Getting Building Height Right for the Climate

Published by GTM: Skyscrapers use and lose more energy than low-rise buildings, research shows. Can smarter design and technology change that? It may seem obvious that cities filled with big buildings use energy more efficiently than dispersed suburban landscapes, and...

What Architects Need to Know About IECC 2021

Published by Architect Magazine: By the end of this year, the latest edition of the International Energy Conservation Code will be available. Updated every three years, the IECC is designed to assist state and local governments to regulate energy use...

Cutting Carbon Emissions Through Electrification

Published by Commercial Property Executive: A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy finds that energy-efficient electric heat pumps cut commercial buildings’ greenhouse emissions by 44 percent. Sean Denniston, senior project manager at the New Buildings Institute,...

Where we’ll be in November

Reilly Loveland, Project Manager, will speak as part of a panel on Beyond Energy Efficiency – Building Resiliency in Schools Through Solar-Plus-Storage on Friday, November 6 from 8:00 a .m. – 9:30 a.m. PST (11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST)....

EVs dealt major blow in building code ruling

Published by Energywire: In a setback to clean energy advocates, gas industry and homebuilder associations blocked an effort this month to prepare new homes and commercial buildings for a future wave of electric vehicles, stoves and heaters. “There’s going to...

Zeroing In on Net-Zero Energy Buildings

Published by Commercial Property Executive: Net-zero energy buildings are gaining popularity across North America, a sign of both property owners’ commitment and the growing availability of resources to deliver on owners’ zero energy targets. In its 2020 Getting to Zero...

5 ways to future-proof a building

Published by Grist: Ever since workers strung the wires of the first electrical grid in 1882, buildings have been gobbling up energy. But what if that relationship were upended so that buildings fitted with solar panels produced more electricity than...