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Energy Efficiency

A 72-unit development in Rotterdam—the town in upstate New York, that is, not its namesake in The Netherlands, is one of the first in the United States to be called net-zero: it consumes as much energy as it produces.
2 days ago   News 10 ABC
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
"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