green technologies in construction

10 Innovative Green Technologies We’re Excited to See in Construction

Innovation in construction is bringing an exciting array of green technologies into the industry. These revolutionary developments benefit companies, clients, consumers and the planet.  Sustainable construction technologies range from appliances to foundations and everything in between. As these innovations develop further in the years ahead, they will make building one of the most environmentally-friendly industries […]

sustainable features and design

What Factors Contribute to a Sustainable Building?

Residential and commercial properties around the globe are adopting sustainable features. When you drive through suburban neighborhoods, you may notice solar panels mounted on rooftops. These green devices and other energy- and water-efficient technologies benefit building owners and the planet. Installing sustainable features on a building increases its value, lowers utility costs and shrinks its […]

Maui house

4 Reasons Why House Construction Is Becoming More Sustainable

Sustainability is quickly becoming a construction industry trend. Most people know sustainable practices promote positive environmental impacts. However, many people don’t realize there are other reasons why construction is becoming more sustainable.  Sustainable construction presents an array of benefits beyond the realm of eco-consciousness. In fact, many supporters have jumped on the bandwagon thanks to […]

Farmer's Market

Good Food Gone Bad – Changing Our Appetite for Waste

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations currently estimates that around a third of all food produced in the world is either lost or disposed of. In total, that amounts to approximately 1.3 billion tons of organic waste produced every year—close to 100 billion dollars in monetary terms. The numbers are truly frightening, […]

Sustainability and Super Bowl 50

With millions upon millions of eyes focused on the San Francisco Bay area and Super Bowl 50 this weekend, and game-watching parties happening all around the world, It raises the question of the sustainability of the big game. The Super Bowl is not exactly one of the greenest and most eco-friendly events in the world, […]

When it Comes to Green Buildings, Energy and Transportation, How Does Your City Rate?

This Earth Day attention is being drawn to the concept of green cities. When a city becomes “green” it becomes more sustainable, generates fewer harmful emissions, increases its dependency on renewable energies, becomes more environmentally-friendly and lowers its overall carbon footprint. A green city is a clean city, inside and out. There are many components […]

Midweek Weekly Greens

Image by Tambako Well, this week I’m spending a little extra time with the kids before school starts in a few weeks. But I figured I’d take a moment and share some of the interesting and cool stories I’ve seen recently. Keep in mind there are a lot of green, environmental stories out there and […]

First Zero Energy School About To Be In Session

Earlier this year I shared the good news that Richardsville Elementary School was working towards becoming the first net-zero energy public school. As you can imagine, that is quite an undertaking and will be quite an accomplishment when it opens. Well…..as good news would have it, construction is nearing completion and Richardsville Elementary is on […]

First Net-Zero Energy Public School Set to Open This Year

With more people becoming aware of their actual impact on the environment, we have begun to see major strides being taken by individuals, businesses, buildings and even governments to lower their environmental footprint. One of the ways to do that is net-zero energy buildings. It’s not just about “going green” or getting LEED certification anymore […]

Environmental Commitment Going Strong in…Las Vegas?

What’s the first thing you think when I say Las Vegas? Before you get too far, I can probably guarantee “environmental commitment” was not what you were thinking.  I know personally I don’t tend to think green or environmental when I think about Las Vegas. As a matter of fact I was just there over the […]