Category: LEED Design

PlanIT Impact Cloud-based Building Sustainability Scoring Tool

Architects, engineers, and builders aspire to create sustainable buildings. Yet, accurately measuring building performance throughout the design process has proved costly and time intensive. PlanIT Impact has created a smart modeling platform. The tool provides the fastest and most affordable solution for designers to understand the environmental impact and ROI of the building they’re considering.

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What is a High Performance Home?

The construction industry has been cautious about change. Rules of thumb and decades-old conventional wisdom tend to rule the day. This innate conservatism makes sense given the high stakes of construction. Buildings are a big investment with big health and safety implications. Why risk something new when we can just follow the well-worn path, the tried and true?

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Miami Modern EcoSteel Prefab

When EcoSteel client David Rifkind and his wife, Holly Zickler set out to build The Tin Box, they didn’t realize their project would become such a large public spectacle. This green design has since drawn the attention of neighbors and news channels alike; just one of many unintended consequences they have experienced by building their home from 100 percent recycled steel materials.

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LiveRoof Patented Hybrid Green Roof Systems

Green roofs aren’t one size fits all. That’s why LiveRoof’s experienced local representatives evaluate, recommend, and grow vegetated roof systems and plants based on the specific site conditions of your green roof project. LiveRoof is the proven, patented hybrid green roof system, installed on millions of square feet worldwide.

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Tour a Stunning, LEED Platinum Hillside Home

On a steep lot that was initially considered to be unbuildable, a dedicated team of design professionals produced the first LEED-certified-Platinum home in Marin County, California. Nice trick. But how did they do it? Like good magicians, the team took care to keep the backstage machinery well out of the spotlight.

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