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Benchmarking: Finding What Buildings Really Use

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Benchmarking, the practice of measuring what is to find out how it measures up, is the first step in making buildings more energy efficient. Once we know what how much electricity, water and fuel a building uses, we can see how it measures up to other buildings and find out what needs to be... Read More...

Project FROG Greens School Construction

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An architectural firm, Project FROG, has come up with amazing prefab structures that fulfill green building dreams. With a third of American students housed in dingy, VOC-emitting trailers, Project FROG promises to change the way schools house our children -- not only greener, but faster and at a low price. Read More...

Green Wall to Shade Federal Renovation

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The Federal stimulus plan will pay for a 200-ft green wall on an 18-story office building that is being renovated for the General Services Administration. The renovation, which is expected to cut energy use by some 40%, sounds excellent, but the expensive & experimental green wall is a doubtful move in these times. Read More...

How Green Can You Get? Check Out ZeroHouse

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This is not the first time you've seen a new net-zero house design, but this one is pre-fab. Although it's on the small side at 650 sq ft, its combination of good design, sustainability and potentially low price when produced in any quantity,may set a new home-building standard. Read More...

A Zero-Energy Building Grows in Brooklyn

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The first zero-energy urban building in the United States will shortly break ground in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. Read More...

Green Building Innovations, 2009

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Solar shingles and solar-in-a-box as well as green walls and mini turbines graced the list of an environmental builder's options. The Jetson Green site offers some details. Read More...

GREEN BOOKS

Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.

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