Blog Category: Green Building

Greenprint recognizes LEEDing green builders

Our annual Greenprint Special Edition showcases leaders in sustainability

Sustainable systems, well-sourced materials, sophisticated technology—they are no longer benchmarks. They are baselines, the foundation of any modern structure. And, they are the motivation for this special edition of US Builders Review. Our annual Greenprint Special Edition is all about companies dedicated to green building. Among these stories, you find companies that design energy-efficient building […]

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Buffalo feels out its newly-minted Green Code

Despite pressure for variances, it’s a victory, the city says

It’s been three months since Buffalo, New York’s, new zoning code, known as the Green Code, was signed into law, and so far the city seems pleased with the results. “It really provides a tool for the city of Buffalo to move forward and recognize our assets, which are our wonderful buildings, our walkability and […]

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Healthier more environmentally friendly buildings have a better return on investment

Sturdier, quieter builders are a safer investment in tornado prone Texas

When it comes to creating an energy-efficient building, say a quiet medical facility or a tornado-resistant school, there’s a one-size-fits-most solution: well-designed walls. Many of the environmental and human-health benefits building owners and architects seek can be achieved with the right choice of wall material. Walls aren’t exactly a hot topic, though, so their importance […]

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It’s time to change the way we build walls. Bautex Systems is here to help

Bautex Systems simplifies wall construction while boosting wall performance

The history of modern wall construction goes something like this: in 1880 concrete masonry units were invented. In 1915 modern wood framing became standard practice. In 1925 metal framing gained acceptance and in 1966 insulated concrete forms were introduced. In the 50 years since, wall construction hasn’t changed much, but the demands placed on walls […]

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Developers react to Buffalo’s new Green Code

The Green Code puts good looks and history on par with function

Fredrick Law Olmstead, widely considered one of the great American landscape architects, once described Buffalo, New York, as “the best planned city in America, if not the world.” Olmstead, who designed Central Park for New York City in 1857, was invited to Buffalo in 1868 to design a park for the city and was immediately […]

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LEDs are the latest, greatest and most confusing lighting technology

Let’s shed some light on LEDs

Shortly after patenting his version of the incandescent lightbulb, Thomas Edison developed the electricity meter. Ticking and whirring away dollars and cents, this meter might be Edison’s most lasting contribution to the lighting industry. For while the incandescent bulb is falling out of favor, the humble electric meter continues to be the dynamo driving manufacturers […]

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Babcock Ranch, Florida: A new model for sustainability — the first solar-powered town in the U.S.

Babcock Ranch is a new town being developed by Palm Beach Gardens, Florida-based Kitson & Partners

Babcock Ranch is a new town being developed by Palm Beach Gardens, Florida-based Kitson & Partners at the epicenter of Southwest Florida’s newest growth corridor, just 20 minutes east of downtown Fort Myers. Residences in the town’s first neighborhood and Phase 1 of the Downtown District are slated for completion in the first quarter of […]

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Greenbuild 2016: Putt for Prizes at US Builders Review Booth #2453

Prizes include Linda Kate’s lobsters, courses from Construct-Ed and US Builders Review swag

Golfing and green, go hand in hand. That’s why we’ve brought a putting green, to Greenbuild! We invite all Greenbuild 2016 attendees to stop by the US Builders Review booth #2453 for a chance to unwind with a few putts and enter to win a slew of prizes. Playing is easy – and fun! Here are […]

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Greenbuild Profile: Getting to Know L.A. Native & Architecture Pioneer David Hertz

To an extent, we are all a product of our environment. Born and raised in Los Angeles, and now residing in Venice Beach, David Hertz, FAIA, LEED AP, founder and president of S.E.A. The Studio of Environmental Architecture (S.E.A.), and skysource.org  is very much a product of the out-of-the-box, unconventional environment that is L.A. Hertz […]

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Skywater by Island Sky Corporation: Out of thin air – making clean, drinkable water from the atmosphere

The second element most precious to human life after oxygen is water. While Earth is more than 80 percent water, only a small percentage of that is fit for human consumption and with global warming, persistent droughts and increasing pollution, the planet’s water supply is in jeopardy. Based in Florida, Island Sky Corporation is changing […]

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Testimonials

Kyle Gahm was instrumental in coordinating this project from beginning to end. He was always available and a pleasure to work with. It would be a pleasure to work with Kyle down the road. Bill Keaton was very impressive in raising money from advertising which resulted in ASE getting the cover story, so thank you Bill. Lia Prysunka and Jeanee Dudley are both very impressive individuals who deserve a lot of credit for this featured piece. They were both very patient and accepting of any changes we suggested. The format, quality, and resolution was awesome. To sum it all up: Our upper management, who never have been high on PR and things of this nature said that it was "absolutely fantastic" and were blown away. They now are requesting multiple copies of the full magazine and are very proud of the work you all put in. Thanks again.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
Kyle and his team were very professional and patient in explaining their program to us. Their communications were clear and concise and did a great job of guiding us through the process of getting published in their magazine.
— Michael Henthorn, Owner, Henthorn Commercial Construction
We are excited to be featured as a case study in US Builders Review and look forward to sharing our company’s story with a national audience.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
My experience with US Builders Review was positive from start to finish. The staff conducted each interaction with the utmost professionalism, whether over the phone or by email. Beginning with the initial telephone interview US Builders Review carefully gathered information to form a draft document then incorporated my minimal edits required to achieve factual accuracy in the finished article. US Builders Review is a pleasure to work with.
— Tim Craddock, President, Vansant & Gusler Inc.
I would like to commend the US Builders Review staff for their work in developing and writing a fantastic article for Miller Contracting Group, Inc. It was truly a pleasure to work with their professional and well organized staff.
— Chuck Daniels, Business Manager, Miller Contracting Group Inc.
The process was simple: we were provided questions that the writers wanted to discuss, we were interviewed, and then we got to see a few drafts before the final version went to print. Given the quality of this publication, on behalf of Giroux, I can assure everyone that all of my partners would be happy to participate in similar articles in the future.
— Barbara Kotsos, Director of Marketing & PR, Giroux Glass
I’m blown away with the value that could come out of our partnership through this article. Working with the US Builders Review team is something that I have never experienced before and every day I feel even more privileged to be with EJH Construction, I never take for granted the opportunities that have come my way.  I am so excited about what our future looks like based on the relationship that has been built with the US Builders Review team.
Jennifer Wilhelmsen – Director of Human Resources, EJH Construction Inc.
I was contacted as a nominee for the Greenbuild Editor’s Choice 2016 recognition and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Working with US Builders Review has been a blessing for my company. Erica Berry took an awesome interview in the initial call as she gathered data for the article. She was concerned about how we became us, and she made me feel important by listening and taking notes. Then there is Ian Nichols who made me feel so comfortable in sharing my story, and Molly Shaw who interviewed me as well, as she was getting ready to create an awesome article about my company -- and I must say she nailed it on the first run! What a pleasure it has been to work with everyone. This feature on Container Homes USA will help me push the company into the forefront at the Greenbuild Expo 2016.
— Derrick C. W. Childs, Director Construction & Design, Container Homes USA
The team at US Builders Review is professional and did a great job with your published article. They asked for and listened to my feedback and responded quickly to any requests I made.
— Susan Courter, Director of Business Development, R.E. Crawford Construction
Everyone that we worked with was polite, professional, responsive & very good to work with. It was amazing to see the ideas transformed into the final product. We are very happy with the end results and would not hesitate to work with them in the future or recommend them to other business!
— James Kowalski, Owner, Kowalski Construction Inc.

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