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.

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

McDonald's new headquarters gives the environment a break

McDonald's new headquarters gives the environment a break

The ground floor is home to a one-of-a-kind McDonald’s restaurant that features a rotating menu of favorites from around the globe.

Video | Indoor living wall livens up coffee café

Video | Indoor living wall livens up coffee café

The green wall is living artwork that attracts and engages customers as they enjoy their coffee in the café’s upper-level seating area.

Harvard's student center undergoes LEED renovation

Harvard's student center undergoes LEED renovation

The project was designed to create a campus center that builds community with an emphasis on connectivity, transparency, and engagement with Harvard Square.

Solar panels make Belize resort homes carbon neutral

Solar panels make Belize resort homes carbon neutral

With more than 85 percent of villas sold, this additional development offers more options for eco-friendly waterfront living.

'Wonkavator' no longer movie magic

'Wonkavator' no longer movie magic

thyssenkrupp's MULTI elevator system helps buildings overcome challenges of global urbanization, improve efficiency

Haier advances take IAQ to higher level

Haier advances take IAQ to higher level

Self-cleaning technology, automation remove contaminants, extend life of HVAC units

New solution uses fresh air to boost IAQ

New solution uses fresh air to boost IAQ

FreshAire PTAC focuses on multifamily, lodging, commercial spaces

Smart thermostat makes comfort personal

Smart thermostat makes comfort personal

Lux's Kono technology automatically adjusts for optimal comfort, savings

Climate Control systems offer efficiencies for residential, commercial applications

Climate Control systems offer efficiencies for residential, commercial applications

Solution design focuses on positive up-front, back-end financial impact

Wind-Free solution brings added comfort, efficiency to HVAC market

Wind-Free solution brings added comfort, efficiency to HVAC market

Samsung anticipates technology to be game-changer

Demand, research drive ERV, HRV development

Demand, research drive ERV, HRV development

Improving efficiency, occupant comfort key as building envelopes tighten

'Smart scrubber' provides innovative way to clean air, boost IAQ

'Smart scrubber' provides innovative way to clean air, boost IAQ

Solution reduces load reduction, spurs energy savings

New technology brings efficiency to cold storage

New technology brings efficiency to cold storage

Solar helps boost energy savings by roughly 40 percent

UV light helping extend life of HVAC units

UV light helping extend life of HVAC units

Technology prevents mold, bacteria from building up on coils, enhances efficiency

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

Mixed-Income 100-Unit Development Built With Passive House Standards and Resilient Features

The project was also constructed with the resiliency features to provide added safety for residents during and after major storms.

Demand, opportunities for commercial geothermal heating up

Demand, opportunities for commercial geothermal heating up

Benefits, new financing options make solutions more popular in private sector

Fans proving valuable complement to efficient building ventilation

Fans proving valuable complement to efficient building ventilation

Hunter designing products aimed at saving money, improving occupant performance

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