Mass Timber construction systems are becoming increasingly popular as a creative and cost-efficient way to build. All professionals working in the building trades should become familiar with the concepts of mass timber construction. Mass timber buildings are aesthetically pleasing, structurally innovative and are a great way to build sustainably.
What is Net Zero Energy Building?
A Net-Zero-Energy building generates more energy on-site, from renewable energy sources, than it consumes. All electric buildings are also known as zero emissions or fossil fuel free buildings. Combining emissions free electricity with emissions free space conditioning is a “win-win” for the economy, the climate, and the building owner/operator.
Building Electrification & Moving Towards Energy Decarbonization
Building electrification refers to using electric technologies instead of combustion-fueled technologies to supply the comforts of a modern building. Every major end use for fossil fuels in buildings is ready to be electrified with currently available technologies.
New Paltz Breaks Ground for New Firehouse
A Safer, Energy Efficient, Fossil Fuel Free Fire Station for the Community On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, the staff from Alfandre Architecture, PC attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the brand new New Paltz firehouse and emergency operations center. A small, brief gathering of fire, local, county, and state officials abiding by Coronavirus safety protocols was […]
LEED Zero Water Projects Design For The Future
(This article originally appeared on U.S. Green Building Council ) Whether it’s happening in a small town an hour north of New York City or in a major metropolis in the south of Brazil, project teams achieving LEED Zero Water certification are building to the same ambitious goal: reducing their use of this increasingly scarce environmental […]
Making Decisions Today, for Tomorrow
We’re sure many of you have heard of the saying “think global, act local.” Of course, this sentiment can have a multitude of different meanings depending upon interpretation—but at its core, it means that none of us on earth exist separately from others. Regardless of how you look at it, the statement has generational implications… […]