Innovation Supporting Intermediaries Needed in Advancing Low Energy Building and Housing

May 20, 2015 by Sussex Energy Group

As buildings throughout their lifecycle account for around 40% of total energy use in Europe (with over half by residential buildings), reducing the energy demand of the existing building stock and increasing non-carbon micro-generation in connection to buildings is crucial.[read more]

Are Housing Regulators Quietly Dropping Their Opposition to PACE?

November 15, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

The Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government entity responsible for regulating America's multi-trillion-dollar secondary mortgage market, is reportedly easing its opposition to local programs that allow homeowners to pay for renewable energy and efficiency retrofits through their property taxes.[read more]

Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Housing in D.C.

February 17, 2014 by Christina Nunez

Sustainable Housing

Before the special ventilation system is installed, the solar water heaters added, and the insulated windows are fitted at a new set of super-efficient homes in Washington, D.C., the foundation must of course be laid and the wooden bones of the house erected.[read more]

Engaging Low-Income Customers in Energy Efficiency

July 1, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

Many utilities have a hard enough time improving relations with the general customer base. It can be even more difficult to successfully engage low-income customers, but there are strategies that work.[read more]

Strong Partnerships for Multi-family Energy Efficiency

February 20, 2013 by Carrie Nash

The multi-family sector promises substantial potential energy savings that have not yet been adequately addressed due, in part, to a number of market barriers impeding progress.[read more]

Military Housing: It’s Red, White and Green

August 6, 2011 by Marc Gunther

Unless you serve in the military, you have probably never heard of Lend Lease. A global, publicly-traded property development and management firm headquartered in Australia, Lend Lease is best known in the U.S. as a provider of military housing, on big Army and Navy bases including Fort Drum in upstate New York, Fort Hood in Texas and Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.[read more]

Time for another recession

January 11, 2008 by JenniferDillon

The recent front page issue for local and national newspapers has been the possibility of another recession.  Everyone is worried, it’s the talk of the office, the worry of managers.  What does it really mean?  Certainly, since 2007 we’ve seen the  continued increasing of oil/gas and heating costs, as well as...[read more]