On Hawaii’s Big Island, Developer Breaks Ground on Off-Grid Solar Community

On Hawaii’s Big Island, Developer Breaks Ground on Off-Grid Solar Community

Hawaii-based developer Brian Anderson is planning a 410-home development along the Big Island’s “Gold Coast” that would become the first off-grid community of this magnitude, he told Pacific Business News on March 13.

NAHB Survey: U.S. Home Builders Use Energy Efficient Products, Especially Windows

NAHB Survey: U.S. Home Builders Use Energy Efficient Products, Especially Windows

On average, builders of single-family residences use 10.2 different green products or practices – and 22 percent always or almost always have their homes certified to a green standard, according to survey results released on March 13 by the National Association of Home Builders.

Buffalo Church Becomes Landlord to Pay for ‘Higher Power’ Costs

St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral – a 200-year-old religious sanctuary in Buffalo, New York – has spent the better part of a decade trying to decide what to do with its mostly vacant 121-year-old parish house on Pearl Street, according to a report last week by The Buffalo News. But on February 27, the historic church won approval from the Buffalo Planning Board to convert the space into seven market-rate apartments and a first-floor commercial office suite that will help pay for the church’s heating/energy bills, as well as other, mounting operational costs.

Energy Efficient, Renewable Buildings Attract and Keep Tenants

Energy Efficient, Renewable Buildings Attract and Keep Tenants

A close look at statistics on energy efficiency and sustainability suggest that proactive real estate firms benefit. Toon Dreessen, the immediate past President of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), offered compelling evidence: A study of Bentall Kennedy’s North American real estate portfolio of more … Read more…

Boulder Council Signs Off on New Energy Conservation Code

Boulder Council Signs Off on New Energy Conservation Code

Believing that its aspirations and performance too far outpace targets of the International Energy Conservation Code, Boulder, Colorado, is striking out on its own with a new, city-specific energy code that it believes will be stricter on emissions and easier for customers to use, according to a February 25 by the Boulder Daily Camera.

Eneractive to Conduct Energy Audits for Big Apple’s Municipal Buildings

Eneractive to Conduct Energy Audits for Big Apple’s Municipal Buildings

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has selected Eneractive Solutions to conduct audits and retro-commissioning projects on municipal buildings, the Edison Energy subsidiary announced on February 15.

USGBC-LA Offers ‘Green Professionals’ Offers Sustainable Building Courses to Public, Corporate Groups

USGBC-LA Offers ‘Green Professionals’ Offers Sustainable Building Courses to Public, Corporate Groups

The U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter is launching a first round of “green professionals” (GPRO) courses that target on-the-ground building professionals who seek to integrate sustainable practices into their core knowledge , according to a February 7 report by Construction & Demolition Recycling.

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