The buildings in which we live, work, and play protect us from nature's extremes, yet they also affect our health and environment in countless ways. As the environmental impact of buildings becomes more apparent, a new field called "green building" is gaining momentum.
Buildings, if one includes the greenhouse gases produced from off-site generation of electricity and heat, are the source of nearly one-quarter of the worldwide total from...
Reducing Dickinson's Carbon FootprintLast Updated on 2013-05-16 at 20:15
Students in this service learning/community-based research course worked together as a consulting team to research options for reducing campus greenhouse gas (GHG)... More »
Video: Energy 101: Cool Roofs - DOELast Updated on 2013-04-22 at 20:48
This video demonstrates how "cool roofs" can reduce the "heat island" effect in cities and suburbs along with associated... More »
Video: Energy 101: Daylighting - DOELast Updated on 2013-04-22 at 18:14
This video demonstrates "Daylighting" — the use of windows or skylights for natural lighting and temperature regulation—is one... More »
Video: Energy 101: Lighting Choices - DOELast Updated on 2013-04-19 at 16:42
This edition of Energy 101 features newer energy-saving light bulbs that provide the choices in colors and light levels you've come to expect, but with higher... More »