Green Building

Clean Edge, Inc. and SolarCity today announced the results of an inaugural national poll of U.S. homeowners among the first to ask homeowners directly if they would be interested in solar for their own homes—62 percent said yes.

An effective new form of insulation created entirely from wood has been created by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research.

A team of software developers is offering a free online calculator you can use to compare the thermal performance and cost of a variety of roof, floor, and wall assemblies.

The House of Representatives is expected to approve an energy efficiency bill on Tuesday, a rare bipartisan breakthrough on energy policy.

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH)  renewed their push for a national energy efficiency strategy by reintroducing an updated version of the Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC) on Thursday.

A new generation of high-performance buildings are demonstrating they can do a lot better by attaining "net zero" use of energy, water and waste.

Since 2004, the industry has witnessed the continued evolution of green building programs—from strictly voluntary to being both more in the industry mainstream as well as being mandatory in jurisdictions that adopted these for their building codes.

Since the beginning of the year, there has been a flurry of congressional activity to promote energy efficiency in buildings across America.

RMI has released a report, “How to Calculate and Present Deep Retrofit Value: A Guide for Owner-Occupants”, that defines the non-energy costs and benefits, risk reductions and overall value of deep energy retrofits.

Despite budget constraints, U.S. mayors expect to significantly expand their investment in energy technologies during the next five years, according to a new survey of nearly 300 cities.