Energy Efficiency

In Arizona, legislation to ban local energy code adoption fails. In North Carolina, the building code cycle for commercial buildings was extended from three to six years.

New research shows that every dollar the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has spent on building energy codes over the past two decades has resulted in $400 in energy cost savings. 

Last week a House subcommittee approved a bill that seeks to lead improvements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education

Q.Builders in cold climates often go beyond code-required attic insulation levels, especially when using a relatively inexpensive material like blown-in cellulose. Is the same approach helpful in cooling climates?

Soudal USA announced the launch of its expanding polyurethane foam product, the first-of-its-kind gap filling and insulating foam that is reusable multiple times and eliminates the need for a separate applicator.

Dow Chemical Co. is moving ahead with plans to add capacity for polyethylene and related feedstocks in the U.S. Gulf Coast and in Saudi Arabia.

Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of respondents supported investing taxpayers' money in energy-efficiency technologies, innovations, and programs if they would save consumers money.

Clean Edge, Inc. and SolarCity today announced the results of an inaugural national poll of U.S. homeowners among the first to ask homeowners directly if they would be interested in solar for their own homes—62 percent said yes.

After several meetings with Republican and Democratic office staffers, it is clear that the prospects of enacting the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act are still far away. 

he greatest improvement for commercial construction continues to be in metro areas with exposure to the energy and technology sectors.