Green building

  • by Eileen V. Quigley on August 6, 2013
    On August 1, the City of Portland graciously hosted the Northwest Biocarbon Initiative (NBI) along with our partners at Ecotrust and the Willamette Partnership to announce the release of NBI’s new report, Natural Infrastructure: A Climate-Smart Solution. Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on August 6, 2013
    On August 1, the City of Portland graciously hosted the Northwest Biocarbon Initiative (NBI) along with our partners at Ecotrust and the Willamette Partnership to announce the release of NBI’s new report, Natural Infrastructure: A Climate-Smart Solution. Read more
  • by Elizabeth Willmott on April 30, 2013
    As the 2013 Affordable Comfort Inc. National Home Performance Conference kicks off in Denver, CO, it is clear that U.S. communities are far from empty-handed when crafting energy efficiency retrofit programs. Spurred in part by the Recovery Act, an army of small and large communities nationwide have worked hard to set up, operate, and sustain energy retrofit programs for both the residential and commercial building owners. Read more
  • 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 Eileen V. Quigley on January 9, 2013
    As 2013 gets underway, the United States continues to operate without national climate or energy policies, nor national carbon pricing. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on September 16, 2011
    How commercial building owners use energy efficiency to become more competitive in a challenging market. Kilowatt Crackdown Read more

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