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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
The most efficient buildings are dense multipurpose structures like skyscrapers, which minimize material, heating, and cooling. Single-family suburban houses are inefficient since they need to be individually heated and cooled, and are spread out from the population, encouraging driving more.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
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
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
NASA today announced that it is collaborating with Integrated Building Solutions (IBS), Inc. to develop a next-generation intelligent, automated, and integrated environmental monitoring and management capability for office buildings and research environments.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Tags: IBS, NASA Ames
Mezic
UCSB's Igor Mezic has developed a new method for predicting how oil will flow and mix in the ocean.
Date: 09/07/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
Tags: oil
Westarkade tower in Frankfurt, Germany.
A sensor-tuned facade lets fresh air in without throwing energy out.
Date: 09/09/2010
UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency announces the release of a white paper which recommends improvements and actions needed to advance the development and adoption of integrated building control systems for energy efficiency.
Date: 06/14/2011
Type: News, Report
A start-up is helping companies identify building energy efficiency improvements by leveraging data on tens of thousands of real-world audits.
Date: 10/06/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Modeling
Building energy management takes a leap forward with advanced weather software capable of ultra-precise predictions.
Date: 10/18/2011
Type: News

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