Tagged: Building


Reclaimed Materials Driving Green Movement

According to Construction Dive, a notable website covering news and analyses of importance to the construction industry, the trade in used architectural and structural materials is a driving force behind the green-building movement. Companies, such as Pioneer Millworks in Farmington, N.Y., are increasingly using reclaimed wood, brick, stone and other materials to...

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Modular Construction: A Greener Life Cycle

The construction model of using prefabricated modules has been around since the 1950’s. Early modular construction, such as Habitat 67 (pictured above), were the pioneers of the green construction movement. Habitat 67 was designed by architect Moshe Safdie and built for the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal Canada. This stunning structure was built...

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Green Commercial Building Study

A 10-year study conducted from 2004 to 2013, at the University of Guelph in Ontario and published in the Journal of Portfolio Management, reveals that green office buildings have more satisfied tenants and higher occupancy and lease renewal rates. Ten years of data from one of North America’s largest commercial real estate...