EPA Asking for Input to Modify WaterSense Home Program

EPA Asking for Input to Modify WaterSense Home Program

First launched in 2009, the WaterSense New Home Specification was designed to encourage builders and buyers to choose water-saving products and designs that ensure top performance.

Indoor airPLUS looks to be resource for high-performance builders

Indoor airPLUS looks to be resource for high-performance builders

EPA uses EEBA to create synergy with those in green building industry

Making the grade?

Making the grade?

WaterSense unveils new program to determine water scores for multifamily buildings

ENERGY STAR introduces first-ever smart thermostat specification

ENERGY STAR introduces first-ever smart thermostat specification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its first-ever ENERGY STAR specification for smart thermostats. ENERGY STAR recognizes that smart thermostats provide an opportunity for energy savings beyond a simple energy consumption limit or temperature setting, and the specification...

2017 ENERGY STAR Award winners announced

2017 ENERGY STAR Award winners announced

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its 2017 ENERGY STAR partners of the year. The prestigious recognition honors 152 recipients from a variety of fields and industries. Each year, the EPA salutes businesses and organizations that have made outstanding...

Save Water During Fix A Leak Week

Save Water During Fix A Leak Week

Ten percent of homes have undetected leaks that waste 90 gallons of water or more per household each day.

First Water Filters That Reduce PFOA and PFOS Now NSF Certified

First Water Filters That Reduce PFOA and PFOS Now NSF Certified

Earlier this year, the U.S. EPA established standards for PFOA and PFOS, fluorinated organic chemicals found in a number of industrial processes and products.

UN Climate Change Signature Ceremony

UN Climate Change Signature Ceremony

As a sustainability professional in Architecture based in New York City, I am adamant that my profession has a huge burden to dispel many of the adversary effects of climate change.

 Building Trades Unions and ACEEE partner for energy efficiency careers training

Building Trades Unions and ACEEE partner for energy efficiency careers training

Formal energy efficiency policies throughout the U.S. nation are estimated to require the skills of hundreds of thousands of skilled craft professionals.

EPA and DOE honor 2016 Energy Star Partners of the Year for achievements in energy efficiency

EPA and DOE honor 2016 Energy Star Partners of the Year for achievements in energy efficiency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy honored 149 businesses and organizations in 35 states for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment

 Delta Products Corporation named 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (video)

Delta Products Corporation named 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (video)

In recognition of its energy-efficient ventilation fans, Delta Products Corporation was recognized with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Product Brand Owner Award by the EPA.

New EPA regs make stormwater compliance easier for small projects

New EPA regs make stormwater compliance easier for small projects

Environmental permitting for residential building projects on one acre or less became less complex with a new voluntary Construction General Permit.

U.S. renewable energy surges to historic levels, coal continues to fall

U.S. renewable energy surges to historic levels, coal continues to fall

The amount of renewable energy from wind turbines, solar panels, and other technologies now equals roughly 10 percent of the nation's energy use.

 RESNET developing Water Efficiency Rating for homes

RESNET developing Water Efficiency Rating for homes

The WER index will offer a rating system for water efficiency similar to the HERS Index for energy efficiency for homes.

 More cities adopting smart water meters

More cities adopting smart water meters

The city of Santa Fe has a unique set of needs -- from water scarcity to a challenging geography -- which make installing cellular smart water meters attractive.

EPA honors 2015 Energy Star Partners of the year

EPA honors 2015 Energy Star Partners of the year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored 128 businesses and organizations in 33 states with the Energy Star’s Partner of the Year award.

 Home scores lowest HERS rating in Canada

Home scores lowest HERS rating in Canada

The challenge is set in place to promote the utilization of the HERS Index and energy efficient home building in the US and Canada.

EPA recommends radon testing in January

Buying or building a new home? EPA recommends including radon testing as part of any real estate transactions and consider having your newly constructed home built with radon resistant features.

Radon system ensures indoor air quality

Radon system ensures indoor air quality

You can't see or smell radon, but it could be a health hazard in your home.

Make distributed solar PV a part of EPA's Clean Power plan

Make distributed solar PV a part of EPA's Clean Power plan

Solar industry leaders urge the EPA to include distributed solar PV power as part of the country's Clean Power plan.

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