Solar SoCal: California’s latest mandate could boost costs for consumers, but have little impact at luxe level

Solar SoCal: California’s latest mandate could boost costs for consumers, but have little impact at luxe level

With California set to be the first state in the country to require solar panels on most new homes, developers and homeowners in the Golden State will have to adapt to a new reality starting in 2020. The added costs...
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Multifamily Developers Embrace Green Building

Multifamily Developers Embrace Green Building

Benefits like increased energy efficiency and cost savings, combined with heightened resident demand for sustainable features, are driving multifamily developers to go green. Alongside the development boom that Marcus & Millichap estimates will add 335,000...
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Powerhouse & Green Building Standards Spur Innovation in Norway

Powerhouse & Green Building Standards Spur Innovation in Norway

In the United States, nearly half of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are generated by buildings. In fact, buildings are cranking out CO2 almost as quickly as cows, cars, and industrial operations combined. That’s not surprising when you consider that...
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This New York City Building’s Façade Actually Cleans the Air

This New York City Building’s Façade Actually Cleans the Air

Located in the fashionable SoHo neighborhood, the structure uses a chemical compound to break down harmful gases in the atmosphere. In the past year alone, creative strategies have proved that projects can—and should—set their eco-friendly sites beyond a s...
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New material made from desert sand could offer low-carbon alternative to concrete

New material made from desert sand could offer low-carbon alternative to concrete

A team of scientists in the UK have developed a biodegradable construction material made from desert sand – a resource that has until now been useless for construction.  Called Finite, the material was developed by a group from Imperial College London....
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Green buildings will have to go beyond conserving energy

Green buildings will have to go beyond conserving energy

Buildings designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta often look like the mountain peak for which the company is named. Snøhetta’s designs are simple, stark, and by all accounts breathtaking. But the company’s latest design, for a glowing ring-shape...
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Survey Shows Appeal for Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation

Survey Shows Appeal for Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is an insulation option that homeowners and builders are turning to as a means of saving on energy and improving comfort. SPF is a cellular plastic applied to walls, joints, cracks and seams — and extrapolating...
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Gardens and solar panel roofs have obvious appeal but hidden costs

Gardens and solar panel roofs have obvious appeal but hidden costs

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5 Reasons You Need Visibility Into Your HVAC Systems

5 Reasons You Need Visibility Into Your HVAC Systems

In today’s world, commercial buildings account for more than 35 percent of the total energy consumption. In most commercial buildings Heating, Ventilating and Cooling (HVAC) consumes more than 30% percent of the total energy use. Commercial buildings owners ...
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