Greenbuild interview - BoralAt the Greenbuild Expo in Philadelphia, Boral's Kayla Kratz reviews some of the sustainable building products that Boral offers. Roofing and exterior cladding made from durable materials provides a green approach to building that can save on repairs and maintenance and improve energy efficiency over the life of a building. The inherent value of brick is its durability. The Great Wall of China is made of brick. The Sistine Chapel is made of brick. Brick is manufactured from the world’s most abundant natural resources: clay and shale. It is impervious to termites or other vermin, it is completely inert (so neither mold nor moss can feed on it), it doesn't burn, it withstands wind-driven debris, and it lasts for centuries with little or no maintenance. But, the No. 1 reason homebuyers prefer brick is the aesthetics of a brick home and a tile roof.
Each home in the Latitude project was designed to provide a low-maintenance, energy-efficient lifestyle.
One of the key energy-efficiency strategies for the Proud Green Home of Louisville is the use of geothermal heating and cooling.
Sponsored by: Enertech Global, LLC
The owner needed solar panels that could stand up to New England winters.
Self-cleaning technology, automation remove contaminants, extend life of HVAC units
Lux's Kono technology automatically adjusts for optimal comfort, savings
The Proud Green Home of Louisville uses whole-home water filtration to provide fresh water to every fixture and appliance.
Sponsored by: Environmental Water Systems
All unit components designed to be removed in less than 10 minutes
Aesthetics only part of appeal of Johnson Controls' newest product
Solution design focuses on positive up-front, back-end financial impact
Samsung anticipates technology to be game-changer
Technology gives HVAC units 'mind of its own'
Improving efficiency, occupant comfort key as building envelopes tighten
The system provides 100 percent heating capacity down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit, for customers in the colder climates of North America.
Though the floor plan is compact, homeowners of the Saltbox won't have to sacrifice having friends over or entertaining.