Green Building

Industry Pioneer Beth Johnson Continues the Green Fight

By Joshua Baethge / March 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Beth Johnson has been championing environmental causes for decades. The Keller Williams agent was the first Realtor in the nation to achieve the green “Quadruple Crown.” She’s been certified by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), EcoBroker, NAR Green, and Certified Green Professionals. In layman’s terms, that means she’s been trained and certified by […]

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Saving Energy Means Sweet Dreams, Not Nightmares on Byers Avenue

By Seth Fowler / October 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

What gives you nightmares? I’m not referring to the nightmares you had as an 11-year-old from watching The Shining at Jason Gorden’s birthday party in 1985. I’m talking about real nightmares … the ones related to your home! For many Texan homeowners, a nightmare can be in high energy bills, the cost of replacing a […]

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Clear Winner: Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows a Reality

By Jon Anderson / July 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

No, it’s not April Fools’ Day, it’s the future. When you look at the types of renewable power available – hydro, geothermic, wind, etc. – only one has the potential to completely supply the world’s energy needs — solar power. Did you know that harnessing just 0.02 percent of the solar energy that reaches the […]

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Green Roofs Are a Fast-Growing Trend

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / August 17, 2017 / 2 Comments

Matt Smith Special Contributor As in fashion, there are also some popular trends in the roofing industry. Sustainability is one, and in the next year, homeowners across the planet will be building new homes, and each will need a well-constructed, functional, aesthetically correct roof. If the roof is made of eco-friendly material – even better! […]

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UNT Construction Students Represent State at Green Building Competition

By Joanna England / April 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Green building and design is one of the fastest growing segments of today’s homebuilding market as more and more homebuyers looking to avoid the high energy bills summer’s blazing temperatures often bring. To train and encourage the green building professionals of tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Energy is hosting 40 teams from 34 schools across […]

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ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas Provided Insights for Everyone

By Amanda Popken / October 31, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Urban Land Institute held its 2016 Fall Meeting in Dallas last week with a tizzy of tours, sessions, networking events, and dinners. In my experience, the biggest benefit of a conference is in the networking. But the content at this one also covered a large array of subjects, from community engagement to redeveloping skyscrapers, to global trends, to niche discussions […]

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