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Treehouse in Memorial City, Both are More than a Name Suggests

As cities re-develop and re-define themselves in new urban and sustainable ways, mixed-used mini-cities are becoming popular oasises in the midst of traditional metropolitan areas. In Houston, Texas, one of such, ‘city-with-in-a-city’ exists and is called Memorial City. It is 7.6 million SF of a place that intertwines the living, shopping, working and play parts […]

August 23rd

Geothermal Energy Association Names Winners for GEA Honors 2014

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced today the winners of their 2014 GEA Honors, which recognizes companies, projects, and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the geothermal industry. The winners were selected in categories including Technological Advancement, Economic Development and Environmental Stewardship. Now in its fourth year, GEA also provides special recognition of companies […]

July 29th

Geothermal Market Shows Growth

The following GEA release provides solid information about the geothermal market. New GEA Report Details Trends in Global Geothermal Market A new report from the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), released today at the organization’s International Geothermal Showcase in Washington, D.C., reveals the international power market is booming, with a sustained growth rate of 4% to […]

April 22nd

Radio Flyer HQ Earns LEED Platinum

Radio Flyer Inc’s company headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, has earned LEED Platinum certification, the company announced this week.  Focused on environmentally sustainable practices, the certification acknowledges the key design decisions made on the project, including the renovation of existing warehouse space, dedicated recycling areas, and geo-thermal heating and cooling systems. “Our mission is to create […]

April 16th

Earth Day 2014: Global Geothermal Leaders to Convene in Washington

Leading figures in geothermal power development will be participating in the GEA International Geothermal Showcase in Washington, D.C. on Earth Day, April 22. This includes speakers engaged in projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Switzerland, Romania, Turkey, Italy, Japan, Indonesia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nevis, Colombia, the United States, Iceland and more. “With over 30 speakers already confirmed, […]

February 21st

RENEWABLE ENERGY PROVIDES 99% OF ALL NEW U.S. ELECTRICAL GENERATING CAPACITY IN OCTOBER 2013

YEAR-TO-DATE, RENEWABLES OUTPACE COAL, OIL, AND NUCLEAR POWER COMBINED According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, solar, biomass, and wind “units” provided 694 MW of new electrical generating capacity last month or 99.3% of all new generation placed in-service (the balance of 5 MW was […]

November 21st

Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Applications

Understanding all aspects of renewable energy is important. Read this post on thermoelectric energy, also known as the “Seebeck effect,” by Dr Harry Zervos, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx. All financial projections for the market come from IDTechEx.

June 14th

Renewable Energy Big Pic: Part 1 (Including 34 Charts & Graphs)

As the end of the year approaches, this post concerning renewable energy from Zach Shahan at Clean Technica provides an excellent string of information. We will follow up on this post with Part 2. [repostus] Renewable Energy Big Pic: Part 1 (Including 34 Charts & Graphs) (via Clean Technica)   As I mentioned in my […]

December 17th

Green Product Review: ThermaPAVER

The ThermaPAVER panel system is assembled beneath either pedestal mounted or ground mounted pavers or stones. The system can be used under driveways, roads, patios, sidewalks, plazas, rooftop patios, entry ways, pool decks, and any other place where pavers of any size, shape, or material are used.

November 8th

Visiting the Fabulous Collection of Doctor Renewables

This treasure trove of information on renewables features a remarkable video library of technical and scientific demos addressing a wide range of subject matter. Rousseau cache presently houses more than 300 topics, from interviews to demonstrations. The website states that a new video is added daily — a remarkable undertaking.

October 9th