Prefab Modular Home Maintained Power When Grid Went Down

Completely off-grid, the triple-insulated, energy efficient home is powered by a PV solar system that charges eight PHI 3.4 kWH batteries -- making available 27.5 kWh of power to both satisfy their home energy needs as well as charge an electric car.

Sonoma Family Replaces Home Lost to Fire with BONE Structure Net Zero Energy Home

They could save you up to 90% on energy costs for heating and cooling. No mold, no moisture and no premature deterioration of materials, the homes are beautiful, solid and contemporary.

Energy-efficient building codes are a cost-effective foundation for rooftop solar

With the US building stock estimated to add a net average of 1.4 million homes each year, states will need to minimize their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by focusing on effective building codes and standards.

Urban Innovations That Are Making Cities Better

We should all keep in mind that focusing on saving energy, using renewable energy sources, reducing waste and creating a healthier environment is crucial for a better and healthier future!

Solar powered smart windows break 11% efficiency

John Fitzgerald Weaver for Electrek: The smart window lowers building temperatures by shifting from clear to opaque under strong sunlight. When the shift to opaque occurs, the solar prototype begins electricity production.

Creating Roads from Waste

The roads constructed using this technology are more durable and economical than the conventional bitumen roads.

Tilapia Village: Net Zero Ranch Style Pocket Village Community

A sustainable small pocket neighborhood development alternative to the traditional subdivision housing model and even to the standard condo / townhouse model.

Renewable Packaging

It's important to decrease the environmental impact by reducing the size of the packaging, switching to renewable raw materials, reusing materials, and finally, recycling materials for later use.

How Architects Help the Environment and Save Energy

Green architecture is full of prospects for the future from both a creativity perspective, as well as ecological requirements. Because of modern technology, architects can not only preserve the environment but improve it

Small Companies Can Make a Big Difference in Tomorrow

During the conversation, I kept coming back to Why? What was driving this desirable business behavior?' Larry summed it up. "At the end of the day - we work to do as much right as we can for all concerns. By being long-term, we can look at the long-term win-wins for both conserving our resources and with a competitive long-term cost benefit as well.

Renewable Energy Home Design

My premise is that we need a new Model for Housing, as the older homes will not hold their value by today's Renewable Energy standards, and the next generation buyers will quickly be drawn to a more energy efficient model. These new buyers are also looking for different designs than older homes typically offer for their lifestyle choices.

Total Light Management To Save Energy

Altenergymag interview with Barry Kay, President of Kay + Sons, a national leader and expert in how light is managed in buildings of the future.

"Ecology and Environment" Achieves an 80-Percent Carbon Reduction at Net Cost Savings

Ecology and Environment Sets the Sustainability Bar Even Higher in Achieving an 80-Percent Carbon Reduction at Net Cost Savings.

Dissecting the Integrated Systems that make up Traditional Green Buildings

Christy Cunningham-Saylor is an environmental specialist with St. Louis-based Vertegy, a firm which specializes in consulting services for clients seeking to develop green and sustainable facilities.

GREEN ROOFING OPTIONS AND ADVANTAGES

Working in conjunction with a well-insulated attic, environmentally friendly roofing can go a long way to keep the home's heating and cooling system functioning optimally. If it's about that time to renovate your roof, you've got a big and important project on your hands. That said, here are some things to look out for when planning for a green roof.

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