Portable heat pumps deliver HVAC for multifamily applications

Portable heat pumps deliver HVAC for multifamily applications

A portable heat pump offers temporary HVAC for multi-family and commercial uses where flexibility and portability matter.

New product helps with rainwater management

Pavement filtration system works with concrete, asphalt and pavers to create permeable surface.

Sponsored by: Bio-Microbics

Super stingy toilets cut water use with each flush

Super stingy toilets cut water use with each flush

Wherever water is at a premium, high efficiency toilets can help reduce water use.

US-made tankless water heater offers commercial grade for residential use

US-made tankless water heater offers commercial grade for residential use

Tankless water heaters are among the most efficient models on the market, and one company is delivering made in the USA options for homeowners.

Roofing contractors can expand markets with solar installation certification

Roofing contractors can expand markets with solar installation certification

With solar energy becoming more mainstream in many parts of the U.S., roofing contractors who add photovoltaic installation to their services can greatly expand in their markets.

Installer-friendly ICFs are strong and cut down on waste and labor time

Installer-friendly ICFs are strong and cut down on waste and labor time

As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.

Foam window bucks deliver ICF construction for the whole wall

Foam window bucks deliver ICF construction for the whole wall

An ICF building project that uses traditional lumber for door and window openings won't deliver all the benefits that it could.

Innovative clips ensure ICF wall integrity

Innovative clips ensure ICF wall integrity

One of the keys to a successful insulated concrete form project is to end up with straight and true walls, and one manufacturer has addressed that problem.

Multifamily building leading housing recovery and HVAC market

Multifamily building leading housing recovery and HVAC market

The 2008-09 recession, with its accompanying tidal wave of foreclosures, rendered many individuals and families leery about undertaking a new single-family home purchase.

Sustainable timber product used to create carbon negative window frames

Sustainable timber product used to create carbon negative window frames

Made with Accsys Technologies’ proprietary acetylation process, Accoya wood has Class 1 durability, is guaranteed for 25 years and has dimensional stability that sees swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75%.

Capture wasted heat that flows down the drain

Capture wasted heat that flows down the drain

When hot water goes down the drain, the invisible cost of heating the water uses more water than the wasted water.

Uses for vegetative roofs blooming

Uses for vegetative roofs blooming

Green or vegetative roofs add a touch of nature to a building and reduce the environmental impact on the surrounding area.

LEED v4 puts emphasis on life cycle assessment of building products

LEED v4 puts emphasis on life cycle assessment of building products

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 builds sustainability into new office space

Saint Gobain builds sustainability into new office space

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.

Spray foam insulation that incorporates renewable oils and recycled plastic bottles

Spray foam insulation that incorporates renewable oils and recycled plastic bottles

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.

 Solar EV charging station designed to power with style

Solar EV charging station designed to power with style

Fueling our vehicles with clean, unlimited renewable energy, makes sense financially, environmentally and socially.

Research: building with wood is healthier

Research: building with wood is healthier

Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.

 Materials transparency takes center stage at Greenbuild 2014

Materials transparency takes center stage at Greenbuild 2014

At Greenbuild 2014, one of the hot topics was materials transparency as part of LEED v4 that launched last year.

Sustainably produced membranes keep water out of the building envelope

Sustainably produced membranes keep water out of the building envelope

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.

Bio-Microbics solves water treatment challenges

Bio-Microbics solves water treatment challenges

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.

USGBC unveils LEED v4

USGBC unveils LEED v4

Scot Horst, senior vice president of LEED, USGBC, talks about LEED v4 that was announced at Greenbuild in Philadelphia in November 2013.

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