New York City’s Empire State Building is one of the most famous office buildings in the world – and a huge energy waster. According to National Geographic, each day the 102-story skyscraper uses as much energy as 40,000 single family homes. However, the building recently received a green energy retrofit, as part of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group’s... [Read more...]
Once upon a time going green in the home was more a troublesome obligation than a sensible design choice. People understood that consuming less resources and putting out less pollutants was the right thing to do, but that didn't mean it was also the fashionable thing to do. However, that stubborn truth has long since been swept aside in a torrent of innovations.
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Homeowners are growing more interested in sustainable building design due to the fact that not only will they be helping the environment, but they’ll also save money over the long term when it comes to sustainable features. However, many homeowners are still scared away because of the notion that green building is expensive. This isn't necessarily true. The... [Read more...]