Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016.
One example of a simple, low-cost shelter is constructed from cement-filled, foam-formed walls that have been reinforced with steel rebar.
Paul Torcellini, principal engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, discusses how we can achieve zero-energy buildings by integrating the cost of energy efficiency into design decisions.
Building a super-energy-efficient home from scratch is one thing. Remodeling an older home to meet the same standards is quite another.
Cold weather is creeping in, so we rounded up some of our favorite stories on how to build better homes for sub-freezing temperatures.
New Holland, Pennsylvania-based Superior Walls of America is now "of America" -- and then some.
Ekotrope, developer of cloud-based software that optimizes home building, says it is helping production home builders become more profitable by providing them with tools to design energy efficient homes cost effectively.
On October 21st, the US Green Building Council and Honeywell announced a new partnership introducing the LEED Dynamic Plaque system.
DuPont Co. Chief Executive Ellen Kullman defended the company’s diverse portfolio of businesses, pushing back against an activist investor’s drive to break the company in two.
German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG on Thursday raised its full-year earnings forecast as it reported a 13% rise in third-quarter net profit, boosted by strong growth in its health-care and crop-science divisions.
BASF has been investing more of its money and management energy outside Germany, especially in the United States. And the company’s reasons for doing that help illustrate why the German industrial economy has been losing momentum.
Did you know that Energy Star Day is Oct. 28? Energy- efficient homes come in a wide range of styles and sizes, here are six prime examples.
Enertia’s unique double-shell building system utilizes the heat-storing capacity of solid wood walls and the constant temperature of the soil to turn the house into a “heat pump.”
When Mr. Wilson approached Rob Smith, president of e2 Homes, about building a water-efficient, net-zero energy home with no drywall or wood on the first floor for one-third less than another builder’s bid, e2 Homes rose to the challenge.