Northeast Green Buildings Open House

Curious about solar energy and other green building technologies?  If you live in New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Delaware, you’ll have a chance to tour green homes and other buildings this Saturday, October 4th, from 10am to 4pm.

Will Climate Change Affect Fall Foliage and the Economy?

Even if changing temperatures does affect fall foliage, does it really matter? While it might seem insignificant at first glance, a decrease or delay in the brilliancy of autumn leaves may have serious negative effects on the New England economy.

Winners Announced for 2008 Green Building Competition for New York City

Anyone who lives in or visits New York City is sure to appreciate the varied forms of memorable architecture throughout the city. In recent years, much of the construction going on there has been focusing on high performance, sustainable design. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Long-Term […]

Easy Ways to Save Energy and Money

If just the thought of winter sends chills down your spine, there are some easy things you can do now to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient this winter. These measures will save you money on your utility bills too!

Green PreFab Homes with a Traditional Flair

We’ve all seen sustainable modular homes whose modern design takes center stage, but what about prefab homes with a softer, more traditional look? The home pictured here answers that very question.

Top Sustainable U.S. Cities 2008

What makes a city green? For starters: energy sources, water and air quality, transit options, green building efforts, land use, traffic congestion, and government initiatives. If you’re wondering where your city falls in the realm of sustainability, look no further than

Low Demand for Office Space, Even if it’s Green

Is it just me, or does it not make any sense to continue building office space, or anything else for that matter, if the need for it isn’t there? Don’t the building owners see all the other available space for rent in the area before they invest money into building new structures? This morning, I […]

The Future of Green Building

Since buildings account for a whopping 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, it is easy to see why green building is a growing necessity for the future well-being of this planet and its inhabitants. A new report released by McGraw Hill Construction, North America’s premier construction information source, revealed significant growth in global green building trends.

“Sustainability for the 22nd Century” Exhibit at U.S. Botanic Garden

The U.S. Botanic Garden, located on the National Mall across from the U.S. Capitol, is featuring an exhibit on living sustainably now through October 13th. The ‘One Planet – Ours! Sustainability for the 22nd Century’ exhibit shows not only how sustainability applies to gardens and the landscape, but also how each of us impacts the […]

West Coast Green Expo 2008

Whether you are a design/build professional or a homeowner interested in the latest in green building materials and technologies, this year’s West Coast Green Expo and Conference is for you!

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