Posts tagged: Green building

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 […]

Newest Innovating Green Building Materials

Each and every year, new and intriguing green building materials that promise energy efficiency and performance hit the market surrounded by quite a bit of buzz. Technology drives much of the innovation when it comes to green building materials, and many of the latest products on the market increase the use of reusable, recyclable materials. […]

Sustainable Building 101

  Building sustainable and energy efficient structures has become very popular over the last few years. Homeowners are always looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprints and reduce their energy consumption and costs, and sustainable or green construction techniques fulfill both of those needs. The goal of sustainable or green building is to reduce […]