US government research lab, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and California start-up Vitex Systems are joining forces to develop photovoltaic roof tiles.
Water efficiency and conservation will be critical in green design and construction of new buildings, according to McGraw-Hill Construction’s SmartMarket Report.
Project FROG, a San Francisco design company, is taking its innovative approach to energy efficiency buildings to the colder climates of New England.
Energy ministers from around the world got together at the G8 meeting in Rome last weekend to launch the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation.
The Welsh Assembly Government has committed the region to an ambitious sustainability policy that will encompass all aspects of life from energy generation to transport and healthcare.
The US is wasting much of the 40% of energy consumed by buildings through poor insulation, leaky windows, inefficient lighting, heating or cooling systems, and poor construction techniques, says a report from Environment America.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced plans in invest up to €15 billion in energy efficiency and renewables projects in Eastern Europe over the next three years.
UK Housing Minister Iain Wright has tightened up standards for efficient and safe water use in new homes.
The London 2012 Olympic Games are meeting sustainability standards set at the time of the bid, according to the annual review by watchdog Commission for a Sustainable London 2012.
The Welsh Assembly Government is introducing energy efficiency building standards that will require new homes to reduce carbon emissions by over 30%, according to reports.