Sustainable Building & Energy Efficiency: The Week in Review

Some of this week’s top news from the world of green building and sustainable design.

The Business Case for Green Building from World Green Building Council

World GBC report highlights several benefits green buildings offer various stakeholders throughout a building’s life cycle.

 

NYSERDA Offering Low-Income NYC Residents Energy-Efficient Building Assistance

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and nonprofit Community Environmental Center (CEC) are partnering to provide energy-efficient building solutions to low-income residents affected by Superstorm Sandy.

 

Impermanent Solutions to Make your Apartment More Energy Efficient

Investing in efficiency isn’t just for homeowners – renters can also do plenty to save energy and money.

 

“Green” Buildings Gaining Status

The commercial real estate construction and investment philosophy that places a premium on location and quality is giving way to interest in sustainable design, according to market analysts.

 

Zero Energy Home Uses 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles for Insulation

Italian architectural firm Traverso-Vighy and the Department of Physics at the University of Padua have teamed up to create an innovative zero-energy home utilizing insulation made from 40,000 recycled plastic bottles.

 

Ronacrete paves the way ahead at Eco Build

Ronacrete showcases the first top to bottom, fully-eco resin bound surfacing at last week’s UK Eco Build.

 

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