Being energy wise involves a complicated collaborative process among many partners. As one of the pre-eminent leaders in energy code, Commissioner Andrew McAllister and panel discuss the future of sustainable energy design.
The technology is ready, but out-of-sync codes are blocking potential water reuse in homes and apartments.
Whether it’s location, orientation, climate zone, design, size or occupant, every home requires a different formula.
Environmental stewardship, economic prosperity and social progress are directly linked with creating better living environments.
When you collaborate with Owens Corning to design and build a ComfortBuilt™ Home, we’ll help you optimize costs based on HERS scores in your area. Through our partnership, we’ll help you identify the best return on your investment.
The decision to offer homes that are high performance, energy efficient, non-toxic, sustainable—whatever the preferred term—involves many considerations. Of course, green building techniques and products reduce a home’s environmental impact as well as owners’ operational costs, but what do they do for a builder’s bottom line?
As awareness of the part that materials included in our built environments play increases, consumers are making more sustainable purchases for their homes and offices. It is our responsibility, as building experts and contributors, to reduce these health and environmental conditions by designing and utilizing low emitting and sustainable products and ensuring that we reduce the environmental impacts we cause by producing them. Find out more about how UL Environment can help.
Suzanne Shelton presents ‘The Sustainable American Dream’ at the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.