The low-income Castle Square Apartments are undergoing a very large energy efficiency retrofit by using a range of relatively inexpensive techniques.
Are conversions a quicker route to electric vehicles? Start-up has marketing deal to retrofit vans and pick-ups for fleet owners as extended-range EVs.
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.
Federal initiative designed to launch the home efficiency industry will give homeowners an efficiency rating and access to energy-saving loans.
Research analyst calculates how much must be spent to update U.S. commercial real estate versus the resulting savings in energy bills.
By offering financing and software-based energy assessments, SolarCity seeks to expand from solar to energy efficiency upgrades.
Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates the U.S. mortgage giants, opposes White House-backed PACE loans for green retrofits, threatening the program.
Microsoft project finds that software provided as good a bang for the buck as upgrading physical infrastructure in commercial building energy retrofits.
Ford released an update for Sync that installs the Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP) on the infotainment platform. The update doesn't bring a lot of new features to Sync subscribers, but Ford is hoping the specification will become widely adopted by mobile device manufactures to facilitate more hands-free control of smartphones in the future.
During a green building tour, owners and designers say super-efficient homes have many common products and techniques, starting with a very well insulated building "envelope."