green buildings

Searching for Greenwash at Greenbuild

I'll admit to entering the halls of Greenbuild — the mammoth green building conference and expo, held last week in Phoenix — with a cynical theory: Greenbuild would be filled with greenwash. I assumed that with nearly 1,100 exhibitors, up 25% from the previous year amid a horrid economy, the U.S. Green Building Council, the event's organizers, had lowered its standards, accepting anyone that had a green story to tell.

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The Environmental Impact of Green Buildings

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Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation in the Renewable Electron Economy: Summary for Policymakers Part 4

by: Michael Hoexter

In the first three parts of this series for policymakers I have reviewed how we can fairly rapidly transfer our transport energy demand from exhaustible fossil fuels to renewably generated electricity, how that electricity can be generated, and what policy instruments are available to help build the Renewable Electron Economy.

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Sustainability Is about the Engineering of Humanity as Much as about Ecology. Green Alone Is Not Enough.

by: Idris Mootee

I have been to quite a few so claimed green buildings lately from Chicago to Minneapolis and London to Berlin, I always have questions about these so called green buildings because everytime I asked them questions, I never quite got the answers.

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Office Buildings as Peaker Plants

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