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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

On average, Charleston has over 200 sunny days each year.  There is great potential to store and harness solar energy as the primary source of power in new building design.  In fact,  several building projects are underway to make individual buildings “net zero” in South Carolina. The design of these buildings allows them to produce as much energy as they take in each year. Building with Solar Energy Systems in South Carolina One design approach used in South Carolina to…

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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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