Sustainable housing as a solution to climate change

Sustainable housing projects must consider their environmental footprint to minimize disruption to the ecosystem and help combat climate change. Image courtesy of www dot oxford-architects dot com
Sustainable housing projects must consider their environmental footprint to minimize disruption to the ecosystem and to help combat climate change in their quest to provide more livable spaces. Image courtesy of www.oxford-architects.com

As long as a house-or the whole community, for that matter-is designed in such a way that it minimizes the negative human impacts on its natural surroundings, the processes that prevail in nature, materials and resources, that a house or community may be regarded as sustainable. Subdivision and Housing and Developers Association (SHDA) national president Armenia… Continue reading Sustainable housing as a solution to climate change

Building Integrated Photovoltaic Film Installs Anywhere

NexPower Building Integrated Photovoltaic Film Goes Anywhere

Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) have been around for a few years now. They have graced concrete, storefront systems, glass, and many other materials. The goal of these products is to integrate the photovoltaic system into building materials that are already used in the structure, reducing the weight of the system, providing more design flexibility, and making… Continue reading Building Integrated Photovoltaic Film Installs Anywhere

Net Zero Building: Bullitt Center – Seattle, Washington

Net Zero Building Case Study: Bullitt Center – Changing the Status Quo

The Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington, is one of the most self-sufficient buildings on the planet. It is net zero energy and, after the water reuse system is approved by city authorities, it will also be classed as a net zero water building. Net zero means that the building uses the same amount as it creates or generates – it is self-sufficient. In a… Continue reading Net Zero Building: Bullitt Center – Seattle, Washington