Tag Archives: Building Construction

There a farm coming to a rooftop near you soon!

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Rooftop farming is the practice of cultivating food on the rooftop of buildings. Rooftop farming is usually done using hydroponics, aeroponics or air-dynaponics systems or container gardens. Besides using the allready present space at the roof itself, additional platforms could possibly be created between high-rise buildings called “aero-bridges.

Modern Roofs the Truckie Nightmare

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Modern Roofs the Truckie Nightmare

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The presentation will include an intense and concentrated examination of trends and methods in modern building construction with an emphasis on roofs, their direct relationship on vertical ventilation, structural firefighting operations, and firefighter survivability.

Inherent roof construction features and hazards that directly influence truck company work will be the main focus of this program.

What saves lives and the environment?

We all know that fire sprinklers save lives, this should be reason enough to install them! however most people do not think of fire sprinklers being green.

2011 INDIANA EMERGENCY RESPONSE CONFERENCE

I am happy to announce that Chief Bill Newgent Greencastle Fire Department and I will be teaching Labeling Buildings at the 2011 Indiana Emergency Response Conference.   Labeling Buildings for the Fire Service Presentation Summary In today’s society, everything from coffee cups to toys come with some kind of warning label to alert people of potential […]

Going on a field trip

I am very excited about tomorrow’s meeting and tour of Johnson Melloh Solutions in Indianapolis.

Formed in 2009, Johnson Melloh Solutions focuses on renewable energy products and services for our customers. Offering Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Biomass, and Wind; we are ready to address your renewable project needs.

New feature on Green Maltese

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I am excited to announce a new feature on Green Maltese.

If you you have not noticed already we have added a new page Submit a Green Firehouse.

The purpose of this page is so departments can share their information good or bad concerning their firehouse, so other departments can learn from them.

Remodeling Green

Greetings to all, I have been having computer troubles so haven’t posted in awhile. So this will be a short post about remodeling your home green. It will consist of two videos. Please enjoy and think about how the following building materials used will change fire behavior and your tactics. Feel free to comment and start […]

St. LOUIS MO. HABITAT for HUMANITY GOES GREEN

The Habitat for Humanity St. Louis (HFHSL) a nonprofit agency has recently built 17 green homes just north of downtown St. Louis Mo.

Habitat for Humanity was able to build green by using sustainable materials and installing eco-friendly products, such as tankless water heaters, geothermal exchange heating and cooling systems, structural insulated panels, cool roofs, low-VOC paints, and copper fire sprinkler systems.

Welcome to Green Maltese

Greetings to all my Brother & Sister Firefighters

What is Green Maltese?

Green Maltese:

My goal is that Green Maltese becomes the place where fire service leaders can gain and share knowledge about the Green Movement and anything about Green (Sustainable) Building Construction.

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