A rising number of new homes include renewable energy features, a trend that is apparent in both single-family and multifamily construction.
Researchers have developed a new coating that lets solar cells cool themselves, which saves water, boosts performance and helps the technology to last longer.
When it comes to energy efficiency, technology helps, but it is not the only solution, says NREL's Paul Torcellini.
Nearly a quarter of single-family builders installed energy-producing equipment such as geothermal heat pumps and photovoltaics in new construction projects last year, according to NAHB.
A 2003 AIA COTE Top Ten project, the Chicago Center for Green Technology may have helped kick-start the city's green-building boom.
The USGBC’s New York affiliate issues a report and call-to-action for specifying energy-efficient glass enclosures.
Extracts from marine plants can substitute the expensive platinum in photovoltaic cells.
The administration is seeking green technologies to put to the test in its Green Proving Ground program. Do you have something to recommend?
These products and advances challenge the notion that the construction industry is reticent to change and sustainability.
The New York Green Bank should stimulate private sector financing for commercial, multifamily, and residential renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
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