LEED's Latest Overhaul: Itself
Since its launch in 1998, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program has become widely accepted as the standard measure of sustainability for buildings. To date, almost 21,000 projects, representing more than 5 billion square feet, have registered their intent to seek certification under the system. Another sign of the program's success is the long list of municipalities, state governments, and federal agencies that have adopted LEED, incorporating it into construction guidelines, legislation, and requirements for incentive programs. More
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Pentagon Says Cutting Energy Use is Big Priority
The U.S. Defense Department, the nation's single largest consumer of energy, is putting increased focus on cutting its energy consumption and ensuring that future weapons are more energy efficient, the Pentagon's new chief weapons buyer said. More
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The First No-Cost Step to High Performance Building: Changing Your Mindset
from Greener Buildings
Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. It seems this is exactly what some in the commercial development industry intend to do. For example, energy efficiency advocates have spent the last few weeks refuting a recent study commissioned by NAIOP, a real estate development trade association, that said buildings that use 30 percent less energy were too costly and those that use 50 percent less energy weren't possible. More
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Ultra-Efficient Organic LEDs
from Technology Review
An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) developed in Germany has the potential to produce the same quality of white light as incandescent bulbs but with power efficiencies considerably better than even fluorescent lighting.
Concentration Solar Power Module Integrates Into Side and Roof of Buildings
from Science Daily
A concentration solar power module that produces heat, cold and electricity and that can be integrated to façades or building roofs constitutes the new patent obtained by the University of Lleida in Spain.