Jake Glavis

Build Better to Live Better

July 2, 2015

A comprehensive review of studies covering green building and their benefits by Dr. Joseph Allen and his team at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently found that green buildings can indeed nurture healthier tenants. Published in Current Environmental Health Reports, the report is the first of its kind. Over the past decade, green building has exploded. A minimized impact on ...

Elon Musk announces Tesla's Powerwall

Tesla Announces New Renewable Energy Storage System for the Home

May 7, 2015

Tesla’s  founder and CEO, Elon Musk, has changed the way we make online payments, the way we travel to outer space and the way we power our cars. But now Tesla is out to change much more than that, thanks to their recently announced home battery system, the Powerwall, Tesla is set to change the way we power our homes. For those wishing to embrace a home that produces its own clean energy, ...

A recent survey shows that green technology is more in demand than ever before

Increased Demand for Green Building from Home-owners

April 6, 2015

A survey which was recently released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows that energy efficient homes are in high demand. Tim Woods, chairman of the organization, discusses how members have stated the increased demand for efficiency in design and functionality. Given the technological advances, homes can be more energy efficient for a more reasonable price than ever ...

The market for green building is expected be greater than a quarter of a trillion dollars by 2020

The State of the Market for Green Buildling

March 3, 2015

According to a report conducted by McGraw Hill Construction  from 2013, the hospitality and retail sectors have begun to invest more resources to green construction.  Nearly fifty percent of owners of retail are involved in green building. That number rose remarkably in recent years, and sat at just 18% in 2011. The same report predicts that this number will surpass the fifty percent mark at ...