This video explains what is a green building and how the green building rating system is changing how millions of people live, learn, work and play.
A net-zero home produces as much energy as it consumes by harvesting passive solar energy. Take a tour of Architect, Shafraaz Kaba’s net-zero home and learn how easy it can be.
Casey & Natasha built a passive solar home near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. To maximize the energy efficiency of their home, they installed triple glazed windows, a drain water heat recovery system, an air source heat pump water heater, and a bioethanol fireplace. They also chose sustainable alternatives like concrete countertops instead of granite, reclaimed pine flooring instead of using new wood, and don’t use any fossil fuels to power or heat their home.
Green construction is not restricted to rural living. This video from Green Building for Everyone offers an introduction to those who want to learn about the green buildings where they work, live, learn and play.
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED): Learn how the LEED standard can help make our world greener for all.
Sustainability is quickly becoming a key factor in home design. Whether you’ve already bought solar panels or you’re not quite ready to go green yet, here are some steps you can take towards an eco-friendly and energy-efficient home in the future.
One third of homes in the U.S. could pay less for their electricity with a Sungevity Energy System. And while solar may seem complicated, the positive people at Sungevity can help explain how solar works and show you how much you could save on electricity expenses.