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A Green Multi-Family Community in Carson, California

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jul 10, 2014 10:13:44 AM

ARBOR GREEN IS ABOUT more than energy-efficient, affordable apartments, though the project certainly has those bases covered.

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The Energy-Efficient Home

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Jun 11, 2014 2:48:00 PM

Chicago-based Elevate Energy’s The Value for High Performance Homes Campaign is removing barriers toward the fair value of energy-efficient homes through a variety of programs. Their motto is “To do more with less energy.”

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Tiny Houses Trend

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

May 6, 2014 12:53:00 PM

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Mountain View Studios Provide Affordable Homes

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Apr 15, 2014 1:12:00 PM

The city of Mountain View, Calif., in conjunction with ROEM Construction and Eden Housing broke ground for the 819 North Rengstorff Avenue Apartments—49 affordable studio apartments.

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Moratorium on Excess?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Nov 20, 2013 9:17:00 AM

WHILE IT SEEMS that Americans have become more fiscally aware since the recession, we certainly can’t be accused of embracing a culture of frugality. Our excesses are well known by societies across the planet, idealized and emulated by some, hatefully condemned by others.

One consequence of our throwaway economy is a gargantuan amount of trash. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each person in the U.S. generates a daily average of 4.5 pounds of municipal solid waste—a collective total of approximately 1.35 billion pounds every day, or over 250 billion tons per year. It’s estimated that Americans spend $100 per ton to dispose of this waste, or over $250 billion per year.

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