Before heading out for the weekend, here are our editors’ picks of the top green-building stories from Ecobuildngpulse.com for this past week, March 25-29.
- Megacity, Mega Pollution, Mega Solution?
Can a new building façade technology help Mexico City shed its 1992 label as “the most polluted city on the planet”? Read more here.
- Going Net Zero in Massachusetts
The new John W. Olver Transit Center in Greenfield , Mass., fills a former brownfield site with a dynamic, copper-clad, net-zero-energy transit hub. Read more here.
- Own a Home = Use Less Energy?
A while back, data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration found that renters use more energy per square foot than homeowners. This week, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing offered up some thoughts on what may drive this trend. Read more here.
- Rubber Revived
Our new column that launched earlier this year called How It’s Made takes a behind-the-scenes look at how scrap tires are reclaimed and repurposed into building products. What other products would you like to see profiled? Leave us a note below.
- Built to Last: Open Building Expands a Home’s Longevity
Our Vision 2020 program looked into the concept of Open Building this week, which separates a home’s base building and interior fit-out to add flexibility, durability, and efficiency in an occupant-controlled environment. Read more here.
Now you tell us: What was your favorite read of the week?