Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use and harvest energy, water, and materials and reducing building impacts on human health and the environment, through better sitting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal — the complete building life cycle. Green building is also sometimes known as sustainable building or environmental building, although there are slight differences in the definitions. The practice of g...More
ENERGY – We All Need Some!!
Energy is one of the most fundamental parts of our universe. We use energy to do work. Energy lights our cities. Energy powers our vehicles, trains, planes and rockets. Energy warms our homes, cooks our food, plays our music, and gives us pictures on television. Energy powers machinery in factories and tractors on a farm. Energy from the sun gives us light during the day. It dries our clothes when they're hanging outside on a clothes line. It helps plants grow. Energy stored in plants is e...More
Green Buildings Go To Washington – The NAHB
May 15, 2007 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today told Congress how its members are bringing green building to the mainstream by developing affordable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly construction techniques. Testifying before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, NAHB Green Building Subcommittee Chair Ray Tonjes, a custom builder from Austin, Texas, noted that the recent strength and growth of green building is due in large part to its...More