energy efficiency

Net-Zero Model Home Improves Energy Efficiency

A model net-zero home in Maryland reports improved efficiency and an increased energy surplus in its second full year of testing.

Why Go From LEED Gold to Platinum? 5 Lessons from Chicago’s 111 South Wacker

Why go from LEED Gold to LEED Platinum? Uncover what it takes to upgrade green building features in a high-profile high-rise — and…

Looking Forward: Lessons in Energy Efficiency from Canada

The always-witty Phillipe Dunsky, president of Dunsky Energy Consulting, thinks that while Canada’s past on that front might have been humdrum, it’s a…

HPE 3rd Living Progress Exchange Spurs ICT Innovation

What will increase opportunities in the information, communication and technology sectors? And what is it that drives excellence and efficiency for ICT companies?…

Mid-Century Eichler Homes Score a Sustainable Makeover

Joseph Eichler built more than 11,000 mid-century homes, most of which are in Northern California. Now Eichler homes are making a comeback, and…

How Big Data Can Make Your Company More Sustainable

Data Science, a burgeoning new field of academia dedicated to collecting, organizing and analyzing information, reveals how businesses can reduce costs and increase…

Shattering Glass Myths: Design for Climate Action

Buildings encased in glass and steel are poor insulators and diminish energy efficiency, yet they are ubiquitous. Smita Chandra Thomas, sustainability consultant and…

Saving The Environment: 9 Environmental Acts To Make A Habit in 2016

A new year is always a good opportunity to try new habits and, when it comes to important issues like the environment, there…

New Data Debunks Some Data Centers’ Clean Energy Claims

Recent claims by owners of large data centers that a large part of their operations are powered by renewable energy have skeptics coming…

Finnish Town Looks to a Data Center for Hot Water

Mäntsälä, Finland, will soon heat its water using waste heat from a nearby data center.

Not Too Big to Fail: How Mega Investment Firms Do Sustainability

Mega investment firms are not too big to fail sustainability. Not all investment portfolios return above-average performance to their investors. We should hope for…

Seeing a New Resolution on Climate Change in 2016

Entering 2016, a number of key factors are providing greater resolution of what a low-carbon future might look like, and how to get…

COP21, One Month Later: Tech Innovations for Buildings and Cities

The COP21 agreement, signed one month ago today, is great news for building technology innovators and their customers.

Looking at the Dutch Solar Bike Path After One Year

After one year, researchers are in an educated position to say whether the SolaRoad -- a high-tech bike path in Krommenie, Netherlands --…

Clicking the Way To a Clean Power Future

If the World Wide Web were a country, its energy consumption would rank sixth in the world.