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The Whole-Building Approach for the World’s Tallest

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This article in the Rocky Mountain Institute's journal really spells out how the best green building approach -- the one that also yields the greatest cost savings -- is the integrated one, where all a building's systems are taken into account before the retrofit starts. Read More...

Even in Energy Saving Buildings, Not a Lot of Measuring Going On

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Charlotte, NC's, new library uses more energy than expected because it has 50% more visitors and is used many more hours than designers anticipated. But the LEED Silver building didn't know it was still had energy savings of 28.5% over what a conventional building equivalent would use until somebody asked. Read More...

How Green Can You Get? Check Out ZeroHouse

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This is not the first time you've seen a new net-zero house design, but this one is pre-fab. Although it's on the small side at 650 sq ft, its combination of good design, sustainability and potentially low price when produced in any quantity,may set a new home-building standard. Read More...

Surprise! U.S. Is Using Less Electricity

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Last year about this time U.S. electric companies received some 2007 statistics that were a big surprise: in numerous pockets across the country, Americans had cut their electric use during 2007. The cut amounted to as much as 5.6 per cent in some Midwest regions, including a substantial drop in residential use. While the... Read More...


Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.