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.

Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Serious Materials CEO Kevin Surace says, “Green is so 2008.” After interviewing him, along with an energy expert, a green tech consultant, and a BBC producer, I’m beginning to think that’s right. Green for green’s sake may be history.
George Washington University-School of Media and Public Affairs
Usually, the Sun's rays would melt ice instead of make it. This ice-skating rink in Maryland uses over 2,500 solar panels on its roof to offset the high energy costs of maintaining indoor ice year-round!
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
The Empire State Building retrofitted all 6,514 windows completing the first phase of its sustainability initiative, which will reduce the buildings consumption of energy by 38%! Talk to Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials, and find out how his... Read More
Planet Forward
What if we could save more energy and lower the costs of home ownership, simply by constructing them in a smarter way? The Habitat for Humanity organization is doing just that when constructing their new projects.
Since initially thinking about smart energy grids could potentially work at GW, I researched if any other Universities have set-up smart-grid systems. I concluded that renewable, smart energy on college campuses is an untapped opportunity. Many... Read More
Casey Trees is a non-profit committed to restoring the tree canopy in the District. They recently moved from the hustle and bustle of K Street to an extraordinary new headquarters in the residential Brookland neighborhood of North East Washington.... Read More
My “idea” is quite idealistic in its self. In order to solve the efficiency problems of our daily lives, multiple solutions must be addressed simultaneously. To do so, my idea provides a possible solution to filter sewage/waste water, while... Read More

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