But when it’s done with its energy-efficient project, the group representing some 7,000 delivery and bus drivers and warehouse workers can see that cost shrink to as low as $10 a month. (more…)
One of the main focuses of modern architecture is energy efficiency, and predicting how much energy a facility will consume can be done from the early planning stages. These days, energy modeling is done with computers, and it gives designers the advantage of being able to analyze different energy options and remove much of the guesswork. (more…)
Like home heating in the winter air conditioning usage in the summer uses up a lot of energy. The difference is that while heat can come from burners and radiator systems most air-conditioning is run on electricity.
In the big picture that means that on the hottest days power plants in large urban centers generate a lot of (more…)
By 2050, the world’s population is expected to hit nine billion. And, by that year, scientists have projected that 80 percent of the world’s population will live in urban environments. In the United States alone, research indicates that people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, as noted in a TriplePundit article.
Taking a home built prior to energy-efficient developments and turning it into a green home sounds like a huge undertaking and extremely expensive. Instead of doing a complete home makeover, consider making modest upgrades that will put you on the green pathway. (more…)
Now more than ever, individuals and businesses alike recognize the importance of reducing the amount of energy we consume on a daily basis in order to better maintain our global environment. Engineers and researchers have discovered that one of the most effective ways to do so is by changing the way we construct our indoor environments. According to the (more…)
A 24 percent growth rate in installed green roofs in 2012 is part of the results of the Annual Green Roof Industry Survey.
“On the heels of a huge 115 per cent growth rate in 2011, the green roof industry still grew by 24 per cent in 2012,” said GRHC founder & president Steven W. Peck. “Green roofs are being embraced around North America, by policy makers, designers, (more…)