Green Building

NBC interviews Steve Schappert — of one of Connecticut’s green building experts

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

NBC interview of one of Connecticut’s green building experts, Steve Schappert. Featuring The BIOS Center a green living expo, complete with alternative energy museum, environmental art gallery and healthy living conference center. via

Saugatuck Center mixes it up

Apr 7th, 2010 | By

The Saugatuck section of Westport will look different next year when Hamilton Development completes the first phase of Saugatuck Center, a mixed-use project on land that formerly housed operations of Westport-based energy supplier Gault Inc.

Home pros gather at ‘Red. Hot. Green.’

Apr 7th, 2010 | By

Legislative bills designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce global warming and increase economic opportunity in construction trades and related professions are racing through Congress, but the paperwork they and other government assistance programs create can put the brakes on architects.

Absolutely ‘Prefabulous’: Greenwich author looks at building ‘green’ homes – Connecticut Post

Apr 7th, 2010 | By

When Greenwich resident and author Sheri Koones wrote her latest book on home building, “Prefabulous + Sustainable: Building And Customizing An Affordable, Energy-Efficient Home,” she set out to show readers the green benefits of prefab homes and to dispel the misconception that “they look like double-wide trailers.”

Green Building News Update from BuildingCTGreen

Mar 29th, 2010 | By

BuildingCTGreen says there are a few good green building stories out there worth noting. The Watkinson School in West Hartford was recently featured on CNN and AC360 (Anderson Cooper 360). Carrier Corp., headquartered in Farmington, Conn. and the world’s largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, has unveiled a new Carrier brand identity emphasizing

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Upcoming Audubon Green Homes Events starting March 23

Mar 19th, 2010 | By

AIR: Safe Caulks, Paints, Fabrics and Cabinetry Part 2 of 4 in the Green Homes & Building Series At Audubon Greenwich

Premiere Hotel and Suites Named the First ‘Green Lodging Property’ in New Haven

Mar 17th, 2010 | By

On Feb. 2, 2010, Premiere Hotel and Suites, New Haven’s only extended stay hotel, received certification as a Green Hotel by the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. The hotel is the first and only Green Hotel in the Greater New Haven area. “Our recent Green Hotel designation is a win for the both

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Demystifying the Green Office Lease | BuildingCTGreen

Mar 8th, 2010 | By

Stamford-based Pitney Bowes has joined with DuPont, IBM Corp., Fluor Corp. and the Switzer Group to raise awareness that it is difficult to secure leading-edge energy and environmental features when a company is leasing a relatively small amount of space in a large multi-tenant building. On the surface, this may not seem like serious stuff

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LEED seminar slated for HCC

Mar 4th, 2010 | By

The US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building rating system will be the subject of a half-day seminar sponsored by Housatonic Community College’s Continuing Education Department. The seminar will be held at the college on Monday, March 22 from 9:00 AM to 12 noon IN Room 135 in Beacon Hall

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After Plea, High-End Builder Awaits His Fate –

Feb 28th, 2010 | By

The recipient of various awards from the Home Builders Association of Connecticut, Richard R. Girouard maintained a competitive edge by running an efficient operation, said Doug Milne, an agent with Kelly Associates in Darien. These days, however, Girouard, 55, has been forced to contemplate a different calculation: the number of years he could spend in

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Hartford Law Firm Showing Off Its $4M ‘Green’ Renovation –

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By

Charles R. Welsh, partner-in-charge of the Hartford office of the law offices of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, said the firm chose to dive headlong into “green” construction because it was then emerging as a trend for the future — and is now infused into the culture. via Hartford Law Firm Showing Off Its $4M

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NCC set to break ground on $38M center

Feb 21st, 2010 | By

Groundbreaking ceremonies for a new $38.3 million Center for Science, Health and Wellness at Norwalk Community College (and existing building renovation) will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. on the college’s West Campus at 188 Richards Ave. Gov. M. Jodi Rell, Connecticut State Department of Public Works Commissioner Raeanne V. Curtis, NCC President David L.

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Event: Demystifying the LEED®-EB Process: A Case Study of the Merritt 7 Project | BuildingCTGreen

Feb 15th, 2010 | By

Keith Crosby and 4 Elements Group will be presenting “Demystifying the LEED®-EB Process: A Case Study of the Merritt 7 Project” on March 9 in New Britain, CT. For more information, visit the Ct Green Building Council’s web site. via Event: Demystifying the LEED®-EB Process: A Case Study of the Merritt 7 Project | BuildingCTGreen.

C.E. Floyd Earns Award for Fairfield Country Day School Renovation

Feb 10th, 2010 | By

MIDDLETOWN, CT – The Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut awarded C.E. Floyd Company for its work on the Fairfield Country Day Lower School renovation with First Place in the Institutional Small Projects category. The project, consisting of a small classroom addition and the renovation of several classrooms and breakout rooms, was designed by Peterman

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Home project in Madison takes the Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge – The New Haven Register

Feb 8th, 2010 | By

MADISON — For months now, people strolling down Middle Beach Road — a popular beach-front walk for many folks — have noticed an interesting sign in the yard where an elegant beach cottage once faced the Sound. The sign reports that the house, which is owned by Woodie and Ellen Weiss, has been torn down

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Harbor Point gets LEED certification – The Hour

Feb 2nd, 2010 | By

Harbor Point, an 80-acre mixed-use project in Stamford, recently achieved LEED-ND Gold certification for its environmentally sound design, planning and construction. The project is being developed by Norwalk-based Building & Land Technology. via Harbor Point gets LEED certification – The Hour.

Yale’s Kroon Hall sets sustainable standard

Feb 1st, 2010 | By

Less than a year after its completion, Kroon Hall has received the highest energy rating possible for sustainable design. The new home of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies on Science Hill was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit that

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Gov. Rell Breaks Ground on New Gateway Community College Campus

Jan 26th, 2010 | By

The new campus will be the state’s first gold-certified LEED public building Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell today celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Gateway Community College campus in downtown New Haven, calling the $198 million project a critical step forward for Gateway students and faculty, the city and the state.

Project Frog leaps ahead with $5.2M for greener school buildings –

Jan 20th, 2010 | By

Project Frog has three major projects in different stages right now including one in Hartford, Connecticut, where Project Frog will be building three connected, energy-neutral science classrooms for the Watkinson School. In Bayside, Calif., it’s replacing the portable trailers on the Jacoby Creek Charter School’s 6-acre campus to provide space for more students. The school

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Event: Living Green Home Show Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1, 2010

Jan 19th, 2010 | By

Come to the Living Green Home Show and discover products and services from local businesses that are environmentally friendly for your home and yard. In response to the growing interest and awareness in “green building,” the Green Committee of the Litchfield County Board of Realtors, Inc., in conjunction with the Home Builders Association of Northwest Connecticut

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