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
Researchers in China have reportedly created an insulation material that can "retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements."
Aug 3, 2011 Buildings
Climate Central intern Ruthie Nachmany writes how one conference on energy envisions individuals taking a role in being energy efficient, while another conference prefers cities creating systems that can lead to energy efficiency.
Jul 13, 2011 Climate Central
The truth is, it works: a new report shows that energy efficiency standards placed on utilities result in less demand and greater savings.
Jun 16, 2011 Grist
Despite having the world's most energy efficient, least polluting auto fleet, greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector continue to rise in Sweden.
Jun 14, 2011 Common Dreams
A 2001 study showed that we can save more oil by building more fuel-efficient cars than by expanding drilling under U.S. soil or in our oceans. Deron Lovaas sees black gold in our cities and suburbs.
Mar 17, 2011 NRDC Blog
Homes located near transit stops are more energy efficient than homes classified "energy efficient", according to a new study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Mar 10, 2011 USA Today
A new peer reviewed study reveals that housing located in compact, transit-oriented and location efficient developments are more likely to consume less energy than developments in low density suburban areas.
Feb 25, 2011 NRDC