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.

Green building trends have affected nearly every sector of the construction and renovation market, and schools and universities are part of it.

Imagine an energy source buried thousands of feet below us that can best be accessed by sending highly pressurized fluid to open fissures in underground rock.

Once upon a time, many solar-enthusiast homeowners saw their rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels as investments in a greener future, not as contributors to their own household budgets.

Separated from the U.S. mainland’s electric supply by an ocean, Hawaii is working toward a goal mandated by Hawaii’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), which requires 40 percent of the state’s electricity to be derived from clean-energy sources by 2030.


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Vast Untapped Wind Energy Potential in Mid-Atlantic
by Staff |

According to researchers studying the wind power potential of the Mid-Atlantic coast, the region represents a huge untapped resource.

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BOMA International and U.S. Green Building Council Sign Memorandum of Intent
by Staff |

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to work cooperatively to promote energy-efficient and environmentally responsible building operations and maintenance practices to th

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Congress Extends Incentives for Energy Efficiency
by Staff |

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 went into effect in January 2006, and it offers tax credits for purchasing energy--efficient appliances and products.

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Wind Power Industry Predicting Back-to-Back Blustery Years

After enjoying yet another banner year in 2006, the United States wind power industry is forecasting the trend to continue in 2007.

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Geothermal Holds Vast Potential as U.S. Energy Source

Imagine the nation’s energy concerns being boiled away by a simple combination of hot rocks and steam.

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City of Portland Warms up to Solar Power

In a city better known for its dark clouds and rain, officials are hoping to turn the lights up on solar power.

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Geothermal Holds Vast Potential as U.S. Energy Source

Imagine the nation’s energy concerns being boiled away by a simple combination of hot rocks and steam.

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