Building Green With Oceansafe SIPs

Passive House (Passivhaus) building standards were first developed in Germany during the 1990s to reduce buildings’ heating energy consumption. While rare in the U.S., Europe has adopted the practices in thousands of single-family homes, residences, schools, office buildings and other structures that have been created or remodeled. With Passive House, energy consumption may be reduced by as much as 90% when compared to typical construction methods. Such increased efficiency is essentially achieved by boosting insulation, closing air leaks and preventing thermal bridging, while using passive solar and captured human warmth and heat from…Read more

Sunlit Interiors

Established in 2003 following a project at Sweden’s Chambers University, Parans’s patented technology seeks to “bring the sun inside” buildings. As day-lighting accounts for nearly 30 percent of aggregate global electricity usage, Parans literally has managed to replace artificial illumination with natural sunlight while taking up minimal space. The immediate measurable effect is twofold: Energy costs are lowered and the production of greenhouse gases is reduced drastically. Because of these statistics, GreenStreet, Inc. is proud to incorporate Parans as a featured technology in our Viridian Future Project. According to, if Parans technology…Read more
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