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 house of tomorrow is now 90 percent here, according to Michael Koenig.

Followers of the renewable-energy market pay close attention to the sector’s three leading market research firms: Navigant Research, GTM Research and IHS.

Rather than plugging it into the wall, imagine charging a cell phone or other portable device by simply rubbing it with the palm of your hand. The user actually creates the electricity and becomes a discrete, reliable and the ultimate distributed source of power generation.

It’s a complicated time to be an electricity-generating company in the United States. Volatility in the natural gas market is forcing utility planners to rethink fueling options, and new emissions regulations are adding even more questions to their long-term forecasts.

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Green Building Sets New Standard
by Staff |

The Hearst Building in New York City, the first occupied building to achieve a gold rating under the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), opened its doors in October on time and within its budget of $252 million.

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California Takes Another Bold Step to Reduce Greenhouse Gas

Continuing to pave a trail of clean burning fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions, the Golden State has adopted yet another landmark law, all the while opening opportunities for those working in installing alternative energies. California Gov.

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More Than the On/Off Swtich

New concepts in lighting efficiency LonMark International, an organization trying to make LonWorks control networks easy to integrate and install, has been making progress in the area of energy efficiency.

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Global Warming Lights a Fire in the Golden State

Never one to miss out on a trend, California’s political establishment has reacted swiftly to the latest heightened concerns about global warming. With the sizzle barely off from one of the hottest summers on record, elected officials were busy working up a sweat over how to solve the problem.

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Texas Takes the Lead as Wind Power Surges Nationally

  The torch has been handed off. After leading the nation in the race for wind power for more than 20 years, California has relinquished the lead to Texas.

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San Francisco Plans Green Power Community on Former Naval Shipyard
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San Francisco’s first neighborhood powered entirely by clean, renewable energy is planned for a 93-acre parcel at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard by a collaboration between San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and Lennar BVHP.

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