Sustainable Suburbs

SAB Magazine

In 2011, for the first time in nearly a century, the rate of urban population growth outpaced suburban growth, reversing a trend that began with the invention of the automobile.

The Hottest Environmental Trend is Sustainable Business Practices

Green Building Law Update

In a dramatic shift the fastest growing environmental issue in 2018 is sustainable business practices. What are fast growing and emergent are sustainable business practices. Barron’s earlier this month published an article about environmental, social and governance issues, “The New Allure of Sustainable Investing.” There is a definite gender difference and woman are much more interested in sustainability than men.

Sustainable Agriculture Standard Announced

Green Building Law Update

Almost on cue (despite being in the works for more than 4 years), Leonardo Academy has announced that its LEO 4000 National Sustainable Agriculture Standard is now available for use. Leonardo Academy is well respected, including for its work on the LEED Existing Building standard, for its non-profit model of “leveraging the competitive market to advance sustainability.”. LEO 4000 responds by defining “what constitutes sustainable agriculture.”.

Jury Awards Millions in Sustainable Hog Case

Green Building Law Update

And while there is no doubt that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals will review these verdicts, including how statutory damages caps reduce the amounts actually collectible, these cases present a harsh reality of farms being pushed to respond to demand for sustainable agricultural products while battling nuisance claims brought by carpetbagger trial lawyers on behalf of city slickers who have moved to rural farm communities.

New Sustainable Projects Exhibit in 2017 AIA Contract Documents

Green Building Law Update

And while each of the core sets of documents are updated every 10 years, what is most significant about this update is the new AIA Document E204™ – 2017, Sustainable Projects Exhibit. The use of an exhibit for sustainable projects is new.

6 Sustainable Innovations Shaping Construction

The Constructor

Sustainable innovation is the process in which sustainability considerations including environmental and economy are taken into account from idea.

Sustainability in Multifamily Housing

Collaborative Construction

What can the built industry do to encourage sustainability in multifamily housing complexes in the Cincinnati area?

Top Five Sustainable Building Trends

Business Facilities Blog

If you’re considering building a new facility for your company’s relocation or expansion project, the option of sustainable or “green” building has probably been a topic of discussion. Structure Tone’s sustainability team plans to conduct the survey on an annual basis.

Creating and Sustaining Innovation

Collaborative Construction

Once a construction related enterprise discards the Backwards Bike and embraces a Smart Built Culture innovation must become second nature and a great way to create and sustain a culture of innovation is to launch an in-house Innovation Center.

FITWEL may be the Future of Building Sustainability

Green Building Law Update

The well being of building occupants is increasingly being described as the number one driver of sustainability. The aims for a sustainable buildings have shifted in the U.S. Green Building LEED Sustainability Center for Active Design Fitwel WELL

Family Experiments with Sustainable Living

Jetson Green

Helly Scholten of Holland has been living in an experimental sustainable house with her family since June 2015. The Scholten family will live in it for 3 years in order to experience and explore sustainable ways to live. Sustainable Rooftop Living.

5 of the Most Sustainable Buildings of 2017

John Chaney

Earlier this year we talked about the importance of sustainability in construction , and how buildings are responsible for more than 40 percent of energy usage across the globe. Kern Center at Hampshire College is a self-sustaining structure.

Sustainability guidelines for ready mix plant certification

GCP Applied Technologies

Sustainability guidelines for ready mix plant certification. The webpage also provides downloads—helpful worksheets and a "Guidelines" PDF 1 —for plants to make strides toward sustainability. Sustainability. Sustainability guidelines for ready mix plant certification.

Admixtures and sustainability

GCP Applied Technologies

Admixtures and sustainability. Cement additives and concrete admixtures are construction chemicals that reliably improve the sustainability of a broad range of cement-based systems. Provided that these obstacles are circumvented, sustainable concrete production (i.e.,

Sustainable Co-working Space in the Himalayas

Jetson Green

Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Sustainable Home/Office Solution by Dwell. Village of Sustainable Homes in Norway is Well Underway. Who says co-working spaces are only for big cities? There will soon be a place where you can go work in deep, untouched wilderness.

Recipe for a Sustainable Building

Construction Marketing Blog

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has recently released new design guidelines to integrate NYCHA properties into a larger community and reduce their environmental impact.

1,500th Envision Sustainability Professional Credentialed

Green Building Law Update

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure announced that earlier this week it reached the milestone of 1,500 Envision Sustainability Professionals who have been credentialed in the use of the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system. Envision LEED Sustainability

Living Sustainably in a Dumpster

Jetson Green

He has transformed a dumpster into a home and plans to live in it for a full year, so that he can learn as much as he can about sustainable living. Jeff Wilson of the Huston-Tillotson University in Texas has embarked on a very unique and special experiment.

Self-Sustaining Vertical Garden

Jetson Green

The firm Treebox, which specializes in urban greening, has created a vertical garden, which is entirely self-sustaining. The Rain Garden in the UK was installed about 2 years ago as part of the Drain London sustainable urban drainage program.

Super Sustainable Renovation of a Cottage

Jetson Green

The renovation was done by Fourth Pig and Stone’s Throw Design and the end result is a nearly passive home, which boasts of a number of sustainable features and looks amazing inside and out. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: A Modern and Sustainable Home Renovation.

Sustainable Modular Prefab Home

Jetson Green

Ecoliv is an Australian modular builder, which makes truly sustainable homes from the ground up. The home they unveiled at the 2014 Sustainable Living Festival is a 746 square foot (69.29 sq m) structure, which sports a wide array of sustainability features outside and in.

Social Sustainability in Practice

SAB Magazine

Discussion in the media focused on the economic implications, while within sustainability circles, the concern was for the effect lower oil prices have on growth in the renewable energy sector.

The Most Sustainable Classroom

Jetson Green

The aim of this project was to provide a sustainable, inspiring and healthy space for educational purposes, and it is one of only such classrooms in the US. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Eco-House is Sustainable Building at its Best.

Creating a Green Yard the Sustainable Way

Jetson Green

Nearly everyone strives to be sustainable, but avoiding chemical cleaners in your home and recycling plastic bottles isn’t nearly enough to call yourself green. Here are a few ways you can ecoscape your backyard so your yard is as sustainable as you are.

Sustainable Urban Farm

Jetson Green

The food production methods currently in place are not very sustainable at all. Sustainable Shipping Container Center in Albuquerque.

Sustainable Floating Home

Jetson Green

The so-called WaterNest 100 was designed by architect Giancarlo Zema and is one of the most sustainable and green floating homes around. Green and Sustainable Prefab Home.

The future of sustainable and affordable housing

Geniebelt

Global warming is one of the main reasons why sustainable housing is ideal for future construction. Sustainable homes do not only help the environment by reducing the overall environmental impact during and after construction, but it contributes towards many social and economic benefits.

GBI Acquires Green Globes Expanding Sustainability

Green Building Law Update

In 2008, JLL, a Fortune 500 company with more than $50 billion of real estate under asset management, purchased ECD, a Canadian sustainability consulting organization that had developed Green Globes. JLL continued ECD’s strategy of promoting Green Globes in Canada as a building sustainability assessment and certification system.

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Sustainability from the ground up

SAB Magazine

This is the first of two articles featuring the work of emerging practices from across the country, whose vision of sustainability embraces holistic solutions implemented at a small scale.

Are self-sustaining eco-communities the future?

Jetson Green

There is no longer any doubt left that finding more sustainable ways to live are crucial to ensure the continued survival of our planet. It will consist of several eco-villages, which will be built to be completely self-sustaining from the ground up.

LEAN Job Order Contracting for SUSTAINABLE SERVICE DELIVERY

Job Order Contracting

The post LEAN Job Order Contracting for SUSTAINABLE SERVICE DELIVERY appeared first on 4BT. LEAN Job Order Contracting for SUSTAINABLE SERVICE DELIVERY Uncategorized LEAN Job Order Contracting sustainable project delivery

Sustainable Rooftop Living

Jetson Green

Rooftop living is not something that’s often mentioned on this blog, but from a sustainability point of view, it makes a lot of sense. The Jewel Box, designed by Clear Studios of New York City, is a great example of a housing solution on the roof, which is also all around very sustainable.

Sustainability: the story from here

SAB Magazine

In this second of two articles on emerging architectural practices across the country, we look at the work of KANVA in Montreal, and Acre Architects in Saint John.

Luxurious and Sustainable Hotel

Jetson Green

It is sustainable from the ground up and clearly demonstrates that comfort and luxury does not necessarily need to the sacrificed for sustainability. Eco-Tourism Meets Sustainable Architecture.

Sustainability Initiatives Can Drive Corporate Revenue Growth and Innovation

Business Facilities Blog

Sustainability innovation is powering business growth: Between 2010 and 2013, revenues from company-defined portfolios of sustainable products and services grew by 91%, according to a new study from The Conference Board. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Mass timber's striking case for sustainability

Construction Dive

As mass timber lays claim to increasingly innovative technology and prefabrication, it also hopes to get an edge up on its traditional building material counterparts through its lower carbon footprint and renewability traits

Sustainable Commercial Construction: Embracing Energy Retrofits

Commercial Construction

If not, take a look at the recent issue of National Real Estate Investor or Retail Traffic as each includes a special supplement called “Why sustainability endures in the face of recession.”. Have a question on sustainable commercial construction?

Times are changing, and sustainable cities are taking notice

BD+C

The environmental and sustainability movement has been an exercise in market transformation. Participation in the movement can be as narrow as an individual making a personal commitment, and as broad as a multi-nation effort like the Paris Climate Agreement.

Nike Unveils a Sustainable Warehouse

Jetson Green

This warehouse is incredibly sustainable, which is always welcome when it comes to large companies. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Sustainable and Grid Independent Floating Home. The Most Sustainable Classroom. Super Sustainable LivingHomes Prefabs Taking Over California.

Newly developed building materials could have big impact on sustainability

BD+C

Recently developed products such as transparent wood, hydrogel embedded in walls, and bricks that help filter air pollution could make a substantial impact on building sustainability in coming years.