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2016 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Passive Power House

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

With the ultra-green Madrona Passive Home, what goes around comes around—-again and again.

This nearly 3,700-square-foot, single-family custom home in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood takes energy efficiency to a new high by keeping power needs low. Designed by Shed Architecture & Design and constructed by Hammer & Hand, the PHIUS+ Certified passive house is virtually net zero, according to H&H project supervisor Alex Daisley. Add in the home’s electric charging station, and you have a residence where more energy is generated than needed in a typical year.

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2016 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Extreme  Measures

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Sometimes, the most important accomplishment is simply proving something can be done.

Call it a one-of-a-kind solution for a one-of-a-kind scenario. The Home of Innovation Demonstration House is the first single-family home in the Middle East to earn Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s LEED for Homes International Pilot program. It also is designed and built to achieve a net-zero energy balance.

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Sustainable Ranch Renovation Keeps Mid-Century Style

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 9, 2016 10:42:50 AM

Visible changes blended with hidden additions make this home sustainable from top to bottom.

Photos by Robert M. Cain, Architect

CALL IT A CASE OF AGE before beauty. When a 1950s ranch-style home just outside of downtown Atlanta began to show its years, the owners decided it was time for a “redux.” The 2,100-square-foot dwelling was completely gutted and renovated to include several sustainable features and eye-catching design work on the interior and exterior.

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The World’s Most Amazing Office Buildings

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 6, 2016 10:34:05 AM

by Alina Fisher

We’ve scoured the globe to highlight some fantastic office buildings that we would all love to be working in. Although each of these structures look very different, they share a common thread of innovation and precision. And each adds a sense of art to the cityscape they are situated in.

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Green Packaging Market - Worldwide Analysis and Predictions

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 14, 2016 3:31:29 PM

The green packaging market across the globe is expected to experience a stable growth from 2015 to 2021.

Green packaging alternatively known as sustainable packaging market is segmented on the basis of application, packaging type and geography.

The packaging type is further bifurcated into recycled content packaging, reusable packaging and degradable packaging. The various categories of recycled content packaging are paper packaging, plastic packaging, metal packaging and glass packaging among others. The reusable packaging is divided into drums, plastic container and others. On the basis of application the green packaging market has been segmented into food and beverage packaging, personal care packaging, health care packaging and others. By geography, the green packaging market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW).

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