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.
Innovative projects, developers, builders showcased in annual USGBC awards
Electric vehicles still account for a small percentage of automobiles on U.S. roads but the growth trend is upward. And that means builders and developers are increasingly compelled to include EV charging stations in their projects.
Green approach contributes efficiency, value, sustainability risk
Good design, ensuring buyers understand financial and lifestyle benefits are key
Blocks used to help structures endure Mother Nature's fury while still promoting appealing aesthetics
Renewable energy source contracts included fixed prices for the city's long-term future.
World Environment Day spotlights pending dangers, encourages everyone to minimize usage
Projects prove sustainable construction achievable on multiple levels
Community becomes third to earn recognition, joining Washington, D.C., and Phoenix
Landmark TLV will create an unparalleled work-live-play experience for Tel Aviv's thriving start-up, tech, and entrepreneurial business culture and its major players.
Each home in the Latitude project was designed to provide a low-maintenance, energy-efficient lifestyle.
Study: Environmentally friendly features important in choosing where, what home to buy
Builders can step away from complicated technical jargon about smart home automation and introduce it for what it is: a lifestyle.
Solid foundation improves home's function
With local builders overwhelmed, alternative method can erect residences in just eight hours
71% of agents, brokers find promoting energy efficiency in listings somewhat or very valuable
The Affordable Housing Alliance knew that utility costs were a large part of what made older manufactured homes expensive for residents.
Nationwide, homes with green features are selling for higher prices.
Each home was tested by an independent third party energy rater to develop a HERS Index score.