New Thermally Broken rSTUD Lumber

Colorado-based Ec Manufacturing started making structural insulated panels (SIPs) about a year and a half ago.  The company was studying 2009 building code and thinking about how to innovate their products, when someone decided the building industry could use a thermally broken lumber material.  That led to the creation of rSTUD.

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By |October 28th, 2010|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Green Tech, Materials|Tags: , |18 Comments

Misleading with Green Product Claims

By |October 28th, 2010|Categories: Materials, News|5 Comments

Eco Automatic Combo Sink Dishwasher

By |October 27th, 2010|Categories: Green Tech, Water Efficiency|0 Comments

Passive House Going Up in New York

The scaffolding is down and progress is being made on what could be the first Passive House in New York, according to Curbed NY.  The mixed-use project is located in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn at 174 Grand Street and designed by Loadingdock5, an architectural studio from the same neighborhood.

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By |October 26th, 2010|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Passive House|0 Comments
  • Moen Envi 8-inch EcoPerformance

Envi WaterSense Rainshower from Moen

Recently Moen sent us an Envi showerhead to test out for fun.  Installing the fancy new fixture took nothing more than a few minutes, and I’ve been using it for a few weeks to get a good feel for how it works.  All things said, Envi saves water and provides good flow, although of the two functions, rain and rinse, rinse is by far the best for daily showering.

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By |October 25th, 2010|Categories: Fixtures, Water Efficiency|Tags: , |1 Comment

Round, Green, Efficient: Deltec Prefabs

I like to watch the prefab world closely, but there’s one company that I haven’t mentioned yet. That company, Deltec Homes, pops up in the news every other week or so.  Indeed, I noticed these homes are selling well in Canada, according to the National Post, and folks in Florida like that the round homes hold up in powerful hurricane weather, according to Wink News.

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By |October 23rd, 2010|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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