August 29, 2011, 9am PDT
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?
August 3, 2011, 7am PDT
Researchers in China have reportedly created an insulation material that can "retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements."
July 13, 2011, 1pm PDT
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.
June 16, 2011, 8am PDT
The truth is, it works: a new report shows that energy efficiency standards placed on utilities result in less demand and greater savings.
June 14, 2011, 1pm PDT
Despite having the world's most energy efficient, least polluting auto fleet, greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector continue to rise in Sweden.
March 17, 2011, 11am PDT
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.
March 10, 2011, 5am PST
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.
February 25, 2011, 1pm PST
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.
February 19, 2011, 11am PST
"Reskinning" buildings -- or adding a new facade -- is taking off in Canada and Europe.
January 25, 2011, 8am PST
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.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 10, 2011, 11am PST
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.
November 5, 2010, 6am PDT
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.
July 16, 2010, 6am PDT
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.
June 28, 2010, 11am PDT
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.
May 15, 2010, 1pm PDT
If cities want to curb energy use, they should focus on private buildings, according to this article.
February 23, 2010, 1pm PST
Preservationists say a new California law that requires new construction to meet stringent green building standards could encourage demolition of historically significant buildings.
February 1, 2010, 1pm PST
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.
January 11, 2010, 2pm PST
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.
October 25, 2009, 9am PDT
The Danish island of Samso is the poster child of clean energy. Its residents generate more energy than they consume. Now the Danish government wants to export that model back to the mainland.
October 23, 2009, 10am PDT
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has announced a ten-point plan to turn his city in the greenest in the world by 2020.