Category Archives: Building Green

UK pushes for cleaner, greener energy

The UK’s Clean Growth Strategy looks to renewable technologies — like biomass boilers and solar panels — for a lower-carbon future. The following post is by John Hannen, Outreach Executive at Mediaworks UK.  Around the world, countries are typically encouraged … Continue reading

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How will commercial solar be affected by tariffs?

The following post is by Kyle Pennell, Content Manager at PowerScout. This week, the Trump administration slapped tariffs on imported solar panels and solar cells. Set to start at 30 percent, the tariffs will decline each year by five percent and … Continue reading

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This eye contains 1.2 million books!

Dutch firm MVRDV has built a spectacular public library that looks like a huge eye, as part of a new cultural district in Tianjin, China. Located in the Binhai Cultural District, Tianjin Binhai Library is one of a cluster of … Continue reading

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What’s new in Passive House?

The Passive House Conference is Sept. 27 – Oct. 1  The Passive House Institute US 12th annual North American Passive House Conference is Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 at Motif Hotel at 1415 Fifth Ave. in Seattle. The theme is … Continue reading

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Hazel Wolf K-8 School – Where ‘biophilic’ design bonds children with nature

Hazel Wolf K-8 School is DJC Building of the Year for 2016 and a beautiful example of how natural elements like living walls and rain gardens can be integrated into school spaces.  Check out this great article by Laura Kazmierczak … Continue reading

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