Energy monitoring tools currently on the market read the overall electricity usage of a home. A new monitor from PowerHouse Dynamics, eMonitor, combines hardware, software and service elements to provide a more detailed look at the electricity consumption with in the home. The details come from monitors that an electrician installs onto individual circuits going [...]
A new, translucent surface material has been introduced by Coverings Etc for use both indoors and outdoors. The best part is that it is made from 100% recycled glass with no colorants or other additives, and comes with a Silver level of Cradle-to-Cradle certification. Not only is Bio-Glass made from recycled materials, but the surface [...]
As President Obama is making a strong push towards a cleaner, more energy-efficient economy, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) stands behind him with a plan to help. Specifically, HUD is boosting efforts to stimulate the growth of sustainable communities in which people will have easy access to jobs, stores and transportation. On [...]
Posted on 21. Jan, 2010 by admin.
Two Tennessee condominium buildings have become the first recipients of green multifamily certification under the National Green Building Standard, the National Association of Home Builders announced Monday.
Recently, Keller Webster met with HUD staff concerning a proposed FHA 221(d)4 loan application. During the discussion, HUD mentioned they would like to see the proposed project have some green features. Fortunately for our client, KWA Construction is on the forefront of developing green building standards for the Texas multifamily market. These standards allow multifamily [...]
Posted on 15. Oct, 2009 by admin.
On September 21, 2009, Cambrian College brought to life three living labs as the first phase of its Xstrata Nickel Sustainable Energy Centre. The centre is one of the first of its kind in North America, and will specifically hone in on sustainable energy for both small commercial and residential buildings. As for phase one, [...]
ecohomemagazine.com EcoHome assembled a panel of green building industry experts, each with in-depth knowledge in a unique aspect of green building. These experts advise EcoHome’s editors Rick Schwolsky and Jean Dimeo on the magazine and Web site’s editorial mission and developing trends in the industry. jetsongreen.com Jetson Green is a daily updated magazine that’s obsessed [...]