Green Building & Remodeling
Green Building & Remodeling
Green Building & Remodeling of houses, commercial office buildings and industrial buildings can save energy, reduce climate change and save operational costs. Green solutions can reduce operational impact to "net zero".
The Community Regeneration Act - Watch For It...in 2009
The Community Regeneration, Sustainability and Innovation Act of 2009 (CRSI) has been designed to create a new program within the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development (HUD) targeted toward cities and metropolitan areas experiencing large-scale property vacancy, abandonment and population losses.
Building materials for remodeling can be greener - non-toxic, no- or low-VOC, less off gasing, more energy efficient and certified as renewable or recycled for more sustainable communities and resources.
Building Products for Remodeling
Building Products for Remodeling are being reengineered and innovative solutions can reduce energy use, conserve water and last longer. Look for sustainable, non-toxic building products for your remodeling projects.
Building techniques provide energy efficient and water conservation solutions. Look for certified materials, tested systems, and how buildings can become net-zero in energy use water use and with no pollution emissions.
Practical Green Remodeling Books
Remodeling takes thinking things through, and you can save headaches and money by learning something about "green" before you undertake your next remodeling project -- whether you DIY it or hire a contractor. Here are some good green remodeling books to get you started.
Green Roofs - Roof Gardens
Green roofs, living roofs and roof gardens can reduce stormwater runoff, provide additional insulation, and reduce building emissions and urban heat. This ancient roofing solution is being modernized to combat urban heat islands and water conservation problems.
Universal design, Sustainable Landscaping and Green Building - What a Beaut!
Universal building design with green building and sustainable landscaping all using new generation water features.
Are electricians the next hot profession = Energy Contractors
Commercial Building Energy Use Reporting Is Coming!
Green building has been ramped up mostly as a voluntary choice -- market and politically motivated.
Has LEED Hit It's Limit?
Factors Show Satisfaction with Office Building Occupancy
It's interesting how we take for granted the functionality of a building. It keeps us warm and dry, right? Well, when you look closer, you discover that buildings are much more functional than weather shields. Here is a list of "general satisfaction" factors for an office building survey that are worth considering when you evaluate a building's "value".
Innovation Note: Opportunities in the Environment & Water Sector
Green Building in China and Asian Markets
Green Building in China
Integrated Green Construction Code for Commercial Buildings - March 2010 Debut
Functional Obsolescence and Cost to Cure Energy Inefficient Buildings
Scott Muldavin is executive director of the Green Building Finance Consortium.
Strategies to Reduce Energy Use to 20% of Today's Levels
Government leaders are projecting the need to reduce building energy use 80% by 2050 to reduce emissions and global climate change. That's a very tall order.