The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.

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Use ICFs for safe, energy efficient schools

Use ICFs for safe, energy efficient schools

Across the country, more than 300 schools have been built using insulated concrete forms, according to the ICF Manufacturer's association.

EV charging stations more than a luxury, now a differentiator

EV charging stations more than a luxury, now a differentiator

Electric vehicles still account for a small percentage of automobiles on U.S. roads — about 1.13 percent of market share by the end of 2017 — but the growth trend is clearly upward. And that means builders and developers are increasingly compelled to include EV charging stations in their projects.

Push to combat high energy bills helping boost residential insulation market

Push to combat high energy bills helping boost residential insulation market

Research expects market value to surpass $36 billion by 2024

Sustainability’s female financiers: Investing in a future that works

Sustainability’s female financiers: Investing in a future that works

Capital market opportunities and risks in sustainability finance have begun to be in vogue. Here's how women are finding a niche in this brave new world.

Building systems show to highlight growth of modular construction industry

Building systems show to highlight growth of modular construction industry

Fall event to focus on environmental friendliness, other benefits of up-and-coming construction technique.

Electric Radiant Heat: Lower temperature and larger heating area

Electric Radiant Heat: Lower temperature and larger heating area

Radiant heating is better at maintaining an even temperature than traditional heating systems.

Does your building pass the comfort test?

Does your building pass the comfort test?

Occupants forever too hot or too cold? New test can help find the problem and help people chill.

Caesars doubles down on reducing carbon emissions

Caesars doubles down on reducing carbon emissions

Caesars has already reduced water use by 21% and diverted 41% of waste from landfills.

3 things you should know about building-integrated solar power

3 things you should know about building-integrated solar power

BIPV products deliver savings in materials and utility costs, reduce a building's carbon footprint, and may add another layer of architectural appeal.

Wynn casino bets on a sure thing: solar power

Wynn casino bets on a sure thing: solar power

The solar facility proves that integrating large-scale energy efficiency measures can benefit the bottom line while also enhancing the guest experience.

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Ensure Water Quality for Commercial Projects with a Customized Design

Ensure Water Quality for Commercial Projects with a Customized Design

When water quality for commercial projects is sub-par, equipment suffers damage and inefficiency and there may be the risk of implications for public health. It's important to look at the chemistry in terms of pollutants that could adversely affect equipment or a process.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Environmental Water Systems


Commercial Food Preparation Finds a Boost for Hot Water Needs

Commercial Food Preparation Finds a Boost for Hot Water Needs

A meal prep company based out of Indiana was preparing over 40,000 healthy meals every year for the community and needed to find a facility, and the equipment, to meet their needs.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: EcoSmart Green Energy Products


High-Performance Roofing Systems at No or Little Additional Cost

High-Performance Roofing Systems at No or Little Additional Cost

Innovations make roofing tiles more affordable and cost-efficient than ever, even when adding solar to the mix. Here’s how.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: 3 IN 1 ROOF


Using, Heating, and Saving Water

Using, Heating, and Saving Water

This guide looks at some of the latest and best strategies in heating, conserving and reclaiming water in the residential setting, both single and multifamily situations.

Type: Guide

Sponsors: ProudGreenBuilding.com , ProudGreenHome.com


A Close Look at Radiant Heating Options

A Close Look at Radiant Heating Options

Radiant floor heating is not new, but recent advances in technology and efficiencies have resulted in homeowners and heating contractors taking a close look at these systems. This white paper looks at a few radiant heating options and identifies one that is leading the way in efficiency.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Infographic | Wood and environmental benefits

Infographic | Wood and environmental benefits

As design and construction techniques to advance sustainability become increasingly important, wood continues to present itself as one of the most environmentally beneficial materials.

Type: Infographic




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