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  • New + Notable Green Products

    New Green Building Products: LED lights, energy-efficient windows, solar water heating, low-flow faucets, and more.

  • Incandescent Bulbs and Fixtures are Beginning to Take a Back Seat to CFLs and LEDs

    Interior designers at Brentwood Custom Homes know what's good for their customers—and for the planet—even if those homeowners have never heard of it.

  • Energy-Efficient Green Products Exterior Lighting Technology Features

    Just a year ago, Marty Bursky never had conversations with his clients about which type of energy-efficient fixture, if any, they should use in their exterior lighting. "Up until very recently," says the president of Cleveland Lighting One, a lighting showroom, dealer, and installer in the...

  • Light Fantastic

    LED (light-emitting diode) lamps are starting to come on strong as a comparably efficient, long-lasting alternative to the current green leader, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), but without the mercury and subsequent disposal issues. And while some inherent challenges with color, heat, and...

  • Energy Star Awards

    The Department of Energy and the EPA today released the "Profiles in Leadership, 2008 Energy Star Award Winners," including winners representing the home building and remodeling industries. A total of 74 organizations across many sectors of the U.S. economy, including schools, hospitals, real...

  • Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes Showcases Sustainable Building

    When builder Mike Scarlett signed on to participate in the HBA of Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes, which debuted in September, he had never so much as built an Energy Star house. But he rose to the challenge, hiring a consultant to help him decode such eco-measures as spray-foam...

  • DOE Releases Energy Star Criteria for Solid-State, General-Purpose Luminaires

    After nearly two years of development, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the finalized Energy Star criteria for solid-state, general-purpose luminaires. The criteria for the voluntary energy efficiency labeling program will be effective starting September 30, 2008, contingent upon...

  • LED Lighting Saves Energy

    A new light is about to break on the horizon of residential illumination: light emitting diodes, or LEDs. LEDs have been used for years in indicator, electronic readout, and signage applications, as well as in the theater industry. More recently, LEDs are increasingly used as architectural accents...

  • The interrelationship between a daylight source, windows, and a room.

    Today a working knowledge of daylighting needs to be part of every lighting designer's skill set. But in fact, Daylighting is a broad term that encompasses many methods and techniques. This article explains some of the fundamental principles of daylighting with windows and clerestories, aptly...

  • Is incandescent lighting on its way out?

    With so many recent proclamations to "Ban the Bulb," politicians and manufacturers seem to have made a cut and dry case against incandescent sources. But is there a legitimate complaint? Are compact fluorescent lamps the solution, as this "Ban" would advocate? Or is it a far more complex issue with...