Photo courtesy of Panasonic
Spanning four locations in Central Valley, the California Renewable Energy Small Tariff projects...read more
Some ideas that have been submitted so far include: modular building facades, improving air tightness in envelopes, and scalable mixed waste to energy conversion technology. Infographic: DOE
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched a new crowdsourcing website called the Buildings Crowd...read more
The geodesic facade will contain PV panels to generate electricity for off-season use. Renderings courtesy BIG
A new building in Uppsala, Sweden, will serve as a power plant during the winter and a venue for ...read more
Renderings courtesy of Make It Right
BNIM is among the six firms involved in the project.
The proposal defines biomass as organic material, such as wood and crop waste, that can be burned to generate thermal energy. Photo: Kapilbutani via Wikimedia Commons
The proposal would add biomass to approved renewables.
In cool or cold weather conditions, scientists confirmed that direct-nailed asphalt shingle roofs had significantly larger heat loss than attics with metal shakes and above-sheathing ventilation.
Metal roof coatings with solar reflectance can help building owners save substantially in annual...read more
The Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. Photo credit: The Emerging Objects Corporation.
Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. The bricks absorb water, which cools t...read more
National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, designed by The Freelon Group and HOK. Photo: @Albert Vecerka/Esto
Collectively, 1,662 commercial and institutional projects became LEED certified within the top 10...read more
A recent study compared the possible energy savings of metal vs. asphalt roofs by doing field testing on an asphalt shingle roof and a stone-coated metal shake roof.
A recent study finds that metal roofs can cut energy costs.
The system was designed to take advantage of a building's air flow and generate energy even if it...read more
Tesla Motors’ “gigafactory,” a $5 billion project on 980 acres in Sparks, Nev., could annually pr...read more
The competition challenged design teams to create zero-net-energy buildings for the Jack London G...read more
A broadly accepted market definition of zero-energy buildings is foundational to efforts by gover...read more
The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and com...read more
Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental manageme...read more
Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year, and Western Michigan University w...read more
The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive...read more
The cost of producing wind and solar power has decreased 58% and 40%, respectively, during the pa...read more
More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the grou...read more
The "LEED In Motion: Retail" report includes USGBC’s conceptualization of the future of retail, e...read more
The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...read more
When it comes to cost, performance, and aesthetics—not to mention maintenance and long-term resil...read more
The guide aims to overcome obstacles with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy...read more
Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Swede...read more
Students at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences designed a solar panel that can double a...read more
The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor in...read more
Danish design firm C.F. Møller has developed a novel way to increase community space without comp...read more
Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks syste...
Federal survey project shows that commercial-building floorspace has grown 22% since 2003; energy...read more