"Reskinning" buildings -- or adding a new facade -- is taking off in Canada and Europe.
Feb 19, 2011 Solve Climate News
Building owners in downtown Chicago are hoping to push forward a project aimed at creating a "smart grid" of energy-efficient and energy-producing buildings.
Jan 25, 2011 The Architect's Newspaper
Stephen L. Cowell, an energy efficiency expert, says that while other careers are sputtering the business of creating savings by reducing energy consumption is going gangbusters.
Jan 10, 2011 Renewable Energy World
Cary Lowe, Los Angeles-based attorney and advocate for energy efficiency, makes the case for the economic benefits of energy efficiency retrofits to the state of California.
Nov 5, 2010 The Planning Report
In the face of a recent heat wave, New York City's smart grid stood up to the challenge and made sure that the power kept flowing.
Jul 16, 2010 Good
The South eats up more resources than the rest of the U.S., says reporter Elizabeth Daigneau. With 36% of the U.S. population, the South uses 44% of the nation's energy consumption.
Jun 28, 2010 Governing Magazine
If cities want to curb energy use, they should focus on private buildings, according to this article.
May 15, 2010 Sustainable Life
Preservationists say a new California law that requires new construction to meet stringent green building standards could encourage demolition of historically significant buildings.
Feb 23, 2010 NPR
As part of a $133 million renovation of a federal building in Portland, the Government Services Administration plans to add 200-foot high "vegetated fins" that will carpet the building with plants and - hopefully - energy savings.
Feb 1, 2010 New York Times
California is on the verge of approving the country's first state green building code, but some environmental groups are trying to stop it, arguing the code does not go far enough.
Jan 11, 2010 Los Angeles Times