• 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.

     
  • Eco-Structure Recognizes Evergreen Awards Winners

    In conjunction with the recent Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, eco-structure hosted a cocktail party at Parris at Ned Devine’s in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace to recognize the winners and judges of its inaugural Evergreen Awards program.

     
  • Modular Angle Wall

    DIRTT’s modular Angle Wall marries interactive 3-D software and parametric engineering. Designers can manipulate one or many angles in any increment up to 15 degrees off perpendicular. Frames also can be designed off vertical to the same degree. Finish options include glass or veneer inserts and...

     
  • Soy Seal

    BioBased Insulation has launched Soy Seal, a line of soy-based insulating foams available in a spray can. Soy Seal uses Agrol, a 96 percent pure bio-polyol, as its base, which reduces the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Soy Seal for Gaps & Cracks is a closed-cell foam, and...

     
  • The CITY MULTI R2-Series

    The CITY MULTI R2-Series, a variable-refrigerant-flow zoning system from Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, features INVERTER technology and simultaneous cooling and heating. The technology varies the speed of the compressor drive to deliver the exact amount of cooling or heating...

     
  • SOLARGARD G Adhesive Surfacing

    Republic Powdered Metals Inc.’s SOLARGARD G Adhesive Surfacing System for roofs combines a white, reflective surfacing adhesive with white aggregate to achieve performance, durability and energy savings. The system reduces surface temperatures and lowers air-conditioning loads. The adhesive also is...

     
  • Grasspave2

    Grasspave2 by Invisible Structures Inc. is a grass porous paving surface that meets maneuverability requirements as an Americans with Disabilities Act Accessible surface. The system is designed to withstand significant structural loads while providing stability, flexibility and porosity. It...

     
  • Dryfix Tape

    Nora dryfix flooring installation tape system from Nora systems Inc. allows for immediate traffic after flooring installation. A safe alternative to adhesives, the tape system does not require adhesive mixing or waiting for glue to set or cure. The system is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certified.

     
  • Swash Ecoseat

    Brondell Inc.’s Swash Ecoseat is a battery-operated toilet seat with an integrated bidet that features adjustable water pressure for cleaning and push-button controls that reduce toilet-paper consumption. Other features include a contoured, heated seat; warm-air dryer; and personalized settings. It...

     
  • Cinto Chair

    Humanscale’s Cinto chair provides all-day comfort by flexing and bending with the body. The stackable chair is 100 percent recyclable and consists of a steel-tube frame, elastomer belt, and injection-molded polypropylene seat and back. Cinto is available in nine colors.

     
  • The Aerada 1200 Series CS Gooseneck Faucet

    The Aerada 1200 Series CS Gooseneck Faucet from Bradley Corp. features a 1.5-gallon (5.6-L) per minute laminar flow to conserve water. The faucet saves energy by automatically shutting off after a user’s hands leave the sensor area. The omni-directional detection zone surrounding the entire spout...

     
  • Screen Master LEDs

    Cree Inc. has released its new-generation, highbrightness Screen Master 4- and 5-mm oval LEDs in blue, green and red. The LEDs feature optically matched radiation patterns for superior image quality for digital billboards and full-color signs. Available in myriad intensities, the lights feature a...

     
  • GR Epoxy Mortar System

    Stonhard’s Stonhard GR is a general-service epoxy mortar system that uses recycled glass and rapidly renewable soy-based components to form an impact-, abrasion- and chemical-resistant finish for floors. Stonblend GSI-G is an epoxy mortar system that blends recycled glass chips into its surface to...

     
  • Illumination Fiber Cement Panels

    Nichiha’s Illumination Series block-fiber cement panels give the look of metal and are made with 20 percent post-consumer recycled content. The smooth, textured panels are available in five shades: oyster, patina, sienna, storm and umber. Installation involves a hidden-clip system, which does not...

     
  • Challenging What's Cool

    Is the exponential growth of cool roofing an impending catastrophe?

     
  • Critical Mass

    Interest in how thermal mass can be used to save energy in buildings has been growing.

     
  • Innovations

    These products will help achieve sustainability.

     
  • Profit of the Practical

    Author, speaker and consultant Alan Whitson, president of the Corporate Realty, Design and Management Institute, Portland, Ore., is the creator of a seminar series, “Turning Green into Gold.”

     
  • Nuts and Bolts

    Architectural woodwork is a stately, time-honored part of our built environment and will continue to be quite significant within sustainable architecture.

     
  • Carpet Recycling

    In summer of 2008, five Houston school districts recycled their carpet during the remodeling of 17 buildings.

     
  • Under A Watchful Eye

    For more than 25 years, NRG Systems, Hinesburg, Vt., has made equipment to help others throughout the world measure and understand the wind.

     
  • Assessing Life-Cycle Assessment

    Apply balanced judgment when using LCA.

     
  • The New Hybrid

    The Gottfried home in Oakland, Calif., earned Platinum with 106.5 out of a possible 136 points in the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Homes program.

     
  • Risen Star

    For a historic building whose initial purpose was to allow members to burn off energy in a high-end athletic club, it perhaps is fitting that the InterContinental Chicago Hotel has made headlines once again because of energy use.

     
  • Winter Green

    A hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyo., implemented a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient heating and cooling system and made use of sustainable materials to run a green operation.

     
  • Grapevine

    Eco-Structure recognizes the 2008 Evergreen Awards winners.

     
  • From The Hill

    Environmental legislation news from Capitol Hill.

     
  • Research Touts Suspended Ceilings' Benefits

    Research from the Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association, St. Charles, Ill., reveals suspended ceilings can reduce a building’s lifetime operating costs through energy and maintenance savings.

     
  • GreenBuild Wrap up

    For three days last November, more than 28,000 green-building professionals gathered in Boston to share new ideas and technologies and learn about upcoming trends in the industry.

     
  • Program Finances Solar-Energy System

    Washington, D.C.-based National Consumer Cooperative Bank, or NCB, has launched a financing program dedicated to arranging innovative loan packages for customers installing solar-energy systems nationwide.

     
  • SEPA Issues Solar Challenge

    The Solar Electric Power Association, Washington, D.C., has issued a challenge to the U.S. electric utility and solar industries to collaborate to meet solar-electric growth forecasts despite a struggling global economy.

     
  • The Times They Are A Changin’

    My second major in college was American history. I never tire of reading about brave Americans who faced adversity to make our nation a better place.