August 16, 2010
As the “Green Movement” goes into full swing, more consumers are seeking out ways in which to conserve energy. This means such things as turning off lights, carpooling to work and buying ..
January 14, 2009
The current trends in the minds of those willing to invest in new construction, as well as in the promises of the new incoming presidential administration, is a focus on renewable sources of energy ..
November 20, 2008
Recent developments in technology and innovation have made it possible to replace yesterday's evacuation / egress lighting systems with energy saving photo luminescent systems. These systems consist ..
September 18, 2008
Drywall texture is a compound that is rolled, sprayed, or troweled onto the sheetrock after the taping and floating of joints is complete. It is the same material as the joint compound, but thinned ..
September 17, 2008
As gas prices increase more homebuyers are moving closer to the city, their jobs and hubs of activity to decrease travel costs for themselves and the whole family. In the article “Green in the ..
September 17, 2008
As gas prices increase more homebuyers are moving closer to the city, their jobs and hubs of activity to decrease travel costs for themselves and the whole family. As more people embrace urban ..
August 30, 2008
The material that covers your kitchen counters is one of the most visible and noticeable features in your home. It helps to establish the design and color theme. Today there are new choices in ..
July 13, 2008
There are many benefits to building green and it seems the real estate industry is catching on. Not only does building green provide a healthy place to live along with protecting the planet, but it ..
July 10, 2008
Architecture of the 1960s is often referred to as the Post Modern era. Architecture, like nearly everything in the 60s, was a contrast between established norms versus individualism and self ..
July 08, 2008
WHAT IS BAMBOO? What exactly is bamboo? Is it a viable option to hardwood flooring? Bamboo is a member of the sugar cane family, widely grown throughout Asia in particular. It is technically not a ..
July 05, 2008
The green building boom is well underway, with around 10% of new homes expected to be green homes by the year 2010. This rise in green building isn't just due to increased environmental awareness, ..
July 02, 2008
In our quest for building green, the humble garage is almost always forgotten. A US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study has revealed that garages sharing adjacent wall to the house are ..
June 30, 2008
Energy! This 6 letter word has easily become one of the most popular words in the world as oil prices, gas prices and energy prices have sky-rocketed! As I write this, oil is over $140 a barrel, gas ..
June 22, 2008
It is an acronym for The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) . It was developed by The US Green Build Council (USGBC) and provides standards for green sustainable construction. Since .
April 29, 2008
LEED accreditation, green building, environmentally friendly, sustainability, buzz words of the green movement are never ending, and neither are the products that promote themselves under these ..
January 10, 2008
What Is the LEED® Rating System? LEED stands for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. This distinction is a property of the U. S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization that .
July 19, 2007
‘Green’ seems to be the color, or the word, that is getting a lot of attention lately. Many magazines and most newspapers carry articles and ads titled with key words such as green or green ..
June 22, 2007
The future of building technology is here and it’s full of holes. The Swiss cheese exoskeleton shell of COR, the first sustainable, mixed use condominium in Miami, Florida is a hyper-efficient ..