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Green Building in a Trump Administration

As with every President-Elect, the verdict is out about whether President Trump’s campaign rhetoric will translate into action and result in policy.

Over the past decade, green building has transformed from fringe to mainstream, and it is now an intelligent and cost-effective building strategy.  Innovations in building science practices, advanced products and technologies, and business models (for example, in the solar financing space) have revolutionized the built environment. 

Five Innovative Ways to Build Healthier Homes

Home trends indicate growing emphasis on healthy indoor living environments.

As any builder knows, it is extremely important to stay ahead of trends that are impacting the buying decisions made by potential homebuyers. These trends are always evolving and are impacted by many factors.

5 Essential Factors for Creating a Framework for Municipal Resiliency

Resiliency is a concept that should be top of mind for city planners, city councils, residents and businesses alike.

There are so many factors affecting how cities function that methods of development, emergency preparedness, and maintaining status quo are no longer acceptable options for keeping cities functioning. At the Green Building Festival in Toronto in September, Antonio Gomez-Palacio spoke about developing a framework for city resiliency.  I spoke with him after the conference to find out more.

Green Builder Magazine's Fall 2016 Special Issue Is Available Online

The 7th Edition of the Homeowner's Handbook

Our 7th Edition of the the go-to-green guide for homeowners celebrates solar innovation and new products, and brings you the in-depth information your clients need to know about sustainable construction.

Here's a sample of what's inside:

The Super Solar House. We developed this hot-off-the-press infographic to demonstrate both new and emerging solar technologies coming to your neighborhood.

See our current issue.

A Choice of Progress

Given the results of the election, our sustainability work has become more important than ever. Now is the time for us to step up and fulfill our duty as a group of tireless change-makers that do not shy away from any kind of challenge.

The team at Green Builder Media, in partnership with friends and colleagues around the world, have worked assiduously for over a decade to affect positive change within and beyond the building industry.  With the Presidential election results, the urgency and significance of our work has increased exponentially.

It’s more important than ever that we take a bold stance to inspire climate action, challenge conventional models, and conquer complacency. 

Ground Freezing: An Environmentally Friendly and Time-Saving Shoring Option

Company’s shoring technique saves time and costs in construction projects.

SoilFreeze is the only U.S. construction company specializing exclusively in ground freezing services for construction and related industries. The company provides structural shoring, groundwater cutoff, and soil contamination remediation through an innovative ground freezing technique that is more environmentally friendly, lower cost, and saves time compared to other shoring and groundwater cutoff techniques. The technique is demanding, however, and requires extremely reliable, durable refrigeration systems.

Design Basics for Growing Year-Round in a Solar Greenhouse

Grow a variety of crops year-round in cold climates of North America without breaking the bank.

It’s a little-known fact: most year-round greenhouses are energy guzzlers. To grow a variety of crops year-round in cold climates of North America, a standard greenhouse requires large amounts of heating. Commercial greenhouses in North America can be incredibly energy-intensive, costing about 10 times as much to heat and cool as a standard home in areas like Colorado.

CodeWatcher: Building Codes Impact Pollution, Climate

2018 IECC code update, why solar can't be traded for thermal envelope, building science innovations for net zero, and more.

Welcome to this edition of Code Watcher, your biweekly newsletter serving up everything you need to know about residential building codes, regs, labels, rules and more.

Building Science Innovations for Net Zero Energy Homes, Part 1

Building science is constantly evolving as building products, systems, and practices become more efficient, durable, and resilient.

In the first part of this webinar series, Easley will identify the critical products and approaches to achieving net zero energy homes. He will offer real world examples to demonstrate cost effective methods to overcome the barriers of achieving high performance structures and discuss the most problematic issues that builders are facing today.

Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything

If you care about the environment, if you question the suitability of current development models, if want to take an active part in the transition to a sustainable future—don’t miss the opportunity to join with other thought leaders.

Every once in a while, an occasion arises that allows us to meaningfully shape the course of the future.  A watershed moment that sets a new direction for an industry, a society, a nation. 

Green Builder Media, in collaboration with Mayor Dyer and the City of Orlando, is offering such an opportunity at the Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything, taking place on January 9, 2017 in Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts.


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