Living Green IS Important to Consumers

84 Percent of Residents Say Living in a Green Home is Important to Them; 85 Percent Believe Living in a Green Home Benefits Their Health A recent survey of more than 2,800 U.S. apartment residents revealed that 84 percent of respondents say living in sustainable/green homes is important to them and 85 percent believe living in sustainable/green homes is beneficial to their health. In this Sustainable Living Index survey, the residents were surveyed on their views regarding sustainability and green living. Either as a landlord or a homeowner, it’s advisable to get the facts about ecowater systems and how it can provide quality water to your household, if you have […]

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Designing A Place Called Home, Reordering the Suburbs (2017) by James Wentling

2017 April Blog Designing A Place Called Home, Reordering the Suburbs (2017) by James Wentling This new edition by residential architect James Wentling should be part of every architecture and urban planning school’s library.  Professional architects like that reputable Residential Architect online, builders, designers and students have much to learn from Wentling’s knowledge and experience both of historical and regional house builder and community development trends across United States. The author’s detail and illustrations of detached dwelling lot patterns, floor plans, building interiors, and building exteriors provide both the good and the bad examples of housing in various parts of this country. Specific sketches of variations on these details illustrate […]

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CIRS Building at UBC.

World’s Biggest Green Building

This is the world’s greenest building, specifically designed to deliver “net positive” benefits to the environment.  It is a four-story, 60,000 square-foot building that will use Indoor Resin Flooring in all workshops and assembly lines. When I was given a tour by one of the Centre’s staff in July 2012, I learned several valid reasons why this claim may be justified. By capturing waste heat from the earth, the sun, and the adjacent Earth and Oceans Sciences building, the CIRS building heats itself and returns 600 megawatt hours of surplus energy to the encompassing campus network. The CIRS building systems require no fossil fuels, the surplus energy removes 150 tons […]

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