Green Building

New Wood Construction Technology Gets Boost

At the Wood Solutions Fair, Oregon BEST today announced a new round of commercialization funding that will team southern Oregon-based DR Johnson Lumber Co. with Oregon State University researchers to determine how a new engineered building material made from lumber… Read More

Tiny Houses: The Wave of the Future?

Last month’s well attended climate march in New York City showed that we are finally recognizing the harmful effects of our fossil-fuel driven economy on the planet. Some Americans looking to shrink their carbon footprint are doing so by shrinking… Read More

Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids

Today, at the CIGRE Session 45 in Paris, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the findings of its frequency response study on wind power and grid resiliency. The study, which was sponsored by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory,… Read More

Commercializing Viable Energy Storage Systems

Andalay Solar (OTCQB: WEST), a leading manufacturer of integrated solar power systems, announced a collaboration with Highpower International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HPJ), a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries, to launch a pilot project that… Read More

Modular Construction, A Better Way for Green Building

Rising energy costs, higher standards of sustainability (for example California’s Green Building Standards Code) and innovative technologies are driving the demand for sustainable building. Yet, site-built, stick frame (or conventional) construction even with significant limits when it comes to green… Read More