More stories about Cost-Effective Design

  • Best-Laid Plans

    Scheduled for completion in 2011, NAU's Health and Learning Center is aiming for LEED Gold certification.

  • Product Review: Heat-Recovery Ventilators & Energy-Recovery Ventilators

    Starting in 2011, all new homes built to comply with the federal Energy Star Qualified Homes standard—perhaps 200,000 units if the NAHB’s forecast for that year holds true—will be required to provide an adequate amount of controlled, fresh-air ventilation as part of a comprehensive energy...

  • Modular Structures Provide Healthy Solutions for Education

    Project FROG's panelized construction philosophy creates affordable, energy-efficient learning spaces.

  • Building Science: 5 Criteria for Evaluating and Comparing Air Filters

    Gaseous pollutants and particulate matter create an invisible pollutant soup in homes. The type of air filters you provide can have a lasting impact on indoor air quality.

  • The Facts about Energy Recovery Ventilators

    ERVs recycle energy from the building’s exhaust air to pre-treat the outside air/ventilation air.

  • Roof Restoration Versus Reroofing

    Advancements in roofing membranes can help reduce capital costs by restoring rather than replacing roofs, which helps reduce waste materials headed to landfills.

  • Blue Marble Spa

    Surrounded by the natural beauty of Mission Bay in San Diego, the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina strives to pamper guests in a pristine setting.

  • Certifying Small Wind Turbine Performance

    Small wind turbines have great potential to serve increasing demand for energy generation while being a cost-effective solution for commercial and residential end-users. However, several obstacles have hindered greater use of small wind turbines. Performance specifications are not standardized, and...

  • Wind Turbine From Marquiss Wind Power

    Marquiss Wind Power’s rooftop wind turbine has a lower cost per kilowatt hour than solar power.Its patented ducted design and self-stabilization address the challenge of attachment to rooftops. The turbine also has a low installation cost.

  • Taking Note of Green Cleaning

    Green cleaning is an easy and cost-effective way to protect the environment.