Green Building

Just Another Solar Deal, Or The Future?

These days, a $40 million dollar equity financing deal might not seem groundbreaking in America’s power markets. But for the keen analyst of distributed solar energy, that same investment may just herald a shift toward the future of project financing.… Read More
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Bay Bridge Scrap Sought For Eco-House Project

There’s a movement afoot to preserve pieces of the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and use the material to build a “modern, contemporary, self-sustaining eco housing and cowork multi-use space.” You know, a building. A Bay Bridge… Read More
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Illinois Was The LEED Leader In 2013

California had the most buildings get the world’s most recognized sustainable stamp of approval in 2013, but broken down by floor space and population, it’s Illinois that landed on top. So says the U.S. Green Building Council in its ranking… Read More
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LEED Platinum Comes To The Farm

It’s a first, but it makes perfect sense: a LEED Platinum commercial building – the highest rating possible in the U.S. Green Building Council system – in a rural farm setting. And on an organic farm, no less. This is… Read More
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Raising Paris Ghost Stations From The Dead

Paris, borrowing a page from New York’s Lowline project that’s trying to get off the ground – oops, under the ground – is pondering subterranean possibilities. And people are talking about it. This is very early stage stuff, a mere… Read More
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Tiny House Uses Mushrooms For Sustainable Insulation

Last spring, we explored the fascinating work of Ecovative Design, an upstate New York company that was expanding from using fungi as the basis for greener-than-plastics shipping materials into the building insulation realm. That’s right, insulation made from mushrooms. At… Read More