Masdar was supposed to be Utopia. Celebrated starchitect Norman Foster would preside over the design of the world’s first “Zero Carbon City” that would rise out of one of the most inhospitable environments in the world: the middle of the Arabian desert, near Abu Dhabi. That project kicked off in 2006, and a decade later, … Continue reading It Ain’t Easy Being Green, Especially at City Scale
Having had a couple years to attune themselves to California?s Green Building Standards Code, which is set to segue from voluntary to mandatory on January 1, building professionals throughout the state have implemented a number of strategies to manag… Continue reading GreenBuildingAdvisor.com: A Performance-Oriented Approach to Desert Green
JR Hevron, author of a new guide to energy efficient mortgages (EEMs believes the information he is providing is a good fit for those looking at financing green improvements on homes. Hevron says the guide provides a state-by-state listing of friendly … Continue reading Green Mortgages Offer Financing Solutions to Some
This looks interesting. Several of the architects at our office are considering attending since it is just down the street. If you’re in San Diego, take a look: Continue reading Energy and water focus of month-long San Diego confab
Massachusetts?s grocers are decreasing the number of disposable bags being used in an effort to develop sounder approaches for waste management. At the same time, the use of recycled plastics products in the construction field is growing.
Waste &… Continue reading Recycled Plastic Products for Construction
Having a housing world full to the brim with green energy options, running from many variations of wind power to solar geothermal and biofuels, one of the most effective and low-cost energy options exists is the simple passive house like the Boston hom… Continue reading Passive Houses Worth Examining to Save Energy