Bricks to Aid Passive Cooling - Integrating passive cooling into sustainable housing has been a must for most desi...

Bricks to Aid Passive Cooling - Integrating passive cooling into sustainable housing has been a must for most desi...

jetsongreen.com 28 Feb '15, 5pm

Cool Bricks work on the principle of evaporative cooling, which works on the basis of adding water vapor to air in order to lower the temperature in a room. The bricks feature a three dimensional ceramic lattice-like structure, which is capable of holding water in the pores just like a sponge does. The movement of air through the pores absorbs evaporated water vapor, turning cooler as it does so. The designers of the brick believe that if an entire house were built using these bricks, it would offer a great alternative to traditional air conditioning.

Looking forward to the 2015 Tri-State Sustainability Symposium in Philly next week! via @DVGBC @bm…

dvgbc.org 28 Feb '15, 5pm

, this day-long symposium brings together industry, university and community leaders to share best practices, ask challenging questions, and ...

Earthship | How To | Network via @earthship_HQ

earthship.com 28 Feb '15, 3pm
Earthship | How To | Network via @earthship_HQ

Earthship Biotecture plans benefit seminar Wednesday, 14 August 2013 Earthship Biotecture will be host a benefit seminar Sunday (Aug. 18) for...

We're lowering pricing on loans for #multifamily green building certified properties.

usgbc.org 28 Feb '15, 2pm

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 6, 2015) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that Fannie Mae will reward multifamily properties ...

Little Free Libraries and the Importance of the Unexpected

Little free libraries have begun to make quite the uproar. From permitting requirements to grouchy neighbors these small community-building i...

Berber Cave Homes, Tunisia

naturalhomes.org 28 Feb '15, 9pm

Matmâta and other desert settlements in Tunisia have wonderful underground homes built to avo...

Number of Certified Passive House Square Meters Reaches One Million Mark - Se...

homeenergy.org 27 Feb '15, 12pm
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The Midori Haus in Santa Cruz, California. Building owners throughout the world are increasin...

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