Posts tagged: Sustainable Architecture

Elegant Green Roof Biomass Building Slashes School Energy Bill

The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, has made an undeniably compelling case for biomass energy. By replacing its outdated oil-burning boiler with a squeaky clean wood-chip biomass burner in the Biomass Heating Facility, the boarding school has reduced its winter energy bill by $350,000 and slashed its carbon footprint between 35% and 45%. Not to […]

Green Tech In A Sustainable Home: Retaining The Human Touch

How do green and energy-efficient technologies fit into the whole concept of a sustainable home? Among the green tech and energy-efficient features being built into a contemporary home under construction in Hingham, Mass., are solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, electronic lighting control, passive solar heating, staggered stud construction, ZIP System structural wall panels and […]

Seal The Envelope! – Green Build Edition

Our Green Building Edition series kicks off with plenty of good reasons to keep heated or cooled air from escaping outdoors…and your energy dollars from escaping from your wallet. A typical home can leak 40 percent of its internal air, but careful inspection and a good caulk gun can save homeowners some serious money. Courtesy: […]

The Home of the Future

In the U.S., green building can mean a lot of things — recycled greywater, roof gardens, solar panels and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification all come to mind. But in Europe, many green builders focus laser-like on the amount of energy a building consumes, half of which […]

7 Most Striking Examples of Green Building

Green architecture is the future architecture to tackle the power shortage and to preserve our environment from pollution. Many government and private organizations are coming up with new innovative ideas to boost the green architecture. These buildings will feed on renewable sources for energy and will cut down the carbon emission in huge amount. Since […]