Green Building

Building Tomorrow’s Eco-Home

How will tomorrow's perfect eco-home look? With today's record-low solar costs, it's a pretty fair bet it will employ PV panels. But renewable…

How Tucson Uses Rain and Greywater to Keep Local Gardens Lush

While Tucson council members were slow to get on board, they are now enthusiastic promoters of policy solutions that encourage residents to take…

Here’s An Efficient Way for Donald Trump To Create Jobs

If they care about creating jobs, driving economic growth and saving consumers’ money, here’s one industry our elected officials in Washington and beyond…

The Quiet Progress of Green Property Funds

At the nexus between property developers and today’s socially-conscious investors stands an increasingly persuasive investment choice. Called a green property fund or impact…

U.K. Private Property Gets Big Energy-Efficiency Gains

Thanks to government incentives and monitoring, the United Kingdom is moving the needle on energy efficiency.

The ReNEWW House, a Sustainable Living Laboratory

The ReNEWW House project, a partnership between Purdue University and Whirlpool Corp., turned a 1920s home near campus into a sustainable living laboratory.

Elon Musk Says His Solar Roof Is Cheaper Than a Normal One

In short, homeowners will be able to install Tesla's solar roof for less money than a roof made from regular materials. Does Musk's…

The Past and Future City: Historical Preservation is Essential for Green Building

In their new book, "The Past and Future City," Stephanie Meeks and Kevin C. Murphy explore how historical preservation can help pave the…

A Living Education: Yellowstone’s Sustainability Efforts Deliver Long-Lasting Lessons

Five years ago, Yellowstone National Park launched the Yellowstone Environmental Stewardship (YES!) initiative, a collaborative effort to help Yellowstone become the world’s greenest…

Wastewater System Design Can Create a More Sustainable Office

Wastewater doesn’t need to be wasted. In fact, there are many potential uses for a wastewater system that can have a positive impact…

The Clean Tech Electricity Future

The 21st-century grid has the potential to be a lower-cost, lower-emissions and higher-reliability solution. And large utilities are ushering in the next generation…

The Data Is In: Green Buildings Financially Outperform Rivals

In partnership with its clients, Bentall Kennedy brought on board top global academics, sharing a 10-year data pool of nearly 300 office buildings,…

Feds to Suppliers: Disclose Your GHG Emissions

The General Services Administration, which functions as Washington D.C.’s chief procurement office, will soon require its suppliers to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions.

Is Your Home Insulation Promoting Climate Change?

The wrong type of home insulation can do more harm than good, green building experts say.

The Benefits of Sustainable Landscaping for Your Business

If you run a business with a physical, brick-and-mortar location, it’s likely that the most overlooked aspect of your office, warehouse or storefront…