We all know design will do a lot of the work in making a building green, but technology is important, too. Over the past year, we've seen some interesting innovation in a broad category of articles we call building-related green technology. Solar innovation is hot, and small wind — albeit heavily scrutinized — is doing some things also. So, check out this retrospective on green technology in the built environment (click the text links for more images and information).
Notwithstanding all the factors hammering the real estate world in 2009, we had the opportunity to cover over sixty-two innovative green homes. Forward thinkers all over the country, and the world for that matter, are finding ways to develop, renovate, design, and build greener homes in different ways. Some are more affordable. Some are more efficient. Some are certified at the highest level. Some are prefabricated in days. They're all interesting and innovative. Click the text links below for more images and information.
- The builders' manifesto.
- Four green building trends to watch in 2010.
- Builders zero in on energy-neutral housing.
- 2/3 of homes had excessive formaldehyde levels.
- Green movement good for restaurant business.
- The transportation revolution starts in 2010.
- Green construction code to debut in 2010.
- A green future that doesn't work.
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