Tag Archives: Sustainable

Solar Glass

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What is Energy Glass? Energyglass is a transparent, added passive glass system for the collection and production of electricity from light! EnergyGlass™ is a transparent laminated glass system which can be simply integrated into most building window designs to produce electricity. The EnergyGlass™ system continually collects and creates electricity from sunlight, diffused light and artificial […]

Trombe Walls

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Since ancient times, people have used thick walls of adobe or stone to trap the sun’s heat during the day and release it slowly and evenly at night to heat their buildings. Today’s low-energy(green) buildings often improve on this ancient technique by incorporating a thermal storage and delivery system called a Trombe wall. Named after […]

Free Green Building Codes 101 Webinar

Green Building Codes 101: Navigating the Standards, Codes, and Rating Systems. This webinar addresses many of the questions about the relationships between green standards, codes, and rating systems. This webinar was developed collaboratively by ICC, USGBC, ASHRAE and AIA. Link: http://media.iccsafe.org/IGCC/GreenBuildingCodes101-flash/Green%20Building%20Codes%20101/player.html   Stay Safe Lt. John Shafer

Green Roofs in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Greetings to all, This post is dedicated  to all brothers and sister firefighters but especially those in Indianapolis, Indiana the home of FDIC the Super Bowl of Firefighting MAYOR ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF FIRST GREEN ROOF INSTALLATION ON INDIANAPOLIS CITY PROPERTY Project Addresses Drainage Issues and Creates Community Space INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Greg Ballard today announced the […]

First National Green Building Code Approved!

For the first time, the US has a national green building code. The International Green Construction Code (IgCC), approved last week after two years of development, applies to all new and renovated commercial buildings and residential buildings over three stories high. The historic code sets mandatory baseline standards for all aspects of building design and […]

Colorado is the First Market for Launch of the Revolutionary DOW POWERHOUSE(TM) Solar Shingle

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This post is dedicated to my brother and sister firefighters from Colorado.

Solar shingles are solar panels incognito. Instead of mounting on your roof, they become your roof or integrate seamlessly with the existing roof shingles.

GO PURDUE!!

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Green Maltese was able to go on another fun educational field trip again! This field trip was to  West Lafayette to Purdue University to visit the Team Purdue IN Home open house. The  INHome is a part of the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.   The most unique feature of the INhome is the […]

Energy Efficient OSB

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If you are a firefighter today you should be well aware that fires fought today are not the same as the fires your father fought in yesterdays. There many great programs, tests, case studies and classes out there that brings this to light. If you care about your family then get out of the recliner […]

Gateway Midwest Fire & Leadership Training

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Green Maltese is extremely excited about being a part of the Go Forward inaugural event, October 21-23 at the Ameristar Hotel Resort, Spa & Casino in St. Charles, Missouri. Education Opportunities from Green Maltese @ Gateway Conference: Reading the Building: Predictive Occupancy Profiling Presented by Christopher J. Naum Chief of Training, Command Institute, DC And John […]

Green Building in Indianapolis: Creating a Sustainable Future

Green Building in Indianapolis: Creating a Sustainable Future The City’s Office of Sustainability, in partnership with WCTY Channel 16, is proud to announce the City’s first green building documentary. The film is titled “Green Building in Indianapolis: Creating a Sustainable Future” and is hosted by green living expert Sara Snow. The approximately 54-minute documentary features […]

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John Shafer

An 18 year veteran of the fire service, and currently a Lieutenant and the Training Officer for the Greencastle Fire Department. An Indiana regionally recognized instructor on building construction, fireground search and command management, he has traveled throughout the State of Indiana delivering specialized training programs on building construction, fireground search and firefighter safety.