Urban Green Council Warns Against Glass Envelopes

The nonprofit Urban Green Council (UGC) is warning builders that choosing subpar materials to meet energy performance standards may actually consume more energy than planned.

New Lab Tests Building Efficiency

A new lab in California opened by the Department of Energy (DOE) will test building efficiency using real-world simulations and advanced technologies.

Roofing Bill Could Create Jobs, Promote Energy Efficiency

Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., hopes to create 40,000 construction and manufacturing jobs while improving energy efficiency through a new law that would shorten the amount of time before businesses can install new roofs.

Half of Business Owners Don’t Believe Claims About LED Bulbs

Only about half of business owners actually believe manufacturers’ claims on LED bulbs, according to a new survey.

Energy Efficiency Bills Clear the House

The House passed two bills last week that aim to boost energy efficiency in schools and federal buildings.

AIA Shrinks Board, Creates New Council

Convention delegates for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved Saturday a governance plan that significantly reduces the number of board members and adds a new council that will report on important matters.

First Wind, Rocky Mountain Power Close Second Deal to Develop Solar Power in Utah

Rocky Mountain Power has finalized a second deal this month to buy solar power from renewable energy developer First Wind, based in Boston.

Sun Club Donates $100K to Solar Power Houston Food Bank

The Green Mountain Energy Sun Club donated this week $100,000 to help the Houston Food Bank, the largest food bank in the nation, generate solar power for its 308,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center.

Colorado Firm Helps the World Cup Go Green

Two World Cup host stadiums have partnered with Boulder-based green energy firm Renewable Choice Energy in an attempt to achieve LEED green building certification.

Levi’s Stadium, Dunkin’ Donuts Center Set New Standards for Venue Sustainability

Two major sports venues have achieved significant milestones in becoming green facilities.