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Sea Coast Exterminating Co. We specialize in structural pest control solutions for residential and commercial properties.
Green City Pest Control We are a local pest control business offering the best pest control service in Auburn, Washington. Our pest management programs are proactive and utilize natural...
Raleigh Siding & Exterior Renovations LLC We are Raleigh’s premier home siding and exterior improvement company. Our services range from gutter installations, deck building, siding repair to almost any home...
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Humidity, Hardwoods and Homes - The Building Science Approach to Protecting your Investment (Video) Proper humidity is critical for building product condition and durability, just as it’s important...
Free Green Building Webinar: Sustainable + Contemporary Commercial Restroom Materials, October 7,... When designing a restroom or other space, professionals are often faced with the challenge of selecting...
Your House May be Making You Sick! I got questions from a YouTube video regarding ventilation in their home. They also wanted to...
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National FiberProduct : Cel-Pak Cellulose Insulation
National Fiber's Cel-Pak is a high quality, all borate, loose fill cellulose insulation for blowing caps in attics and …Read More
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SawHorse, Inc.Product : Residential and Commercial …
SawHorse provides green building and specification services.Read More
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GreenCE Sustainable Design and Constr…Product : AIA Courses
Our team helps building product manufacturers get their products specified. GreenCE develops AIA CE courses for manufac…Read More
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Johnson ControlsProduct : Environmentally Responsive …
Underdesk fan unit and desktop control and diffusers allow individual temperature and ventilation control at the cubi…Read More
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ZeroEnergy DesignProduct : Custom Green Home Design
ZED designs custom green, healthy, energy efficient homes.Read More
It’s hard to preach about sustainable living when just owning or renting a home seems to be a hardship for more people than not lately. Who can...Read More
Our video conversation above, part of the full "Behind the Walls" webinar playlist, shows how the Passive House Standard...Read More
Matt Hoots of Sawhorse, Inc. is working on an exciting new whole house renovation and deep energy retrofit. You’re invited to...Read More
A somewhat unexpected result of the 2020 COVID19 pandemic seems to be increased interest in gas-powered leaf blower and related bans. The virus of...Read More
Have you wanted to see an induction stove at work? Check out this Green Building Myth Busting video by Green Builder Matt Hoots and Lisa...Read More
Robert "A.J." Patton and Erica Johnson, childhood friends who grew up in low-income communities, recently launched 548 Capital LLC, a...Read More
According to author Jeff Dondero, "Americans are burying ourselves in our own waste. It’s befouling our air, land, waters,...Read More
If states and city governments are serious about meeting their clean energy benchmarks, they must do better at reaching minority and...Read More
Researchers from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health have compiled a guide for improved health in commercial buildings; they seek to...Read More
Become a LEED Green Associate! Free LEED Exam Prep...
Once you get back from Greenbuild, you'll probably want to become a LEED Green Associate. We've got you covered with our free LEED Prep...Read More
A Look at Biophilic Design: Creating Space to Nurt...
In 1925, Henry Beston wrote The Outermost House, in which he chronicled a year spent alone on a Cape Cod beach. His solitary time revealed...Read More
According to Wikipedia, the definition of a passive house is “is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing...Read More
Brooklyn is known the world over for things small-batch and local, like designer clogs, craft bourbon, and artisanal sauerkraut. Now, it is trying to...Read More
"Energy efficiency is a way of managing and restraining the growth in energy consumption. Something is more energy efficient if it delivers more...Read More
There is a direct correlation between climate change and buildings, according to the World Green Building Council (WGBC) CEO Terri Willis. With the...Read More
Green Tips For Composting At Home: If you’re thinking about taking up more green living practices, composting can be a great place to start....Read More
Although long popular, Energy Star has recently become a top symbol for energy conservation and going green, helping save families and businesses...Read More
It’s a fairly well known generalization in the building industry and beyond that we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, so it seems that most people would agree easily enough that the quality...Read More
The #1920sMakeoverATL Showhouse Project: A Deep Energy Whole House Retrofit and Green Building Virtual Reality Experience
Welcome to the #1920sMakeoverATL Project! See the Virtual Tour Below, or Click to Visit the full-view version! Green Builder Matt Hoots of Sawhorse, Inc. and his team and Project...Read More
I started my landscaping company, EcoQuiet Lawn Care, back in 2014. Some friends of mine had expressed interest in the industry and spoken to me about the opportunities they saw in electric...Read More
What is Building Electrification? Building electrification might sound complicated, but the concept is actually both simple and critically important. Electrification means using electricity...Read More
History and relevance As we seek to find ways to transform our carbon based economy into a sustainable one, the idea of a carbon tax is gaining traction. A carbon tax aims to decrease the...Read More
In ancient Greek and Roman architecture, open-air courtyards functioned as the center of the home complete with gardens, fountains, and sculptures. The courtyard, or peristyle as it was known,...Read More
Curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions traditionally centers around the reduction of fossil fuel dependence in our society. While arguably the most effective initiative, we cannot ignore our other...Read More
The basis for the principle of conservation, and why we should care when a species goes extinct, is that every life form plays an important role in the ecological balance of the earth. However, the...Read More
The oceans are rising, the animals are dying, and the Earth is heating up. Young people know it. Adults know it. The politicians and millionaires refusing to address the issues know it. The question...Read More
The research for green building improvement is bringing a new trend to the sustainable field. The discovery of shipping containers as buildings material is providing benefits to the environment and...Read More
Despite its space-age name, building electrification is a relatively simple, yet potentially significant initiative. Instead of using the combustion of fossil fuels to operate buildings, it is now...Read More
Students spend the majority of their day at school during their most crucial development years. In this time schools must be a creative thinking space, source inspiration and develop responsibility....Read More
Introduction The term Urban Heat Island (UHI) refers to an urban area, which experiences significantly higher ambient temperatures when compared to a nearby rural or sub urban area. It is a result...Read More
Buildings are a complex system divided in many indoor environments, which can cause a positive or negative impact on occupants’ health. People usually spend the most of their time indoors at...Read More
What is LCA: Life-cycle assessment (LCA, also known as life-cycle analysis, or cradle-to-grave analysis) is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the...Read More
Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, financing was created as a means to finance energy upgrades/installations for commercial and residential properties to make them more energy efficient. The...Read More
Living in in an older home in Massachusetts, I know how important it is to make sure your heating system is ready for winter. Nothing is worse than having your system break down in the middle of...Read More
"Fumes Across the Fence Line” - Documenting the Causes and Effects of Environmental Racism, and Asking: What are the Next Steps?
A study released in November of 2017 produced by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) the Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and the National Medical...Read More
News & Social Media
How Much Do We (All) Really Know About Indoor Air Quality (IAQ...Posted on 08/31/2021Welcome to our August Green Building News! This month, I am excited to kick off what I trust will be an impactful set of... more
Choosing Green Building Certifications: A Builder's Persp...Posted on 07/29/2021Ths month, we're excited to share thoughts with you from Green Builder Matt Hoots, of Design-Build firm Sawhorse, Inc. If... more
Important Conversations about Electrification - Rate It Green&...Posted on 06/29/2021Members and Friends: As extreme weather continues to increase energy demand at home and globally, particularly for air... more