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Choosing a Low-E Window

Posted by John Noriega on Saturday, March 31, 2012,

In a recent post, we explained the benefits of using DIY low-emissivity coatings to insulate your current windows at the fraction of the cost of replacing them.  But if you are designing a new sustainable building or home and have the opportunity to select your windows from the cutting edge options available today, these general guidelines will help you make logical decisions.
There is a true science behind low-e coatings that bares the necessity of mentioning that no two low-e coatings a...

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Sustainable Facility Management Software

Posted by John Noriega on Tuesday, February 28, 2012,

-- Recent developments in technology strive to induce an energy efficient mindset to the occupants of sustainable buildings.

Since early 2010, there has been alot of discussion about
net zero energy buildings on the Sustainable Construction Blog.  It is evident that sustainable construction technologies have greatly advanced over the past few years; making net zero energy a viable goal for new construction projects. 

However, one very important aspect is often not emphasized enough when discus...

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5 Components of a Net Zero Energy Building

Posted by John Noriega on Friday, February 10, 2012,

--Unfortunately, there is not a recipe for constructing a net zero energy building, but these guidelines provide a fundamental basis of how net zero energy is acheived through smart design and innovative technologies.

Alternative Energy Source

Alternative energy can come from a variety of sources: solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass.  These renewable energy sources can be harnessed in a variety of ways to provide power, heating, and cooling to a building and lower supplemental consumption by t...

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A Sustainable Construction Outlook for 2011

Posted by John Noriega on Saturday, January 8, 2011,
2011 buzzwords: net-zero energy, passive house, and photovoltaic.

As we bring in the New Year, there are several trends that will define the construction industry in 2011.  As in recent years, the industry is undoubtedly headed in a sustainable direction focusing on environmentally friendly materials, energy efficiency, and alternative energy sources.  The outlook for the industry in 2011 considers these same principles, but we will see a stronger more informed focus in several areas.

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