Green Building

The floor of this rehearsal space at the University of Salford, Manchester, features a design made from acoustic foam.

Acoustic Foams — Sustainable or No?

Acoustic foams are one key tool for making small spaces soundproof. But are they sustainable? Here's all the information you need.
Office furniture, as innocuous as it seems, poses an major challenge for unsuspecting businesses. What do you do with it all when you move?

The Tremendous Economic Loss in Old Office Furniture

Millions of tons of office furniture and equipment is discarded each year, and few people are paying attention. A sustainable approach would benefit…
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Tiny Houses Are Gaining a Footing in North American Cities

Miniature seems to be in these days. For those who always wanted to own a house but couldn't quite stand the thought of…
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New York City Plans the World’s First Underground Park

New York City asked, “How can we build more green space in our cities?” Then it asked an even crazier question, “What if…
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Will China’s Environmental Cleanup Catch Up With Its Economic Development?

China’s green energy program is one of the largest, and most underreported, in the world. However, economic development is also a priority to…
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Rowhouse Heat: Walking the Line Between Mandates and Good Sense

On March 12, the Department of Energy proposed a rule to raise the mandatory energy-efficiency standard for residential furnaces. This is all well…
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Photos: Artfully Documenting Change in a Run-Down Seaport

Newhaven is a slightly run-down harbor town with a busy ferry port in East Sussex, England. In recent years, the area has received…
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Waste Heat (Not Sweaty Bodies) Powering U.S. Sports Stadiums

Sporting facilities are finding innovative approaches to harness deeper savings beyond traditional energy efficiency initiatives. The University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Minnesota…
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Breathe Easy: Keeping Indoor Air Fresh and Clean

As building envelopes get tighter, less air infiltration increases the concentrations of these pollutants, creating human health concerns. The primary approaches to protecting…
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Asia’s Most Sustainable Cities Prove to Be the Future of Urbanization

This year’s Sustainable Cities Index reported the top 10 sustainable cities of 2015. Europe dominated the top 10 overall rankings, holding seven of…
The Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Amidst Doubts, One Stadium Stands Ready

The 2016 Summer Olympics are now less than two years away, and the situation remains complicated in Rio. Demonstrations against corruption, poor public…
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3 Ingenious Spring Products for Comfort and Energy Efficiency

Allergies got you down? Here are some products that help mitigate the effects of rising pollen counts, widely fluctuating temperatures and unexpected rainfall,…
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Green Building Trends: 7 Fun Facts About Modular Construction

Advancement of technology in the 21st century has given rise to modular construction: a faster, more cost efficient method of building construction. Modular…
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In Search of the Sustainably-Sourced Guaranteed Lower Utility Bill

By 2016 the price of solar energy is projected to be equal to or even less than utility rates in all 50 states.…
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Green Building Should Start With a Green Supply Chain

A recent report, Global Green Building Market Outlook 2020, anticipates that the global green building market should grow at a compound annual growth…