Utility Ground Loop Service Model Transforms Geothermal Heating and Cooling Costs

Utility Ground Loop Service Model Transforms Geothermal Heating and Cooling Costs

Geothermal heat pump systems can save 30 to 50 percent in heating and cooling costs. But the initial costs for installing the ground loop have been a stumbling block the industry has struggled with for years. However, a new approach to financing the ground loops has made it easier for new communities to adopt geothermal heating and cooling.

Type: White Paper




Ply Gem’s Sustainable Vision

Ply Gem’s Sustainable Vision

Are you a homeowner that's becoming more interested in your green home? You're not alone. According to McGraw Hill Construction Studies, two-thirds of homeowners are aware of green building.

Type: White Paper




Make Your Home More Green with Stone Veneer

Make Your Home More Green with Stone Veneer

Stone veneer is engineered to emulate the look of natural stone by incorporating the convincing profile, texture and color of expensive quarried stone. Yet, it's lighter, less expensive, easier to install and better for the environment than natural stone or brick.

Type: White Paper




Get Your Home Green Certified

Get Your Home Green Certified

If you're going to create a dream green home, recognize its value with a green home certification.

Type: White Paper




Take Control of Your Heating and Cooling Costs with High-Performance R-5 Windows

Take Control of Your Heating and Cooling Costs with High-Performance R-5 Windows

With record temperatures in many parts of the United States, heating and cooling costs are hitting homeowners right in the bank account.

Type: White Paper




Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District Annual Report

Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District Annual Report

Green is more than a color at Capitol Riverfront, it is a commitment evident in sustainable development, environmentally conscious businesses, mass transit access, walkability, and active public parks.

Type: Special Report




Capitol Riverfront: Development Overview

Capitol Riverfront: Development Overview

Capitol Riverfront, DC's new neighborhood on the river is located just five blocks south of the US Capitol Building. With a distinct industrial heritage, and access to unique parks and trails and sports and entertainment venues, Capitol Riverfront is leading the way in riverfront renewal and green innovation.

Type: Presentation




Smart Growth is Smart Economics

Smart Growth is Smart Economics

Smart growth, the alternative to sprawl, offers benefits for businesses, governments, taxpayers, and individuals and offers significant opportunities for sustainable economic development.

Type: White Paper




Partnership for Sustainable Communities

Partnership for Sustainable Communities

In response to the increasing demand for safer, greener, more livable communities, the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency formed the interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities. This document discusses the achievements of the Partnership's first year.

Type: White Paper




Sustainable Communities: Putting Wetlands to Work in Your Watershed

Sustainable Communities: Putting Wetlands to Work in Your Watershed

Despite the importance of wetlands to sustainable communities, the United States loses about 60,000 acres of this watershed feature each year. This document details case studies of 3 communities that realized the benefits of these fragile ecosystems and the steps they took to protect them.

Type: Case Study




Sustainable Communities: Building for the Future of the Greater Richmond Region

Sustainable Communities: Building for the Future of the Greater Richmond Region

Businesses, citizens, and political leaders are increasingly recognizing the need to adopt a less costly, more environmentally sound approach to development that emphasizes well-designed mixed use, walkable communities that better integrate where we live, work, and shop.

Type: White Paper




Shades of Green: A Green Building Guide for Youthbuild Associates

Shades of Green: A Green Building Guide for Youthbuild Associates

YouthBuild is responsible for developing and maintaining the Shades of Green online green building manual with case studies, tip sheets, videos, getting started checklists, and a fast-growing collection of the best resources for green building. Download this white paper by YouthBuild to learn about the steps involved in green construction.

Type: White Paper





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