Many people are familiar with the Energy Star label on appliances, but fewer know that buildings are rated too. In New York, dormitories at two colleges have earned Energy Star labels. Ithaca College has spent $1.3 million to upgrade boilers, insulate attics, and install submeters. Fraud is low.
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