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  By Thomas Fuller © The New York Times Co. SALEM, ORE. » A giant earthquake. A huge flood. Wildfires followed by choking smoke. An ice storm that knocks out power for days. Four years ago, a group of employees at the Oregon State Treasury sat down and compiled a list of every conceivable d...
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    By Jack Ewing © The New York Times Co. Even before war in Ukraine sent fuel prices through the roof, the trucking industry was under intense pressure to kick its addiction to diesel, a major contributor to climate change and urban air pollution. But it still has to figure out which...
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  By Jack Ewing and Eric Lipton © The New York Times Co. WOBURN, MASS. » Already far behind Asian manufacturers in building electric car batteries, U.S. automakers and their suppliers are racing to develop a new generation of batteries that are cheaper, can pack in more energy and charge fas...
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  Apartment complex opens itself up to nature for all to see By Aldo Svaldi The Denver Post I.M. Pei and Michael Graves are two world-famous architects who provided Colorado with some of its most distinctive designs, including the 16th Street Mall and the Denver Central Library. Now, one of ...
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Task force proposes measures for cutting emissions   By Eric Heinz BusinessDen A Denver task force has created a series of recommendations for existing commercial and multifamily residential buildings to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. Members...
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Why demolish instead of deconstruct? Expert says more demand for salvaged materials is needed By Lisa Prevost © The New York Times Co. As the green building movement evolves beyond energy efficiency into new areas of sustainability, one promising effort focuses on finding new life for used build...
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Expert says more demand for salvaged materials is needed By Lisa Prevost © The New York Times Co. As the green building movement evolves beyond energy efficiency into new areas of sustainability, one promising effort focuses on finding new life for used building materials, although advocates say ...
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    State wants to reduce emissions from homes, businesses By Ivan Penn © The New York Times Co. California has led the nation in fighting climate change by encouraging the use of renewable energy and electric cars. Now the state is taking on an even harder challenge — reducing emissi...
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  By Aubrey Rhoadarmer Special to The Longmont Times-Call More than half the structures in the United States are at risk from natural hazards — such as floods, earthquakes and wildfires — according to a new study published in the American Geophysical Union Journal Earth’s Future. Led by a U...
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  By Marie Tae McDermott and Giulia Heyward © The New York Times Co. Residents of the Western United States have been warned to prepare themselves and their homes for another punishing wildfire season. A widespread drought has dried out the vegetation and land in several states, priming the...
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By Patrick Sisson © The New York Times Co. Soleil Lofts, an apartment development in suburban Salt Lake City, offers a lot of amenities — pools, three spas, a basketball court, electric appliances, a dog park — to lure potential residents. But the feature that sealed the deal for Maik Kannenb...
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      By Pan Pylas The Associated Press LONDON » Struggling luxury car brand Jaguar will be fully electric by 2025, the British company said Monday as it outlined a plan to phase out internal combustion engines. Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by Indian conglomerate ...
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53-unit building in Snowmass expected to open in 2023 By Joe Rubino The Denver Post Developers soon will break ground on a 53-unit condo building at the base of the Snowmass Ski Area that will run entirely on renewable, electric power. It’s the latest example of a growing trend in new co...
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By Keith Schneider © The New York Times Co. SPOKANE, WASH. » Although it was established in 1873 near some of North America’s most productive forests, Spokane has rarely focused on new timber products in construction. But that is starting to change.In the city’s downtown, Eastern Washing...
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Shared from the 10/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition Company striving to be first in country to capture carbon on commercial scale By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post The owner of a cement plant in Florence has started design and engineering work with the goal of making it the first such U.S. facilit...
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Office buildings decrease environmental impact, give back to the planet By Jane Margolies, © The New York Times Co., from The Denver Post eEdition, July 19, 2020 For a couple of decades, many in the real estate industry have been trying to make buildings “green,” replacing conventionally made ...
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Shared from the 1/28/2020 The Denver Post eEdition “FRANKENSTEIN MATERIAL” By Amos Zeeberg © The New York Times Co. For centuries, builders have been making concrete roughly the same way: by mixing hard materials like sand with various binders, and hoping it stays fixed and rigid for a long t...
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  Shared from the 5/24/2019 The Denver Post eEdition   By Taylor Telford The Washington Post TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky works in his office at company headquarters in Trenton, N.J., in 2013. TerraCycle creates recycling systems for hard-to-recycle waste, like its program to turn cigaret...
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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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