Tagged: Green

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LA World’s Fair Enlists Students to Design Pavilion

The LA World’s fair has begun its search for students for a new green building design competition. The competition would enlist students to design the headquarters of the fair. The headquarters also known as Pavilion Zero, is conceptualized as a visually compelling building that would serve as location for meetings, presentations and events....

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A Very Green Kitchen at the University of Pennsylvania

This video explains how when adding a kitchen to the Penn Women’s Center at the University of Pennsylvania, it became a great example of how an environmentally friendly kitchen can be created. While it doesn’t focus exclusively on the surfacing, there are some really interesting aspects to sustainable building that are covered,...

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Green Business: Ethical Issues

By R. Yuvarani It is becoming extremely difficult for business owners to ignore the relevance of protecting the environment, improving the quality of life and similar issues, including the conservation of natural resources, reducing environmental pollution, protecting endangered species and controlling land use. Many companies are even finding that consumers are willing...

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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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Construction and Civil Engineering Projects: Minimizing the Environmental Impact

By Eric Monson Infrastructure and civil engineering projects present significant opportunities for waste minimization, re-use and recycling. Designing out waste in these sectors not only makes economic sense but it should be a sustainable environmental cornerstone of any well designed project. All good project design presents opportunities to remove waste from the...

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GreenSurfaceResource.com to Launch ‘Green Surfacing Insider’ Email Newsletter

GreenSurfacingResource.com is currently developing a newsletter for those interested in the industry. The newsletter is slated to be quarterly, with a fifth “Best of” special edition in it’s first year, will be called The Green Surfacing Insider. The frequency will then increase based on demand and reader support. “This is a major...

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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...

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Welcome to GreenSurfaceResource.com

Welcome to GreenSurfaceResource.com, your source for useful information related to green, Eco-friendly, recycled and sustainable surfacing. Whether countertops, wall cladding, flooring or whatever the application, if it’s green, it’s in our realm. Thanks for helping us celebrate environmental responsibility in the surfacing materials we use. In the coming months, you will see...