Tag: energy efficiency


US Energy Dept. Adds $425M for States’ Clean Energy Projects

August 26, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Dept. of Energy will sharply increase money available for state clean-energy infrastructure and systems projects, announcing $425 million in added funding available through the agency’s State Energy Program that now is provided by the federal Infrastructure Investment and […]

Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

States pick up the slack in efficiency policy as federal government lags

January 6, 2020

Via: BDCNetwork

Despite little action on energy efficiency at the federal level, many states forged ahead with significant policy initiatives in 2019. Among these: Washington, Colorado, and Hawaii adopted expanded energy and water efficiency standards, including for faucets, commercial kitchen equipment, and […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

ASHRAE releases new version of energy efficiency standard for buildings

November 4, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

SHRAE has released an expanded, revised version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019, Energy Efficiency Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. It contains more than 100 changes from the 2016 version, including numerous energy-saving measures. The new version “focuses on energy-saving […]

Construction Techniques

Several barriers holding back widespread construction of zero energy buildings

November 1, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Zero energy buildings are on the rise in some areas, but barriers that are retarding their spread nationwide remain. That’s the conclusion of a new report, “Pathways to Zero Energy Buildings through Building Codes,” by the American Council for an […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Boosting energy efficiency helps reduce health risks

April 11, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

By reducing power plant pollution, energy efficiency yields health benefits, according to research by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The ACEEE report, “Saving Energy, Saving Lives: The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy Efficiency,” estimates […]


Top 10 neighborhoods where green homes dominate the market

March 20, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Real estate website Redfin has analyzed its 2015 sales data to come up with the 10 U.S. neighborhoods that have the highest percentage of homes with green, eco-friendly features. The site found that Villanova, in the Main Line area of […]