City of Miami announced on May 23rd that the city has been selected by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to participate in their LEED for Cities and Communities grant program. The U.S. Green Building Council and Bank of America Charitable Foundation created the “LEED for Cities and Communities Grant Program” to support local governments […]
Join USGBC Miami as we take a look at the electric vehicle market and its viability with the advances in charging stations and technology. We will be hosted by Park Grove, a sustainable construction project with magnificent waterfront views offering estate-quality condominiums and penthouses. Presentations will include a look at Tesla and how they are revolutionizing the electric car market; ChargePoint and their new services and innovations; and Emerald Skyline, and how the market shifts related to sustainable transportation that they are seeing in South Florida.
Back in early 2008, I wrote about Brad Pitt’s “Make It Right” foundation. “When Brad Pitt visited New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward two years after Hurricane Katrina, he was shocked by the lack of rebuilding progress in this historic, working class community. Many worried the plight of the neighborhood would be forgotten. In a bold […]
Guest Post: Four Environmental Innovations That Have Revolutionized Architecture (via Green Building Elements) The green revolution has impacted almost every sector of the economy. Now, eco-friendly technology is revolutionizing the way we think about architecture. Every part of the architectural process is undergoing huge changes. When people think of green architecture, they often picture simple […]
On July 28, 2012, City of Miami celebrated its “Sweet 116” and the official launching of its MetroRail Orange Line to Miami International Airport. The new Orange Line runs on existing track from the Dadeland South Metrorail station north to the Earlington Heights station where is separates and continues to the airport. The MIA station is located […]
Guest Post: Funding a Greener Home by author Jonah Trenton (via http://greenbuildingelements.com Improving a home’s energy efficiency or adding alternative green energy sources is a smart way to help the environment, reduce monthly utility expenses and enhance occupant health and comfort. However, the initial cost of “going green” can put a financial strain on the […]