A cliche normally reserved for the fashion industry has seeped into the thinking of business owners, politicians, bureaucrats, media pundits, advertisers, and everyday people: Green is the new black. It goes with everything.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will again honor excellence in green residential design and construction practices and outstanding green advocacy efforts with the 2009 NAHB National Green Building Awards on May 8 in Dallas at the 11th annual Green Building Conference.
In honor of Energy Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Stay Warm, Save Money Web site at www.energysavers.gov. It is an educational outreach campaign to help consumers be more energy-conscious and save on increasing energy costs.
In its first official step to implement the Green Communities Act, NSTAR, a Massachusetts electric and gas utility, filed a plan to expand its energy-efficiency programs that are aimed at helping residential heating customers in time for the upcoming winter season.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency David Rodgers announced the launch of DOE’s Zero-Net Energy Commercial Building Initiative (CBI) with establishment of the National Laboratory Collaborative on Building Technologies Collaborative (NLCBT).
A perfect storm is heading for the building industry. Energy prices continue to rise due to worldwide demand that increases both the cost of construction and building operation for owners and developers.
According to USA Today, a growing number of American cities and states are adopting energy-efficient building codes to offset rising energy costs. Almost three times as many counties and cities passed green-building policies in 2007 as they did in 2004, according to the U.S.
Watkins Glen International (WGI), one of the nation’s most historic auto racing tracks, signed a contract with Juice Energy to become the first U.S. motorsports facility to use renewable energy to fulfill all of its energy needs.
The U.S. Government originated security lighting during World War II. Since then, terrorism incidents, growing crime rates and energy-reduction mandates have been increasing the lighting industry’s sophistication.
Energy monitoring is an efficiency technique based on the standard management axiom that “you cannot manage what you cannot measure.” Remote energy monitoring techniques provide facility managers with feedback on building operations, the results of energy management projects and guidance on the lev
In February's column, I said you can expect the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to step up, providing education, training and credentialing programs for green contractors and their employees now that our association has become an official member of the U.S.
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007’s efficiency regulations aimed at 40–100W incandescent lamps was passed in November 2007, and this month, another significant provision that targets reflector lamps will go into effect.
"There's so much misinformation about mercury in compact fluorescent lighting [CFL], American consumers are being discouraged from using them. In fact, use of CFLs will result in far less mercury in the environment rather than more,” said John P.
It is easy to overlook the fact that most of the energy we consume daily is produced with the help of fresh water. Virginia Tech professor Tamim Younos and student Rachelle Hill are researching the water efficiency of some of the most common energy sources and power-generating methods.