Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson is featured in coverage of a University of Arizona green building and planning conference.
Panel Discussion Follows Debut Screening of "Architecture 2030," an Episode of the Autodesk Sponsored e2 design Documentary Series
A panel discussion held November 7 in Chicago, and hosted by Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), cited the need to promote and increase education on sustainable design to develop the talent necessary to reach the green goals set forth by the 2030 Initiative and other international efforts. Held in conjunction with the Greenbuild 2007 Expo in Chicago, the panel, moderated by Susan Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine, included S. Richard Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chairman of the USGBC; Phil Bernstein, vice president of Industry Strategy and Relations, Autodesk; Sadhu Johnston, deputy chief of staff, City of Chicago; and Edward Mazria, executive director, Architecture 2030.
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Robin Mellon,Green Star Executive Dir. for the Green Building Council of Australia,defines what a green building is,Australia's progress in constructing green buildings and green hospitals.
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This *******www.gogreensave**** video is the first in a series of many about green building. Jordan Hardy interviews expert green architect and building expert Eric Corey Freed. Topics discussed in this video include background of Eric Corey Freed, building green, green construction materials, and working with architects.
This unique *******www.gogreensave**** video is the second in a series of many about green building and architecture. Jordan Hardy interviews expert green architect and building expert Eric Corey Freed. Topics discussed in this video include how he designs for people, his inspiration, mentors, teaching, and team working habits.
This is a *******www.gogreensave**** video which is the third in a series of many about green building. Jordan Hardy interviews expert green architect and building expert Eric Corey Freed. Topics discussed in this video include benefits of building green, toxic chemicals, and things that can be done at home when going green.
This is a unique *******www.gogreensave**** interview. It is the fourth in a series about green building. Jordan Hardy interviews expert green architect and building expert Eric Corey Freed. Topics discussed in this are all about how building green can help the environment.
Want to build responsibly, reduce waste, and help preserve the environment? Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies is your friendly, step-by-step guide to every facet of this Earth-friendly method of construction. Building a home?even a green home?uses plenty of resources and energy. This practical, hands-on book shows you how to build or remodel conscientiously, whether your dream home is a simple remodel or a brand-new multimillion-dollar mansion.
Want to build responsibly, reduce waste, and help preserve the environment? Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies is your friendly, step-by-step guide to every facet of this Earth-friendly method of construction. Building a home—even a green home—uses plenty of resources and energy. This practical, hands-on book shows you how to build or remodel conscientiously, whether your dream home is a simple remodel or a brand-new multimillion-dollar mansion.
The Economic, Environmental, and Social Benefits of Building Green
In the United States, buildings account for nearly 40 percent of total energy use, 12 percent of water consumption and 38 percent of carbon dioxide emissions released into the Earth's atmosphere. With energy costs expected to remain volatile for the near future, more states and cities are adopting regulations that encourage or require buildings to be green and energy-efficient. Green buildings use 30 percent less energy on average than a standard building. But what exactly is a green building?
A green building is a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. The building is operated on the principle of "reduce, reuse and recycle" while providing the best possible environment for occupants. Some benefits include improved indoor air quality for a healthy, productive environment and lower operating costs over the life of a building. Green construction benefits can be integrated into buildings at any stage, from design and construction and renovation.
While there's no button to press to suddenly transform a building, steps can be followed to make a building greener. By assessing a building's energy consumption, water use, recycling and waste practices, and even transportation options available- we can all play a role in reducing the impact on the environment.
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Boulder custom home builder Bob Hughes is at it again. Hughes construction is finishing up an incredible green-focused remodel on the personal residence of well-know local Boulder architect Jim Logan.
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From the engineered lumber used for much of the framing, to 100 plus year old bricks (which are very green due to the very low ‘embodied energy’ which includes simply the transportation from Denver), Hughes has shown once again that he and his crew understand the wide variety of ways to implement green building techniques in a straight-forward and cost effective approach. This Boulder green builder has the experience and dedication to bring you honest and effective solutions to your home building or renovating project.
One thing that I love about this profile is that you get to see the home before much of the green built techniques and products are covered up. We went into the Logan residence just after insulation, doors and windows were in, to give you a rare peek at the guts of a project like this.
There’s a very important reason to be here, reporting on the project at this phase. Hughes makes it a policy to do a blower door test on all his construction projects at two points in the schedule. The first, and most important test is done before sheetrock and other finishing systems are in place. This way, the Hughes Construction crew can find any small leaks and REPAIR them before moving forward. Many other lesser builders only do the blower door test at the end, which really doesn’t provide any opportunity for improvement of the home. After all, what good is a report that you can do little about?!
Starting from the outside, we can see the exterior is enveloped in closed-cell Styrofoam insulation. This provides two benefits; first, there’s an expected insulation advantage due to the typical addition of about an R5 per inch value in the Styrofoam itself, but I think even more important is the thermal break you get from this sheathing. Remember, those wall studs are thermal transmitters, and this thermal break of insulation interrupts that unwanted heat transfer.
Inside, you’ll see in the video how Icynene spray foam insulation was used in the walls and ceilings. This open-cell expanding foam gives excellent insulation value, and also does a tremendous job of sealing potential heat and air leaks. There are two key reasons why you see smooth walls but bumpy ceilings. Both are explained in the video, and directly relate to how Hughes works hard to find balance in the way he approaches green building success.
Hughes says one of his primary goals is to build sustainable homes from a number of different viewpoints. Today, that means having a keen understanding of everything from reuse of products (think the 100 year old bricks, LSL studs and joists), to renewable energy solutions (the Logan home utilizes a geothermal energy system for home heating and cooling), and of course efficiency measures (insulation and good home sealing).
In my view, Bob Hughes nails it, not only for Jim Logan, but all of his clients when it comes to highly effective custom green building for Boulder and beyond.
Call or email me today to learn more about green building, and to get a personal introduction to one of Boulder’s leading experts on green building and custom home building.
-Zachary Epps, full-time professional Realtor® and EcoBroker® at RE/MAX Alliance Boulder
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Asheville based Brock Builders, Inc *******www.brockbuildersinc**** offers quality construction that fits your needs. We are committed to a building experience that is as satisfying as the final result of a high quality custom home that looks as good in real life as it did on paper. If you are looking for a green builder in Western North Carolina, look to Brock Builders. We are members of the Western North Carolina Green Building Council, and participate in the HealthyBuilt Homes Program. Our green building projects offer low energy costs, reduced carbon footprints and healthier living choices. Watch this video to see how you can have a green home without sacrificing comforts or amenities, then contact us at (828) 243-6105 or infobrockbuilders****.
You’ve got to hand it to David Gottfried - he walks the talk. Not only is Melissa’s interviewee one of the founders of the US Green Building Council and the World Green Building Council, with over 70 chapters and projects in over 50 countries, but he recently embarked on a project to green his own home, a 1915 Craftsman bungalow he bought in 2007. Distributed by Tubemogul.