Energy Efficiency

Energy is the key to the economy, so it should be used wisely. A new report shows that the United States performs very poorly in making the most of its resources.
Jul 18, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
Andrew Michler gives an overview of a brand new social networking platform that could reshape how we evaluate and compare buildings.
Mar 23, 2012   Inhabitat
In an interview with the British inventor James Dyson, Ben Schiller discusses the future of engineering and design in America and the fallacies behind much "green" design.
Mar 3, 2012   Fast Company
Sarah Laskow reports on a new study from the National Trust for Historic Preservation that confirms and quantifies the adage that reuse of a historic building is more sustainable than LEED certified new construction.
Jan 26, 2012   Good
John McIlwain explores the market for energy efficient housing, and finds growth across the country.
Jan 26, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
In his new book, The Conundrum, David Owen pierces the magical thinking that has repackaged high-end luxury goods, such as hybrid cars, as virtuous and the idea that we can consume our way out of trouble.
Jan 14, 2012   Txchnologist.com
New details and a visualization from Cornell University's winning proposal to create a "game-changing" applied sciences and technology campus on New York's Roosevelt Island.
Dec 22, 2011   BetaBeat
As utilities and energy companies move towards distributed power, building owners, businesses, and developers are seeing the possibilities.
Dec 21, 2011   The Planning Report
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai has one of the world's largest condensate recovery systems that diverts and reuses water from air conditioning. One World Trade Center in New York will use 30% less water and 20% less energy.
Nov 2, 2011   The Infrastructurist
As the world population reaches 7 billion some U.S. builders are working on smaller, compact homes.
Nov 1, 2011   NPR Morning Edition
Last year, developer KB Homes began putting an Energy Performance Guide (EPG) label on every home they build. Is this an idea who's time has come?
Aug 29, 2011   Builder Magazine