Green Buildings News

Live in an Earthship on Mars

Most people try their best to avoid residing six feet (or more) underground. But if you want to live on Mars, that might be your only option. This week, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Affordable Housing and the Triple Bottom Line

Think of a net-zero energy (NZE) home, and it’s likely that you imagine a single-family house in a well-to-do neighborhood, with a roof covered in solar panels and an electric car parked in the…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

7 ways cities can encourage better energy performance in rentals

May 15, 2018  |  By Alisa Petersen   Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a new report, Better Rentals, Better City: Smart Policies to Improve Your City’s Rental Housing…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

6 Ways to Teach our Children about Sustainability

Sustainability can be a hard concept for adults to grasp, let alone children. The talks I have with my two young children about our “green lifestyle” take time and patience, but they are…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Is Texas Becoming the Greenest state of them all?

Here is my Earth Day reflection: No single person, politician, political party, or nation can solve the climate-change or sustainability crisis. The responsibility falls on every human being on…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Panel: Make sure affordable housing units are energy efficient

As the Charlottesville region seeks to increase the inventory of affordable housing units, members of the city’s emerging green-energy sector see an opportunity to reduce area greenhouse gases while…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Tesla Solar Roof Testimonial Cost and Installation

One of the first known Tesla Solar Roof residential customers has shed some light on the process for installing the unique energy producing glass roof tiles, and its costs… Read More

Source

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Florida Earthship Build – Summer 2018 Workshop Images

earthship workshop. June 18 – July 31, 2018. Florida, USA. Hurricane Resistant Earthship Build. Strong, Safe, Off-grid. Volunteer, Work, Learn, Participate.
We are working on an incomplete…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Stronger Storms are producing weaker building codes

The showdown in the Florida statehouse last year had all the drama of a knock-down political brawl: Powerful industries clashing. Warnings of death and destruction. And a surprise last-minute vote,…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Green buildings will have to go beyond conserving energy

Buildings designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta often look like the mountain peak for which the company is named. Snøhetta’s designs are simple, stark, and by all accounts breathtaking….

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.