Water conservation involves the reduction in usage of water as well as the recycling of waste water for various purposes, including cleaning, manufacturing, and agricultural irrigation. A major issue for both consumers and industry alike, water conservation is increasingly important in a world with a rapidly growing population, particularly in urban areas.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development gave $96 million to 56 communities and organizations across the country to help spur economic growth and sustainable development.
December 7, 2011 4:19pm |
BEIJING -- Twenty-one Chinese families have pledged to reduce their carbon footprint, but are they really so concerned about climate change?
December 7, 2011 3:36am |
Our natural human tendency to reject uncomfortable ideas probably interferes with action on climate change. But politics, not psychology, is the real obstacle to progress.
20 | December 6, 2011 3:00am |
WaterSense-labeled irrigation controllers will be able to receive local weather data, cutting down on unnecessary watering.
November 23, 2011 5:17am |
San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid has ascended to the top two percent of energy-efficient buildings in the nation, thanks to efficiency retrofits as well as the building's design.
2 | November 22, 2011 7:33pm |
On average, the 22 GSA buildings studied by the Department of Energy's research lab used 25 percent less energy than those not managed with sustainability in mind.
3 | November 22, 2011 5:48am |
The centuries-old flush toilet design is getting an overhaul, with an eye toward water and energy conservation.
33 | November 17, 2011 9:22pm |
What do Scotts Miracle-Gro and 1,210 U.S. mayors have in common? They want to help cities clean up their water. Find out how they're doing it.
1 | November 17, 2011 7:22pm |
Energy futurist Chris Nelder suggests community "solar gardens" as a way for towns to transition to renewables in the absence of federal incentives, and shares a dream he had about how one...
10 | November 16, 2011 5:25am |
When gays move into progressive neighborhoods -- such as urban cores -- housing values go up, but the same isn't true if they move into anti-gay neighborhoods.
2 | November 3, 2011 2:53pm |
Concern about water availability and quality has also risen appreciably over past two years, a new poll suggests.
8 | November 3, 2011 3:43am |
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian was awarded the US Green Building Council's LEED silver rating, making it the first of the Smithsonian museums to be honored.
October 31, 2011 8:48pm |
The Hilton LightStay management platform includes software and social media tools that have helped the hotel stay on top of more than 1,200 projects.
2 | October 28, 2011 5:36am |
Aqua Gauge allows companies to get a handle on water management strategy, while it allows investors to compare water stewardship progress within given corporate peer groups.
October 26, 2011 4:38am |
Resembling a traditional Hudson Valley barn, New York's first certified Passive House was designed by architect Dennis Wedlick with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development...
6 | October 21, 2011 6:23am |
In his new high-rise residential development, architect Stefano Boeri says trees and plants will help control the building's climate while capturing its grey water and boosting air quality.
7 | October 18, 2011 6:00am |
A new program introduced by the city of Los Angeles, the Clinton Climate Initiative and C40 Cities aims to help commercial buildings become more energy efficient.
2 | October 16, 2011 4:32pm |
Latest Gold and Platinum certifications illustrate that the pace of green design is accelerating, despite the sluggish economy.
October 13, 2011 3:32am |
Research with environmental groups helps lead to pledge to ban phosphorous by the end of 2012.
October 12, 2011 3:21am |
Sustainability, climate change and livability mean little to most Americans -- but the implications impact everyone. How do you sell the story? Experts debate at the inaugural SXSW Eco conference.
2 | October 5, 2011 11:42am |