Making Buildings Better The New Year brings a new team of building experts to the DC and Mid-Atlantic market. Effective January 1, 2015 the Everyday Green team has become part of Steven Winter Associates (SWA). Everyday Green’s team in Pennsylvania and Washington, DC will be bolstered by SWA’s local Washington, DC staff. Everyday Green founder.. read more →

15 Oct 2014
October 15, 2014

ENERGY STAR for Multifamily Launches

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1-100 ENERGY STAR Score Unveiled for Existing Multifamily Properties  On September 16th 2014, U.S. EPA launched the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score for multifamily housing properties. According to EPA, “The ENERGY STAR score provides a simple metric to understand the energy performance of a multifamily housing property compared to similar properties nationwide. Using the ENERGY STAR.. read more →

A Lesson in Indoor Air Quality: Green vs. Conventional Housing In 2011, opportunity struck when the Boston Housing Authority began re-developing and retrofitting several of their low-income properties to meet LEED green building standards. The first batches of green retrofitted multifamily homes were completed in 2012, allowing a portion of the tenants to move into these complexes… read more →

Members from the USGBC chapters in Pennsylvania  gathered to set up informational tables on green building legislation.

Twenty dedicated citizens from  USGBC Pennsylvania chapters made an enormous step in the right direction for green buildings and communities last week. Participants from the three USGBC chapters, including Everyday Green’s very own Scott Pusey, gathered at the Capital Building in Harrisburg where meetings were arranged with key representatives from the House and Senate. They.. read more →

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Real Time Energy and Water Consumption In an age where information is always available at your fingertips, it only makes sense that energy monitoring systems are becoming popular in homes, multi-family buildings and commercial spaces. These devices track energy or even water consumption data in real-time so you can quickly adjust and save the most.. read more →

The Passive House Concept   Passive House certification represents one of today’s highest energy standards, with overall energy savings of 60-70%.  A Passive House project maximizes the energy efficiency of the building components essential in all buildings: Roof Walls Windows Floors Electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems Through significantly decreasing a building’s energy losses, traditionally expensive heating and.. read more →