Professor sees red over ?green building? claims | The Globe and Mail

Link: Professor sees red over ?green building? claims | The Globe and Mail Don?t get Dan Harvey started on Toronto?s eco-friendly initiatives. Renewable energy? Wind turbines? ?A joke,? the University of Toronto environmental studies professor says ? at least, until we can start reducing our energy footprint in a significant way. A lot has been … Continue reading Professor sees red over ?green building? claims | The Globe and Mail

DOE finalizes tougher water heater standards | Contractormag.com

Link: DOE finalizes tougher water heater standards | Contractormag.com U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu in early April announced that the Department has finalized higher energy efficiency standards for a key group of heating appliances that will together save consumers up to $10 billion and prevent up to 164 million metric tons of carbon … Continue reading DOE finalizes tougher water heater standards | Contractormag.com

California Solar Home to be First with Battery Technology | EcoHome Magazine

Link: California Solar Home to be First with Battery Technology | EcoHome Magazine Set to be complete this summer, a Lancaster, Calif., home will be a test case for a first-of-its-kind residential solar system with backup battery technology.<br /> Los Angeles-based production builder KB Home has started construction on the prototype dwelling that not only … Continue reading California Solar Home to be First with Battery Technology | EcoHome Magazine