Military Report: Fighting Climate Change Top Priority

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A new report from the U.S. Center for Naval Analyses and the London-based Royal United Services Institute, two of the NATO alliance’s front-line strategy centers, recommends putting more effort into fighting global warming than securing reliable supplies of fossil fuels. The authors call the habitual American fixation on winning energy independence through expanded North American

U.S. Cities With The Greenest Buildings

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This week, the EPA released its annual list of the 25 American cities with the highest number of Energy Star certified buildings. According to the EPA, 16,000 Energy Star certified buildings in the U.S. helped save “nearly $2.3 billion in annual utility bills and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equal to emissions from the annual energy

Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation

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Don’t Let Efficient Use Become Opportunity to Use More Energy efficiency relates to a given amount of energy or effort it takes to accomplish a certain task relative to the least possible amount. It is true that a more efficient system/solution/product will use less energy than a less efficient counterpart, but in order to gauge its place

Chicago A Leader In Rooftop Gardens

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Rooftops are vastly underutilized spaces in the urban environment, yet it is possible for any landscape, plaza, or garden to be installed on a building or structure. In Europe, over the past thirty years, rooftops have become the focus of a quiet but steady revolution through the application of green roof technologies. It is significant

Energy Efficiency Forum Promotes Best Practices

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Collaborative Presentation On Energy Efficiency “In this period of expanding domestic energy supply, the forum will highlight efficiency’s role as a cost effective resource to meet increasing energy demand,” says USEA Executive Director Barry Worthington. “Efficiency can also help make our communities more secure, resilient and sustainable.” “Improving energy efficiency – whether in the transportation