Green Building

5 Ways to Design For Climate Change

Those who create the products and built environments of everyday life—from mechanical engineers to architects—have an important role to play by designing for…

5 Reasons for Cities To Adopt Smart Technology

More municipalities, large and small, need to get on board with the smart city trend — and here are five reasons why.

The Dawn of a Carbon Negative Future is Near

As innovative startups find new ways to repurpose waste carbon, the physical manifestation of a carbon negative world is beginning to emerge.

Pushing Urban Density: The Answer to Global Warming?

A new report suggests urban density does more than cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing transportation needs. All aspects of residents' lifestyles become…

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…