Green Building

Greening Pennsylvania - $154 Million For Green Projects
August 22, 2007 09:04 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania is giving $154 million dollars to green projects in the state. THe projects will help maintain and protect Pennsylvania's environment and open space, preserve farmland, protect watersheds, reclaim abandoned mines, remediate acid mine drainage and invest in other environmental initiatives. The money will go to 415 projects across the commonwealth for the second year. It is all part of Pennsylvania's pioneering Growing Greener II initiative, a state project. Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, a strong supporter of the initiative, announced the funding today.

Global Survey Shows "Green" Construction Costs Dramatically Lower Than Believed

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) reports that "green" costs are overestimated by 300%. Key players in real estate and construction misjudge the costs and benefits of "green" buildings, creating a major barrier to more energy efficiency in the building sector.

ecoMOD3 Expands Modular, Sustainable, Affordable Housing Research
August 21, 2007 09:24 AM - University of Virginia

Some University of Virginia students cheered and clapped as a crane lifted the prefabricated modules into place at their new home in the Castle Hill-Fifeville neighborhood in Charlottesville.

Roof, Paints, Carpets - New Phildelphia Senior Development Goes Totally Green
August 20, 2007 04:40 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

From the 20,000 square foot vegetation-covered roof, to low-VOC paints and caulking, to the carpets, the Philadelphia Housing Authority has created a new 'best-practices' standard for green senior housing. It's called the Nellie Reynolds Gardens. Philadelphia, already a leader in building Energy Star affordable housing, is taking its commitment to energy efficiency and a clean environment to a new level, building its first "totally green building" in North Philadelphia.

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay Wins Award for Energy Efficiency
August 18, 2007 03:03 PM - , Green Lodging News

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay has received the Focus on Energy Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency for the implementation of innovative energy efficiency projects within its business.

Eco-Cities - Building Better Cities for the 21st Century
August 17, 2007 04:39 PM - , Green Progress

08/27/2007 - In response to the environmental challenges resulting from the unprecedented tide of urbanization worldwide, schemes to create 'eco-cities' have been launched in many countries. Seeking to address simultaneously a myriad of environmental issues, projects from China to the United Kingdom will showcase leading-edge technologies and urban planning. If they work, they could help turn cities into more sustainable spaces.

Green Building & Sustainable Development
August 17, 2007 04:32 PM - , Green Progress

ReliableRemodeler.com is announcing the results of the first of a series of surveys on the subject of green building. The results of this first survey show that, across the board, homeowners are becoming increasingly concerned about environmentally friendly green building practices.

Building Green For Less Green: Design Team Plans Lower-cost, Energy-Efficient Housing
August 15, 2007 06:33 PM - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Affordable and green are sometimes contradictory terms, what makes for an environmentally conscious building can sometimes makes for an expensive one too. The University of Wisconsin took it into their own hands to construct a new reality: green housing that doesn't require as much up-front expense.

The Future Has To Be 'Green' Say UK Construction Pro's
August 15, 2007 09:36 AM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

A new report out of the UK reveals that over 94% of construction professionals believe that 'green' building is the future for the construction industry. The study, called 'The Green Perspective' report by commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Building in Britian.

Two Key West Resorts Earn Green Lodging Certification
August 14, 2007 06:07 PM - Glenn Hasek, Publisher and Editor of Green Lodging News

A Key West resort, The Banyan Resort and the Gardens Hotel, have become the Florida Keys’ first certified members of the Green Lodging Program, created by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to recognize and reward environmentally conscious lodging facilities in the state.

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