Blog : Green & Sustainable Building

Mounting solar panels on different types of roof surfaces

Just like a Roth IRA or a 401K, solar panels are an investment and need asset protection. Some panels have been cited to take four to twenty years to pay themselves off, which means you can’t afford to lose these … Continue reading

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Solar Roofing in Orinda, CA: Complying with New Energy Efficiency Standards

The Golden State will soon be in the running for another title: most energy-efficient state. According to an article that appeared in the Los Angeles Times, starting on January 1st 2014, California will be enforcing tighter regulations aimed at reducing … Continue reading

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Go Green: German Museum Renovation Work of Art

Museum’s are typically filled with art and history but the renovation of the Städel Museum has turned this museum itself into a work of art. Part of the renovation included a domed green roof garden with circular skylights that cover … Continue reading

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The grass really IS greener on the other side

Check out this minimal impact home addition in France with its “green” roof. I would live here in a moment and wouldn’t even mind mowing my roof! How would you feel about having a roof like this? Click here to … Continue reading

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Check out our New Diamond Certified Video Profile!

This is a great video done for out Diamond Certified profile. Hope you enjoy it!

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California’s Title 24 for Steep Slope Roofs

Building Energy Efficiency Standards California has issued a new code for steep slope roofs and energy conservation. Roofmax has been following most of these guidelines-now standards-but wants to communicate to you what is expected now so that you can be sure your roof … Continue reading

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EcoTrack 11: Hospital spruces up roof with eco-friendly plants

We love energy efficient roofs! Enjoy this cool article. Posted: Dec 03, 2009 12:07 PM PST Updated: Dec 03, 2009 12:40 PM PST   EcoTrack 11: Hospital spruces up roof with eco-friendly plants 1:19   By Tara Hastings – bio | … Continue reading

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Steep-Slope Green

New Western-Based Roofing Product is Both Light-Weight & Environmentally Friendly by Rick Weinberg, ArmorLite Roofing Company Roofing contractor Brian Hicks slowly takes a step backward and stares at the roof his crew just completed. “Now that is a thing of … Continue reading

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Roofmax Turns Green

Roofmax is now a certified installer of Solar Photovoltaic Systems.  Solar Panels can generate enough electricity to cover your energy bill and has an average ROI of less than 10 years.  The best part are the federal tax incentives given … Continue reading

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Building With Green Bricks

Anissa S. Febrina , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta Tue, 09/01/2009 9:36 AM Environment Steel or stone? Bamboo or brick? Concrete or composites? A wiser choice of construction materials could go a long way to transforming our cities into “greener” … Continue reading

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