of homes by showing real-life examples of green-buiding.
Green Builiding Materials ICC Evaluation Service
ICC Evaluation Service provides product evaluation of environmental attributes within nine categories of building materials.
Sustainable Design of Buildings for Balanced Value
Green building is just part of the building profile -- bring on operational and retrofit design strategies for lifetime value.
USGBC Predicts 8 million green building jobs and develops training to prepare the workforce
USGBC announces upbeat job projections in green building and at the same time expands mission to include educational offerings.
Green Site Deconstruction
Green building is also about green deconstruction of old buildings and smart solutions for remodeling that reuses materials as is, or as reclaimed material.
Fixture-level Lighting Control System for Daylighting and Energy Savings
Balancing natural light and industrial lighting system control can save energy, especially when retrofitting is simplified.
Empire State Building is now a Green Retrofitted Building with 38% Energy Savings
Energy efficiency, indoor environment, and carbon footprint are improved by the Empire State building's recent retrofit that will reduce costs over the long term, increase value and competitiveness and reduce carbon impact.
Autodesk Green Building Studio Analyzes Energy and Water Building Options
Green Building Studio enables building designers to take a BIM building design from carbon-positive to carbon-neutral in minutes.
Building Innovation with the MIT Open Prototype Intitiative (OPI)
Green building research to provide open source innovation for more sustainable development...from MIT.
Green Buildings and Climate Change - Free Half Day Seminar, March 17, Downey CA
Learn strategies and approaches to minimize GHG producting during the lifecycle of buildings. Free half day seminar.
Patenting Green Earthen Plaster Formulation - American Clay Enterprises
Green building and green business involves intellectual property management -- patents, etc. Here's a case study in how and why a patent and a family developed together.
National Green Building Standard ICC-700 Approved
A first in this industry, this standard provides the "green" practices that can be incorporated into livable spaces -- new homes, including high-rise multifamily buildings, home remodeling and additions, hotels and motels, and the site upon which the green homes are located.
Integrated Project Delivery Platform for the AEC Industry by Kalexo
Productivity is definitely a green solution. Kalexo Teamwork integrated project management for design build construction saves time and improves productivity.
US Forestry Service Video on Climate Change
The U.S. Forest Service presents the climate change challenge and opportunities with forests.
Los Angeles Supports green building with local, small, emerging and disabled-veteran enterprise businesses
LACCD is currently undertaking the largest public sector sustainable building effort in the United States, funded by proceeds from Bond Construction Program.
GreenFormat for Green Building Product Selection
GreenFormat provides a standardized framework for identifying the sustainable properties of building products.
Construction Renovation Opportunities with LA Community College District
The Los Angeles Community College District, seeks small business vendors for renovation and retrofitting green construction projects.
Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions