Houston Matters

Making Homes and Businesses in Houston Greener

Posted on · The EPA recently indicated which corporations, businesses, and municipalities across the nation use the most “green” energy. The City of Houston placed in the top ten, and was number one among municipalities in its usage of green power (measured in kilowatt hours). On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what that actually means, the city’s renewable energy […]

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Green Buildings & Homes & Firefighter Pay: Houston Matters for Tues., May 27, 2014

Posted on · The EPA recently indicated which corporations, businesses, and municipalities across the nation use the most “green” energy. The City of Houston placed in the top ten, and was number one among municipalities in its usage of green power (measured in kilowatt hours). On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what that actually means, the […]

Going Green

Building Green Series: Part 5

Posted on · The Houston City Council will soon update construction standards for commercial buildings. Making the world more environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient is a personal passion of Mayor Bill White. Ed Mayberry has the last of our five-part series on building green.

Going Green

Building Green Series: Part 4

Posted on · Architects have learned a lot about designing buildings that save energy, and that makes it more environmentally friendly by definition. Ed Mayberry has the fourth in our five-part series on building or retro-fitting green, both in commercial and residential construction.

Going Green

Building Green Series: Part 2

Posted on · There is growing interest in the environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient construction of new buildings, and the retro-fitting of existing structures. Those efforts extend to sustainable landscape architecture. This is Earth Day, and Ed Mayberry has the second in our five-part series on building green.

Going Green

Building Green Series: Part 1

Posted on · The Houston City Council will soon consider an updated energy code for commercial buildings. It's part of growing government and private efforts to set more environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient construction standards. Ed Mayberry has the first of our five-part series on building green.

Going Green

Webster Building Installs Grass and Soil-Covered Roof for Energy Efficiency

Posted on · A medical office building in Webster is utilizing a grass and soil-covered roof for energy efficiency. Houston Public Radio Business Reporter Ed Mayberry visited the water-retaining green roof with the landscapers who installed the plants. The building at 251 Medical Center Boulevard was built with a green roof in mind, according to Bruce Gunderson with […]