Energy efficiency

  • by Bobby Hayden on February 2, 2013
    A team of partners is developing the greenest commercial building in the world, with market-rate office space that will demonstrate what’s possible and accelerate demand for sustainable design and products.   Read more
  • by Elizabeth Willmott on January 30, 2013
    City officials who want to address climate change know that lowering the carbon emissions in the built environment requires bold steps—especially in the context of population growth and increased development. Well-intentioned city officials often sign up for aggressive city climate action plans, but then falter when it comes to implementation. One exceptional stand-out is Issaquah, WA (population 24,930), where the City’s leaders are confronting carbon emissions head-on. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on December 2, 2012
    A multi-generational, family-owned dairy farm, shows that from local distribution of its products to turning methane into power at their new biodigester that they continue being an innovative leader in sustainability for 50 years. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on December 2, 2012
    How the small town of Libby, Montana used energy efficiency to boost their local economy and save money on their electric bills.   Read more
  • by Sam Bliss on November 17, 2012
    One of the hottest selling items in the City of Bainbridge Island, WA is a mini split. No, it is not some new fashion statement. A mini split, also known as a ductless heat pump, heats and cools buildings of all types in ways that save money and increase comfort. Read more
  • by Sam Bliss on November 12, 2012
    A group of high-minded, like-minded, smart-minded, mindful, mind-bogglingly inventive individuals convened in Seattle Center's Intiman Theatre on Friday, September 7, to talk about the future of transportation fuels. Read more
  • by Elizabeth Willmott on October 29, 2012
    Climate and clean energy policies are a boon to Massachusetts economy. Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on October 24, 2012
    Washington and Oregon have six excellent residential energy efficiency programs that are working hard to make our homes more efficient, bring comfort and financial savings, and lower the region’s carbon footprint. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on October 16, 2012
    Each 1.8 degree temperature rise means 10 percent more in irrigation demands - a challenge for an industry whose primary energy use is pumping water. See how Oregon's nurseries are leading the way. Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on October 15, 2012
    The Town of Jackson, WY is well on its path to becoming a national leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy. With over four million annual visitors to the area, Jackson has the potential to educate millions of Americans about the value of investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy and pioneering a clean energy future. Read more