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.
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.
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.
Nicknamed Cash for Caulkers, a program designed to jump-start home efficiency retrofits is backed by a coalition of companies, contractors, and advocacy groups.
Making existing buildings more energy-efficient is the best way to cut emissions. But the energy retrofit industry lacks products, skills, and standard performance measurements.
By offering financing and software-based energy assessments, SolarCity seeks to expand from solar to energy efficiency upgrades.
A Boston apartment complex is undergoing one of the largest deep-energy retrofit projects in the U.S. that is expected to cut energy use by about 70 percent.
Gotham icon completes window phase of energy retrofit by refurbishing original glass with high-tech insulates, estimated to save $400,000 in energy bills a year.
SolarCity acquires Building Solutions, which will let it offer both solar panel installation and home energy-efficiency services.