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Case Study: Urban Waste Management

Posted by Juliet Grable

Jul 24, 2017 12:32:45 PM

A multi-use project in Portland, Oregon, showcases onsite wastewater and stormwater treatment.

Walking down the pedestrian corridor among the new modern buildings at Hassalo on Eighth, you’d never know the site was an asphalt parking lot just a few years ago.

Hassalo on Eighth is an ambitious multi-use project located in Portland, Ore.’s Lloyd Center District. Designed by GBD Architects, it consists of three new buildings and an existing office tower centered around a newly created pedestrian corridor and plaza. Together, the new buildings add 657 residential units and thousands of square feet of ground-level retail to a neighborhood previously dominated by office buildings and parking lots.

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Eco-Smart Rentals with All the Bells and Whistles

Posted by Alan Naditz

Jul 11, 2017 2:34:17 PM

At Florida’s award-winning Quaye communities, there’s always room for more green.

WHEN RICK LOCOCO AND HIS PARTNERS at FM Contract Services decided to build a truly green luxury rental apartment complex, they took a simple approach: If at first you succeed, do it again. And again. And again.

By early summer, FM Contract Services will have completed its third luxury apartment and townhome site in Palm Beach County, Florida. Like its two predecessors, Seabourn Cove and The Quaye at Palm Beach Gardens, The Quaye at Wellington offers its residents a wide range of sustainable products. All three locations are built to National Green Building Standard ICC 700 Gold Level. And occupants seem to love them, with developments leased to capacity within a few months.

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The Heights: Canada’s Largest Passive House Project under Construction in Vancouver

Posted by Sarah Lozanova, Guest Columnist

Mar 23, 2017 10:36:56 AM

The largest Passive House project in Canada is under construction in Vancouver, featuring 85 units of housing.

The largest Passive House project in Canada is under construction in the East Hastings corridor of Vancouver Heights. The project is named The Heights and is a six-story mixed-use building that will feature retail space on the first level and 85 units of rental housing above.

“A Passive House is special because it is a more comfortable building to live in than a typical building. It doesn’t have drafts, it has fresh air, it isn’t cold near the windows, and it uses 10% of the heating energy for a typical building,” says Scott Kennedy, principal of Read More

Affordable Net Zero Housing—Everybody Wins

Posted by Alan Naditz

Feb 10, 2017 5:42:51 PM

The McKnight Lane project is the first in the nation to feature net-zero affordable housing for lower-income families. 

BEING LOW INCOME does not mean having to live below safety standards—especially when you’re talking about living through the frigid winters of Waltham, Vermont.

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Surplus Shipping Containers as an Eco-Friendly Housing Solution

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Sep 28, 2016 11:09:38 AM

Surplus shipping containers are plentiful, and some say even aesthetically pleasing, so here is how some say they make an eco-friendly housing solution.

From Trucks.com, we found this story on how shipping containers are being used as student housing, floating showrooms, a store, self-contained farming units and even a replica of Stonehenge.

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