Posts tagged: Green building

The House of the Future: It’s Heated by Sand and Being Tested on Carleton’s Campus

  A home heated by sand? It’s just one of the enticing technologies being tested at the Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research, a glossy name for a very ordinary-looking home perched on a sunny rise at the north end of Carleton University’s campus. Visible from Bronson Avenue, the recently completed two-storey, wood-clad house is […]

Green Buildings Improve Health In Public Housing

Public housing is generally not good for your health, but newly renovated, environmentally friendly buildings could change that. By: Nathan Collins Hear the phrase “green building,” and you probably think about sustainable buildings and environmentally sound engineering. You probably don’t think about potential health benefits to public housing projects. But, a new study shows, one of green building’s many […]

The Secrets of a Super-Green Home in Oregon, Revealed

By: Patrick Sisson The Karuna House in Newberg, Oregon, may offer a stunning view of nearby vineyards, but the most idyllic aspect of this high-tech residence may be due to what’s hidden within its walls. The second home of Eric Lemelson, a local developer and environmental advocate, the building is so well-insulated, all of its […]

Monday October 12th, 2015 in , , , | No Comments »

Efficient, Strong Home Construction Methods

By: James Dulley   Dear Jim: We are empty-nesters and have decided to build our dream home. What are some of the most efficient home-construction methods? Severe weather is a concern in our town, so options that offer strength and ruggedness would be best. — Ian P. Dear Ian: There are several relatively new home-construction […]

Thursday October 1st, 2015 in , , , | No Comments »

New Mather Veterans Affairs Hospital Will Rely On Solar Power

Ron Jones MATHER (CBS13) — A new Veterans Affairs hospital is opening in Mather to serve a growing patient population. The staff at the 19,000-square-foot, solar-powered facility is very proud of the new outpatient building at Mather. “It’s built with energy and environment in mind,” said nurse manager Jeanne Mahar. The $10 million surgical specialty […]