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GreenBuild’s Top 5 Building Products for Commercial Buildings and Interiors

By Angelique LeDoux
December 8, 2009
File under: Energy Efficiency, Green Building Design, Green Building Techniques, LEED Certification, Remodeling Green

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Windspire Vertical Wind Turbine

This years’ 2009 GreenBuild International Conference and Expo drew more than 27,000 architects, developers, and builders & innovators.

1,800 exhibitors showcased their wares, including sustainable materials such as recycled wood flooring; energy and water efficiency products including rainwater harvesting systems and vertical wind turbines, all for building greener, healthier homes, office buildings, schools and healthcare facilities. …read more of GreenBuild’s Top 5 Building Products for Commercial Buildings and Interiors here

 
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GreenBuild’s Top 5 Building Products for Retail and Business Interiors

By Angelique LeDoux
December 2, 2009
File under: Energy Efficiency, Green Building Design, Green Building Techniques, LEED Certification, Remodeling Green

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Tournesal Siteworks Interior Greenwall System

This years’ 2009 GreenBuild International Conference and Expo drew more than 27,000 architects, developers, and builders & innovators.

1,800 exhibitors showcased their wares, including sustainable materials such as recycled wood flooring; energy and water efficiency products including rainwater harvesting systems and vertical wind turbines, all for building greener, healthier homes, office buildings, schools and healthcare facilities.

From them, we’ve selected our Top 5 Green Products for Retail and Business Interiors (incorporated into LEED AP BD&C or ID&C) …read more of GreenBuild’s Top 5 Building Products for Retail and Business Interiors here

 
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GreenBuild’s Top 5 Building Products for Schools

By Angelique LeDoux
November 29, 2009
File under: Green Building Design, Green Building Techniques, LEED Certification, Remodeling Green

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Photo Credit: Jacob Elliot/Project Frog

TOP 5 Green Building Products for SCHOOLS (incorporated into LEED BD&C)

This years’ 2009 GreenBuild International Conference and Expo drew more than 27,000 architects, developers, and builders & innovators.  1,800 exhibitors showcased their wares, including sustainable materials such as recycled wood flooring; energy and water efficiency products including rainwater harvesting systems and vertical wind turbines, all for building greener, healthier homes, office buildings, schools and healthcare facilities.

From them, we’ve selected our Top 5 Green Building Product for Schools.

1.  Project Frog’s smart buildings are a gorgeous alternative to the mundane modular classroom trailer that seems to be creeping across America as a result of overcrowding in schools. If a child is going to be confined to a modular classroom, I want mine in this one! www.projectfrog.com …read more of GreenBuild’s Top 5 Building Products for Schools here

 
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Top 5 Green Building Products for Homes at GreenBuild 2009

By Angelique LeDoux
November 18, 2009
File under: Energy Efficiency, Green Building Design, Green Building Techniques, LEED Certification, Remodeling Green

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It’s a far cry from a “tree huggers convention” that began in 2002 in Austin, Texas with only 4000 people in attendance. This years’ 2009 GreenBuild International Conference and Expo drew more than 27,000 architects, developers, builders & innovators, making it clear that a movement is well underway.

Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and a founder of the organization that started it, the United States Green Building Council, or USGBC, spoke to a packed house at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona last week. “GreenBuild is about the families who must weigh their power bill against their grocery bill; workers who labor in buildings that take a toll on their bodies and spirits; and it’s about kids who spend their entire childhoods in toxic classrooms,” he said. ”We have the power to make choices that will fundamentally change the environment and people’s lives for the better.”

GreenBuild’s keynote speaker this year, Vice President and climate change activist Al Gore, reiterated Fedrizzi’s sentiment and encouraged all Greenbuilders to stay on track and be proud of their efforts that will undoubtedly be felt by the next generation.

The 2009 GreenBuild event included educational seminars, product showcases and a forum for leaders in energy efficiency, sustainable technologies and climate change to network and share ideas. …read more of Top 5 Green Building Products for Homes at GreenBuild 2009 here

 
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Living in a Jewelbox

By Kirsten Dirksen
November 15, 2009
File under: Energy Efficiency, Green Building Design, Living Space

In a land where the average home size has grown steadily for nearly 15 years and is now over twice that of Europe, there’s a growing group of Americans embracing a small is beautiful philosophy and living in homes “smaller than some people’s closets.”

Call them tiny houses, wee homes, mini dwellings, “sensibly sized” or microhomes, there’s a new movement afoot in the United States, that the Small House Society explains includes “movie stars who have downsized into 3000 square feet, families of five happy in an arts and crafts bungalow, multifamily housing in a variety of forms, and more extreme examples, such as people on houseboats and in trailers with just a few hundred square feet around them.”

While they assert it’s not a movement aimed at being “tinier-than-thou”, there are those micro-homeowners like Jay Shafer who lives in a very wee 96 square foot home, …read more of Living in a Jewelbox here

 
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