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New National Standard for Building Energy and Water Benchmarking Professionals Launched

December 5, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

The Center for Building Knowledge at New Jersey Institute of Technology, in collaboration with the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation, recently launched the Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking, a training and certificate program for building energy and water benchmarking professionals.[read more]

Next Step in Sustainability: Requiring Homes to Recycle Water

November 30, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Lancaster, California was one of the first municipalities to push the envelope on sustainability by requiring homes to be solar-ready, as part of Mayor Rex Parris’ goal of becoming a net-zero city. Parris has now taken his sustainability goals one step further by addressing water consumption in new homes.[read more]

While Some Lawmakers Offer Outdated Ideas for Drought, California Proves Power of Water Efficiency

March 20, 2014 by Frances Beinecke

California and Water Efficiency

A few weeks ago, I got to see Californians experience something they hadn’t in a long time: a downpour. It was a welcome gift, but it wasn’t enough. Even with the wet weather, roughly 90 percent of California is still in severe or exceptional drought.[read more]