Green Building

 

A blooming industry, green building is rising with greater public demand, legislative focus, and code and standard mandates. With programs like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) becoming more popular, contractors are finding new building processes and technologies to be more efficient and environmentally minded. The below articles dive into alternative energies, energy efficiency, the smart grid, and more and include editorial from our annual special issue on the subject.

Wind farm on Columbia Hills, Windy Flats. Courtesy of Walter Sigmund on Wikimedia Commons

Results from a second quarter market report, released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on July 27, show a growing and evolving industry—from increased development to new projects and customers.

Proposed design concept of the Living Building at Georgia Tech

College campuses are great proving grounds for testing the boundaries of building energy efficiency.

The pursuit of renewables and energy efficiency continues in the United States. While the new federal administration may be more interested in fossil fuels, states and cities lead the way toward an energy industry supported by clean technology.

In response to a call for new clean energy projects from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and his administration, Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind submitted a proposal to partner with Tesla in order to create Revolution Wind, the largest combined offshore wind and energy storage project in the

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Platinum In Portland

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Snakes and Shellfish

When today’s energy developers look offshore, most of them are concerned with oil and natural gas reserves lying beneath the ocean floor and the winds blowing a hundred or more feet above the water’s surface.


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