Energy efficiency



News
September 08, 2015

Proposed standard, now open for public comment, addresses lack of uniformity worldwide

New Tariffs for Chinese Imported Solar Panels

Solar panels on a roof. Photo: Pujanak/Wikimedia Commons

Features
September 17, 2015

The ruling was made to give U.S. manufacturers an advantage equal to its overseas counterparts.

Builders Adjust to California’s Drought

A canal in Venice, Calif. Photo: cdooginz/DeviantArt

Features
September 17, 2015

The California Building Industry Asso­ci­ation has taken action to save water

News
September 02, 2015

Free e-book offer how-to on construction and retrofits

Air Quality, tight construction, home building, ventilation

Historically, residential ventilation wasn’t considered a problem by builders or homeowners because it was largely believed that operable windows and high rates of enclosure leakage provided enough outside air in the home.

Features
August 14, 2015

People spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors, with the majority of that time spent in their homes

Building More Prefab Homes Can Help Construction Go Greener
News
July 10, 2015

Building homes in factories could help reduce the industry’s energy consumption

The (Not So) New Role of Cannabis in Construction
News
July 07, 2015

Hempcrete provides natural insulation, is airtight yet breathable, impervious to mold, and virtually fireproof

The New Face of Solar Panel Buyers

A residential photovoltaic installation in Bayview, Wisc., in 2007. Photo: Mjmonty/Flickr

News
July 06, 2015

As music and film streaming becomes more on-demand, so do energy-efficient utilities

News
June 29, 2015

The new roof product is being developed by The University of Technology in Sydney, Australia

Exterior view of the Whirlpool Corp. and Kohler Co. joint research project—the ReNEWW House.
Features
June 26, 2015

The two companies are joining to create a retrofitted net-zero energy, water, and waste research home near Purdue University in Indiana
 

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