Deep energy retrofits can be a gold mine for real estate investors. A project in Silicon Valley demonstrates how a net zero energy retrofit led to profit.
With cities like Los Angeles and Toronto requiring green roofs as a percentage of the total roof space, architects and building owners are looking for ways to expand their knowledge on available vegetative roof options. Today, manufacturers offer single-source warranties and systems that can often last as long as the structure itself. This results in reduced cost and improved environmental benefits for building owners.
Using timber in the built environment has taken root and is growing, according to industry professionals specializing in building with wood and entities aiming to promote the practice.
When faced with a multitude of products to see within nine football fields of exhibit space at AHR Expo in January in Las Vegas, how does an attendee find the best sustainable solutions?
Individual components or a preconfigured system? R-values. Fire safety. Sustainability. These and other issues are topics of debate, and often misinformation, among specifiers. This article parses out facts from commonly held beliefs.