June 2012: Green Building Special Report


You’ve heard the claims: This product will save electrical energy! If you install this...

Thus far, the structure and integrity of the grid have limited the deployment and...

After engineer David Kaneda’s firm moved into its own self-designed zero-energy building, an analysis...

For years, the United States has been looking for ways to end its addiction...

Everyone is selling something, whether it’s a physical product or an intangible, such as...

In this column, I analyze the energy opportunities identified in previous articles from a...

The original intent of this month’s column was to discuss fiber use in...

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| June 2012
After much technical discussion in Code-Making Panel 4 and an appeal to the NFPA Standards Council, the requirements for a new product involving photovoltaic (PV) installatio

| June 2012
With regard to using submetering practices and smart meters to save energy, the old adage, “What gets measured gets done,” requires the qualifier, “only if someone does it.” N

| June 2012
In the United States, more than 1 million people over the age of 40 are blind, and an additional 2.4 million are visually impaired to some degree.

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| June 2012
It never fails. Five minutes before the end of the workday on Friday, the phone rings.

| June 2012
The original intent of this month’s column was to discuss fiber use in the smart grid, but I have found it is hard to define the smart grid.