Category Sustainable Buildings

Building an energy efficient house

By Rens: Sustainability in construction has become increasingly important over the last few years. Sustainable building methods reduce the damage to the environment and they minimize energy use, waste and pollution. Maximizing energy efficiency in your home is environmentally friendly, but it will also save you money in the long run. Let’s have a look […]

Highrises will have to meet 2% of needs from solar energy

By Times of Indian: With the ever increasing power deficit taking a toll on the economy, the Tamil Nadu government is planning to make it mandatory for major industries, high-rise apartment complexes, major institutions and hotels to meet 2% of their energy needs from solar source. State environment minister B V Ramana said this on […]

GMP to turn building into energy innovation center

By Boston.com: Green Mountain Power plans to turn a blighted property in Rutland into its new Energy Innovation Center where the company envisions it can work with other energy providers and customers on new customer programs, officials said Friday. The Eastman building will undergo renovations and include office space and interactive displays as well as […]

Building Automation for Energy Savings

By Planting Acorns: In Texas, we are closing out a unique institutional project. This former skating rink has been made over to become an educational facility designed and built for LEED certification. Many progressive techniques and products were utilized in the construction. Perhaps one of the more interesting is the Alerton Building Automation System, which controls and […]

Nexus Combines Geothermal, Solar for Net Zero Homes

By Solar Feeds: While it isn’t unusual to hear about developers in states like California building solar PV into their home designs, initiatives focused on trying to achieve net-zero energy status are less common. So we were intrigued to hear that green home builder Nexus EnergyHomes is expanding into South Carolina with two communities that […]

Style and comfort – It must be an energy saving house

By Mike M. Ahlers, CNN: It is spacious, contemporary and livable. There are stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, and the bedrooms are painted a soothing green. Stately columns convey “comfortable suburban.” A savvy realtor could market it as “The Woodlands” model or “The Retreat.” But when the owner of a super-energy efficient house in the […]

Philadelphia Eagles a green-energy leader for stadium retrofit

The Philadelphia Eagles’ season has not yet officially begun, but the NFL team has already been declared an environmental winner. The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Green Sports Alliance on Wednesday cited the Eagles franchise as one of 20 leaders in the green-energy movement. The Eagles are retrofitting Lincoln Financial Field with solar panels, […]