Building retrofits

Article
September 11, 2012

Recycling campus buildings and preserving historic resources can help secure heritage, achieve a more sustainable environment and draw economic benefits.

Article
May 1, 2012

To a facility operator, the biggest obstacle to reducing utility operating costs is inertia—that is, how to get the process started.

Article
November 1, 2011

To achieve sustainability in facilities, schools and universities must emphasize ongoing maintenance.

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Article
March 15, 2011

Existing buildings' operational inefficiencies can benefit from an energy or recommissioning program.

Article
December 6, 2010

During a live online chat at the White House last week, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that 24 projects are receiving a total of $21 million in technical assistance to dramatically reduce the energy used in their commercial buildings. 

Article
November 8, 2010

While communities across the nation are increasingly conscious of sustainability issues, many are still at the beginning stages of turning green-focused priorities into concrete actions related to sustainability and energy conservation.

Article
August 19, 2010

In light of the FHFA's warning against Property Assessed Clean Energy loans, some local governments have suspended their PACE programs, but supporters are rallying to save the green energy funding method.

Article
July 13, 2010

PACE loans allow cities and counties to finance residents' energy efficiency retrofits and on-site renewable energy generation installations through loans that are repaid with a property tax assessment. 

Article
March 27, 2009

A quick look at the steps to becoming Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified (go to article in Lodging Hospitality)