Better Buildings News

» Student scholarships available to Better Buildings by Design – largest energy efficiency conference in Vermont
Students can apply for a Blair Hamilton Student Scholarship to attend a full day of Better Buildings by Design Conference (BBD) this April 5th and 6th.
Press Release, VTDigger
February 8, 2023

» Does your state want to cut carbon emissions? These old laws could be standing in the way.
By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist
August 10, 2020

» New York is spending $1 billion to help residents conserve energy — and lower their bills
By Angely Mercado, Grist
August 4, 2020

» Getting rid of fossil fuels in buildings
Passive house building too cost effective to resist
By Joan Fitzgerald, CommonWealth Magazine – opinion
August 2, 2020

» Unplugged: How the Gas Industry Is Fighting Efforts to Electrify Buildings
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
July 28, 2020

» Mass. gas ban backers press ahead after state strikes down 1st East Coast bylaw
ByTom DiChristopher, S&P Global
July 24, 2020

» Healey reluctantly rejects Brookline bylaw
Measure banned most oil, gas pipes in new buildings
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
July 21, 2020

» Local Governments Vote Resoundingly for Improved National Energy Codes
By New Buildings Institute
December 20, 2019

» Cracking the climate code: Battle raging over building energy standards
By Andy Metzger, CommonWealth Magazine
December 8, 2019

» In a first for Massachusetts, Brookline votes to ban oil and gas pipes in new buildings
By David Abel, Boston Globe
November 20, 2019

» City of Cambridge and Eversource Launch Building Energy Retrofit Program
Eversource News Post
October 28, 2019

» Boston To Require All New City-Owned Buildings To Be ‘Net-Zero’ For Carbon Emissions
By Craig LeMoult, WGBH
October 8, 2019

» Berkeley became first US city to ban natural gas. Here’s what that may mean for the future
The California city on Tuesday voted to ban natural gas hook-ups in new buildings, in a historic move
By Susie Cagle, The Guardian
July 23, 2019