Buildings and homes in the U.S. account for 39 percent of our energy consumption and 60 percent of our total electricity usage. In the mid-‘90s the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) began to develop a set of ratings dubbed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) that sets the standard for determining an ‘eco-friendly …

Read more

A new startup company called Brisbane Materials has created a special coating that can be applied to solar cells for a boost in performance. The company recently announced that they have closed their AUD $5 million ($5.2 million) Series A funding round lead by Southern Cross Venture Partners (SXVP), which will help bring their innovation …

Read more