Mimi and Brad Knop wanted to respect the history of their historic home, but also wished to use the latest in sustainable technology to limit their carbon footprint.
The structure located at 41 Cooper Square in New York City is the first academic building in the state to be awarded the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Platinum status.
The 2011 Solar Decathlon produced a number of practical ideas for creating sustainable homes, ranging from the installation of radiant heating to using LED lighting.
A $23 million library and information center was opened recently by the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, complete with green technologies like radiant floor heating and a low emissivity roof.
The Palmer-Forks, Pennsylvania Olde Mill Building got a green makeover, as the new yoga studio will feature the latest in sustainable technology in order to limit energy costs.
A home in the Canadian city of Wakefield, Ontario, has been built on the side of the Gatineau Hills, overlooking a massive forest and the historic Gatineau river.
The Parkersburg, West Virgina energy-savings project at several local buildings is nearing completion, as the structures have been outfitted with green technology like radiant heating systems and LED lighting.
Two Los Altos, California residents have installed several historic and traditional Hindu artifacts into their home, along with a series of green and sustainable technologies.
Georgia Tech has completed one of the largest green buildings in Atlanta, as the 220,000-square-foot undergraduate learning commons was recently finished.
The 2011 Solar Decathlon is a chance for students from colleges around the country to showcase their skills and knowledge in sustainable energy through a presentation of technology related to housing and green building.