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Project is a First in California, Model for State’s “Big Bold Goal” PALO ALTO, Calif. (April 20, 2015) – The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will lead an effort by three companies, a utility, and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in evaluating the energy use and grid integr...
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While you're decking the halls this holiday season, opt for decorations that are environmentally-friendly and made to last. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has these suggestions: Consider a holiday decoration other than a tree, or buy an artificial tree that's made to last fo...
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A state-of-the-art clean solar energy system is helping Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) protect endangered sea turtles at its new research station on Soropta Beach, Panama. Designed and installed by FTL Global Solutions (FTL), an innovator of lightweight, rugged energy systems ...
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Pittsburgh is 1 of 6 cities selected for national Green Lanes Project 2.0 by PeopleForBikes PeopleForBikes has selected Pittsburgh to be one of six US cities to be included in the Green Lane Project 2.0, Mayor Bill Peduto announced today in a press release. This is monumental n...
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Last spring, we explored the fascinating work of Ecovative Design, an upstate New York company that was expanding from using fungi as the basis for greener-than-plastics shipping materials into the building insulation realm. That’s right, insulation made from mushrooms. At the time, the company wa...
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How much can white or green roofs do to fight climate change?  Painting roofs white or covering them with plants could help fight global warming, but they don't offer the same bang for the buck everywhere, says a study Monday of six U.S. "megapolitan" regions. Cool roofs — painted white or ot...
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What if we could turn food into minerals?  Could it be enough to stop mining?  Colorado School of the Mines thinks they may have found that solution!  Check it out! By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Colorado School of Mines engineers have found an alternative to digging into mountain...
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Hundreds gathered Thursday for the official ribbon cutting on Portland’s newest, old federal building, the Edith Green-Wendall Wyatt. “I love the building. I've loved it since I first learned about it in November,” said Dorothy Robyn, Commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Publi...
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In 2012, despite a 39 percent decline in education sector-related construction, the growth in its total green share was estimated to be $16 billion, almost double the 2008 green education market, according to the new report from McGraw-Hill Construction, "New and Retrofit Green Schools: The Cost Ben...
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  A hilltop site once famous for brewing Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, was named one of the greenest neighborhoods in the world Tuesday. The redevelopment project at the former Pabst Brewing Company known asThe Brewery won the highest designation for sustainable development practices from the ...
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The area of building efficiency affords tremendous opportunities for both economic growth and reduced environmental impacts. Buildings are the single largest emitters of greenhouse gases. According to a UNEP study titled “Towards a Green Economy,” homes and businesses are responsible for 40 percent ...
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Every year the debate returns. What is more Eco-friendly Christmas tree? Real or Fake? Many believer that buying a fake tree is the smarter choice because it lasts for years and you aren't cutting down a real tree. However, the production of these fake trees create harmful byproducts that are bad fo...
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  “LEED has the power to connect people and pull them in, no matter where they are starting from.” Scot Horst, Senior Vice President,LEED, U.S. Green Building Council The hallmark of LEED is its consensus based development process and continuous improvement. Guided by the ma...
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with Its Energy Efficient, Sustainable, and Recyclable Design Tomorrow the 2012 London Olympics will be officially underway, and the 500-acre Olympic Park constructed for the world competition is home to nine brand new sports facilities. With the enormous task of keeping tens of thousands of specta...
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 By Andrea Newell Can green be beautiful? Logically, it would seem like green and beauty would go hand-in-hand, yet sustainable design is widely considered unattractive. Sustainable Brands 2012 emcee Lance Hosey, CEO of GreenBlueand author of The Shape of Green, a...
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At May 2012 Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York, CEOs from various natural and organic cosmetic and personal care companies said one big issue with eco-friendly packaging is it's not attractive. Apparently these CEOs are not the only ones who think green products need a face lift. Gre...
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For all the kitchen projects I’ve performed inside East Hamptons Rentals, homes and other sorts of similar geographic real estate, I’ve had very few requests for reclaimed materials. And I didn’t really find this strange until very recently.  You see, remodeling any part of a household, but es...
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For all the kitchen projects I’ve performed inside East Hamptons Rentals, homes and other sorts of similar geographic real estate, I’ve had very few requests for reclaimed materials. And I didn’t really find this strange until very recently. You see, remodeling any part of a household, but especial...
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Sixth-annual awards competition nets the biggest field of nominees to date.    Sustainable Industries today announced the winners of its sixth annual Top 10 Green Building Products awards and the launch of its Top 10 website. This year’s winners were selected by a panel of expert judge...
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  NEWARK -- On a warm fall day in 2008, Annette Shine sat in a classroom teaching a course she likes to call "how not to blow up a chemical plant." Her group of University of Delaware chemical engineering students struggled to learn the difficult material in a sweaty, 86-degree room. The bui...
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