Its up to building owners. The business benefits of healthier buildings are driving increased attention across the design and construction industry to factors impacting physical, social and mental health and well-being. NEW YORK –Building owners, developers, managers and investors in the U.S. are increasingly interested in creating healthier buildings, a new SmartMarket Report by Dodge Data & Analytics, in partnership with Delos, reveals.
It may be a way to save money on energy, but much remains unknown about the pros and cons of such a project. Roseville is thinking of turning City Hall into a power plant — and perhaps saving close to a million dollars in energy costs. But the issue now is caught up in a wider set of questions involving a potential facilities overhaul that could cost anywhere from $6 million to $14.5 million, at a time when Roseville schools are promoting a major facilities referendum of their own. The city is weighing a proposal to generate 450 kilowatts from…
The benefits of living and working in green buildings run further than feeling good about their low environmental impacts. Many features encouraged by rating systems such as LEED, which promotes daylighting, access to views, and natural, non-toxic building materials, have proven to have a definite positive effect on health and well-being. Proximity to Nature and Life Expectancy Even if there is nothing “green” or sustainable about your home’s construction, you can get a significant health boost just by being close to a park or green space. Japanese researchers found that living in a highly forested region can provide a protective…
I interned for three weeks on the original global build in Buffalo Wyoming. Three years ago my wife and I pounded our first tire for our two bedroom global adaption. We finished the tires this past May, and in a few days we’ll have finished laying the can wall form for the bond beam.
HANGZHOU, China (AP) â€” Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obamaâ€™s presidency, slicing the nationâ€™s output of polluting gases that are warming Earth. As politicians tangled in the U.S. and on the world stage, the U.S. slowly but surely moved away from emissions-spewing coal and toward cleaner fuels like natural gas, nuclear, wind and solar. The shift has put the U.S. closer to achieving the goal Obama set to cut emissions by more than a quarter over the next…
Going green can be a major advantage for business in many ways. First of all, you have the increase in sales.Â 72% of Generation ZÂ said they would be willing to pay more for services if they came from a sustainable company. You also have the environmental advantages, as well as the advantages within your workforce. This guide is going to discuss all of them so you can make an informed decision about your green policies.
Experience sustainable living! Bathe in rainwater and see shooting stars from your pillow at night in our earthship home. A short 30 min to Athens nightlife, 20 min from beautiful Lake Hartwell or 2 miles from canoeing on the Broad River. Youâ€™ll love it here because of the natural outdoor space and the large open living space. It is a great place for couples, solo adventurers and business travelers. The perfect place to reconnect or disconnect.
When steven mankouche first saw the house at 3347 Burnside Street in Detroit, in 2013, it was buckling and scarred with burn marks. An artist named Andy Malone, who lived nearby, had just purchased the lot for $500 and was hoping to find some way to bring it back to life. Mankouche, an architect, and his partner, Abigail Murray, a ceramicist, floated a proposal to do just that, by commandeering the houseâ€™s foundation and repurposing it as a sort of plant nursery.
There has been talk recently about the need to create more startup hubs in Atlantic Canada. Halifax-based entrepreneur Megan McCarthy thinks Nova Scotia is well-placed to become a hub for sustainable technology and renewable energy. McCarthy is CEO of powerWHYS, a company that provides an app showing those who own or work on renovated buildings how to conserve energy on a particular property. McCarthy said Nova Scotia already has a developing ecosystem and many initiatives around sustainability, including government-led projects like Efficiency NS, which helps Nova Scotians save on energy costs.
The Earthship academy sessions have graduated a wide variety of students, who now reside in many different locales all over the globe. Many of them eventually try their hand at building their own Earthship structures in their own communities, using what they’ve learned.