Posts tagged with residential buildings

A Guide to Better, Safer, Greener Affordable Housing

The Federation of American Scientists has just released its latest tool to improve energy efficiency, sustainability, healthfulness, and safety in the affordable housing market. In cooperation with six Habitat for Humanity affiliates from all over the U.S. and experts at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Lawrence Berkeley National […]

That sexy, sexy insulation

In his speech last Tuesday, President Obama defended the reputation of insulation, stating “See, I told you, insulation’s sexy.”  His assertion that insulation is a hot and sexy building material is based on the cost-effectiveness of insulation for both new construction and retrofits.  And when he stated that “if you saw $20 bills just sort […]

Buildings Energy Efficiency: A Necessary Consideration at Copenhagen

Over the opening days of the Copenhagen Climate Negotiations, which began this Monday, each country has been asked to consider how it can contribute to the 25-40% carbon emission reductions climate scientists believe to be necessary to keep climate change below the 2C mark.  Key issues at stake for the 170 nations represented include commitments […]