North America

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

This free online guide gives tips, tricks, facts and projects about saving energy and water. You can click through an animated home to see the worst spots for wasting power, air and water or explore the interactive map to get energy cost and CO2 stats for each of the 50 USA states. You can also find stories of three ambitious homeowners who have taken energy savings to extremes, heating their house with a room full of sand or powering it with a waterfall.
Post date: 24 Lug 2009
Type: Publication

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) is an innovative educational center that combines the most technologically advanced green building and natural wastewater treatment technologies. It is a cutting edge educational facility where we will teach and model the importance of environmental sustainability.
Post date: 22 Lug 2009
Type: Caso

Entitled “IGCC: Safe and Sustainable By the Book,” the initiative is committed to develop a model code focused on new and existing commercial buildings. It will focus on building design and performance. The Code Council’s development timeline will include public meetings of the Sustainable Building Technology Committee (SBTC), a public comment period on the Committee’s initial draft, and a final draft that will be made available in 2010 as a resource document before it moves through the development hearing and final action hearing stages.
Post date: 14 Lug 2009
Type: News

Post date: 9 Lug 2009
Type: Publication

Post date: 9 Lug 2009
Type: Publication

In addition, the green building rating system is being tied to the emergent smart grid, and it will likely increase demand for building energy monitoring systems.
Post date: 6 Lug 2009
Type: News

This practical manual: Explains the philosophy and underpinnings of effective integrative design, addressing systems thinking and building and community design from a whole-living system perspective Details how to implement integrative design from the discovery phase to occupancy, supported by process outlines, itemized tasks, practice examples, case studies, and real-world stories illustrating the nature of this work Explores the deeper understanding of integration that is required to transform architectural practice and our role on the planet
Post date: 5 Lug 2009
Type: Publication

Optimizing the daylighting design’s performance requires analysis using computer or physical models to accurately determine if the design criteria for daylight has been met. Working together in an interactive fashion as the design progresses, the architect and daylighting analyst can create a building which performs as well as it looks.
Post date: 5 Lug 2009
Type: Publication