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Green Buildings Are A Grinch That Will Steal More Than Just Christmas

December 31, 2020 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ With the incoming Biden administration eager to unleash a regulatory reign of terror throughout the land, people should be prepared for their all-knowing betters in Washington to make more of their decisions for them, whether its in energy, healthcare, and what they do with their disposal income (assuming they have […]

You Pay So They May Be Pure

March 13, 2010 by


By Andrew Bolt Hypocrisy is cheaper: The Australian federal government’s Department of Climate Change … has told a parliamentary committee that its Canberra headquarters achieved only a 2½-star rating on the five-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System and did not comply with the government’s policy on energy efficiency in its own operations. As a […]

What Is A Green Building (Part 3)

March 1, 2009 by


PART THREE OF THREE PARTS In the two earlier posts, I discussed how what is basically an old technology, Combined Heating and Power could be used to provide the electrical needs for large buildings, and in the second post just how large the office buildings sector is in the U.S. and how much of the […]

What Is A Green Building (Part 2)

February 28, 2009 by


PART TWO OF THREE PARTS This graph is from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) website and is indicative of electrical power use in office buildings. The graph is an old one, but is still close to what might be used in your everyday office building. In yesterday’s post, I discussed the possible use of what […]

What Is A Green Building (Part 1)

February 27, 2009 by


PART ONE OF THREE PARTS One of the things I noticed in the Stimulus package was an allocation to ‘Green Buildings’ of around $5 Billion. This intrigued me a little because on the surface it looks like ‘Pork’, but again, that can be perceived as another of those misconceptions about electrical power, unless you really […]