Most people are familiar with the EPA’s EnergyStar rating, which certifies that products save energy. However, a Congressional audit casts doubt on the rating’s reliability. Several bogus products the auditors submitted won the coveted rating. The EPA must tighten controls to restore confidence.
Architecture in recent years has been trying to combat the negative effects of construction on the atmosphere by leaning towards using more sustainable building and construction materials. Building high performance houses are one way that architects have been creating new buildings to reduce the energy used which is