What's Next for High Performance Buildings?
Green builder Hammer & Hand recently released its ten predictions for the US high performance building industry in 2014. To no surprise, the predictions cover a wide-range of variables, including the impact of...
How Building Owners can find the Right Way Forward in Energy Efficiency [Author: Sean McBride]
Energy efficiency is a journey, and the sooner started the better. Waiting for the next generation of technology sacrifices a significant net present value opportunity, and can also lead to the paralysis of...
Sustainability in Higher Education – Bringing New Life to Old Institutions [Author: Rich Penner]
When most people hear the word “sustainability” they think of consumer products, like post-consumer paper cup`s from a local coffee shop. It’s harder to get people to understand how sustainability applies to...
Data Centers, Warehouses and Others Impacted by Newest Version of LEED
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched the newest version of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Program, LEED v4, at the Greenbuild International Conference on...
Get Your Ducts in a Row to Unlock Hidden Energy Savings Potential
Is there money hidden in your building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system? One often overlooked cost savings opportunity may be lurking in your ducts if your building uses a traditional...
Green Building Congress Sets Construction Goal for India Buildings – What will it Take to Get There? [Author: Neil Maldeis]
There is a huge opportunity to expand the number of green buildings in India, which currently make up less than five percent of the market, according to recent discussions at the 2013 Green Building Congress....
Energy Efficiency’s Economic Impact May Surprise You [Author: Neil Maldeis]
The role of energy efficiency in our daily lives is a complicated one, according to an article from Greentech Media. For instance, a recent study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy...
A Tale of Two Buildings [Author: Neil Madeis]
A recent Washington Post story noted how green construction has become a common trend for new office buildings, with one-third of all new office space completed in 2011 being designated “green.” But beyond the...
Industrial Energy Efficiency is Key to Global Competitiveness [Author: Neil Maldeis]
The BlueGreen Alliance, a partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations, recently released a new policy report on industrial energy efficiency. It notes that America’s manufacturing sector –...
Windy City Makes Building Owners Prove Energy Savings Claims Aren't Blowing Smoke [Author: Neil Maldies]
Although several U.S. cities have energy efficiency requirements for large commercial and residential buildings, Chicago has become the first one to mandate the verification of building energy data. When...