I have spent just over a year thinking about the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). I know it has been one year because I received my first copy of the code at Greenbuild 2010. My conclusion today about the code is no different than it was one year ago: (more…)
Of course it could — it already has. But first lets recap the Solyndra saga.
Solyndra is the solar panel manufacturer in California that qualified for a $535 million federally-backed loan. Since receiving the loan, the price of solar panels has plummeted – good news – which has squeezed the margins of (more…)
Two years ago, the owners of the 102-story building began renovations they say will cut energy costs by (more…)
Schools have been teaching energy conservation for decades. Now more of those schools are able to incorporate a little math into their lessons about the value of turning off the lights. The New York Times reports that one Long Island school district was able to achieve some $350,000 in annual utility savings (more…)
Yesterday, Judge Sands dismissed Henry Gifford’s suit against the USGBC. A copy of the Order is available here. In a major win for the USGBC, Judge Sands dismissed Gifford, et al’s Federal claims with prejudice, which means they cannot be brought again, Because the Federal claims were dismissed, (more…)
Once again the United States is experiencing record hot temperatures this summer, which means that electric grids are working harder than ever to provide the energy needed to keep commercial buildings and their employees cool. And, as businesses try to keep costs down the increased use (more…)
When it comes to the green energy race, it’s not over until it’s over. Just look at the city of Denver.