News & Events

There’s always a lot happening at FGBC and in the world of green building. Here, we’ve assembled information that will keep you abreast of recent developments in our organization and throughout our industry. We hope you find the news links interesting and helpful, and the event calendar a timely resource to help keep you plugged into other opportunities where you can continue to enhance your knowledge on the subjects of green building and sustainability.

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Energy News

Electrification Charges Forward
[May 19, 2023] The path toward a sustainable future involves transitioning to clean energy and decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels.

Sustainable Garage Solutions: 5 Simple Steps to Energy Efficiency
[May 5, 2023] Making changes to reduce your energy use can help the environment.

EPA Announces 2023 Top Cities for ENERGY STAR Buildings
[Apr 28, 2023] These buildings save millions of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year.


Environmental Protection News


Top Technology

Absolute vs. relative efficiency: How efficient are blue LEDs, actually?
[May 26, 2023] The absolute internal quantum efficiency (IQE) of indium gallium nitride (InGaN) based blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) at low temperatures is often assumed to be 100%. However, a new study has found that the assumption of always perfect IQE is wrong: the IQE of an LED can be as low as 27.5%.

Emergence of solvated dielectrons observed for the first time
[May 26, 2023] Scientists generate low-energy electrons using ultraviolet light.

Nanorobotic system presents new options for targeting fungal infections
[May 26, 2023] Researchers have developed a nanorobot system that targets fungal infections in the mouth.


Top Environment

Global flash droughts expected to increase in a warming climate
[May 26, 2023] Researchers have published new findings on how our warming climate will affect the frequency of flash droughts and the risk to croplands globally.

Groundbreaking images of root chemicals offer new insights on plant growth
[May 26, 2023] Applying imaging technology to plant roots, researchers have developed a new understanding of chemicals that are responsible for plant growth. The chemical 'roadmap' identifies where key molecules are distributed along corn roots and how their placement factors into the plant's maturation.

Nanorobotic system presents new options for targeting fungal infections
[May 26, 2023] Researchers have developed a nanorobot system that targets fungal infections in the mouth.