2013 Greenbuild International Expo, November 20-22

2013 Greenbuild International Expo, November 20-22

More than 30,000 attendees from 90 countries are expected to come together this week in Philadelphia for the 2013 Greenbuild International Expo, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to all sectors of green building. With a reputation for delivering...

Meet PowerWise Systems at Greenbuild in Philadelphia

Meet PowerWise Systems at Greenbuild in Philadelphia

At the world’s largest green building technologies conference, you can see the latest monitoring technologies from PowerWise Systems on November 20-22, 2013 at booth 1425. PowerWise offers a fascinating array of monitoring technologies, including sensors, meters, and building performance dashboards.

Manufacturing the sustainable way (Part 2)

Manufacturing the sustainable way (Part 2)

Union City is one of the most energy efficient plants in the United States and one of the newest brick plants owned by Boral, which operates several throughout the nation. Comprised of three buildings, the 165,000-square-foot state-of-the-art plant has the...

Marketing Lessons of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Marketing Lessons of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe is a special build, and needs special marketing ideas to communicate its many advantages.

Zero-VOC paints line the walls of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Zero-VOC paints line the walls of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Indoor quality was a top priority in the home's design.

Manufacturing the sustainable way (Part 1)

Manufacturing the sustainable way (Part 1)

In one of my previous blogs, I wrote about Boral Industries’ commitment to sustainability through its products and the plants in which they are produced. In my next two posts, I am going to take a more in-depth look at...

Your car has a dashboard. Should your building have one?

Your car has a dashboard. Should your building have one?

The typical car has gauges or readings for engine temperature, fuel levels, vehicle speed, outside temperature, RPM, fuel economy, among other things. The engine light lets you know when to see a mechanic. The engine temperature gauge can indicate a problem with the cooling system. The dashboard helps you run and maintain your car.

Proud Green Home spotlights manufacturer's support of deep green building

Proud Green Home spotlights manufacturer's support of deep green building

Find out more about the technology that makes a Great Green Home.

Why is your heating system installed backwards?

Why is your heating system installed backwards?

Have you ever wondered if your new heating system is installed and running correctly? Are you getting the most of your investment? At PowerWise Systems, we monitor the performance of heating, cooling, hot water, renewable energy, and other important building...

Made in America: A growing trend in new home construction

Made in America: A growing trend in new home construction

Today’s building and construction industry has an increased interest to take responsibility for the ecological and social impacts of its operations. The construction of American-made homes has become a new option for homebuilders that not only delivers a more sustainable...

Consumers coming to value green home ratings

Consumers coming to value green home ratings

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe has earned multiple green home certifications.

The human factor in energy efficiency

The human factor in energy efficiency

At PowerWise Systems, our customers are interesting. They have the latest heating systems, super-insulated walls, and some of the best high-performance buildings. Plus, they have great feedback based on their observations of monitored buildings. One customer, green architectural firm Onion Flats, brought a unique story to our attention.

Products with a purpose (part 2)

Products with a purpose (part 2)

Powered by the green building movement, sustainability is at the heart of how Boral does business. Driven by the growing desire of homebuilders, architects and buyers to include energy-efficient elements in building materials, Boral is playing a key role in creating a sustainable future for the home building industry.

Building envelope blends old and new techniques for long-term performance (video)

Building envelope blends old and new techniques for long-term performance (video)

Behind the walls, building science makes all the difference. 

For a high performance home, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

For a high performance home, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Everything affects everything in the Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Interior planning pays off for indoor air quality at Proud Green Home (video)

Interior planning pays off for indoor air quality at Proud Green Home (video)

Design balances interior and exterior performance and comfort.

Detailed planning delivers a high-performance Proud Green Home (video)

Detailed planning delivers a high-performance Proud Green Home (video)

Home design reflects the natural setting for the best performance and comfort. 

Builders must improve the way they talk to consumers about green building (photos)

Builders must improve the way they talk to consumers about green building (photos)

Techno-speak won't do the trick for busy homebuyers.  

Proud Green Home at Serenbe ribbon cutting opens new era in high-performance homes

Proud Green Home at Serenbe ribbon cutting opens new era in high-performance homes

The Proud Green Home at Serenbe launches a new vision of green home building.

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