During our time in Chicago for the Craftsman Experience Holiday Extravaganza, we had the pleasure to stay at the Hotel Felix in downtown Chicago. The Hotel Felix is Chicago’s first hotel designed to meet Silver LEED certification. During construction they focused on using organic materials and renewable resources. Location Location […]
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Green building has become overwhelmingly popular, as consumers and contractors alike seek out environmentally friendly products and practices in the pursuit of sustainability. But just how pervasive is green building? Franklyn Carter of NPR.org writes that “green building now accounts for nearly one-third of new construction in the U.S.” This […]
Green Building Bloggers listen up! We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking new voices to contribute regularly to our site. Do you already read Charles & Hudson and would like a place to share your ideas and inspirations with a large community of green building enthusiasts? Are you healthily obsessed […]
We’re in Maui this week checking out a few green building projects that will all meet various residential needs achieved in different ways. Hawaii has always been a leader in eco-friendly building projects and protecting the environment for future generations has always been a priority here. This week we will […]
As builders and developers rush to attain LEED accreditation for their new homes, some wonder if the LEED certifications need to be amended to allow for testing of indoor air quality. Tom Silva of This Old house always stressed the air exchange within a home. Keeping a home energy efficient […]
An industry we’d love to see grow is recycling materials from demolished buildings. In the past the ROI on sorting and recycling demo materials hasn’t made sense/cents but now that LEED certification can help the bottom line of a public building, more organizations are doing what they can to recycle […]
Today the 7th annual Green Build conference kicks-off, where attendees learn how green building is transforming our communities, and how you can be a leader in this important movement. Some of the highlights will include an announcement by the U.S. Green Building Council of their new program LEED-for-Homes, which is […]