Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy
Ely Flores, a 2005 graduate of a YouthBuild program in Los Angeles, is a Grid Alternatives outreach manager and works with low-income families to install solar panels to reduce their home energy costs. At Greenbuild 2012 in ...
Improving the energy performance of a home is an economically sound investment. Yet despite its economic attractiveness, home performance in the United States is nowhere near optimal levels. Why is this? In ... [continue reading]
Do you know how much energy you consume in your home on a daily basis? Do you know what your appliances use relative to each other, so that you can choose to use the ... [continue reading]
Recent cases reveal that the efficiency of a product is sometimes less than meets the eye. In 2006, Consumer Reports tested the LG Energy Star bottom freezer refrigerator, the LG LRFC25750, and discovered that it won&... [continue reading]
Prefab housing, which was once primarily associated with low-quality manufactured dwellings, is gaining popularity with innovative new modern designs, affordable prices, and green features. One of the companies that specializes in greener prefab houses, LivingHomes, ... [continue reading]
Sonoma Mountain Village, a new infill mixed-use development, will showcase green building and New Urbanist principles, which promote planning and architecture that create human-scale, walkable communities and cities. Located in Rohnert Park, a small city ... [continue reading]
While energy prices are at record highs with no relief in sight, building owners and managers of multifamily buildings are investigating ways to reduce energy operating costs for their properties. Besides saving energy, these owners ... [continue reading]
One of the great inventions of our time—the modern refrigerator—will get an efficiency makeover when new ...
I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, ...