Green or vegetative roofs add a touch of nature to a building and reduce the environmental impact on the surrounding area.
As LEED v4 goes into effect, builders and consultants will have to incorporate the additional focus on materials credits for the environmental impact of products that go into a building.
Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, will incorporate some of its green building products in the renovated corporate headquarters building it will lease.
Despite some reservations in the green building community, spray foam has become one of the top options for creating a tight building envelope for better home performance.
Fueling our vehicles with clean, unlimited renewable energy, makes sense financially, environmentally and socially.
Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.
At Greenbuild 2014, one of the hot topics was materials transparency as part of LEED v4 that launched last year.
A high performance home starts from the ground up. Keeping water and air out of the places it doesn't belong in the home's envelope goes a long way to make the home more durable and comfortable, not to mention more efficient.
At Greenbuild 2013, Bio-Microbics CEO Bob Rebori talks about the the importance of simple, affordable waste water treatment and water recycling for green buildings.
Scot Horst, senior vice president of LEED, USGBC, talks about LEED v4 that was announced at Greenbuild in Philadelphia in November 2013.