Difficulties in organizing all of the people involved in a building project often means that important information about energy efficiency falls through the cracks.
San Francisco’s historic Flood Building has completed a retrofit that will save its tenants more than $1.2 million and reduce CO2 output by 870 tons per year.
The Energy Department is investing $9.5 million in heat pump and building material technologies to ensure that homes and offices perform more efficiently.
The new Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art brings not only a new modernist icon of culture to the city, but also environmental stewardship with a host of energy saving attributes.
UMB Bank’s new LEED Gold certifed Scottsdale, Ariz., branch uses dynamic, or “smart,” glass from Sage that can be tinted automatically to reduce glare and heat during the day.
This 3,000-square-foot South Carolina house to be given away in the latest HGTV Dream Home sweepstakes has earned LEED Platinum certification for its long list of environmental features.
According to a report from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, commercial buildings could save an average of 38 percent with a handful of HVAC controls.
EarthFix, an environmental news collaboration of Northwest public news services, debuts on EarthTechling with a story about how commercial buildings can cut HVAC costs by implementing a few energy efficient controls.
With the active modular phytoremediation system, a wall of hydroponically grown plants purify indoor air and reduce the need for extra air-conditioning.
New state-funded research at UC Riverside aims to help California increase the efficiency of its HVAC systems and give its power plants a break.