Tag Archives: green building

Green Construction Technology for Your New Building

Decrease environmental impact with green construction technology in your new building A move toward utilizing more sustainable green construction is becoming the prominent theme among many commercial and residential building owners who are either renovating their existing facility or building entirely new structures. Using green building materials helps to lower the adverse impact on our […]

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A Website for Buildings, Honestly – Honest Buildings

Really a website for buildings?  Yes, Honest Buildings is a brand new beta website that allows users to find and compare information, rating and reviews for every commercial or residential building in the U.S.  Search an address in one of 5,570 cities, and ratings on the building’s walkability, energy use, and LEED compliance shed light […]

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The Sarasota Power Haus: The Greenest Home in the U.S.

Recently, we’ve been reporting on Florida buildings that have achieved LEED certification. This week, we’ve discovered a very green home that deserves a mention of its own. The Sarasota Power Haus in Lakewood Ranch is making news because of its impressive LEED score and rating on the Home Energy Rating System. The Sarasota Power Haus […]

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How To Understand Insurance Liability Risks With Green Construction

Many challenges facing risk managers and insurers in developing coverage for “green” construction projects are similar to traditional construction risks with just a few differences. The difference generally being new technology and materials, which are untested and often experimental, and can lead to unfounded expectations. Green construction focus has brought to the table a whole […]

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Both Companies and Cities Take on ‘Better Buildings Challenge’

The Secretary of Energy announced  recently 14 initial partners who are committed to President Obama’s ‘Better Buildings Challenge,’ resulting in more than $500 million & 300 million square ft dedicated by private sector partners & local governments to improve energy efficiency. The challenge is part of the president’s Better Buildings Initiative launched as a way […]

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