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INFOGRAPHIC: U.S. residential electricity consumption drops for the first time in a century

While the U.S. still has a long way to go with alternative energy, a new statistic has given us incredible hope for the future. For the first time in …

Home Depot

March Studio created Hotel Hotel lobby and bar by recycling "thousands of pieces of timber"

<b>Inside Festival 2015:</b> in this exclusive movie, Rodney Eggleston of March Studio explains how the Australian firm used over 5000 lengths of reclaimed …

Should we solar panel the Sahara desert?

<b>Could one solution to climate change be to harvest the power of sunlight where it shines brightest on the planet? Should we solar panel the Sahara desert?</b><p>Four experts discuss the radical proposal with the BBC World Service Inquiry programme.<p>Gerhard Knies: Scientifically sound and economically viable<p>…

Renewable Energy

Grey(water) is the New Green

When people hear the term “onsite wastewater” most, including those who work in the field, immediately picture septic systems. While it’s true that …

How Big Data and analytics change the game for HVAC systems

<i>Disclaimer: The views presented in this article are personal views of the authors and in no way represent those of the company they work for or any</i> …

Honeywell VP Frank Pennisi: What makes a building smart

<b>The following article is sponsored by Honeywell.</b><p>Buildings today are fairly dumb, but thanks to a slew of new technologies it’s becoming ever more …

Connected Buildings: A Disruptive New Approach to Building Management

Connected Buildings is an empowering approach to building technology in which disparate building systems are connected and controlled via a single …

Top 10 States Ranked in Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Home » Archive » FacilityBlog » Economic Development » <b>Top 10 States Ranked in Energy Efficiency Scorecard</b><p>Energy efficiency measures continue to …

Going beyond green with green buildings | U.S. Green Building Council

Initially, green buildings were intended to reduce damage to the environment and human health caused by creating and maintaining buildings and …

Deploying Residential Energy Efficiency: Barriers and Potential

<i>This blog post was originally published by Home Energy. For the original post, click here.</i> <br>Residential “EE” receives relatively little attention …

The Growing Link Between Energy Efficiency and Economic Development

It makes abundant sense for any city -- large or small -- to focus a significant part of its economic-development efforts on energy management for …

Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do

• They motivate students by convincing them they can succeed and have a better life through working hard in school.<br>• They keep order, so the students are not distracted from learning.<br>• They have the students study hard for many long hours, with a long school day, a long school week (some school on …

Personalized Learning

How fracking is stifling innovation in green buildings

The United States is experiencing an incredible domestic energy boom: energy imports are down and natural gas supplies are way up. But perhaps most …

Energy Efficient Homes | Green Building | Sustainable Living | Sustainable Design

Environmental responsibility is an integral part of Deltec’s philosophy. In an ever-changing industry, it’s one aspect of our company that has …

Sustainability

European Countries Lack Harmony on What Makes A Near Zero Energy Building | Smart Cities Dive

<i>Four near zero energy buildings.</i><p>The <b>Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)</b>, a membership organisation dedicated to improving the energy …

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Tech Industry

ePolicy platform includes too…

<b>The people from the ePolicy project have launched a beta version of their platform. This will support policy-makers in their decision-making</b> …

Power Demand In U.S. Remains Steady Even As Economy Grows

For decades, Americans needed more and more electricity as homes and businesses grew, and forecasters at utility companies could count on …

The two things India must get right for its economic future — TheCityFix

Renewable energies and connected, compact cities are the key to unlocking sustainable economic growth for India’s urban future. Photo by Binu K …

Apps To Improve Home Energy Efficiency

Culture <i>Nicole Brown</i><p>Social Media Week is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas and insights into …

AC Use in the South Jumps Nearly 50% From 1993

Air conditioning is only growing more popular across the U.S. -- and the world, but in the U.S., it’s growing fastest in the South.<p>The amount of …

Energy Efficiency

Net-Zero Energy Buildings Are Coming - What About The Buildings Already Standing?

In my last post, I wrote about the traveling *Das Haus pavilion, a showcase of German-made sustainable technologies available for homes and offices today. The conference that preceded my tour of the Das Haus exhibit, “The Net-Zero House – Propelling Green Building Concepts into Mainstream,” …

7 Trends in Home Energy in 2013 and What They Mean for 2014

When Nest Labs' $129 smoke detector -- which can talk to the Nest learning thermostat -- is touted as a cheap gift suggestion in holiday gift guides, …

Energy Efficiency

The (Real) Cost and Value of Energy Efficiency - Microgrid Knowledge

<i>To have an intelligent conversation about energy efficiency and create rational public policy, we must look carefully at the numbers. Andy Frank, of</i> …

Bringing Energy Efficiency to Affordable Housing

Residential and commercial buildings account for nearly 41 percent of U.S. energy consumption and 40 percent of national carbon dioxide emissions, …

Articles about 8 companies are revolutionizing kit homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers.<p>Buckminster Fuller is credited with inventing the geodesic dome, and designing over 3,000 of the structures the American...<p>In the past, talk of a kit-built house would sometimes conjure images …

Inventions