Today, more and more people are making the switch to sustainable or “green” buildings. But you may be wondering… Fortunately, we have some answers! We’ve broken down some elements of a sustainable building and what makes them different from other structures. The green materials used The materials that are used in the making of a… Read more »
What Makes a Green Building “Green?”
Carbon Capture Could Turn Emissions Into Building Materials
Environmental scientists have spent decades looking for new ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of human populations, and a revolutionary new technique could turn some of those harmful emissions into useful building materials. Developed by the Australia-based firm Mineral Carbonation International (MCi), this technique captures airborne CO2 emissions and turns them into solid carbonates…. Read more »
The Green Materials Market for Building Is Going to Skyrocket in 2015
Everyone’s going green. According to a Transparency Market Research report, the green materials market for building is going to skyrocket from its $106.32 billion value in 2012 to a whopping $234.77 billion industry value by 2019. It’s not difficult to see why the industry is growing at such a rapid pace. With the striking health… Read more »
What Does It Mean to Be GreenPoint Rated?
Here at Ricks Energy Solutions, we use the GreenPoint Rating system to evaluate how energy-efficient and environmentally friendly your home is. But what exactly does that mean? GreenPoint Ratings are essentially a system put in place by the non-profit organization based in California geared at promoting healthy, energy- and resource-efficient buildings. GreenPoint Rated houses are… Read more »
The Future of Green Buildings
The housing market has been taking up the green world like a duck to water these days.
Striving for Green Buildings
In the housing world, there are three main concerns these days when it comes to designing and building new homes.