GBE will be featuring three posts highlighting projects from the recently published book Designed For The Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World. The book asks the question: “What gives you the hope that a sustainable future is possible?” Featuring responses by 80 innovators spanning architecture, urban planning, landscaping, journalism, and also environmental leaders, the resulting […]
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Last week the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced that it will consider issuing a research lease for Oregon State University to study ocean wave energy off the Oregon coast. The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center is seeking approval to build a test site about 5 miles off the Newport coast to study utility-scale […]
64 local commercial building teams successfully embrace energy efficiency efforts “As we’ve seen with this competition, reducing carbon emissions can be a great financial investment,” Portland Mayor Charlie Hales The winners of the Kilowatt Crackdown 2013, a contest in Portland, Oregon to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings, were announced last week. The competition engaged 15 […]
In its eighth year, the Oregon Future Energy Conference is the place to be on Earth Day. The all-day conference, presented by the Northwest Environmental Business Council, offers educational and networking opportunities for those interested in the future of green energy. Education tracks include: Policy & Regulation, The Business of Renewable Energy, The Business of Energy Efficiency, and […]
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. today announced that its wholly-owned Oregon subsidiary, Reedsport OPT Wave Park, LLC, has received approval from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the full build-out of its planned 1.5 megawatt, grid-connected wave power station off Reedsport, Oregon.
Seasoned carpenters and lumber mill operators may not talk much about the warped wood they have to build into straight walls, roof systems, and stairways, but they remember the days when the wood they cut was figuratively straight as an arrow and any deviations got summarily tossed into the scrap pile without second thought.
I received this note from Rebecca Lyons about Youth Empowered Action Camp and the planned sessions for this summer in Oregon, California, and New Jersey. For young people wanting to get involved as activists for good causes, this appears to be a timely opportunity.
This is a collaborative list of the top five greenest cities in the world.
My criteria was that these cities had to make multiple other top lists as being sustainable practiced cities, use unique and innovative green technologies and remain breathtakingly beautiful for the people who live there and for those just passing through.
The tsunami shelter designed by Miguel A. Serrano called The STATIM shelter system, in theory, is a good idea but a better solution is required and some of the issues are addressed here.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the top ten states in terms of LEED certified building square capita for 2010 last week. Washington D.C. tops the list and Nevada comes in second.
The Clatsop Community College is going green with new solar panels installed on the college's rooftop. The roof of Towler Hall building is now equipped with enough solar panels to keep the entire building going on pure sunshine.
The State of Oregon will continue to offer the Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) for renewable energy projects. A modified application and strict adherence to deadlines will help to keep the program on budget.
Facebook launched a new site in October to counter claims by Greenpeace that their new data center in Oregon would be run by coal-produced electricity.
Last night, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” revealed a new dorm for Oregon School for the Deaf. The dorm had many features that earned it a LEED Gold rating.
Small wind turbines can be expensive, but the cost to permit and install them can be up to three times as much as the system. Outdated code requirements are often to blame. The industry is pushing for reform to bring costs down.