Salt Lake City’s New Zero Home is One of the Most Energy-Efficient Houses in the US

August 6, 2013 by  
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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Breaks Ground on the International Criminal Court in The Hague

April 17, 2013 by  
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Ice in the Antarctic is Melting Ten Times Faster than It Was 600 Years Ago

April 17, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Recent research published by British Antarctic Survey and the Australian National University  shows that Antarctic ice is melting ten times faster than 600 years ago. Taking a core sample of ice near the northern peninsula, they were able to observe the rates of melt in recent centuries, finding that temperatures today are 1.6 degrees Celsius higher. The most rapid melt has occurred within the last 50 years, having an incredible impact on the region. Read the rest of Ice in the Antarctic is Melting Ten Times Faster than It Was 600 Years Ago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Antarctic , Arctic , australian national university , british antarctic survey , Climate Change , dr nerilie abram , geoscience , global warming , ice melt , International Energy Agency , south pole        

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San Francisco’s Exploratorium Reopens as the Country’s Biggest Net-Zero Energy Museum

April 17, 2013 by  
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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Preparing Your Home for Green Certification

August 10, 2012 by  
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Our  Green Guide to Prefab series  has explored  a number of considerations that need to be made when  planning for a prefab home , from siting to personal style to financing and loans. But how do you translate that all of that newfound information into a succinct design that maximizes sustainability ? Green certification is one way to bring order to the often overwhelming process of constructing a home, and it provides a sustainability score sheet and solid guidelines that will help you systemize your decision-making process in a way that will make sense to you. By using a certification program to help plan your home, you can skip all the hair pulling and have peace of mind knowing that you’ve taken every step possible to create an energy-efficient , healthy, and sustainable space for living . Read ahead to learn more about the biggest certification programs out there, what you need to do to get started with one, and how getting your home certified will add to the long-term dollar value of your new prefab. Read the rest of GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Preparing Your Home for Green Certification Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , building a kit home , building a new sustainable home , building a prefab home to be certified , designing your home to be certified , Eco Architecture , economical home , Energy Star Rated homes , factory made homes , flat pack architecture , green architecture , green certification , green certified architecture , green certified homes , green guide to prefab , green modern family homes , ICC , ICC Certification , ICC homes , kit homes , LEED architecture , LEED for Home , Lindal Cedar Homes , lindal homes , michael harris , modern home , modernism , money and building a new home , non-volumetric homes , portable homes , Prefab , prefab architecture , Prefab Homes , prefab industry , prefabricated architecture , prefabricated homes , volumetric homes

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ICC Unveils 2012 International Green Construction Code

March 30, 2012 by  
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The 2012 International Green Construction Code was just announced this week by the International Code Council – and it intends to be the first holistic code based on environmentally positive design. Rather than focusing on a few tweaks like traditional codes, the IgCC 2012 looks at a project’s entire system performance and breaks down specific details for compliance. The Green Code’s intent is to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste, and improve health — goals that its development co-partner the USGBC has been holding up as a mantle for years. Read the rest of ICC Unveils 2012 International Green Construction Code Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , 2012 International Green Construction Code , aia , ASHREA 189.1 , Green Code standard , ICC , IgCC , Jeff Potter , Rick Fedrizzi , usgbc

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The Hague’s International Criminal Court Aims for BREEAM Excellent

March 9, 2010 by  
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The International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, will soon have a permanent new home close to the North Sea . Danish firm Schmidt Hammer and Lassen won the rights to design the new building, which will be built to be environmentally sustainable as well as sensitive to the bordering natural environment.

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