Green Building Update - December 6, 2010

In This Issue:

Geothermal - back to the future; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - Top-10 Green Building Products, Team to study LCA's of green buildings, Chicago - first in LEED buildings; More natural light and air for remodels; GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS - A super-green condo tower, SF's Energy Foundation earns LEED-CI Platinum, SunPower's HQ earns LEED Gold, eBay data center earns LEED Gold, Willow Creek building earns LEED Silver, and Bishops Building earns LEED Gold.

Geothermal - back to the future

Marblehead - Nov 23

Jeff Solomon heats, cools and provides hot water for his 5,000 sq. ft. Marblehead home for only $200 per month using R-30 closed cell foam insulation and heat pumps that rely on the stable, even temperature of the earth. Heat-pump technology has been in use for over 50 years. The EPA found heat pumps may lower energy bills by 40%. EL Insights predicted that the “green building market” will grow from $71.1 billion today to $173 billion by 2015.

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