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Results of homes undergoing retrofits are presented at the BuildingEnergy Conference in Boston, revealing energy savings of up to 70 percent.
Date: 03/12/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings
IR body scan. Photo Credit: http://www.watershed.net/About-Saunas/
Human body heat from Stockholm's Central Station is providing as much 25% of the heat for a nearby green building.
Date: 01/20/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Conversion
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is developing a new rating system for buildings that gives an energy efficiency grade between A and F.
Date: 08/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
An energy start-up wants to install energy efficiency improvements in a building and share the energy savings with the building owner.
Date: 06/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling
The DOE sponsored Solar Decathlon challenges twenty student teams from universities in North America and Europe to design, build, and operate a solar powered house.
Date: 10/10/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Climate Change
As green building becomes more popular, homeowners are taking different approaches to green living. A study found that the most common reason for going green was cost saving measures associated with energy efficiency.
Date: 08/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings
Autodesk is working on upgrading their building performance modeling software to make energy retrofits cheaper, easier, and more accessible to small scale building owners.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
By designing buildings to be super energy efficient and then generating any energy they need through rooftop solar, net-zero energy buildings are possible.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
The California Building Standards Commission voted unanimously this week to approve the first statewide green building code.
Date: 01/24/2010
Type: News
By investing in energy efficient appliances and systems, a building owner can save money and make their property more appealing to tenants.
Date: 08/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling

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