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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
Lawrence Livermore National Lab releases its 2012 United States' energy use graph.
Date: 09/03/2013
Type: Article
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
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
California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 39. Roughly $550 million a year will be spent on improving the energy efficiency for public schools and government buildings.
Date: 12/03/2012
Type: Article
Although it will take years for renewables to overtake existing energy sources, energy efficiency is one of many strategies to speed this transition.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog
The Pacific Coast Building Conference (PCBC) in San Francisco earlier this month featured several energy efficient products.
Date: 06/30/2010
Type: Blog, Photos
New analysis shows that the US building sector has made tremendous improvements in energy efficiency over the last six years -- potentially eliminating the need to build any new power plants to support growth in this sector through 2030.
Date: 05/10/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Sales of bulbs using light-emitting diodes are expected to increase sharply -- partly because some consumers complain about the bluish light produced by another energy-saving variety, compact fluorescents.
Date: 11/01/2013
Type: Article
The ambitious Austin, TX-based Pecan Street project is piloting a number of green neighborhood technologies, but the real challenge will be getting these systems to talk to each other to reduce energy consumption and peak loads.
Date: 10/11/2011
Type: News

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