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The 10 things we can learn from Europe about energy efficiency

Across Europe a green building revolution is under way. Germany and Austria, the home of the Passive House standards, may be leading the charge but there is a reassuringly pan-European feel to Powerhouse Europe challenge – a project that aims to boost the number of "nearly zero energy" homes across …

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Our practitioner-based sustainability reports, briefings and case studies highlight some of the best examples of sustainability leadership that have …

Historic house cuts costs and emissions in style with LED Hut

13 June 2014<p>A Scottish historic house and museum has cut its energy use by 90% after carrying out a grant-funded retrofit project with LED specialist …

Cool roofs offer a salve for hot cities — and the climate, too

From his office in the Berkeley hills, Art Rosenfeld looks out on the heart of California’s Bay Area. The 87-year-old scientist keeps a pencil and a …

San Francisco

It’s Time To Rethink The American City

A panel at the American Institute of Architects convention discussed some of the greatest challenges facing today’s cities and suburbs.<p>It’s day two of the American Institute of Architects convention in Chicago, where more than 20,000 attendees have gathered to talk about architecture and design. …

2030 Events at AIA National 2014

Wednesday, June 25th<p><b>AIA+2030 Professional Education Series Alumni Mixer</b><br>8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Hyatt M/X Lounge<br>(Limited to AIA+2030 Series Alumni and …

Home - FortZED

Residents<p>Tools and resources for homeowners and renters to make a difference.<p>Learn How<p>Businesses<p>Participate in FortZED and community programs that …

Electricity use slashed with efficiency controls for heating, cooling

(Phys.org) —Commercial buildings could cut their heating and cooling electricity use by an average of 57 percent with advanced energy-efficiency …

Secrets behind this super-green building - CNN Video

Houzz Tour: See a Concrete House With a $0 Energy Bill

Damon Gray has spent 10 years building wood-frame homes. That’s exactly why he stayed away from wood framing when he built his own home. Wait, …

New Zealand

Epstein | Metter Studio - gb&d

<b>Andrew Metter:</b> “Keeping in mind the adage that the greenest building is the one that’s already there, we repurposed two of three existing structures …

7 Sustainability Strategies for Commercial Buildings

The office building industry accounts for nearly 20% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) …

Net-zero energy homes a growing Maine trend

Robert Howe’s reaction to the oil embargo of the mid-1970s was to build his own thermal shutters for the windows of his home.<p>A lifelong advocate of …

Solar power to the people: green energy could boost African development

Sub-Saharan Africa's lack of electricity is hindering development but this can be reversed if countries turn to ambitious, large-scale renewable energy projects, an environmental thinktank suggests.<p>The region – home to 41% of the world's energy-poor people, with 65% of primary schools and 30% of …

Downtowns That Are Sustainable and Healthy

In a reversal from trends of the last century, U.S. central cities are now growing faster than their suburbs, according to the latest census data. …

Small-town mayors: the cutting edge of climate action | ZDNet

Rex Parris was on fire at the Pathways to 100% Renewables Conference in San Francisco two weeks ago.<p>Eschewing the podium on the stage, he paced the …

The Top 10 Most Innovative Sustainable Buildings Of 2014

From a net-zero energy historic courthouse in Colorado to a homeless center in Oregon filled with green space, these days, the best sustainable architecture goes far beyond a few rooftop solar panels.<p>By next year, as much as 48% of new non-residential building construction will be green, according …

How did Vancouver get so green?

Vancouver is supremely green, in both senses of the word. Set between ocean and mountains and lined with verdant trees, Vancouver also has the lowest …

Cities on frontline of climate change struggle

<b>Half of the world's population now lives in cities - a proportion that's set to rise to two-thirds by 2050. Yet cities are vulnerable to the worst impacts of climate change precisely because their locations are fixed. As the UN's climate panel meets in Berlin, how are urban centres coping with the</b> …

Sustainable Business News

The latest research shows the world literally has 3 years to make aggressive progress on bringing emissions down.<p>The silver lining beneath Trump's …

IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable

Catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards according to a UN report, which concludes that the transformation required to a world of clean energy is eminently affordable.<br>“It doesn’t cost the world to save the planet,” said economist Professor Ottmar Edenhofer, …

Energy Efficiency Resource Standards: A New Progress Report on State Experience

• States with EERS policies are generally on track to meet long-term savings targets, and they are making a substantial contribution toward nationwide …

2030 Special Bulletin - Introducing the Roadmap to Zero Emissions

<i>Architecture 2030 just returned from climate change meetings in London, Bonn, and Paris, and the news is exciting.</i><p>At this watershed moment in human …

Ed Mazria Greenbuild 2013 Master Series Session, launching the 2030 Palette