Are You Permeable Enough?

Surveys Show Consumers Want Green Communities It may or may not come as surprise (and it really shouldn’t) that recent surveys conducted by independent researchers (see the article on Living Green here) have shown that consumers want to live in healthy Green Communities. The Real Estate Marketing Alliance (REMA) including Parker Associates and PTC work closely with several Green Builders who have committed to making community living a truly enjoyable synergy between their homes and their environments. Some of these initiatives include permeable paving among many other things. But, the question here is, are you permeable enough to satisfy homeowners in your community? Permeable pavement (also known as pervious or […]

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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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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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