Advantages of a Solar Heat Exchanger

Guest Post: Advantages of a Solar Heat Exchanger (via Green Building Elements) A solar heat exchanger is a component of a solar water heating system that provides hot water to a residential or commercial environment using solar energy from the sun. Solar energy is absorbed and captured then stored within the heat exchanger. This is

IKEA’s South Florida Location is the State’s Largest Non-Utility Solar Owner

IKEA Plugs-in South Florida’s Largest Solar Energy System to Become State’s Largest Non-Utility Solar Owner (via Green Building Elements) IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its South Florida store in the City of Sunrise – which will be the largest solar installation in South Florida

Which South Florida Bank Will Produce More Power Than It Uses?

News Release: Jan 14, 2013; 9:00am Sun, Shade and Air Help PNC Achieve a Net-Zero Energy Branch; Branch Produces As Much Energy As It Consumes /PRNewswire/ — PNC Bank announced today the opening of its new net-zero energy bank branch.  PNC expects this branch, which is the company’s most energy-efficient, to use 50 percent less energy

Green Walls at Edmonton International Airport in Alberta Canada

What are “green walls”? Sometimes called “living walls” or “vertical gardens”, they aren’t your classic ivy covered wall. In short, it is any type of verticle container that attaches to a wall, allowing plants to grow without having their roots in the ground. Green walls can be used inside or outside the building. They can

Miami MetroRail Orange Line to Miami International Airport

On July 28, 2012, City of Miami celebrated its “Sweet 116” and the official launching of its MetroRail Orange Line to Miami International Airport.  The new Orange Line runs on existing track from the Dadeland South Metrorail station north to the Earlington Heights station where is separates and continues to the airport. The MIA station is located

Miami Culinary Institute – great food, great fun and green!

Wednesday night’s monthly meeting of the US Green Building Council Miami branch combined virtually all of my passions – urban Miami, real estate, green building, sustainability & environmental consciousness, great food, and bubbly champagne. We met at the Miami Culinary Institute, located at 415 NE 2 AV in downtown Miami, for a short presentation by