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.

Planet Forward
Planet Forward hosted a LIVE event during the White House’s GreenGov Symposium, a conference focused on making all levels of government more sustainable. In this week's webisode, the U.S. General Services Administration shows how restoring a... Read More
Is the U.S Green Building Counsel’s coveted LEED Certification full of crap? No not really but it is very far from perfect. All too often green gurus and real-estate agents sing the praises of LEED certifications but when looked at more thoroughly... Read More
Planet Forward
Planet Forward was proud to play a part in the White House's GreenGov Symposium, held at The George Washington University. More than 1,000 people gathered at GreenGov to discuss how to make the U.S government more sustainable.  Frank Sesno moderates... Read More
Experts speaking on Capitol Hill about the state of post-disaster, interim housing provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and opportunities to improve the quality and value of this housing. After Hurricane Katrina, FEMA updated... Read More
When can you find the meaning of life while conducting an energy audit? When you spend a day with Pascal Maslin of Washington, DC.
As a consultant focused on maintenance, renovation and life-extension of non-residential building roofs, I found this article (http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2010/10/07/leed-and-future-green-building) makes some great points regarding the evolution of... Read More
Think turning down the AC is the only way to decrease energy use for heating and cooling in your home? Think again. According to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for 56% of the energy usage in your home. You can change this. You... Read More
George Washington University
By Miranda Green and Andrea Vittorio
I had never heard about energy audits before I shot a piece on Pascal Maslin, a local Washington, D.C. energy efficiency expert. Much less did I know that the single biggest contributor to inefficient homes is not insulation or appliances rather... Read More
Fall-out from the housing market bubble isn’t just affecting the suburbs of major metropolitan areas. Rural communities throughout the Rocky Mountain west are suffering too. Teton County Idaho with a population of fewer than 10,000 now has an... Read More

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