Green Building


A blooming industry, green building is rising with greater public demand, legislative focus, and code and standard mandates. With programs like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) becoming more popular, contractors are finding new building processes and technologies to be more efficient and environmentally minded. The below articles dive into alternative energies, energy efficiency, the smart grid, and more and include editorial from our annual special issue on the subject.

The pursuit of renewables and energy efficiency continues in the United States. While the new federal administration may be more interested in fossil fuels, states and cities lead the way toward an energy industry supported by clean technology.

In response to a call for new clean energy projects from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and his administration, Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind submitted a proposal to partner with Tesla in order to create Revolution Wind, the largest combined offshore wind and energy storage project in the

ULEBs can be found in several states and represent a range of building types in various climate conditions. Credit: ACEEE

According to the latest white paper from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, titled "Unlocking Ultra-Low Energy Performance in Existing Buildings," the United States is seeing a promising upward trend in ultra-low energy buildings (ULEBs).

For some progressive industries, getting started is a little like the proverbial question of the chicken or the egg. For example, which comes first, electric vehicles (EVs) or charging stations?

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Innovative Energy Technology Transforms Wasted Heat into Electricity

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing two companies for innovative new products that recycle wasted energy and turn it into usable electricity in homes or small buildings.

Supermarket Chain Integrates Fuel Cell

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. announced a special dedication of a 400-kilowatt (kW) fuel cell at its store in East Torrington, Conn.

Full Charge Ahead

To borrow a horse-racing metaphor, electric vehicles (EVs) have barely left the starting gate in their efforts to transform our transportation system, but forecasters predict a growing market for the charging equipment needed to keep them on the road.

Survey: 75 Percent of Consumers View Solar and Wind Energy Favorably

The future of the U.S. energy supply is a topic of fierce debate in the political and business arenas, and consumer opinion is a vital component of the broader discussion about the pros and cons of various paths toward a clean-energy future.

Survey Shows Rise in Demand Response, Advanced Metering Use

The use of demand response and advanced metering programs has risen significantly since 2008 to cover more consumers around the country, according to a new staff report issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Air Force Solar on the Rise

The U.S. Air Force’s energy plans are about to take off.

CSUB and SunEdison Activate 1.2-MW Solar Parking Canopy

Horace Mitchell, president of California State University, Bakersfield, (CSUB), and Sun Edison LLC, a worldwide solar energy services provider and a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, hosted a ceremony to mark the activation of the 1.2 megawatt (MW) solar parking canopy located on the CSUB cam