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Federal initiative designed to launch the home efficiency industry will give homeowners an efficiency rating and access to energy-saving loans.
The talk at an annual building conference in Boston is about how to reduce energy use in houses by more than 50 percent. Early pilot tests show it can be done, but with steep costs.
Research analyst calculates how much must be spent to update U.S. commercial real estate versus the resulting savings in energy bills.
Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates the U.S. mortgage giants, opposes White House-backed PACE loans for green retrofits, threatening the program.
Nicknamed Cash for Caulkers, a program designed to jump-start home efficiency retrofits is backed by a coalition of companies, contractors, and advocacy groups.
IBM's "green innovation" data center uses cutting-edge technologies, such as temperature sensors, and building designs aimed at cutting energy consumption.
With winter upon us, a favorite gadget of CNET's Martin LaMonica is a blower door, a green building tool for measuring air flow and finding leaks.
Quick return on investment will make building energy management systems popular over next five years, says Pike Research.
Silicon Valley-based Soladigm raises $30 million to make auto-tinting "electrochromic glass" for green buildings.
With companies from IT and building management systems moving into energy efficiency for buildings, Lux Research sees a shakeout coming.