Penn is improving the sustainability of older college houses

Penn is improving the sustainability of older college houses

Initiatives include a motion sensor operated air conditioning system. Penn’s newest college houses, Hill College House and New College House, are frequently recognized for their environmentally friendly designs. Just last month, NCH was selected as one of six projects honored for sustainability. But Penn has also been working to improve environmentalism at older college houses, changes which perhaps, students may not even have been aware of. … Read More

Independence from the tyranny of fossil fuels, climate change and convention.

Independence from the tyranny of fossil fuels, climate change and convention.

Pangea Builders. Together As One. Pangea Earthship Buildings and Systems are beyond Platinum LEED, meet and exceed the Uniform Building Codes and have been built over the last 40 years worldwide. What we can do together for the people of

Sustainable urban agrihood growing in Detroit

Sustainable urban agrihood growing in Detroit

This week, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) revealed its plans for the first Sustainable Urban Agrihood in the North End.

Wait, an agrihood? It’s an alternative neighborhood growth model, positioning agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use development. There are some agrihoods around the country, but in rural areas. This is the first within a city.

MUFI’s agrihood spans three acres on Brush Street, a few blocks up from East Grand Boulevard. MUFI runs a successful two-acre garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, and a children’s sensory garden. They provide free produce to the neighborhood, churches, food pantries, and more.… Read More

Building Construction efficiency a priority for San Mateo

Building Construction efficiency a priority for San Mateo

The city of San Mateo adopts ordinance requiring solar and cool roof installation on new construction projects.
San Mateo, CA (October 5, 2016)… Energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a priority for the city of San Mateo. Starting January 1, 2017, San Mateo will require the installation of solar systems in all new construction projects. The city also requires cool roof installation on all new multi-family and commercial developments with low-sloped roofs.… Read More