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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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.
Check out the debut issue of CodeWatcher: A watchdog for evolving residential building codes, regs, and rules.
October 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The editors at Green Builder Media launched Code Watcher to pull back the curtain on the building code process to help builders put up the best-performing, safest homes in the world. We spearhead the notion that home owners must be educated on the regulatory actions that profoundly impact the safety, durability, performance, and financial worth of their homes.
Company Leverages Platform to Unveil Believe in Better™ Campaign
Los Angeles, October 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Inspired by the power of collaborative sustainable thinking, Mohawk Group is challenging the green building community to Believe in Better at Greenbuild 2016. The company is sponsoring Greenbuild’s Celebratory Plenary event and will leverage the platform to unveil its Believe in Better campaign.
Greenbuild 2016 Platinum Sponsor LG Electronics USA is highlighting a host of energy efficient air conditioning technologies and home appliances
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Greenbuild 2016 Platinum Sponsor LG Electronics USA is highlighting a host of energy efficient air conditioning technologies and home appliances at the trade show in Los Angeles. LG was named “Official ENERGY STAR® TV Provider for Greenbuild 2016.”
Host of Highly Efficient Air Conditioning Systems and Appliances Ideal for Residential, Commercial Sustainable Building Projects
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Spotlighting its commitment to energy-efficient building solutions, LG Electronics USA returns to the Greenbuild Expo, demonstrating a host of air conditioning technologies focused on creating sustainable commercial and residential buildings.