Large-scale Modular Buildings Appearing in New York

"At the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street at Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards, dozens of workers are laying the foundation for a 32-story apartment tower. They are excavating earth, bending rebar and pouring concrete, just as countless others are doing at construction sites around town." Meanwhile, two miles away, in a factory the size of two football fields at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, dozens more are working on the same building, stacking drywall, uncrating toilets, and … [Read more...]

Scientist Reveals How Geothermal Heat Pumps Lower Electricity and Increase the Quality of Air

Do you know Gerald McClain, after numerous years working with geothermal energy leader James Bose at Oklahoma State University, has designed a new home geothermal cooling and heating unit? Heat pumps work as a fridge in reverse, they use electric power to transfer heat from one place to another rather than making heat directly. For that reason, they can be 2 to 3 times more energy-efficient than typical electric heating units. What is a Geothermal Heat Pump A geothermal … [Read more...]

Green Buildings and LEED Certification

Going Green Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC),[4. 4. U.S. Green Building Council, "About USGBC". U.S. Green Building Council. 8/9/2009 .] LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification … [Read more...]

The Modular Revolution

Modular in Motion Italian architect Dr. David Fisher announced the launch of a revolutionary skyscraper to be built in Dubai titled as the "World's First Building in Motion.” [1. 1. CBS Broadcasting Inc, "World's First 'Building In Motion' Set For Dubai". CBS Broadcasting Inc. 8/9/2009 <http://wcbstv.com/national/dubai.david.fisher.2.756027.html] This soon to be 1,380 foot (a quarter mile) high skyscraper is planned to first open in 2010 in Dubai … [Read more...]