April 25, 2008 5:00 am
Building Green Series: Part 5
The Houston City Council will soon update construction standards for commercial buildings. Making the world more environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient is a personal passion of Mayor Bill White. Ed Mayberry has the last of our five-part series on building green.
April 24, 2008 5:00 am
Building Green Series: Part 4
Architects have learned a lot about designing buildings that save energy, and that makes it more environmentally friendly by definition. Ed Mayberry has the fourth in our five-part series on building or retro-fitting green, both in commercial and residential construction.
April 23, 2008 5:00 am
Building Green Series: Part 3
Building management companies have become interested in marketing facilities that are "green" because the corporations that lease them are interested. Ed Mayberry has the third part of our five-part series on building green.
April 22, 2008 5:00 am
Building Green Series: Part 2
There is growing interest in the environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient construction of new buildings, and the retro-fitting of existing structures. Those efforts extend to sustainable landscape architecture. This is Earth Day, and Ed Mayberry has the second in our five-part series on building green.
April 21, 2008 12:00 pm
Building Green Series: Part 1
The Houston City Council will soon consider an updated energy code for commercial buildings. It's part of growing government and private efforts to set more environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient construction standards. Ed Mayberry has the first of our five-part series on building green.
April 3, 2008 5:00 pm
Contractors and Architects Discuss Green Building Initiatives
A conference focusing on green or sustainable buildings is underway at Reliant Center. Houston PUblic Radio's Ed Mayberry reports.
February 4, 2008 5:00 am
Rice University Students to Compete in National Solar Home Design Competition
Rice University is one of a group of schools selected by the Department of Energy to compete in the fourth solar decathlon. Rice students will design, build and operate an energy-efficient, fully solar-powered home. Houston Public Radio's Ed Mayberry reports.
October 24, 2007 5:00 am
UH-Downtown Signs on to Carbon Sustainability Commitment
The University of Houston-Downtown has joined other American universities by signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. Houston Public Radio's Ed Mayberry reports.
August 15, 2007 5:00 am
Webster Building Installs Grass and Soil-Covered Roof for Energy Efficiency