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Canada Launches a Net-Zero Project

Canada Launches a Net-Zero Project

Builders in four provinces independently search for the best route to affordable net-zero construction and come up with surprisingly similar answers

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Passive House Network Conference Set

Passive House Network Conference Set

Speakers will discuss a variety of building types for different climate zones

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PHIUS Sets Annual Conference

PHIUS Sets Annual Conference

This year's PHIUS conference is in Chicago on Sept. 11 and 12

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Sierra Clubs Anti-Coal Campaign Hits a Landmark

Sierra Club's Anti-Coal Campaign Hits a Landmark

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The environmental advocacy group claims its 200th coal-plant closure under its Beyond Coal campaign

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Things That Save Energy

Things That Save Energy

Stricter building codes help, but vehicle fuel-economy standards accounted for the most energy savings in calendar 2014.

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Study Examines Insulation Performance

Study Examines Insulation Performance

When properly installed and air-sealed, all type of insulation perform about the same, an updated report says. The search continues for a successor to R-value.

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LEED Rankings for 2015 Announced

LEED Rankings for 2015 Announced

Canada tops the list for certified space in projects outside the United States in the second annual international rankings list.

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Court Throws Out Smart-Meter Complaint

Court Throws Out Smart-Meter Complaint

A federal judge in Chicago has rejected arguments from a suburban grassroots group that opposes the devices on constitutional grounds.

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Lumber Liquidators Goes for LEED Certification

Lumber Liquidators Goes for LEED Certification

As a federal investigation of its Chinese-made flooring continues, the company says it has opened its first retail outlet built to LEED standards.

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Researchers Developing Ultra-Efficient Clothes Dryer

Researchers Developing Ultra-Efficient Clothes Dryer

High frequency vibrations, not heat, dry clothes much faster and with much less energy that conventional appliances. Huge energy savings would be possible.

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