Sustainability Facilities Tool: Design Guidance for Office Buildings

The Sustainability Facilities Tool is a free tool developed by GSA to provide guidance for more green office buildings. The tool helps commercial facilities managers, architects, designers or construction managers learn about office spaces and integrating sustainability in various locations within an office environment. The tool can be downloaded to a  smartphone device. The tool is an interactive experience that provides information on how to;

  • Select sustainable materials
  • Incorporate daylight strategies
  • Educate occupants of an office
  • Save on water
  • Conserve energy
  • Information on government regulations

Live Smaller with These Small Houses

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to live in 500 square foot home? In fact many people in the world live in small spaces however in America we have been accustomed to our average 3,000 square foot home. But with that space, comes a cost not only to the home itself but the increase of maintenance, housecleaning and money to maintain and furnish such large spaces.

A small but growing trend is to downsize into smaller living spaces. There have been architects who have designed not only efficient small spaces but very eco-friendly as well.

Check out these small pre-fab houses;

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company: These very charming little houses were particular designed for remote areas.

Texas Tiny Houses– they use 99% recycled materials for their homes

Clayton Homes– These homes are slightly larger at 720 square feet

DGE Homes– they sell the design plans for you to build your own