Green Building

37 GW Of Solar Capacity Installed Worldwide In 2013

37 GW Of Solar Capacity Installed Worldwide In 2013 (via Clean Technica) Over 37 GW worth of solar capacity was installed worldwide during 2013, according to recent figures from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA). Those figures exceed the prediction… Read More
energy efficiency bill

No, Really: Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill Passes House

The strangest of things took place in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday: The House of Representatives passed apparently meaningful energy-related legislation with true bipartisan support. Titled the “Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014” (and earlier known as the “Better Buildings Act… Read More
bay bridge house

Bay Bridge Scrap Sought For Eco-House Project

There’s a movement afoot to preserve pieces of the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and use the material to build a “modern, contemporary, self-sustaining eco housing and cowork multi-use space.” You know, a building. A Bay Bridge… Read More
LEED leader

Illinois Was The LEED Leader In 2013

California had the most buildings get the world’s most recognized sustainable stamp of approval in 2013, but broken down by floor space and population, it’s Illinois that landed on top. So says the U.S. Green Building Council in its ranking… Read More
21 Acres KEED Platinum

LEED Platinum Comes To The Farm

It’s a first, but it makes perfect sense: a LEED Platinum commercial building – the highest rating possible in the U.S. Green Building Council system – in a rural farm setting. And on an organic farm, no less. This is… Read More
paris ghost stations

Raising Paris Ghost Stations From The Dead

Paris, borrowing a page from New York’s Lowline project that’s trying to get off the ground – oops, under the ground – is pondering subterranean possibilities. And people are talking about it. This is very early stage stuff, a mere… Read More