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2014-07-24 23:09:59

Priority Energy and Streetscape Development executives and Skokie's Mayor Van Dusen celebrate the ground breaking at Floral Avenue; a new development of twenty homes engineered to have unsurpassed energy efficiency and comfort levels in accordance with the DOE's Builders Challenge performance requirements. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 On June 27, Robert Schildgen, CEO of Priority Energy, joined John McLinden, President of Streetscape Development and Skokie Mayor George Van...

2014-07-09 23:09:05

New Living Wall at The Rapid Central Station Restores Green Space Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 People waiting to catch a ride at Rapid Central Station will now enjoy one of the area’s largest outdoor living walls. The 500 square foot planted wall was completed last week by a joint effort between LiveWall LLC and Summit Landscape Management of Grand Rapids. The green wall took approximately four days to install and plant with a selection of colorful, cold-hardy...

2014-07-09 12:22:44

Clean-tech pioneer celebrates U.S. ingenuity with list of motivating environmental initiatives NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From Philadelphia's commitment to hit aggressive environmental goals in six years to Corpus Christi's cutting-edge wind energy plan, Recyclebank today revealed 10 American initiatives it is recognizing for setting the bar for urban sustainability and environmental practices. The company that encourages and rewards smarter, everyday choices for a...

2014-07-09 08:30:38

Expanded program includes more tech, more Net Zero, more commercial and multifamily case studies, more international content - and a little more time to register CHICAGO, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) released the schedule of breakout sessions for the 9(th) Annual North American Passive House Conference today. The two-day main conference sessions will be held September 12-13 in San Francisco. The full schedule is online at:...

2014-07-03 23:09:25

Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Urban American, Urban Greenfit, LLC, and other project and community stakeholders, celebrated the completion of a milestone retrofit project at the Roosevelt Landings’ ribbon cutting ceremony this past Friday. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Roosevelt Landings, an Urban American residential complex located on Roosevelt Island in New York City, celebrated the completion of its $7.4M, large-scale retrofit this past Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony....

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal With Energy To Spare
2014-07-02 03:51:06

[ Watch The Video: Energy To Spare: NIST Completes Successful Net-Zero Energy House Experiment ] Mark Bello, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not only absorbed winter's best shot, it came out on top, reaching its one-year anniversary on July 1 with enough surplus energy to power an electric car for about 1,440 miles. Despite five months...

2014-07-01 23:12:58

Brenna S. Walraven Announced as National Advisory Board Member Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 AtSite, a leading provider of smart sustainable building solutions, is pleased to announce that Brenna S. Walraven, Managing Director, Head of Property Operations, USAA Real Estate Company, has joined the AtSite National Advisory Board. Walraven oversees property operations for USAA Real Estate Company, a 12-time Energy Star Partner of the Year award winner. She also manages the development...

2014-07-01 23:02:51

New options, including Green Roofs and LEED-specific reporting, are available in Version 5 of the free software tool that is key to earning the LCA credits in North American green building programs. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute today released Version 5 of the Impact Estimator for Buildings, its acclaimed life cycle assessment (LCA) software package for North American building designers. The Impact Estimator is a free and compliant whole...

2014-06-30 23:04:22

Brad Hall of New Energy Works Timberframers Construction Group, recently certified as a Passive House Tradesperson, will lead the company’s incorporation of Passive House practices for their energy efficient timber frame homes. Farmington, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 New Energy Works is dedicated to learning the evolving building techniques for high-performance, energy efficient homes and now will include Passive House principals in the design and construction phases of new homes. Brad...

2014-06-30 23:04:13

Antique Heart Pine reclaimed from the General Electric Building by Pioneer Millworks is slated to be re-crafted into paneling and flooring for residential and commercial spaces. Farmington, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Many of the buildings that were part of the General Electric Factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey were slated for demolition, their bones to be laid to rest in the landfill. Pioneer Millworks, a leader in the reclaimed wood industry, stepped in to prevent the wood from ending up...


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Ecoscaping
2013-03-25 13:08:21

Ecoscaping incorporates the disciplines of landscape architecture and spatial planning with environmental science and offers an innovative approach in forming a sustainable and nature friendly design and/or construction. Every part of land is unique and provides different materials and micro-environments; ecoscaping aims to design in harmony with the land to produce an environmentally healthy and sustainable landscape. Ecoscaping strives to take an existing structures and areas and add...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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