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Between lighting, water use, mechanical systems, the building envelope, and occupant health, existing buildings are rife with cost-effective retrofits and operational opportunities that also offer environmental benefits. Improvements range from the painfully obvious to the more complex and involved.
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Practical Solar has introduced a simple heliostat system to reflect sunlight into buildings for lighting and space heating; future applications will include water heating and electricity generation.
iCrete is an approach to concrete mix design that uses a proprietary algorithm, informed by detailed analysis of available aggregates, to optimize particle packing and use only as much cement as necessary.
Ten key product areas represent compelling opportunities for cost-effective, environmentally friendly retrofits to existing buildings.
From the Editors
Pavement that allows infiltration of stormwater comes in a variety of types, and offers many environmental and even cost benefits.