Green Building


While other economic segments struggled during the past decade’s downturn, green marketing grew, according to the 2013 Big Green Opportunity survey. The organic food market surged 238 percent, and the National Association of Home Builders projects green homebuilding to expand from $36 billion in 2013 to $85 to $105 billion by 2016. GM and Ford… Keep reading →

One World Trade Center Deemed Tallest Building In North America

Buildings account for 40% of our nation’s electricity use. In 2012, power plants spewed about 2 gigatons of global warming pollution into our air, which was about one-third of total U.S. emissions. That’s why EDF and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) teamed up to launch the Demand Response Partnership Program (DRPP) aimed at increasing the participation from commercial buildings… Keep reading →

US Secretary Hillary Clinton speaks to r

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton gave an impassioned keynote address at last week’s Greenbuild 2013, billed as the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green construction. While it can be difficult to make energy efficiency sexy – maybe it should be called Dark Energy or something catchy – this speech provides examples of energy… Keep reading →


The following is an excerpt from an Energy Solutions Forum Policy Primer for the New York Energy Week Energy Asset Management Forum. Green buildings and sustainability projects include daylighting, landscape water use reduction, indoor water use reduction, and on-site/off-site green power with the aim to reduce environmental problems and provide long-term health benefits. Federal laws and executive orders require… Keep reading →