A new report from the Edison Foundation’s Institute for Electric Efficiency (IEE) shows that the number of states employing these methods – and in turn, promoting energy efficient living – has grown considerably in recent years, with now a total of 31 states using cost recovery tools like revenue decoupling.
According to Earth Techling, a green technology news outlet, the very first “Zero Home” has been built in Utah. Named after its officially certified status as a net-zero, energy-efficient property, every ounce of power used by the Zero Home is generated completely on-site thanks to sources of renewable energy.
Ashley Home Furniture has a handful of helpful design choices to offer that you can implement to better cool your home – and save energy – for the rest of the summer.
Chicago lawmakers have proposed a new city ordinance that would make the energy consumption of buildings public knowledge, as part of a goal to reduce energy use in half of the city’s buildings by 30 percent over the next seven years.
A new campaign in Massachusetts to weatherize homes has reaped over $8 billion in energy savings, according to a new study.
While DOE has predominantly looked at federal agencies and large businesses as subjects for more stringent building codes and other sustainability upgrades, the department is now also looking to focus on reducing the energy consumption of smaller buildings too.
Centering itself at the forefront of the White House’s new push for nationwide energy efficiency, Washington, D.C., is looking to set an example for the rest of the country as a sustainable and environmentally-friendly city. Or at least, that’s the goal of Mayor Vincent Gray’s new Sustainable DC initiative.