In a world’s first, the energy consumption of key venues at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada are being monitored live.
Social housing organisations in the UK are forming an energy cooperative that could generate 250 MW of electricity and £20 million a year from small-scale renewable energy installations.
Seven US federal agencies, including the Department of Energy, are joining forces to fund research into improving building efficiency.
Cities could be cooled by painting roofs white, according to a theoretical study by US scientists.
UK Housing Minister John Healey has announced a £60 million investment to build 600 green homes in four eco-towns around the country.
US Senator for Vermont Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation aimed at supporting the installation of over 10 million rooftop solar systems over the next decade.
The Government is to pilot at least four zero-carbon schools within the next six years and offer all schools in England digital energy display meters to help monitor energy use and cut bills.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger earlier this month announced the adoption of the first US state-wide mandatory green building code.
Two-thirds of the British public think the Government’s plans to pay homes, businesses and communities for generating renewable energy should be more ambitious, according to a new survey.
Widespread installation of ‘smart’ windows that change colour to moderate internal temperatures and lighting could save around 5% of the total US energy budget, claim researchers.