Go big AND stay green? How Austin is juggling growth and the environment

Go big AND stay green? How Austin is juggling growth and the environment

How does a city like Austin experience inconceivable growth while maintaining a focus on sustainability and environmental-friendliness? We talk to LUCIA ATHENS, the woman charged with keeping things green in the Silicon Hills.

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Big Change Starts Small at Mustard Seed Tiny Homes

Big Change Starts Small at Mustard Seed Tiny Homes

The tiny home movement has captured the imagination of many Americans, but real estate, insurance and quality issues remain. The solution, says the founder of Mustard Seeds Homes, may be to build—and dream—a little bigger.

ReThink Your Waste Campaign: Politics to Energy

ReThink Your Waste Campaign: Politics to Energy

How an idea to offer drop-off and collection stations for recycling political yard signs spurred participation and collaboration in communities, organizations, and municipalities across the Orlando, FL area.

Reclaiming History, One Board at a Time

Reclaiming History, One Board at a Time

A conversation with Re:Purpose Savannah’s Executive Director, Mae Bowley, on historic preservation through deconstruction, shared cultural heritage, and challenging the male dominated demolition industry with an all-female team of passionate and determined material preservationists - and in the deep south, no less.

New ‘Conscious Capitalism’ documentary to inspire business on sustainability

New ‘Conscious Capitalism’ documentary to inspire business on sustainability

A special first-look event was held recently in Atlanta for “Beyond Zero”, a documentary in development on the life of Ray Anderson. The founder and chairman of global modular carpeting manufacturer INTERFACE is widely heralded as one of the pioneers and primary influencers in the pursuit of conscious capitalism as it relates to sustainability.

High-efficiency refugee center seeks final partners for construction

High-efficiency refugee center seeks final partners for construction

An Atlanta project fuses sustainability with hope as it prepares final stages toward construction.

Jillian Cooke, Wellness Within Your Walls set to go broad with unique view of wellness

Jillian Cooke, Wellness Within Your Walls set to go broad with unique view of wellness

The group is about to take its 10-prong message to the masses. But the question is, will they be ready for it?

AeroBarrier: The latest in tight home envelopes

AeroBarrier: The latest in tight home envelopes

More than ever, it’s easier to keep the outside out and the inside in. One new product , featuring an atomized sealant, claims to have an edge. We take a look.

New solar product 'beats the heat'

New solar product 'beats the heat'

The 3 IN 1 ROOF system using heat-dispersing material to increase efficiency when solar environment is at its hottest--and least efficient.

New Georgia center as good to environment as refugees it will serve

New Georgia center as good to environment as refugees it will serve

Leaders of Friends of Refugees, a Georgia-based non-profit, knew they needed a building. To make the project more attractive to donors by lowering operating costs, executive director Brian Bollinger studied up on high-performance. Here's what he learned, and the facility that will result.

Hospitals prescribing ‘heal thyself’ approach to sustainability

Hospitals prescribing ‘heal thyself’ approach to sustainability

U.S. healthcare providers are among our most prolific consumers of energy on a building-by-building basis, and also one of our largest contributors of waste. Here's how the industry is starting to be mindful of environmental as well as patient health.

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Ensure Water Quality for Commercial Projects with a Customized Design

Ensure Water Quality for Commercial Projects with a Customized Design

When water quality for commercial projects is sub-par, equipment suffers damage and inefficiency and there may be the risk of implications for public health. It's important to look at the chemistry in terms of pollutants that could adversely affect equipment or a process.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Environmental Water Systems


Commercial Food Preparation Finds a Boost for Hot Water Needs

Commercial Food Preparation Finds a Boost for Hot Water Needs

A meal prep company based out of Indiana was preparing over 40,000 healthy meals every year for the community and needed to find a facility, and the equipment, to meet their needs.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: EcoSmart Green Energy Products


High-Performance Roofing Systems at No or Little Additional Cost

High-Performance Roofing Systems at No or Little Additional Cost

Innovations make roofing tiles more affordable and cost-efficient than ever, even when adding solar to the mix. Here’s how.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: 3 IN 1 ROOF


Using, Heating, and Saving Water

Using, Heating, and Saving Water

This guide looks at some of the latest and best strategies in heating, conserving and reclaiming water in the residential setting, both single and multifamily situations.

Type: Guide

Sponsors: ProudGreenBuilding.com , ProudGreenHome.com


A Close Look at Radiant Heating Options

A Close Look at Radiant Heating Options

Radiant floor heating is not new, but recent advances in technology and efficiencies have resulted in homeowners and heating contractors taking a close look at these systems. This white paper looks at a few radiant heating options and identifies one that is leading the way in efficiency.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Infographic | Wood and environmental benefits

Infographic | Wood and environmental benefits

As design and construction techniques to advance sustainability become increasingly important, wood continues to present itself as one of the most environmentally beneficial materials.

Type: Infographic




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