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Buoyed by the highest voter turnout ever recorded, students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, took an unprecedented step last week when they approved the "Student Services Renewable Energy Initiative."
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
SmartHome Cleveland
SmartHome Cleveland will be 90% more efficient than a typical home, thanks to its heavily-insulated SIPs wall system, high-performance windows, heat recovery ventilator, and airtight building envelope.
Date: 01/26/2011
Type: Blog, Photos
Lawrence Livermore National Lab releases its 2012 United States' energy use graph.
Date: 09/03/2013
Type: Article
Building Construction
State and local code officials voted to adopt new building codes that will achieve 30% in energy savings, using the 2006 model code as the baseline, for commercial and residential buildings. The new code will impact building construction, additions, and renovations in 47 states and Washington DC.
Date: 11/02/2010
Type: Article, News
There is great potential to reduce energy consumption and minimize its total cost by using existing technologies—and without changing the everyday habits of consumers.
Date: 01/26/2010
Type: Article
The residential building sector of the US has enormous potential for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but high upfront costs and lack of consumer understanding of energy efficiency advantages are some of the issues obscuring this opportunity.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: News
New materials for adsorption chilling
New materials developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory improve adsorption chilling and could make practical air conditioners and refrigerators that use little or no electricity.
Date: 03/30/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC, Materials
aerogel
Greentech Media puts Aspen Aerogel's energy-efficient insulation to the test and discusses the future of aerogels in commercial building and housing applications.
Date: 04/27/2011
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
Washington DC has launched the Sustainable DC initiative that aims to make the city the "greenest, healthiest and most livable city in the U.S."
Date: 08/05/2013
Type: Article
Building owners begin measuring energy use in order to comply with the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 which requires public disclosure of enegry ratings beginning in 2012.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News

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