Top 10 Green Building Tips

Green Home Blog

Top 10 Green Building Tips. If you are considering building a new home next year, there are loads of how-to books that will tell you the best and greenest ways to do so. So I thought I would simplify the elements for you, by category and by green value, starting at the top of a list and working down. Green Building Council) certified natural fiber wallpapers made from combinations of hemp, linen, highly sustainable Kenaf and recycled paper.

Green Building Principles That Will Make Your Home More Sustainable

Living Green & Saving Energy

Creating a sustainable home, either by building it from scratch or by renovating your existing one, makes not only for a great investment into your future quality of living, but it also impacts our environment in a plethora of beneficial ways. green building green construction green remodeling green remodeling ideas sustainable home building

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What is Green Building?

Green Living Ideas

Learn the basics of green building, and how unique earthen techniques are using old-world knowledge for sustainable, modern homes. The post What is Green Building? appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle green building green home green living LEED natural building PHU tiny houses

Saudi Arabia Sinks $26 Billion in Green Buildings

Green Prophet

Saudi Arabian investment in 76 new environmentally savvy construction projects is estimated to exceed $26 billion, according to Faisal Al-Fadl, Secretary General of the Saudi Green Building Forum (SGB Forum). Green Building Council as the Exclusive Authorized Education Delivery Partner to provide LEED workshops. He told the Saudi Gazette , “There are only 150 Saudi engineers specialized in green building. Image of green conference from SGB Forum.

Big green building conference in Tel Aviv tomorrow

Green Prophet

Building green, thinking green, wanting to be green? Israelis from the who’s who in green building architecture, design, policy and everything else will be seen at the David Intercontinental Hotel tomorrow September the 9. The council now has 130 member organizations, representing all of the sectors involved in the green building field in Israel. Cities green building Tel Aviv

Are Green Building Codes Green Enough?

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Green building codes, which seek to make. new and existing buildings more environmentally friendly, are gaining popularity in countries around the world. But as environmental issues become more pressing, are green building codes really green enough? Types of green building standards. There are many different green building standards that developers can utilize. Green Star. Living Building Challenge. Green Living

Gulf Municipality Pampers Villa Owners Who Don’t Get Green Building

Green Prophet

Going green doesn’t come naturally to wealthy villa owners in the Gulf. Anyone who can afford to spend that much money on rent probably has little incentive to turn off the lights in order to conserve energy or shorten their showers, which may explain why the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council sometimes has to meet with villa owners six times before they grasp the minimum requirements of the country’s mandatory Estidama green building code. Pampering the un-green.

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INTERVIEW: Green Buildings and the Next Climate Summit In Qatar

Green Prophet

I speak to green campaigner Safa Al Jayoussi about nuclear power, green buildings and the role the region needs to play at the next climate summit in Qatar. The next stop on my whirlwind tour of all that is green and eco in Jordan is the Green Building Council. It was recently announced that the UN office in Amman, Jordan , is set to be the first green building to receive a Gold LEED Certification V2.2 Green Buildings and Green Energy .

The future of green building in the Middle East looks backward

Green Prophet

When Masdar, the space-age city in Abu Dhabi was in its planning stages, architects from Europe, building suppliers, advisors and energy creators were agog. A lot of purportedly “green building” was to take place and billions in contracts for wild dreams were to be awarded. No building can be zero energy. Every building, village, town, city we create cannot be sustainable or perfectly environmental or zero energy. Masdar – the ecotopia that never was.

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How Traditional Arab Architecture is Greening Buildings in Israel

Green Prophet

In the unrelenting Middle East sun, one thing is very clear when you build a new home: it must work with the elements. Standing the test of time are traditional Arabic buildings that kept families and worshippers cool for centuries, long before air conditioning was invented. A new “green” teaching and research center in the Israeli-Arab town of Sakhnin showcases some of the best traditional approaches to construction in the hope that it will inspire modern building practices.

6 Green Buildings That Won’t Break the Bank

Green Prophet

Here are 6 green buildings that just about anyone can build. People often say of green building projects that they aren’t affordable. Here are six sustainably-built structures that cost very little to build. Starting with the oldest first, it doesn’t get much more affordable than these awesome beehived-shaped buildings in Syria that require no air conditioning in order to stay cool.

13 Green Building Tips From Nader Khalili Student

Green Prophet

If the architecture mentor is successful, his or her student will first absorb and then build upon their lessons until they eventually supersede the original teachings with new knowledge. One of the folks behind Earthbag Building, Earth Bag Structures, and a host of other informed eco-building sites, his own legacy is very much grounded on this planet. Build to Last. Build to last as much as possible and save the earth while you’re at it.

Jordan Green Building Council Announces Creative Design Contest

Green Prophet

Idle Google-ing, fueled by cups of Arabic coffee , brought me to the doorstep of a place that feels like home: the Jordan Green Building Council – the JGBC. The JGBC is a young and energetic organization founded in May 2009 as the local affiliate of the World Green Building Council. Now they’ve just thrown down a challenge to all designers with a penchant for green: sharpen your pencil! Architecture & Urban Amman contest green building Jordan LEED

Israeli Environment Ministry Implements New Green Building Standards

Green Prophet

New and renovated buildings in Israel will now have to comply with a newly launched “Israel Standard for Green Building&#. During a press conference on this past Tuesday to announce the launch of a new green building standard for new and renovated buildings in Israel, Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan said that “a green building is a good type of building that is worth living in.

Green Building Perspectives: Whirlpool

Green Life Smart Life

Continuing our blog series Green Building Perspectives, posts dedicated to highlighting our esteemed partners here at Green Life Smart Life, this week we feature Whirlpool Corporation. What do you think of the Green Life Smart Life Project to date? Green Life Smart Life is certainly a unique project, and Whirlpool is excited to be a part of it, especially since we have similar goals. Where does Whirlpool see green living going in the next 5 years? .

Green Building Perspectives: NuVo Technologies

Green Life Smart Life

In this week’s Green Building Perspectives, we sat down with David Rodarte, President and COO of NuVo Technologies. As a company, NuVo has been at the forefront of the green movement in the consumer electronics space. . What do you think of the Green Life Smart Life Project? We were highly intrigued by Green Life Smart Life from the minute we heard about it. NuVo has long been a proponent of the greening of electronics.

Green Building Perspectives: Control4

Green Life Smart Life

For this week’s green building perspectives post, we spoked with Control4, a leader in affordable, IP-based home control and entertainment systems. Control4 technology is at the heart of the Green Life Smart Life project, managing all the pieces of home control, entertainment and energy management. Control4 develops and delivers award-winning control software and hardware for virtually any room, home or building from anywhere at any time.

Greener Product – a green building resource

Green Life Smart Life

One of the most challenging things about working on a LEED or other green building project can be sourcing materials and specifying products that will not only gain points in a certification program but also represent the level of sustainability desired. This free service platform allows for the building specifiers to quickly search for green building products and then once identified evaluate those product against the LEED standards.

Green Building Perspectives: DaVinci Roofscapes

Green Life Smart Life

has been an innovator in the design and provision of residential building products since 1868, and today is best known as a leading provider of high-quality residential roof and wall building solutions. The company says its roof material and wall system products enhance the building system to maximize the performance, durability and value of a building’s critical outer structure. What do you think of the Green Life Smart Life Project to date?

Op Ed: Don’t Let Money Rob Egypt’s Green Building Success!

Green Prophet

With financial backing, Egypt could be the first MENA country to create a viable solar-powered, modular housing prototype that can replace the boring concrete buildings currently devouring this region’s landscape. Our future architects and engineers are working hard to create a sustainable building material that will mitigate the carbon and fiscal expense of importing comparable materials from abroad.

The growth of green building, why ESC’s should care

Green Life Smart Life

Even in today’s unstable housing market, demand is growing for green and eco-conscious homes. More than 97,000 homes nationwide have been built and certified by voluntary green building programs since the mid-1990s, according to the National Association of Home Builders, representing a 50 percent increase from NAHB’s 2004 survey. Installing a green tech system can garner valuable LEED points for the homeowner.

Foster & Partners Finish Gorgeous Green Building In Morocco

Green Prophet

This beautiful dome-building from Foster & Partners is the first building the firm has completed in Africa. Although they are visually spectacular, we often wonder at the true sustainability of buildings that cost millions of dollars to construct.

Green Buildings on the Rise

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Developments in design and materials mean going green not only improves the individuals carbon footprint, but is often much more stylish than the alternative. Businesses and schools which may be looking to improve their building work could do to take some advice from a designer who knows a thing or two about green material. Ben Lord, a designer from Pod Space , recently won the coveted Best Eco/Sustainability Build Northern Award for his work.

Gulf Municipality Pampers Villa Owners Who Don’t Get Green Building

Green Prophet

Going green doesn’t come naturally to wealthy villa owners in the Gulf. Anyone who can afford to spend that much money on rent probably has little incentive to turn off the lights in order to conserve energy or shorten their showers, which may explain why the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council sometimes has to meet with villa owners six times before they grasp the minimum requirements of the country’s mandatory Estidama green building code. Pampering the un-green.

Green Building Perspectives: OmniMount

Green Life Smart Life

For this week’s installment of Green Building Perspectives, we spoke with OmniMount, who will be outfitting the home with the company’s revolutionary OmniLite product. 1. What do you think of the Green Life Smart Life Project? 2. Where does your company/organization see green building going in the next 5 years? . 3. How do you see your business/organization evolving to address green building?

Green Building Perspectives: National Lumber Company

Green Life Smart Life

Green Life Smart Life is sourcing lumber, as well as exterior and interior building materials, from one of the most environmentally-conscious companies in the field, National Lumber Co. You can read about National Lumber’s green initiatives here. We spoke with Mike McDole, National Lumber’s vice president of sales, to learn what he thinks of our project, as well as green’s overall impact on his company’s business.

Green Building Perspectives: Accoya® by Titan Wood

Green Life Smart Life

. . . We recently announced our latest building partners on the home. This week, our Green Building Perspectives come from one of those new sponsors, Accoya ® by Titan Wood. What do you think of the Green Life Smart Life Project to date? Titan Wood has enjoyed being a part of the Green Life Smart Life Project, and we have been very impressed with the progress. Where does Titan Wood see green building going in the next 5 years?

Green Building Perspectives: H-P Products, Inc.

Green Life Smart Life

Continuing with our Green Building Perspective series, this week Amy Wesely, Floorcare Marketing Manger of H-P Products, did us the honor of answering some questions about green building and the market. Even before the term “green&# was just a color, central vacuums have been aiding in helping homeowners create a healthy indoor air quality. What do you think of the Green Life Smart Life Project?

Innovative Green Building at Seattle’s Via6

Sightline Daily

So here at Sightline we find it especially satisfying when our ideas take physical form, as they do in a new building in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Longtime Sightline supporter Matt Griffin’s Pine Street Group is finishing up work on Via6 , a 654-unit apartment building that includes features directly inspired by Sightline. Via6 has a whole suite of additional green features. Working on long term policy change doesn’t always yield immediate results.

New Green Building Magazine by Hanley Wood

Green Life Smart Life

Hanley Wood, the publishing company synonymous with industry flagship Builder Magazine as well as a host of other publications has launched a new quarterly digital magazine called EcoHome focusing on environmentally friendly building trends. Additional areas of coverage includes green building products and technologies, case studies of innovative green homes, industry news and innovations in green building science. Tagged: Green Building, green magazines.

Green Building Perspectives: Kohler

Green Life Smart Life

Kohler spokesperson Mark Mahoney said the company is excited about its participation in the Green Life Smart Life project because it’s a good opportunity to educate homeowners about water conservation and the solutions that are out there. It has even started a site called SaveWaterAmerica.com , which features water-saving ideas; Kohler even donates $1 in water-conserving products to Habitat for Humanity’s sustainable building efforts for ever visitor who takes a brief quiz.

Green Building Perspectives: Light, Sight and Sound

Green Life Smart Life

In this week’s Green Building Perspectives, we spoke with James Montgomery of Light Sight and Sound , the lighting design company for the Green Life Smart Life project. . What do you think of the Green Life Smart Life Project to date? Green Life Smart Life is a brilliant project and a natural for us to participate. Keep all the green for us? Where does your company see green building going in the next 5 years?

Benefits of a Green Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

Benefits of a Green Home. green building green construction green remodeling Benefits of a Green Home

GREENER PRODUCT approves 3rd party certifications for green building products

Green Life Smart Life

GREENER PRODUCT approves 3rd party certifications for green building products. consumers (23%) say they have “no way of knowing&# if a product is green or actually does what it claims, signaling a lack of confidence in green marketing and revealing a widespread “green trust gap,&#. There is a lot of green-washing in sustainable building today” according to Peter Rundle, Greener Product LLC. “As NEWS RELEASE.

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Green Building Perspectives: Consumer Electronics Association

Green Life Smart Life

For this week’s Green Building Perspectives, we spoke with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). With a focus on energy management, whole-home connectivity and entertainment, the Green Life Smart Life project will be the first case study of the program. What do you think of the Green Life Smart Life Project? Where does your company/organization see green building going in the next 5 years? .

Brooklyn’s Gotham Greens builds world’s largest urban rooftop farm

Green Prophet

Growing green roofs is now mandatory for new buildings being built in Canada and France. Puttings its money where American mouths are this super cool company from Brooklyn called Gotham Greens has just built the world’s largest rooftop farm -– in Chicago. Today, Gotham Greens announced their biggest and most ambitious expansion to date with a brand new facility, located in the historic Pullman area on Chicago’s South Side.

Green Building Perspectives: ‘g’ Green Design Center

Green Life Smart Life

Continuing once again with our Green Building Perspective series, this week Nicole Goldman, owner and founder of the ‘g’ Green Design Center was kind enough to provide us with some answers on their role in the project and green design. What do you think of the Green Life Smart Life Project to date? What interested ‘g’ Green Design Center about participating the project? Green building will become the standard in the next 5 years.

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Green Building Perspectives: ‘g’ Green Design Center

Green Life Smart Life

‘g’ Green Design Center’s franchise company serves homeowners, designers, architects, and building professionals, as well as businesses, organizations, and institutions with a full array of green materials and services. What do you think of the Green Life Smart Life Project to date? What interested ‘g’ Green Design Center about participating the project? Green building will become the standard in the next 5 years.

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Business Case for Green Buildings Getting Better and Better

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Properties with enhanced green credentials will have increased marketability, as property investors and businesses become increasingly more knowledgeable about the environmental and social impacts of the built environment, according to a new report. The report, Creating a Better World: The Case For Green Buildings, by UK investment company M&G, states that the business case will continue to evolve as markets mature over the coming years.

Green Building Perspectives: John C. Carter & Company

Green Life Smart Life

. . When we were evaluating landscape architects for the Green life Smart Life project, we were thrilled to find a highly qualified and conscientious firm almost quite literally in our back yard. When we asked John if he anticipates that green and eco-conscious designs will ever dominate his business, he replied, “Absolutely! We recently asked John to take a few minutes out of his day and give his green thumbs and fingers a brief rest to answer a few questions.

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Green Considerations When Renovating a School

Living Green & Saving Energy

Green Considerations When Renovating a School. energy efficient materials green building green construction green renovations

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A Sustainable Home Made from Shipping Containers?

Living Green & Saving Energy

You can take used shipping containers and build a lot of things, up to and including living quarters. green building recycling shipping container home You read that right. I reader of this blog gave me a heads-up on this concept, and I wanted to bring it to your attention. You will see that these homes made from shipping containers are not […].

Recycling: Is It Your Ticket to a Green Building ?

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For a variety of facilities, Fall is often the time for planning a “green” building or “green renovation.” Green Building Council is by far the most widely recognized. ” And though there are some other certifications out there, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program by the U.S. For anyone unfamiliar with LEED, it works by accumulating points.