Posts tagged green building

Video of Heat Pump Workshop for Builders Now Available

Heat Pump Workshop introSustainable Tompkins hosted a workshop on “Building and Heating with the Climate in Mind” on March 17, 2015 at Hotel Ithaca.  Professor Brice Smith of SUNY Cortland and Melissa Kemp of Solar Tompkins joined Gay Nicholson in presenting their case for using alternatives to methane to heat new buildings in Tompkins County.  The event was for anyone connected to the building sector in our area: developers, architects, engineers, builders, mortgage bankers, realtors, contractors, electricians, suppliers, designers, plumbers, elected officials, and planning boards.

Video of the workshop is now available on the Sustainable Tompkins YouTube channel.

Earthships, Zero Net Energy, LEED & Energy Star, Oh My!

Tompkins Weekly – September 20, 2010
By Guillermo Metz

There will be some old, some new, and something for everyone at this year’s Green Buildings Open House! This annual event kicks off the first weekend in October for two days of touring some of the most incredible green buildings in the greater Ithaca area. Read the rest of this entry »

2010 Green Building Seminar Series

Tompkins Weekly by Apollonya Porcelli

ITHACA, NY – February 22, 2010 – What makes the built environment sustainable and also comfortable and beautiful? How can we make our homes as functional as possible while using the most “green” materials available and still stay within budget? Read the rest of this entry »

Tighter Standards and Smaller Homes: A Prescription for Real Progress

by Brent Katzmann

In a recent press release, the National Association of Home Builders suggested “The key to the mainstreaming of green is to make sure that consumers understand the value of green upgrades – and exactly how cost-effective sustainable construction can be in the long run”. Read the rest of this entry »