Browsing the "green building" Tag

Mexico City Bed and Breakfast a Green Oasis

May 31st, 2013 | by Guest Author

Bed and breakfast El Patio 77 offers a sustainable getaway in the middle of Mexico City in a repurposed building replete with solar hot water, and other eco-friendly comforts

Better Buildings Challenge Achieving Greater Commercial Building Energy Efficiency [Infographic]

May 27th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Most of us associate "green building" with "energy-efficient homes"; when we think of buying energy, we immediately think of our own utility bills. But, as you might expect, commercial buildings and industrial facilities are huge users of energy, so President Obama and the Department of Energy launched the Better Buildings Challenge in 2011 to get more efficiency out of the $400 billion spent each year to power these installations

Thirteen Elements of a Dream Green Home [Infographic]

May 7th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Got a dream green home you'd love to build? Sure, you'll probably want to include solar panels in the building... but that's just one element. Green building involves making the most efficient use of the materials that go into the building, and creating a space that allows for sustainable use of resources needed to live in that home

SodaBIB: the Plastic Roof Made from Reused Materials

November 6th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

We often refer to our homes as "the roof over our heads"... but, unless it needs repair, we generally don't give much thought to our actual roofs. That's often not the case in the developing world, where makeshift roofing of materials like corrugated tin often provides minimal protection in normal conditions... and often none when disasters like hurricanes strike. The SodaBIB system addresses some of the most common problems with roofing in the world's poorest areas

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