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  • 5 Green Links To Check Out This Week

    The future of construction has some interesting and innovative technologies involved.  Architecture and Design magazine’s infographic covers some of these new ideas.  Read more HERE for an article with in-depth descriptions included.

    Making fuel from sunlight may sound like it’s out of a sci-fi novel, but it may be a reality in the not-too-distant future.  The California based Joint Center for Articifial Photosynthesis is trying to make it happen.  Find out more•••

  • ANSI-RESNET Changes May Affect HERS Index Scores

    ANSi, or the American National Standards Institute is the national governing standard for home energy ratings. Over a year ago, ANSI approved he HERS (Home Energy rating System) Index as the national standard for governing home energy ratings of new and existing homes. Though HERS was created by RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network), its adoption as the national standard lends credibility to the HERS Index as a national standard for measuring home energy efficiency.

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  • 5 Green Links To Check Out This Weekend!

    GreenBiz reports “At a sustainability Leadership Summit held by the Rainforest Alliance this month in New York, business, government and NGO leaders discussed the rapid evolution of their work in sustainability.”  Read more to learn the 6 trends driving sustainability as the field evolves,

    LEED statistics reported by GBIG in April 2015 show significant trends in green building.  Find out more about what LEED statistic tell us.

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  • HERS Index Explained (Video)

    As we know, the RESNET HERS Index Score is a mainstream in the housing market. Homebuilders are having their homes energy rated and are marketing the HERS Index Score of their homes. Multiple Listing Services (MLS) are incorporating the HERS Index Scores in their listings and code jurisdictions are recognizing a HERS Index Score as a building energy code compliance option.

    In an effort to educate consumers on the HERS Index RESNET has•••

  • The Only Reason You Need To Get On Board With Green Building

    According to builderonline.com, the green building economy is growing with no signs of slowing down.  “Since 2012, there has been a substantial increase in the overall number of BUILDER 100 respondents that report they meet green standards, from 110 builders in 2012 to 149 in 2014. Each of the green building programs grew in popularity, but the number of builders using regional programs nearly doubled in two years. LEED for Homes and•••

  • 5 Green Links To Check Out This Weekend!

    Google’s new headquarters, meant to be built in the center of Silicon Valley, in Mountain View, CA, is a dream design of futuristic customizability.  With Google’s “crabots,” robot-crane hybrids, they hope to achieve an inner landscape that can be reconfigured to suit changing needs – IF they can manage to get enough land for the proposed build out.  Read more here.

    California’s water shortage is no longer news, but this new solution could be:•••