Greenroofs benefits outweigh costs, even in desert environment.

The only severe downsides of having greenroofs in a desert climate are cost of installing it, and then the water use for irrigation. But as we'll see, the water needed for irrigation is more than covered by available greywater.

Rebuilding a Green New Orleans

All in all, I am impressed with some of the strides that have been taken in rebuilding the coast with green in mind. While by no means is it an end to the challenges on being more efficient and using more alternative energy, it is a a start.

Engineered Garden

I started my sustainability project with a theme, "Grow What You Can Eat." It was my hope to use natural free resources water and solar energy to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Though the progress may be slow, I am proud to see the changes that my neighbors and other communities have made in realizing the value of this global issue to be solved by each one of us. As a specialist in the education and implementation of water conservation and rain water harvesting, we all should take small steps with end goal of someday achieving total sustainability.

First Renovated Residential High-Rise Worldwide to Reach Passive House Standard

Fraunhofer ISE Accompanies the Energy Renovation and Monitors Operation

Residential Geothermal Install Case Study

When Tim and Tracy Gilchrist sought an alternative way to heat and cool their non- traditional home in Laurentian Valley, Ontario, little did they realize what a noticeable impact their decision would have on their children and pets.

It's Not About Being Green

Before you decide to hop onto the green building bandwagon, look towards the final destination. Sustainable, integrated, whole-building design is where to head.

Greening Affordable Housing

The green building techniques used by HEB are not radical, and should be accessible to any builder.

USGBC Pilot Testing a Rating System for "Green" Homes

LEED for Homes will attempt to provide national consistency in defining the features of a green home, and will enable builders anywhere in the country to obtain a ‘green' rating for their homes.

The right water treatment after rainwater harvesting

For the rainwater to be fit for human consumption, it is important that the water goes through the following processes. Screening, settling, filtering and disinfection.

Green Remodeling: Redefining The Way We Live

At its best, green remodeling can be viewed as a way to evolve. Our persona is more than just our body, mind, and soul. It includes everything that we manifest into the world.

Water Wisdom

Grey water reuse offers a wonderful opportunity for us to maintain the sort of gardens we want, without wasting a single drop of precious drinking water.

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