The cement industry accounts for at least five percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions. Masonry block used extensively in the housing arena contributes to this footprint. Watershed Materials stand to take a huge dent out of the conventional masonry carbon footprint with its low cement block. But its natural good looks will win our hearts.
When Ford knocked on my door to visit their headquarter in January, I hemmed and hawed not because of Ford, but who wants to go to Detroit in January? Can you say bone chilling? (Been there, done that.) But they knew how to get a green building geek girl wobbly at the knees and beg for me. Wave […]
Previously, I interviewed Eric Corey Freed, the Organic Architect on his top five green residential design picks. I couldn’t let him go without asking his top five green commercial design picks. He didn’t disappoint me. Watch the below video or podcast as Freed explains why he love his top five picks. Just as an aside, Freed’s choices do not lack from […]
Welcome guest poster, David Scott, Esquire. I asked David to write a post about why there hasn’t been much LEED litigation. As a fellow lawyer and LEED AP, I anticipated a slew of lawsuits. However, like David, I am still waiting. Here is David’s response: At one point in the immortal comedy Caddyshack, the […]
I love a happily-ever after green building story. Don’t you? Not the type like a guy meets green house, but rather a severely disabled veteran accepts the keys to his donated new modular, green house. This true story will take place on March 8 when Waldemar Alameda, his wife, and family will be given the keys to […]
The first time I laid eyes on a NanaWall door system, it was love at first site. NanaWall door products bring the outside in with a push of the collapsible door via its open glass wall technology. Think of a wall full of windows that with ease opens your home or business to the outside. […]
Photo by Fernando de Sousa. Lots of good green stuff in the mailbox this week ranging from five green energy myths with a dash of Children’s Tylenol recalls and a sprinkle of what is the Smart Grid anyways? Oh, don’t forget to read the BottleHood’s creative way to reuse wine bottles. Lots more where that came from. […]
What are you first thoughts when you see the picture above? These people are standing in the middle of a Greenhouse? Well. Close. The picture is of sustainable architect and author Stuart Rose, Ph.D., green designer and developer and his wife, Trina Duncan, in their own home. He is the designer of Garden Atriums. Rose’s […]