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.

There is more to clean energy than power that doesn’t pollute. According to government statistics, it also creates jobs.

With the cost of wind and solar technologies falling, renewable energy is experiencing dramatic growth.

In a 33–0 vote, and in what some see as the beginning of a national trend to increase the appeal of commercial solar installations, the Florida Senate passed SB-90 ("Renewable Energy Source Devices"), a bill that would, beginning in 2018, make solar and renewable energy equipment installed on commer

According to "Power Forward 3.0," the latest in a series of reports on corporate involvement in green initiatives, published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the largest companies in the United States are steadily increasing their clean energy and energy efficiency efforts, and improving their bott

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International Climate Agreement Officially Ratified

The global embrace of renewable-energy technology is fueled largely by a shared goal to reduce carbon emissions and stop climate change.


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Renewable Industry to Continue Growth


The International Energy Agency (IEA) raised its five-year growth forecast for the renewable industry because renewable energy surpassed coal last year as the largest source of installed power worldwide.



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National Energy-Efficiency Ranking Puts Two States On Top


California has long been a national leader in areas of renewable energy, digital innovation and fighting climate change. Occasionally, it surrenders the top spot to another state, as it has to Texas in the field of wind power. Sometimes, it gains it back.



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Foot In The Door: Offshore Generation Development Comes Stateside


By the time you read this article, offshore wind turbines will have moved from promise to reality in the United States. The five-turbine, 30-megawatt (MW) Block Island Wind Farm is now generating electricity off the Rhode Island coast.


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Deepwater Wind's Block Island Wind Farm. Photo credit: Deepwater Wind
Block Island Wind Farm Begins Generating Electricity

Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm officially began generating electricity on Dec. 12.


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A Look To The Future At Greenbuild 2016

Energy efficiency and energy-use data collection are both trends in today’s green marketplace, and they were the topic of much discussion at the 2016 Greenbuild Conference, held in October in Los Angeles.



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Green Bank Boom Helps Finance Clean-Energy Projects


According to Annie Gilleo, 
state policy manager of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), many tried-and-true financial tools encourage the growth of energy-efficiency projects.



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