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Workshop: ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) Accelerator, December 12, Rohnert Park, CA


by abu417 Climate Connoisseur. Eco-Maniac. Solar Sommelier.

Due to recent changes in State Legislation, Californians can look to Accessory Dwelling Units (“ADUs”) as a way to create lasting investments for their families while building attractive, affordable, and sustainable housing for … more...

  Filed under: Modular Homes

0 replies | 540 views | Posted on: 11/16/2019 | Last updated: 11/16/2019

use of linoleum flooring in bathrooms


by Christine O. green consumer

Does anyone have any practical experience with linoleum, such as Marmoleum, in a bathroom? The general contractor with whom I spoke advised against it since it is water resistant rather than waterproof. The manufacturer says that it should … more...

  Filed under: Flooring

6 replies | 3050 views | Posted on: 08/21/2017 | Last updated: 07/25/2019

I need a fabulous water-based poly or other eco floor coating

Flooring,Low VOC

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

I need a recommendation for a water-based poly. When I mentioned using a more environmentally friendly floor coating, I got a shrug and a maybe. Please let me know if there's a product out there you love and can highly recommend! We'… more...

  Filed under: Flooring

15 replies | 4838 views | Posted on: 05/13/2015 | Last updated: 07/25/2019

pond liners

by Miranda P. Homeowner

I am looking for earth-friendly products for lining a backyard pond.  In particular, I'd love to know whether eco intelligent polyester can be used to underlay a standard EPDM pond liner.  And I'd love to know whether EPDM… more...

  Filed under: Exterior Improvements

0 replies | 268 views | Posted on: 05/14/2019 | Last updated: 05/14/2019

February Green Light Training: Advanced Controls – Types & Functions, Feb 22 in NYC

Lighting,LED Lighting,retrofits

by ella.nielsen44 Student

Join Building Energy Exchange for our four-part training series on lighting retrofits: Green Light. From energy code and regulation considerations and selection of LED and controls technology, to the development of the right … more...

  Filed under: Lighting

0 replies | 644 views | Posted on: 01/28/2019 | Last updated: 01/28/2019

Small Packaged Heat Pumps: Rethinking Everything, Webinar or Attend in Person, Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 3:30-5:00 PM EST, Syracuse COE, NY

Energy Efficiency,HVAC,Heat Pumps

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Heat pumps are a key strategy for eliminating fossil fuel use, being promoted by everyone from savvy HVAC contractors to national environmental groups to city and state agencies, but split system heat pumps are costly. Wouldn't a small … more...

  Filed under: Heat Pumps

0 replies | 568 views | Posted on: 01/23/2019 | Last updated: 01/23/2019

Radon Gas Mitigation in New Construction - A Chance to Get it Right

by Stego Industries, LLC

Sub-slab soil vapor migration into building envelopes can pose a real threat to the longevity of building materials (i.e. flooring materials), affect energy efficiency, as well as impact indoor air quality and human health. Perhaps one of t… more...

  Filed under: Concrete

1 replies | 2772 views | Posted on: 05/29/2018 | Last updated: 07/23/2018

A quantum leap in Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency,Energy Savings,Carbon Reduction,consumption

by Smardt

REVOLUTIONARY ENERGY SAVINGS FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT #Smardt is the pioneer and world leader in manufacturing high efficiency #oil-free #chillers.These high-efficiency chillers typically can save #building owners upto 50% of their annu… more...

0 replies | 273 views | Posted on: 07/03/2018 | Last updated: 07/03/2018

The World’s First Floating Wind Farm - Hywind's Promising Start in Scotland

Floating Wind Farms,Hywind,Statoil

by Eileen Flynn Student

Off the coast of Scotland, five turbines are stationed sporadically creating the world’s first offshore wind farm known as Hywind. Each tower stretches 575 ft. high and is anchored to the seabed and kept upright by 3,000 liters of sea wat… more...

  Filed under: Wind Energy

0 replies | 1078 views | Posted on: 06/15/2018 | Last updated: 06/15/2018

Turn Leased Space into High Performance Space and How to Pay for it

Energy Efficiency,Tenants,retrofit finance

by ccayten

Join IFMA NYC for a discussion on energy efficiency best practices, case studies and resources for tenants to kick start their energy efficiency initiatives in their own office space. The event will feature presentations from representat… more...

  Filed under: Energy Management

0 replies | 194 views | Posted on: 05/31/2018 | Last updated: 05/31/2018

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