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  • Green Builder Congratulates our Home of the Year Winners!

    Each year, Green Builder Media selects the most innovative, sustainable projects as our Green Home of the Year Award Winners. This year’s victors delight and inspire. Green Builder Media’s Home of the Year Awards certainly feature the best of sustainable design and construction.  Year after year, the winning projects showcase creative applications of pioneering green products, advance...

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Green Builder Media, LLC

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Green Builder Media, LLC

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  • Chaos at the EPA

    Scott Pruitt, newly anointed head of the EPA, stunned the world last week with his admission that he doesn’t believe that carbon emissions contribute to climate change. Is he fit to lead the government agency? If you look at his professional career, in which former Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has sued the EPA 14 times, it would appear that he harbors a deep seeded resentmen...

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  • Serenbe vs. late 20th Century Development: a New Model for the Modern Community

    Watch this interview with Steve Nygren, developer of Serenbe, a 1,000 acre sustainable community outside of Atlanta. Serenbe demonstrates that development for the growing population can be accommodated in the relationship with nature by embracing land conservation, energy efficiency, renewables, biophilic design, onsite food production, and other key sustainability concepts.

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  • New Smart Cities Initiative Aims to Solve Big City Challenges

    Green Builder Media warmly welcomes Governor Martin O'Malley as our newest columnist.  As Mayor of Baltimore and Governor of Maryland, O'Malley has lead widespread sustainability initiatives, from massive cleanup efforts in the Chesapeake Bay to strong advocacy for a 100% national renewable energy mandate by 2030. There is profound shift taking place where cities are concerned and it'...

  • Brisk Renewables Growth Across Europe

    Wind and solar are finally stepping up to challenge hydropower. 28 February 2017, Oslo – “The demand for renewable electricity in Europe, documented with Guarantees of Origin (GOs), has grown briskly in 2016 – up 5% from 2015 and reaching nearly 370 TWh,” says Tom Lindberg, Managing Director in ECOHZ, based on statistics from the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB). “Behind this growt...

  • Europe's Public Buildings Get Smart

    From thermally activated technologies to personalised microclimates, researchers look for ways to save energy and increase comfort in public buildings. Energy-eating buildings are a global issue. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), every year buildings in the country account for 36% of domestic energy demand and 65% of electricity demand.The MIT SENSE...

  • Have Your Say: 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

    Every year, Green Builder Media asks our readers to share information about your favorite brands and current perceptions about the green building market. We invite you to participate in our 2017 Readers’ Choice Survey so that we can keep our finger on the pulse of the greenest companies, latest trends, and your preferences. Green Builder Media is proud to be the nation’s leading media...

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  • Survey: Net-Zero Builders, What Resources Do You Need?

    Coalition aims to make net-zero building easier with an online infomation hub. Whether you’re building homes, offering products to the homebuilder market, or involved in policy, finance, or builder education, you’re hearing more and more about the shift to zero energy – and maybe wondering how it’s going to affect you. Or perhaps you’re already involved in the rapidly growing zero-ene...

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  • Building Smarter Cities and Communities

    Bosch discusses the emerging Smart technology industry. Watch this recorded webinar to learn how Smart solutions are enabling sustainable living worldwide and how you can successfully implement these new technologies today.

  • The Sharing Economy for a Sustainable Future

    Robin Chase, Founder of ride sharing services Zipcar and Buzzcar, understands that the Sharing Economy - in which participants use the web to sell, rent, or swap everything from cars to baby clothes to remodeling services—is essential for a sustainable future. Green Builder Media interviewed Chase about the sharing economy, and how this new approach will affect the building industry.

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  • The New Nature Movement: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age

    Richard Louv understands the concept of Nature-Deficit-Disorder. In fact, he coined the term and started a movement to connect today’s children with the natural world. An internationally renowned journalist and author, Louv has authored eight books, including THE NATURE PRINCIPLE: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder, about the connections between family, nature and community.

  • How Big Should My Water Wings Be?

    Mike Collignon of the Green Builder Coalition discusses with Margaret Davidson of the NOAA the information needed by communities, local governments and stakeholders to plan for adequate resilience, what should be accomplished toward proactive planning and investment in vulnerable communities; and identify the best practices that can be recommended to the rapidly growing coastal cities of developin...

  • Laura Storm, Sustainia

    Green Builder Media President Ron Jones interviewed Sustainia Executive Director Laura Storm about the strategies that Sustainia and its partners, including global corporations such as General Electric, Microsoft, CISCO, and IKEA, are developing to build the cities of tomorrow.

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  • NASCAR vs. Leilani Münter: Who will Win?

    If you’ve never heard of Leilani Münter, the beautiful and talented environmentalist race car driver, you’re missing out. Münter, the only carbon neutral NASCAR driver, uses her sport in the most unlikely way to promote climate action. Her mission is to completely revolutionize the racing industry, and given her powers of persuasion, I have no doubt that she’ll win. Leilani Münter lik...

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  • Kathleen Dean Moore, PhD

    Green Builder®'s Ron Jones, discussed with Moore our moral responsibility to address climate change and sustainability for future generations.

  • The Magic of Storytelling: Bringing Sustainability to Life

    Join Green Builder® Media as we interview one of the nation’s greatest storytellers, Joe Tankersley, head Imagineer for Walt Disney World® Resorts, to explore how the magic of storytelling can contribute to a more sustainable future. In this interview, Mr. Tankersley will discuss the craft of developing and relaying powerful messages to connect with people in meaningful and long-lasting ways.

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  • A Carbon Tax for All?

    Climate change becomes depoliticized and common sense as a group of seasoned Republican leaders introduce a carbon tax designed to spur our economy and increase American competitiveness. We’ve reached the point of no return—the moment in time that sustainability professionals from both sides of the aisle have been fighting for—when elected officials from both parties agree that we nee...

  • Smart Cities: Democratization of Information

    At Green Builder Media’s recent Sustainability Symposium, industry experts offered insights into on one of today’s hottest topics—Smart Cities, exploring how enabling technologies are improving quality of life and reducing environmental footprint. Designed to explore intelligent solutions for a resilient future, Green Builder Media’s Sustainability Symposium: Ready for Anything, held ...

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  • Fire at New Jersey Apartment Construction Site Triggers Calls for Code Restrictions on Wood Framing

    Critics blame lightweight, wood-framed construction materials, but they may be jumping the gun. New Jersey, like many states, faces high demand for rental units. To that end, codes allow construction of multi-story wood-framed structures up to 60 ft. tall. But a blaze that destroyed an apartment complex this week, which was under construction and due to open in March, has triggered criticis...

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  • Extreme Weather: How the changing climate will affect our future

    As Chief Climatologist for Climate Central and former Climate Expert at The Weather Channel, Dr. Heidi Cullen has firsthand insight into the changes that are taking place in our environment and how those changes will affect our lives.

  • Sustainability Symposium 2017: Mayors Stoddard and Brainard

    With this delightful discussion between Democratic Mayor Philip Stoddard from South Miami, Florida and Republican Mayor Jim Brainard from Carmel, Indiana.

  • Sustainability Symposium 2017: Leilani Münter, Environmentalist Race Car Driver

    Leilani speaks about how she is aggressively pushing the racing industry to develop clean, electric solutions that provide speed without burning fossil fuels, and she adopts an acre of rainforest for each race that she participates in.

  • Sustainability Symposium 2017: Chris Castro, Sustainability Director, City of Orlando

    Chris Castro welcomes attendees and talks about the sustainability initiatives that the City of Orlando has implemented.

  • Sustainablity Symposium 2017: Governor Martin O'Malley

    Governor Martin O’Malley gave an impassioned, inspiring presentation about transitioning to a sustainable, clean-energy economy. As Mayor of Baltimore and Governor of Maryland, O’Malley has been a clear and articulate voice for climate action.

  • Sustainability Symposium 2017: Samantha Medlock

    Samantha Medlock offered a wealth of insight and information about adequately preparing our nation for the threats posed by a changing climate.

  • Resiliency State of the Union: Strategies for a Changing Climate

    The White House recently released a report that explores ways that we can enhance the resiliency of our built environment. The report, based on years of data collected by federal agencies, the insurance industry, and building science experts, identifies programs, policies, and practices that can helpreduce losses, lower insurance rates, and increase the market value of homes and buildings. In t...

  • Green Builder Media Sustainability Symposium 2017

    At our Sustainablity Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything! there was no doom and gloom in the house—attendees were ready to dive into action, and the Symposium was therefore a day of discovery as we gathered some of today’s brightest sustainability advocates to delve into the risks posed by a changing climate, challenge conventional development models, and explore intelligent solutions for a resili...

  • Green Chemistry, The Missing Element

    This presentation from John C. Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer at the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, described the history and background of Green Chemistry and discussed the opportunities for the next generation of materials designers to create a safer and more sustainable future.

  • Full Planet, Empty Plates

    Sometimes it’s hard to stay positive when it comes to the environment and the impending doom our Earth faces due to the habits and problems we, as humans have developed and created over time. Rapid increases in population, soil erosion, and rising temperatures are all contributing factors to the volatile food situation the world is facing right now. In one if his newest books, Full Planet, Empty P...

  • Fire Sprinklers are Green, Who Says?

    Everyone agrees that fire sprinklers are beneficial, but the housing industry has pushed back against making them mandatory. Unfortunately, the debate about fire sprinklers has been mainly focused on cost, and considerations about the environmental impact of fire sprinklers have been neglected.

  • Fire Safety with Uponor's Eric Skare

    You may not initially think of a fire sprinkler system as a sustainable building product, but homes with fire sprinkler systems can save water, save building materials and save — most importantly — human life in the event of a fire.

  • Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivisions

    Dr. Mark Hostetler discusses his experiences to shift conventional development inertia to something more compatible with urban biodiversity conservation.

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  • Love in a Time of Chaos

    In a time of great tumult, I have adopted one of Martin Luther King’s best quotes as my mantra: “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” I look at the world around me, and I see madness everywhere.  Fear is in the air.  A new level of hatred has been unleashed. 

  • Study: Grid-Tied Solar Still Outperforms Solar with Storage, and Politicians Should Take Heed

    Yes, the world needs better batteries, but the possibility of freedom from the grid should not become an excuse for dismantling net metering. A Univ. of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering report just published research suggesting that home batteries for solar create more GHG emissions than grid-tied systems.

  • The 71 Percent Solution to Climate Change

    If you think America is destined for a return to blackened skies and foul waters, you haven’t read the fine print. Progress is here to stay. A new survey of U.S. attitudes arrived on my desktop from the ReportLinker.com search engine. The survey found that more than three-fourths of U.S. citizens agree that human activity is the main cause of climate change. Just as importantly, more ...

  • Pipelines, Pipedreams, and Politics: What’s at Stake?

    President Trump’s methodical dismantling of environmental regulations and myopic attempt to revive controversial pipelines is based on ‘Alternative Facts’ that will, ultimately, hurt the American people. Since the day he set foot in the Oval Office, President Trump has pledged allegiance to the fossil fuel industry, putting on a characteristically gaudy show of shredding environmental...

  • Sustainability: Plans Go Marching When We’re One

    As a child I used to observe ants from time to time while sitting on the picnic bench at recess. I’d watch them trailing in an invisible line, each carrying a crumb back down the leg of the table to their tunneled community below my feet. Often times, bands of ants would break out of line in unison to carry a particularly heavy piece together— an unspoken natural order.

  • CDC Surrenders to White House Climate Deniers Before the Fight for Human Survival Has Even Begun

    "Some might argue they should have said, 'We're going to do this and make them tell us no.' But that was the decision they made." In another signal of the anti-science chill that has descended upon federal government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has quietly cancelled a long-planned climate summit in anticipation of its unpopularity within the Trump administrat...

  • Sustainability Symposium 2017: Optimism Wins the Day

    Green Builder Media’s Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything exceeded all expectations, offering an abundance of inspiration, assurance, and intelligent solutions for the transition to a sustainable future. When we first conceived of the Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything, we understood that it was time to elevate the national dialogue about intelligent solut...

  • Smart Plus Solar Equals Total Control

    The Arc House demonstrates ways to integrate renewable energy with connected technology. SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY and solar technology provide complementary benefits: reduced energy use, improved efficiency, and greater comfort and control by homeowners. The Arc House demonstrates how these technologies can fully integrate to create an intelligent, efficient home—one that automatically a...

  • Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

    Some years ago, a good friend of mine went to the trouble and expense of finding an out-of-print copy of collected works by the great American poet Wendell Berry. He then made it into a gift to me.

  • With Radiant Floor Heating Systems, Thermal Mass is not the Answer

    High mass radiant is an outdated technology. The secret to performance, comfort and energy savings is low mass, high conductivity. For decades, the term "thermal mass" has been used when describing radiant floor heating systems. Used in this context, it refers to the ability of a high mass radiant floor assembly to store heat.This concept went mainstream in the 1960s and 70s when "pas...

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  • The Anatomy of Zero Energy in the Arc House

    Net-Zero Energy Features Super-Insulated Shell Advanced Windows Efficient HVAC and Appliances Integrated Solar with Battery Storage Passive Solar Design Energy Use Feedback

  • Environmental Horror Show Goes On with Potential Fracking in the Gulf

    Last week, a sinkhole dumped 215 million gallons of radioactive water into the Florida's aquifer. Now, the Feds are set to allow poisonous fracking in the jewel-like Gulf waters For an interactive version of this Center for Biological Diversity map, click here. When you think of a fracking site, the image that comes to mind is probably a bare-scraped well pad in a rural or maybe su...

  • Will the Other Bill McKibbens Please Stand Up?

    Its time for everyday climate heroes in the building industry to lead by example. WHY IS THERE ONLY ONE BILL MCKIBBEN? If you’re holding a conference on saving the world, who comes to mind as a keynote speaker? Bill McKibben. If you wrote a book about living more simply, who will sing its praises on the back cover? Bill McKibben. You might start to think that Bill McKibben the only pe...

  • Video Explains Why Arctic Ice Melting is On Cataclysmic Trajectory

    The data continues to look worse, and this video explains just how dire the situation is:  

  • Advice from the Industry’s Best on Selling and Marketing Green Homes

    Yesterday, Green Builder Media hosted a webinar on selling and marketing green homes with CR Herro, VP Environmental Affairs for Meritage Homes. As always, CR delighted the crowd with compelling advice and unique insights into how to turn green building—considered a chore by some builders—into a brilliant business opportunity. Builders haven’t historically been known for their marketi...

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  • Slashing Emissions from Fossil Fuels Burned in Buildings

    By Merrian Borgeson and Pierre Delforge The “decarbonization” of America’s building is critical to reducing carbon emissions by at least 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, the amount scientists believe is necessary to avoid the worst effects of climate change. California, long a national and world leader in fighting climate change, is already beginning to take a look at how to redu...

  • ORNL Refrigerator Cools With Magnetism, Not Freon

    Some metals do a remarkable thing when they’re placed within a magnetic field: They heat up. Remove the magnetic field, and they grow cold. It’s not difficult to see how this heating and cooling, known as the magnetocaloric effect, might be put to good use. Refrigerators and air conditioners could not only become more energy efficient but also be freed from century-old technology that ...

  • Passive Capture of Solar Energy is a Design Priority

    Capturing Solar Energy for Home Heat ONE OF THE KEY POINTS I drive home to students in my passive solar design classes at the Evergreen Institute is to design new homes and businesses around the Sun. Put another way, the passive capture of the solar energy for home heat should be the central organizing principle when designing a new home.

  • Minnesota Salvaged Appliances & Building Materials Sellers Join Forces

    The goal is to make reused and donated building materials easier for low-income residents to access in the Twin Cities area. As reported by Startribune.com: Better Futures Minnesota and Habitat for Humanity are opening used building-materials, appliance and fixtures stores within a block of each other on a mile of Minnehaha Avenue S. between 26th and 38th streets that featu...

  • A Reality Check, Anyone?

    The only thing as bewildering as the endless parade of behemoth footprint projects offered under the TNAH program is this stale and disingenuous justification coughed up in each and every cycle to explain them. One year ago, in the September 2015 edition of Green Builder, I employed this column to draw attention to the issue of house size. In the process, I called out the then newly announced “of...

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  • Minnesota Solar Non-Profit Rreal Hosts Local Gala to Raise Money for Low-Income Solar Installations

    The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance is doing good work, combining a positive mission with renewable energy and now, beer. What's not to like? I visited with Jay Edens, director of Rreal on a trip to the midwest last month. Edens has created an unlikely oasis of solar hope (i know that sounds cliche', but it's simply true) in the middle of rural Minnesota. Pine River. Population 900 pl...

  • Codes and Climate

    Codes are designed to keep homeowners and building occupants safe and protected. They play a critical role in protecting the environment as well. The connection between codes and the climate may, at first blush, seem oblique. However, the two are intricately connected. Codes are designed to make homes and buildings stronger, safer, healthier, and more durable.  They’re designed to imp...

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