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The Challenge to Harness Solar Energy in Building Design

The Challenge to Harness Solar Energy in Building Design

By | Charleston SC, Construction, Green Construction, SC

Charleston has over 200 sunny days on average each year, and has the potential to store and harness solar energy as the primary source of power in new building design.  There are several building projects underway to make individual buildings “net zero” in South Carolina. These buildings are designed to produce as much energy as they take in each year. The Net Zero Energy Building is one design approach being used in South Carolina to build highly efficient buildings with…

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10 Green Construction Ideas

10 Green Construction Ideas

By | Construction, Green Construction, Insulation, Painting, Space Planning

Whether to help protect the environment or to simply lower energy costs, more and more people are seeking green alternatives to conventional construction methods. But many people get lost in the politics, construction terminology, and scientific jargon of environmentally-friendly building. Simply put, green construction encompasses everything from the siting and designing of a building to a building’s demolition, with the goal of increasing the efficient use of resources, reducing waste byproducts, and creating a healthier space for a building’s occupants….

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