Bill Walton encourages us all: Power your house with solar for all the practical reasons—and for all the right reasons.
October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Read the riveting story about Bill Walton’s comeback from catastrophic spine collapse to become an unabashed solar evangelist.
“When I was lying on that floor with my spine problem, I asked myself: ‘If you ever get better and get off this floor, what are you going to do with rest of your life?’”
What he did was become one of the most authentic voices in the solar industry, encouraging consumers to join the growing trend of homeowners reaping the abundant advantages of powering their homes with solar panels.
Award Honors Dealership for Environmental and Community Commitment
ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Cox Automotive presented its Leader in Sustainability Award to Patriot Subaru of Saco, Maine at the 2016 Automotive News Best Dealerships to Work For celebration this week.
Full disclosure my good and faithful reader! This week’s blog is going to be even more disjointed and roundabout than normal. Just keeping you on your toes….
I think that discussing awesome one-hit wonder songs might be one of the best possible uses of your time. Seriously, who doesn’t enjoy this? In the right company, this topic of conversation can literally last for hours.
Kohler's Resident Green Building Guru Started on a Very Different Career Path
It was 1983 when an engineer from Michigan met a Yellow-Naped parrot from Honduras. Little did Joe Azzarello know that “Otis” would be a part of the family for 33 years (and counting) and would affect not only his personal life but his career as well.
“I’ll admit I had very little environmental sensitivity before I adopted Otis,” said Joe, shaking his head.
Green Builder Media is constantly exploring new frontiers, including changing codes that require homes to be more efficient, healthier, and durable. To that end, we just launched CodeWatcher offering essential information about code changes.
As Green Builder Media enters our second decade, we reflect on all of the changes that have transpired in both the building industry and our company. It all started in 2006 with the launch of Green Builder magazine—a trade publication that we hoped would affect positive change by offering enlightened content for progressive readers.
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by Craig Albert and Tam Nguyen
Sustainable infrastructure is a confluence of ideas. It’s physical, eco-friendly, and smart. It seeks to minimize costs and maximize the use of resources. It’s also global. The United Nations specifically mentioned infrastructure in its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The role of infrastructure is to provide essential services to societies and industries, including transportation networks, energy grids, and wastewater-treatment plants. Such projects are critical to economic development and to connecting people and ideas.
Awards Highlight Diverse Group of Leaders at Greenbuild 2016
LOS ANGELES, October 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Celebrating its strongest group of award winners to date, the Forest Stewardship Council US presented its FSC Leadership Awards last night to a diverse group of organizations and individuals at Greenbuild 2016. Collectively their leadership shows that wood from FSC-certified, responsibly managed forests can meet society’s needs, across a wide array of sectors.
The Arc House runs on the sun—but, first, a number of strategies come together to reduce energy demand.
At 432 square feet, The Arc House naturally has lower energy demand than a larger one, especially when it comes to space heating and cooling. An energy-efficient envelope, efficient appliances and smart home technology reduce The Arc House’s energy demand even further.
The unique construction of The Arc House posed some challenges for insulating and finishing the structure. A hybrid system consisting of polyisocyanurate and closed-cell spray foam insulation was the perfect solution for the home’s irregular shape.