Archive for 'Sustainability'
Posted on 22. Apr, 2013 by Mark English, AIA.
Occasionally at Green Compliance Plus, we host guest articles from members of our community. Here is one perspective from the Insurance Industry.
People who are building or already own sustainable homes understand that their homes will use less energy and water. What they might not realize is that their homes also are much safer than conventionally built homes. Or that the enhanced safety features can result in less risk for home insurers and better rates for coverage. […]
Posted on 09. Sep, 2010 by Rebecca Firestone.
Of all the green building guides for homeowners out there, here is one that should be on everyone’s shelf – owners, architects, builders alike. It’s called “Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet” by Ann V. Edminster, a Bay Area local. Everything I’ve been struggling so hard to explain to our Title 24 clients, even in a limited way, is presented in this book with clarity and accuracy, in a very readable and lively prose style. It’s backed by both the latest research and by personal experience and observation.
Posted on 28. Dec, 2009 by Rebecca Firestone.
“Sustainable residential design is transforming from a market niche to a widespread set of consumer priorities… because consumers realize that going green is good for their wallets.” So sayeth the AIArchitect, official voice of the American Institute of Architects – and they’ve quoted us, along with a slew of other designers and builders.