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
Energy efficiency is often the ugly stepsister in alternative-energy conversations because quantifying its potential effect is difficult; how do we determine the real value of

| June 2012
Sometimes I wonder if contractors read NFPA 72 2010, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, when they decide to begin installing a fire alarm system.

| June 2012
On July 14, 2012, Department of Energy (DOE) standards covering many popular incandescent reflector lamps will take effect, eliminating a majority of lamps from the market in

| June 2012
In this column, I analyze the energy opportunities identified in previous articles from a technical, cost and payback standpoint.

| June 2012
To get an idea of how estimators operate, we continue last month’s discussion with H.

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