Energy Efficiency

Nest Earns First EPA ENERGY STAR Certification for a Smart Thermostat
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Nest Earns First EPA ENERGY STAR Certification for a Smart Thermostat

The Nest Learning Thermostat saves 10-12% in heating and 10-15% in cooling,... More

Efficient Home's Passive Details Add Up to (Net) Zero
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Efficient Home's Passive Details Add Up to (Net) Zero

A San Francisco rowhouse takes a super-tight approach to energy efficiency. More

Elon Musk Wants to Make Solar Tech Beautiful
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Elon Musk Wants to Make Solar Tech Beautiful

In the near future, installation costs and solar cell efficiency won't be what... More

Pardee's Responsive Homes Reframe 'Smart'
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Pardee's Responsive Homes Reframe 'Smart'

The Outliers: What it will take to succeed in 2016, Case 2 More

Data-Driven Chandelier Translates PNC Tower's Real-Time Building Performance Into Audiovisual Displays
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Data-Driven Chandelier Translates PNC Tower's Real-Time Building Performance Into Audiovisual Displays

The installation conveys information about the skyscraper's energy and water use,... More

Mapping Energy Benchmarking for Buildings in the U.S.
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Mapping Energy Benchmarking for Buildings in the U.S.

What legislation has your state, city, or county passed to track building... More

Mapping Energy Benchmarking for Buildings in the U.S.
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Mapping Energy Benchmarking for Buildings in the U.S.

What legislation has your state, city, or county passed to track building... More

Do Green Upgrades Lead to Happier Residents?
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Do Green Upgrades Lead to Happier Residents?

A recent study by DTZ revealed a strong correlation between buildings'... More

'Change or Die' Comes to the Home Building Industry
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'Change or Die' Comes to the Home Building Industry

Here's the first feature column on housing innovation based on building science... More

Do Green Upgrades Lead to Happier Residents?
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Do Green Upgrades Lead to Happier Residents?

A recent study by DTZ revealed a strong correlation between buildings'... More

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