Posts Tagged ‘ carbon emissions ’

UMD Researchers Develop ‘Cooling Glass’

Nov 15th, 2023

As the world warms due to climate change, architects and engineers are altering the way they design and construct buildings to reduce carbon emissions and lower energy consumption. According to a new study, a team of University of Maryland (UMD) researchers have developed a “cooling glass” that can reduce temperatures within a building without electricity. […]

Guest Blog: The Deployment and Adoption Challenge in Residential Homes

May 17th, 2023

by Helen Sanders Deployment and adoption. These are major challenges in getting high-performance envelope solutions into new and existing homes and buildings in the U.S. Deployment is a key focus of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) programs, driving work at the National Laboratories and their partners. Last week, I was […]

Industry Leaders Testify About Cleaner Building Efforts

Sep 24th, 2019

At the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy’s hearing to discuss possible solutions for increasing energy efficiency in the building sector, witnesses requested that efforts be particularly focused on maintaining affordability in the process. Among the six witnesses that testified last Friday was green-builder Arn McIntyre who represented the National Association of Home Builders […]

Global Interest in Reducing Carbon Emissions Is Mounting

Sep 9th, 2019

In June 2019, the UK passed historic legislation that will require net-zero carbon emissions by 2050—making compliance legally binding. And the plan is said to come at a relatively low cost. Some of the tactics for achieving this bold measure include the electrification of cars, decarbonization of heating systems, carbon capture, setting thermostats no higher […]