Report: Energy-efficiency employment climbing

Report: Energy-efficiency employment climbing

Energy-efficiency employment in the United States topped 6.5 million in 2017, according to recent research. That’s an increase of about 2 percent, or 133,000 jobs, and the jump represented nearly 7 percent of all new jobs added across the country...

Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

An apartment building in Clarendon, Va., has earned LEED platinum status from the United States Green Building Council, the first multifamily community in Arlington County to do so. Ten at Clarendonis a luxury apartment building with live-work spaces on the...

Green lender Fannie Mae named Energy Star Partner of the Year

Green lender Fannie Mae named Energy Star Partner of the Year

Fannie Mae has received its fourth consecutive Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). An Energy Star partner since 2011, Fannie Mae received the award for its continued commitment and...

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America earns 2018 Energy Star Award for Excellence

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America earns 2018 Energy Star Award for Excellence

Panasonic Eco Solutions will be honored April 20 for its outstanding efforts to improve the availability of energy-efficient indoor air quality solutions in the marketplace.

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Vita, a LEED gold-designed mixed-use residential rental apartment community in the Denver metro area, is nearing completion. The sustainable 159-unit apartment community, designed for people 55 years old and older, was developed by Denver-based Zocalo Community Development and designed by...

Nutritional products maker's new HQ earns LEED gold

Nutritional products maker's new HQ earns LEED gold

Prolacta Bioscience, a leading provider of human milk-based neonatal nutritional products to hospitals, has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for its new headquarters. The 40,338-square-foot facility in Duarte, Calif., was recognized for its highly...

Factbook reports gains in clean energy

Factbook reports gains in clean energy

The sixth annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook provides an in-depth look at industry trends in energy efficiency and renewable energy over the past year. The book was released by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The U.S.

10 tips to make a building energy efficient this winter

10 tips to make a building energy efficient this winter

Winter is here. Based on the most recent forecast of heating degree-days from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), temperatures this winter (2017) are expected to be colder than last winter across the country. U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts...

ASHRAE launches new building energy quotient portal

ASHRAE launches new building energy quotient portal

ASHRAE has launched the Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) Portal, which provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a building EQ performance score. “The primary goal of the Building EQ program is to promote more energy efficient buildings and...

LG expands HVAC products with LGRED technology

LG expands HVAC products with LGRED technology

LG Air Conditioning Technologies is adding LG "Reliable to Extreme Degrees" (RED) heating technology to more of its products, including the Multi F and Multi F MAX multi-zone outdoor units. LGRED technology not only delivers heat when traditional models are...

5 ways to save energy

5 ways to save energy

Energy Efficiency Day, which is Oct. 5, is a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, business, utilities and individuals working to promote energy efficiency: the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution....

HERS Rated Homes Rise to 22% in 2016

HERS Rated Homes Rise to 22% in 2016

Massachusetts leads the nation in terms of percentage of new completed homes that were HERS rated in 2016.

Costa Rican HQ earns LEED gold

The new Costa Rican headquarters of Establishment Labs, a global medical device company focused on aesthetic technologies with a strong emphasis on product development and innovation, has received U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

Commercial office space green building on rise

Commercial office space green building on rise

Study shows LEED or Energy Star certifications now at 38 percent

When it comes to green, Chicago's takes lead

When it comes to green, Chicago's takes lead

Chicago's offices have gone green. The Windy City now has the highest percentage of certified LEED or Energy Star office buildings, 66 percent, among the 30 largest real estate markets in the U.S., according to a study published by CBRE...

Nashville apartment complex hits high note with LEED gold

Nashville apartment complex hits high note with LEED gold

Green building officials are signing the praises of an apartment complex in the home of country music. The Terra House Apartments in Nashville, Tenn., has achieved LEED gold certification under LEED for Homes. The complex is a 194-­unit, mixed-use apartment building on they city’s Rolling Mill Hill, according to a release from the U.S.

Washington quiet capital of sustainable design

Washington quiet capital of sustainable design

The nation’s capital long has been the center of the green building movement. The U.S.

ENERGY STAR introduces first-ever smart thermostat specification

ENERGY STAR introduces first-ever smart thermostat specification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its first-ever ENERGY STAR specification for smart thermostats. ENERGY STAR recognizes that smart thermostats provide an opportunity for energy savings beyond a simple energy consumption limit or temperature setting, and the specification...

EEBA seeks support for continued federal energy funding

One of the nation’s leading organizations focused on the development of high-performance single- and multi-family homes wants Americans to push congressional leaders to fight for energy-efficient federal funding that threatens to be cut. The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA)...

2017 ENERGY STAR Award winners announced

2017 ENERGY STAR Award winners announced

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its 2017 ENERGY STAR partners of the year. The prestigious recognition honors 152 recipients from a variety of fields and industries. Each year, the EPA salutes businesses and organizations that have made outstanding...

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