January 8, 2024

ePAVE Joins the Battle Against Urban Heat Islands

During a day with a comfortable temperature of 75°F, asphalt surface temperatures in full sun can rise to 125° F or more. “Cool pavement” coatings from ePAVE can decrease those surface temperatures by 5–20°F.

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December 21, 2023

SIPs for High-Performance Enclosures: Faster, Better, and Greater Value

The construction industry is long overdue for some disruptive change. For Sam Rashkin, it’s not a matter of if SIPs will become the industry standard, it’s when.

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October 9, 2023

Occupancy Intelligence for Energy Savings

Data from Feedback Solutions helps optimize HVAC in commercial buildings, while ensuring healthy air exchange and revealing value-added inights.

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September 11, 2023

Selecting Sustainable Materials: An #EcoRenovate Guide

Selecting sustainable finishes and furnishings is as important as green construction. So look at the lifecycle of products, and decide what's most important.

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August 18, 2023

Start with SIP Panels: Cost Savings, Efficiency, Health, Resilience

Architects and builders continue to innovate with structural insulated panels (SIPs), proving the benefits of affordable, healthier, and more resilient homes.

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July 19, 2023

Tackling Water Scarcity: RainStick Showers Changing the Game

In-home greywater recycling systems offer significant water savings, but they can be expensive and challenging to to install. This immediate, point-of-use water treatment technology combats water scarcity one shower at a time.

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April 21, 2022

Tackling Embodied Carbon in Retrofits

Because emissions are cumulative and we have a limited amount of time to reduce them, carbon reductions now have more value than carbon reductions in the future. Learn three critical strategies and practical tips for achieving near-term carbon reductions in retrofits.

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September 20, 2021

Behavior Change Is Critical for Reaching Net-Zero Energy

Reaching global net-zero emissions by 2050 will require everyone to make changes in their behavior. But thermostat adjustments will not be enough. The public must accept new government policies and adopt available technologies, too. The drive to change is becoming apparent. We need to accelerate the trend. 

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December 9, 2020

Give a Holiday Gift to the Environment

Tired of giving “stuff” as holiday gifts? Here’s an idea for holiday generosity that benefits the planet and your peeps.

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May 20, 2020

Offset Embodied Carbon With Solar Panels   

Thoughtful zero energy design and material selection is only the first step to reducing the climate impact of a new building to zero. In the end, the building needs to generate enough positive energy on site to compensate for both its embodied carbon and its operational energy.

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May 20, 2020

Four Steps to Zero Carbon Buildings

New homes and buildings will stand for decades, if not centuries. The carbon emissions embodied in the building materials and resulting from the manufacturing and construction processes must be factored into their overall carbon footprints. These four steps will get us started on the path to zero carbon.

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May 19, 2020

How to Buy Carbon Offsets 

With only a few years left to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we must move rapidly toward a zero carbon society. Direct action is essential, but can’t happen fast enough. Carbon credits must play an important role in the transition.

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