Enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) are the focus of a new $9-million clean energy project, co-led by Tim Kneafsey of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Douglas Blankenship of Sandia National Laboratories.
Increasing emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency has had a huge impact on the construction industry. Materials manufacturers scrambled to develop products that would allow builders to meet and exceed the new codes.
Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF’s) Brock Environmental Center has earned Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). It produces 1.83 times more energy than it used over the past year.
A proposal for lighting requirements for high-rise dwellings is in the works for an energy standard published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).