Net-zero and Healthy: Building a Thriving home

Net-zero and Healthy: Building a Thriving home

High-performance home-builder Gene Myers discusses Thrive's innovations in healthy homes, industry impacts of COVID, and the future of smart homes.

Sustainability in good taste

Sustainability in good taste

Enjoy a tasty conversation with Ventura, California, restaurateur Robert Glover. He and his wife, Ulrika, own and operate the award-winning vegetarian eatery The Harvest Café while living the quintessential sustainable lifestyle.

Go big AND stay green? How Austin is juggling growth and the environment

Go big AND stay green? How Austin is juggling growth and the environment

How does a city like Austin experience inconceivable growth while maintaining a focus on sustainability and environmental-friendliness? We talk to LUCIA ATHENS, the woman charged with keeping things green in the Silicon Hills.

Need to green-retrofit your building? Southface may have your high-performance answer

Need to green-retrofit your building? Southface may have your high-performance answer

As high-performance and sustainability become the norm in construction starts, owners of legacy buildings need options to comply with new rules and meet market demand. BIT Building could be their ticket

ReThink Your Waste Campaign: Politics to Energy

ReThink Your Waste Campaign: Politics to Energy

How an idea to offer drop-off and collection stations for recycling political yard signs spurred participation and collaboration in communities, organizations, and municipalities across the Orlando, FL area.

Reclaiming History, One Board at a Time

Reclaiming History, One Board at a Time

A conversation with Re:Purpose Savannah’s Executive Director, Mae Bowley, on historic preservation through deconstruction, shared cultural heritage, and challenging the male dominated demolition industry with an all-female team of passionate and determined material preservationists - and in the deep south, no less.

Social Entrepreneur on the leading edge of best practices for the Tiny Home movement

Social Entrepreneur on the leading edge of best practices for the Tiny Home movement

Clint Gooch, founder of Mustard Seed Tiny Homes, discusses the rapidly changing world of city codes, zoning regulations and build quality for Tiny Homes in the U.S.

‘How-To’ video creator Tom Mills makes world greener :26 at a time

‘How-To’ video creator Tom Mills makes world greener :26 at a time

Greenshortz publisher believes short, simple is the way to lead people deeper into sustainability, and his YouTube channel practices what he (very quickly) preaches.

Big Change Starts Small at Mustard Seed Tiny Homes

Big Change Starts Small at Mustard Seed Tiny Homes

The tiny home movement has captured the imagination of many Americans, but real estate, insurance and quality issues remain. The solution, says the founder of Mustard Seeds Homes, may be to build—and dream—a little bigger.

High-efficiency refugee center seeks final partners for construction

High-efficiency refugee center seeks final partners for construction

An Atlanta project fuses sustainability with hope as it prepares final stages toward construction.

Jillian Cooke, Wellness Within Your Walls set to go broad with unique view of wellness

Jillian Cooke, Wellness Within Your Walls set to go broad with unique view of wellness

The group is about to take its 10-prong message to the masses. But the question is, will they be ready for it?

AeroBarrier: The latest in tight home envelopes

AeroBarrier: The latest in tight home envelopes

More than ever, it’s easier to keep the outside out and the inside in. One new product , featuring an atomized sealant, claims to have an edge. We take a look.

New solar product 'beats the heat'

New solar product 'beats the heat'

The 3 IN 1 ROOF system using heat-dispersing material to increase efficiency when solar environment is at its hottest--and least efficient.

New Georgia center as good to environment as refugees it will serve

New Georgia center as good to environment as refugees it will serve

Leaders of Friends of Refugees, a Georgia-based non-profit, knew they needed a building. To make the project more attractive to donors by lowering operating costs, executive director Brian Bollinger studied up on high-performance. Here's what he learned, and the facility that will result.

Hospitals prescribing ‘heal thyself’ approach to sustainability

Hospitals prescribing ‘heal thyself’ approach to sustainability

U.S. healthcare providers are among our most prolific consumers of energy on a building-by-building basis, and also one of our largest contributors of waste. Here's how the industry is starting to be mindful of environmental as well as patient health.

The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.

Tiny houses are mighty with ICFs

Tiny houses are mighty with ICFs

The tiny house craze is going strong, and insulated concrete forms are becoming a popular way to build them.

Home energy audits can spur major savings

Home energy audits can spur major savings

Professional or do-it-yourself options spotlight problems

Simple strategies can keep summer water use in check

Simple strategies can keep summer water use in check

50% of outdoor consumption goes to waste, experts say

5 tips for transforming homes into smart devices

5 tips for transforming homes into smart devices

Real opportunity involves incorporating technology during design, construction phases

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