Featuring a five-story atrium lit by natural sunlight at its entrance, the expansion of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware incorporates significant amounts of prefabricated modules and materials into its construction. Project executive and prefabrication manager for Swedish builder Skansa USA, Marty Corrado, hired Rob Whartnaby as foreman and superintendent to build […]
There are several green events to attend while the kids are out of school this summer. Bring them along and make it an educational vacation!
Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Green Events
NY13 Passive House Symposium – June 8, 2013 in New York City, New York
GreenerBuilder 2013 – June 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California
BALLE 2013 […]
A new partnership between Silicon Energy and CrystaLite that was announced at the recent Living Future unConference in Seattle is bringing a new alternative to photovoltaic solar roof implementations and ground-mounted installations: the solar structure. PV-integrated structures provide home and business owners with extensive flexibility in the design and implementation of solar power when a solar roof is not cost effective or to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing integration of solar panels with structural design of patio and deck coverings, carport coverings, and picnic shelters.
This week in Jetson Green Energy News, weâ€™re reporting on recent energy-efficient design awards, a reinstatement of New Mexicoâ€™s eco-friendly building standards, new wind power coming to Canada, U.S. GSA sustainability goals, and Americaâ€™s continued concern for the economy over the environment. Plus, our calendar of upcoming green events gets some new additions.
Carbon Challenge Providence winning design by ZeroEnergy Design
Carbon Challenge Won by ZeroEnergy Design and Cho Benn Holback + Associates
A home design competition that challenges entrants to choose building materials with minimal environmental impact, Carbon Challenge, has been won by ZeroEnergy Design for a Habitat for Humanity home in Providence, Rhode Island, and by Cho Benn Holback + Associates for its updated row hoses in Baltimore, Maryland.
Lighting Science Group CorporationÂ® has launched a new line of LED lamps that can serve as direct replacements for traditional general purpose lighting. The Definity Professional A19 LED lamps have been created with lightweight aluminum CoolPolyÂ® thermal material that results in a lighter, more efficient, and less expensive option than incandescents.
The Definity Professional A19 LED lamp can achieve performance values of up to 71 lumens per watt while capable of dimming down to 5%. The GP19 LED lamp, which is also dimmable to 5%, compares to 40 watt lamps in ENERGY STAR equivalency performance at 80 lumens per watt.
Many of our home devices are wasting electricity when they are consuming power in standby mode.Â Some of these gadgets donâ€™t even have an on/off switch and you have to unplug it or connect it to a power strip that you can turn off.
It might only be a few watts, but add up all of the phantom power consumed in your home and you might be motivated to find a way to save electricity costs. Some estimates put the power usage of standby devices at ten percent of total consumption. Heat generated from devices can limit their lifespan and require your air conditioning systems to work harder. […]