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An Overlooked Building Material Finds a New Booster

An Overlooked Building Material Finds a New Booster

A New York real-estate developer and builder thinks there could be a bright future for autoclaved aerated concrete, a material that never found a real foothold in the U.S.

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BuildingEnergy Boston Set for March

BuildingEnergy Boston Set for March

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A three-day schedule includes speakers, a trade show, and a variety of workshops about high-performance building design and construction

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Meet Saskatchewans First Passivhaus

Meet Saskatchewan's First Passivhaus

A duplex rising on the site of a 1940s home could become the province's first house to be certified under the Passivhaus Institut standard

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GE Jumps Ship on Compact Fluorescents

GE Jumps Ship on Compact Fluorescents

The company says it will stop making the lamps by the end of the year and focus on LEDs

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Nest Glitch Leaves Some Cold

Nest Glitch Leaves Some Cold

Makers of the learning thermostat blame software update for loss of service to some users

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Houses Are Getting Bigger and Pricier

Houses Are Getting Bigger and Pricier

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Rising prices are making it tougher for first-time buyers to get a home of their own. Many still live with Mom and Dad.

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California Leads the Nation in Net-Zero Projects

California Leads the Nation in Net-Zero Projects

The first-ever tally of projects in the U.S. and Canada gives Sacramento the highest city total

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A Reprieve for the Incandescent Bulb?

A Reprieve for the Incandescent Bulb?

Researchers tweak conventional design to make the bulbs far more efficient

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A Kit House for the 21st Century

A Kit House for the 21st Century

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A Maine company has developed a prototype building insulated with curved structural foam panels. One possible market: the Millennials.

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U.S. Towns Race for Conservation Supremacy

U.S. Towns Race for Conservation Supremacy

Georgetown University offers a $5 million prize for the community with the best energy-saving strategy

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