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?
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.
When it comes to energy efficiency, technology helps, but it is not the only solution, says NREL's Paul Torcellini.
Researchers have developed a new coating that lets solar cells cool themselves, which saves water, boosts performance and helps the technology to last longer.
Maryland's Montgomery County will now require owners of large nonresidential buildings to track and report their properties' energy use.
A 2003 AIA COTE Top Ten project, the Chicago Center for Green Technology may have helped kick-start the city's green-building boom.
Reclaimed wood tabletops, bio-based sheathing, and decorative acoustic panels are among the latest in sustainable materials.
A white paper from the Institute for Building Efficiency explores financing models for energy efficiency and renewable energy in existing buildings.
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