Next 10’s Green Innovation Index, International Edition for the first time analyzes and ranks the economic and energy performance of the world’s 50 largest greenhouse gas emitting nations. While the US ranks high in investment in clean energy and electric vehicle ownership, it also leads in having the highest energy consumption and emissions, but we are […]
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Invesco Real Estate, an Atlanta-based company, purchased the office complex at 1776 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, West Virginia for $90 million, or $650 per square foot for a total 139,394 square feet. This is the first property under the current US Green Building Council’s Core & Shell certification program to receive LEED Platinum certification in Arlington. The […]
The US Green Building Council of Kentucky has awarded LEED (Leadership In Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification to The Nucleus building of the University Of Louisville in downtown. This is decent, as the LEED certifications are Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum (remember that certifications in general are not common). The building, which is located at 300 […]
The US House of Representatives passed two energy efficiency bills, one of which is to better assist schools with energy-efficient enhancements, and the other instructs the Department of Energy to research the effect of insulation on energy and water usage on federal buildings. The School Energy Efficiency Bill – H.R. 4092 This bill creates […]
The state of New York will provide $34 million of incentives to individuals and zero-net-energy homes (buildings which generate more energy than they consume). This works out to be $2,000 to $8,000 per household. The Real Deal says that “A zero-net-energy building relies on, among other things, solar panels, insulation and geothermal heating and cooling systems to […]
Upcoming global geothermal conference will take place in America. Interested parties should mark this on the calendar. Two Dozen Countries to Be Represented in Washington D.C. Representatives from 24 countries will come together with Washington leaders for the GEA International Geothermal Showcase in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 22. The Showcase will examine the outlook […]
The Electric Power Board (EPB), was honoured by the Sierra Club environmental group for the highly energy-efficient design of its headquarters building in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In June, the 7-year-old building finally received LEED certification, which is for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. “EPB’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people. For […]
Ford created a garden on the roof of its Dearborn truck factory. That was 10 years ago, when green roofs were unpopular in the U.S. (there were fewer than 50 at the time, according to Detroit Free Press). According to the same source, there are over 10,000 of them. Such an immense surge in popularity! […]
IKEA now wants to install another rooftop solar power plant in Massachusetts. IKEA has been on a roll recently, and has been installing solar systems for many stores across the United States, China, and the United Kingdom as part of its 100% clean energy initiative. They even intend to start selling solar panels in the […]
“Consumers are used to electricity as a service,” said Uday Varadarajan, senior analyst at Climate Policy Initiative and co-author of the recent study. “The boom in solar leasing shows that policy can support the expansion of renewable generation in a cost-effective way while meeting the needs of consumers.”
In the Arizona desert lies the world’s largest “net-zero energy” building. It is the Phoenix Regional Office of DPR Construction. It was given this certification by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). Located on the corner of 44th and Van Buren, the energy efficiency transformation took 10 months to complete. It is the largest building in […]
“This certification is more than a reflection of the incredible performance of the Y2E2 building in terms of energy, water and resource use. It is a measure of the dedication and commitment to meeting the daily challenge of sustainability of the inhabitants of the building and all the vendors and contractors that service it,” said Professor Jeffrey Kosef, co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and chair of the Y2E2 Building Leadership Team.
California is known for alternative energy enthusiasm and dedication to energy usage reductions. As part of that, back in 2007, the state launched a $3.3 billion effort to install 3,000 MW of new solar capacity over the next decade. California is one of the US states in which the use of solar energy is encouraged […]
If the United States were to trade places, economically and physically with Israel, isolating ourselves from our neighbors with constant war and no oil supply would we become as resourceful as the Israelis? The Israelis have always been on the leading edge of technological advances but beginning in 2008, a project, that once implemented could quite literally save the planet from harmful car emissions and oil dependency, was started. It is Project Better Place and its intentions are to turn all oil-motor transportation to electric.
The trial and demonstration of a Smart Grid to cover all of Maui, Hawaii is expected to cost $14 million, paid for by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, General Electric and Hawaiian Electric. Tokyo and Maui, Hawaii have partnered together using GE Energy and enlisting the services of companies: Hitachi, Ltd., Cyber Defense Institute, Inc., JFE Engineering Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd., and Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.