The U.S. Green Building Council now estimates that there are as many as 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, a number that more than doubled between 2011 and 2012 and continues to grow steadily, according to the organization’s LEED in Motion: Residential report released June 19, 2014.
Governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution, and save consumers money by increasing their states' energy efficiency, according to the findings of the 8th edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)....More
— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the 2014 WaterSense Partners of the Year for their commitment to promoting water efficiency and strengthening the drought resiliency of communities across the country....More
The Green Building Initiative hailed a new U.S. Department of Energy rule, required under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, stating that if new Federal buildings and major renovations decide to pursue a green building certification, the level of two Green Globes is recommended....More
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) on Oct. 27-28 will host Technical Committee meetings toward the ANSI-accredited consensus development of the 2015 editions of the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code (USEHC) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC)....More
For years, Chad Harrell, who works as the director of energy solutions for the real estate and asset management company Lend Lease, has been specifying geothermal heat pump systems for housing developments, especially those on military bases....More