Energy Efficiency

  • First-Ever Healthy Building Symposium Announced

    The New Orleans event will include the release of a healthy building standard.

     
  • The Problem with Megacities

    No phenomenon more reflects the sheer power and appeal of urbanism than the rise of megacities, which we define as an urban area with more than 10 million residents (defined as areas of continuous urban development).

     
  • Do We Look Fat in These Suburbs?

    People in dense cities are thinner and have healthier hearts than people in sprawling subdivisions. New research says the secret is in the patterns of the streets. The Atlantic's James Hamblin reports.

     
  • Do We Look Fat in These Suburbs?

    People in dense cities are thinner and have healthier hearts than people in sprawling subdivisions. New research says the secret is in the patterns of the streets. The Atlantic's James Hamblin reports.

     
  • Best Cities for Work-Life Balance

    Workers who seek a healthy work-life balance can reduce stress and improve the quality of their lives. With this in mind, NerdWallet identified the best cities for work-life balance by analyzing three factors in 536 cities across the U.S.

     
  • Can Green Housing Oomph Up the Mortgage Market?

    Green building features are getting more attention from homebuyers, which could make it the perfect medicine to boost mortgage application rates return to a healthy normal.

     
  • Future-Proofing the American Dream

    What houses look like and how they function is changing to accommodate different family make-ups, population shifts toward denser areas, and increasingly extreme weather patterns. Tomorrow's best housing solution isn't all about high-tech systems, complex building techniques, or Jetson-esque...

     
  • Is the EPA too optimistic with its energy-efficiency goals?

    Critics are questioning whether the energy-efficiency goals that the Environmental Protection Agency set in its proposed power-plant rule are too rosy. In its methodology, which sets differing targets for states to reach a nationwide goal of cutting power-sector carbon emissions 30 percent below...

     
  • Are There "Black" and "White" Versions of Environmentalism?

    1970s scholars posited that an "apartheid ecology" excluded people of color from environmentalism. Were they right?

     
  • The Top States for Lot Production

    Metrostudy chief economist Brad Hunter discusses second-quarter lot delivery and starts, ranking the top ten states for lot production and future inventory. The pace of lot delivery has gone up 140% in the past two years, much faster than the pace of housing production has rise.

     
  • Top 25 New-Home Price Hikes in 2014

    Where in the nation are new-home prices on fire? Here, BUILDER looks at the top 25 markets racing away from affordability.

     
  • Modular Homes Put Efficiency to the Test

    Test homes will compare three approaches to energy efficiency.

     
  • How is Climate Change Changing Our Mental Health?

    Watching the ocean inch up to your doorstep can be pretty stressful. Researchers are studying the ways climate change can undermine our well-being, and how we can bounce back.

     
  • Home Performance Upgrades Without High Prices

    For the building owner seeking to improve building performance without the up-front costs of solar or a retrofitting overhaul, weatherization is an alternative for optimizing energy efficiency.

     
  • Top 10 States for New Residential Sales

    Metrostudy chief economist Brad Hunter comments on market strength in the top 10 states for new home sales in 2014, despite overall low conversion rates nationwide.

     
  • Symbolism of Skyscrapers: The Meaning of High-Rises Around the World

    How do the towers of today compare to the skyscrapers of the past?

     
  • 9 Ways to Live Better Electrically

    The cost of electricity is going up (both in dollars and in environmental and health impacts). Here are some tips for reducing your costs and impacts.

     
  • What Consumers Want in Home Automation

    A new survey reveals that security is the No. 1 driver behind smart home adoption.

     
  • Homeowners and Homebuilders Are Going Green

    There's a lot of potential for improving the energy efficiency of the existing housing stock.

     
  • The Green Police Talk Green Building Standards

    Michael Anschel, CEO of Verified Green, and Carl Seville, partner at SK Collaborative, discuss Greenstar, EarthCraft, and Passive House.

     
 
 
 
 
AIA COTE Top Ten logo

2014 AIA COTE TOP TEN

Follow our extensive coverage of this year’s winners.

 

Check Out Our Latest Videos

Click here to access exclusive green building videos.