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According to a recent study of 25 LEED commercial projects, buildings that invest heavily in energy efficiency performed better than those that focused on other aspects of the LEED certification.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Modeling, Economic Impact
The US Green Building Council is attempting to improve the LEED building certification due to inaccurate projections of energy use.
Date: 09/04/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Modeling
NASA is in the process of constructing the greenest building in America at their Ames campus near the Silicon Valley in California. The agency has recruited green architect William McDonough for the project.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Buildings
By installing solar power generation, improving the efficiency of appliances, and green retrofitting, a home can become a net zero energy building, producing more power than it consumes.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
In most facilities, changing a light bulb is a pretty simple task. However, in a hospital, even minor tasks can be complicated.
Date: 11/07/2013
Type: Article
New York City's newest skyscraper has received the city's first commercial gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program. This is part of a larger effort to increase the efficiency of all buildings in the city.
Date: 04/05/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Pythagoras Solar plans to commercialize the industry’s first energy efficient, transparent and high power density photovoltaic glass unit (PVGU) for use as a green building material – a solar window.
Date: 07/13/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The U.S. Department of Energy is investing heavily in green building as an energy saving and job creating economic stimulus. The DOE recently announced $106 million in stimulus funding for energy efficiency and conservation activities, aimed at state-level green building priorities.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Modeling
Arun Majumdar, Ed Marria and others give recommendations to the senate for ways to increase building energy efficiency in the US.
Date: 07/30/2009
Type: Video
Although federal funding and incentives have been coming down the pipeline, the solar and green building industries have not yet taken off. In preperation for what is to come, schools are beginning to offer green building certification programs to address the future demand for workers.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: Article

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