Posted on August 07, 2012
Energy Star scores and LEED certifications do not always equate to optimal energy efficiency, according to efficiency specialists. "We found [just] 45% savings in a LEED...
Posted on July 31, 2012
Financing energy efficiency building retrofits continues to be challenging for owners. Experts offer three private sector strategies that could boost the retrofit market in...
Posted on July 31, 2012
The development of low-energy buildings is stunted, asserts sustainable building guru Jerry Yudelson, and he has a provocative explanation for his view. “Most engineers and...
Posted on July 31, 2012
The development of low-energy buildings is stunted, asserts sustainable building guru Jerry Yudelson, and he has a provocative explanation for his view. “Most engineers and...
Posted on July 24, 2012
After a retrofit, a dilapidated 3,000 sf building in New York become the city’s first net-zero energy structure. Green developer Voltaic Solaire outfitted the building's...
Posted on July 24, 2012
Over the past year, OSHA has been cracking down on contractors that violate fall safety standards. While it’s critical that all workers adhere to OSHA rules to avoid fines,...
Posted on July 19, 2012
Here’s what Rich Tilghman, SVP at Pepper Construction, told me recently: “What surprises me more than anything is that more subcontractors haven’t gone out of business. I...
Posted on July 18, 2012
Repairs due to earthquake damage will require the 555-foot Washington Monument to be closed and shrouded in scaffolding into 2014. The $15 million project will necessitate...
Posted on July 18, 2012
Seattle officials want to green up their building stock, and one of their tools is implementing a Living Building Challenge pilot program that would allow construction of...
Posted on July 11, 2012
A plan to transform Oakland’s former US Army base into a warehousing and logistics center serving the nearby port passed a crucial hurdle when a city council committee...