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Building Green

Ernie Moniz
The effort spearheaded by the natural gas industry to repeal a clean energy law is creating a split between climate activists and efficiency advocates.
For the third time in a year, the fossil fuel industry and its allies in Congress are trying to...
Jul 11, 2013 | Read More
Electric car outside of EWS, Germany's first green power cooperative utility.
Clean Break: Chapter 6 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Phoenix, Arizona—From a block away, the house was hardly visible, hidden by a dense stand of native...
Nov 20, 2012 | Read More
Electric trolley in Vauban, a car-free, energy-efficient zone in Freiburg.
Clean Break: Chapter 5 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Hamburg, Germany—It was late morning when I stepped out of my hotel lobby and into the jostle of...
Nov 19, 2012 | Read More
A German farming village with rooftop solar panels.
Clean Break: Chapter 1 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Berlin, Germany—The view from the Reichstag roof on a sun-drenched spring afternoon is spectacular...
Nov 13, 2012 | Read More
Top few floors of the Delta Complex in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brook
The unique bed and breakfast and green building showcase aims to redefine the limits of green urban design—everywhere.
New York City's triangular-shaped buildings are notorious for being problematic sites for solar...
Aug 13, 2012 | Read More
Green construction worker
Natural gas proponents say a plan to zero out fossil-fuel use from a half a million federal buildings could harm its reputation as a cleaner fuel.
The natural gas industry and some allies are working behind the scenes in Washington to block a...
May 21, 2012 | Read More
New York City solar map created by the City University of New York.
Modifications to the city's century-old zoning law to promote energy efficient and solar-powered buildings will save residents $800 million a year.
The New York City Council this week adopted the country's most sweeping green building plan,...
May 4, 2012 | Read More
Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
A judge forces the federal agency that squashed the PACE home energy program to draft rules and start over.
At Rod Stevenson's sprawling country home in Santa Rosa, Calif., in Sonoma County, once-leaky walls...
Apr 24, 2012 | Read More
Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse in Eugene, Ore., a green building tha
Report based on DOE's revised long-term projections of energy consumption in the building sector points to dramatic impact of energy efficiency.
Architecture 2030, a building sector research and advocacy group, issued a report last week...
Feb 1, 2012 | Read More