buildings

Efficient homes come from Town Planning & Regulations

Our homes may be a source of safety, comfort and stability — but they also represent a considerable slice of our country’s carbon emissions (over 20 percent, according to the latest estimate from the…

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Alternative Building and Construction at UNM-Taos

UNM-Taos offers Course Credit for new Alternative Building & Construction Class. Including earthship technology, on-site and in-class. June 3 – July 26, 2019. Summer 2019: June 3 – July 26…

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Passive house challenge – The Ice Box Challenge

The Passive House Standard for low-energy buildings is being put through its paces in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market. The Ice Box Challenge involves putting two identical 720-kilogram blocks of…

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Affordable and Efficient Housing

What is Affordable Housing? Conventional Guidelines advise 1/3 of income budgeted for housing. This can be looked at as an affordable amount to spend on housing. Affordable means something different…

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Why America’s New Apartment Buildings All Look the Same

Cheap stick framing has led to a proliferation of blocky, forgettable mid-rises—and more than a few construction fires. These buildings are in almost every U.S. city. They range from three to seven…

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Advanced Solar PV Certification Earthship Ohio

Anticipating the desire for people to advance their knowledge and skills in renewable energy technology and begin advanced-level careers in the solar PV industry, ETA® International hosted an…

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Fixtures for your Sustainable Minded Home.

Being a steward of the environment means evaluating how many resources you and your family consume and consistently looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint. The good news is that it’s pretty…

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The New Building Materials: Bamboo, hempcrete, recycled plastic and aggregates.

The market for environmentally sound building materials is changing. If you think bamboo can just be used to grow beans up in your garden, think again. Bamboo and modified timber Pandas aren’t the…

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Raising the bar on sustainability strategies

A lot of companies want to make their operations more sustainable, but in their efforts to do so, many overlook the importance of developing a strategy and setting measurable goals. It’s therefore…

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Better energy performance in homes gets green light from ministers

One bright note from last week’s Building Ministers Forum was an agreement to progress work to increase the energy performance requirements for residential construction under the National…

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