Architecture

Can we create a green American dream home? Can we take those green building methods to a larger scale? Can we build a green office park? PF Members think so.

Its mascot might be the Sun Devil, but Arizona State University is using solar energy to make positive changes in its community. They’ve already installed the largest university solar system in the country, giving students an opportunity to learn... Read More
Chandler-Gilbert Community College's SEE Your World initiative focuses on social, environmental, and economic issues and promotes their commitment to global learning.
It's a brick, er earth, house...and it's letting it all hang out! This week's newsletter focuses on ideas submitted by the Planet Forward community on green building materials. What could your future house be made of? Read Want to receive future... Read More
Planet Forward
Replace your water filter...with oysters? See how some communities are letting nature do their dirty work.
Chateau Homes is a factory builder of wood frame single and multi-family homes. We are in the process of developing a smart and efficient house suitable for the majority of small urban lots that will be affordable, safe, and efficient in both its... Read More
UNSW Australia
Researchers in Australia have created a way to turn old plastic bags and rubber tires into steel! The process not only reduces the amount of waste thrown into landfils, but makes steel production less expensive and more energy-efficient.
Continuous commissioning helps building managers run systems at peak efficiency. Can smarter buildings mean reduced energy bills? Watch
Meea Kang, President of the California Infill Builders Association and Principal at Domus Development discusses best practices for local governments and infill development. Infill development focuses on constructing buildings withing a built-up area... Read More
The idea is to develop an Efficiency classification, so each building being constructed will need to explain how much structural material is using, in reference to an optimum. It is very important, because structure is about 25% of building budget,... Read More
Danny Kennedy of Sungevity says that his company spends as much time working through the permitting process as they do installing solar panels. How can local governments help speed the way to solar roofs? Watch

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