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Green Builder Names Trane 4MXW38 Ductless Indoor High Wall Unit as a Hot 50 Green Product for 2017

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DAVIDSON, N.C., June 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Editors at Green Builder magazine selected the Trane® 4MXW38 Ductless Indoor High Wall unit as one of its Hot 50 Green Products for 2017. Trane is a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

Arc House and The Changing Consumer Zeitgeist

While the warm reception of the Arc House at this year’s Greenbuild conference in Los Angeles was hardly a surprise, it certainly reaffirmed that homebuyer’s tastes, preferences, purchasing patterns, and priorities are changing.

We have now taken the Arc House, a 432 square foot example of next generation sustainable living designed by specialty builder Shelter Dynamics, to three conferences: PCBC, Solar Power International, and Greenbuild.  On our west coast tour, thousands of people had the opportunity to experience this hand-crafted, small footprint home. 

WERS Addresses Sustainable Groundwater Practices

The Green Builder Coalition joins forces with the National Groundwater Association.

The Green Builder Coalition has signed a 2-year agreement with the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) on the promotion of sustainable groundwater practices through the Water Efficiency Rating Score (WERS) program.

Green Builder Readers' Choice and A Living Building in Michigan

Green Builder Media's July 30, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter

Wildfire Season Prognosis: Hot, Long, and Intense As scorching temperatures plague the nation from coast to coast, wildfires rage in even the most unlikely places.

Green Builder Media Applauds Eco-Leaders


Every year Green Builder Media releases the Eco Leaders issue of Green Builder magazine, highlighting a handful of companies that are doing great green things in the world, paving the way to a sustainable future with innovative products and forward-thinking ideas.

Ingersoll Rand Among Seven Organizations Applauded as Eco-Leaders

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It has been less than one year since Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) made its bold Climate Commitment, but the company continues to earn accolades for its foundational belief in making its products – and operations – more energy efficient and sustainable. 

Most recently, Green Builder Magazine included Ingersoll Rand on its yearly list of companies striving to make the world a better place to live through innovations in conservation, waste reduction and reduced carbon emissions. The story highlights a number of areas where Ingersoll Rand excels as an Eco-Leader, specifically in:

White Paper Released for Net-Zero Demonstration Home


Green Builder Media recently released a White Paper on the VISION House Tucson project - a below net-zero energy home with a HERS rating of -17. The home is optimized for performance and includes the most efficient features, materials, and technologies available on the market including products from Rheem, Panasonic, Boral, Johns Manville, Schneider Electric, MI Windows and Doors, Whirlpool, Beam Electrolux, NFPA, Vetrazzo, Kohler, Crossville, Gladiator and O

Living Off-Grid in the Winter


It should not have come as a shock. After all, we had been contending with a series of fall storms for a few weeks already, in our attempts to secure the compound for the upcoming winter months—a time when the snow would be measured in feet, and the roads would be closed until next spring. Some of the trips to and from the job site had already become “white knucklers,” as we charged into the drifts and hoped that by sticking together everyone could avoid needing a tow.

Green Builder Media Announces Winners of the 7th Annual Home of the Year Awards

Green Builder® Magazine honors sustainable building project award winners for 2014
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SEATTLE, Wash., December 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media, recently announced the winners of its 7th Annual Green Builder Home of the Year Awards. A total of nine projects were selected to represent this year’s best green projects chosen by judges in a completely online process.

FEMA Identifies Closed Cell Insulation as Flood Resistant Material


Selecting a high-perfomance medium-density spray foam insulation solution can ensure your home is better protected against potential damage from bulk water ingress. Medium-density spray foam insulation, like Icynene ProSeal, can be used as a water-resistant barrier to deflect bulk moisture away. As a closed cell spray foam, Icynene ProSeal is certified as a Low-Emitting Material (LEM) as per CHPS EQ 2.2 Section 01350.


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