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.

While restoration of Puerto Rico’s electrical transmission and distribution systems following Hurricane Maria was still in its early stages, Gov. Ricardo Rossello pledged to have power restored to 95 percent of the commonwealth’s citizens within two months. The U.S.

Major oil company Shell is getting into the electric vehicle (EV) charging game.

A lot has been written in recent months about net-zero energy homes, especially in California, where legislation is beginning to mandate the practice.

More than thirty years after the infamous disaster, the Chernobyl exclusion zone might be transforming from an abandoned nuclear wasteland to a green energy hub.

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Run for the Sun

Until the economic collapse of 2008, the residential solar market was doubling every year, according to Don Sipes, director of solar product development for Sunovia Energy Technologies, Sarasota, Florida; however, according to Ted Campbell, senior vice president of renewable energies for Schneider


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Golden State Turns Even Greener

Already a trendsetter among states in the national movement to combat climate change, California has taken another bold step to help solidify that reputation. On Jan.


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Green Job Training Gets a Boost

On top of the millions already infused through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) economic stimulus bill into various aspects of the war on climate change, more funds are forthcoming.


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Report: Green Data Centers Require ECs for Greater Energy-Efficiency

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, “Green Data Centers—Emerging Trends and Developments,” finds that cost savings, along with the economic downturn, have emerged as the main catalysts in green information technology (IT) initiatives.


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Mid-Atlantic States Sitting on a Gold Mine of Power in Offshore Wind

For the development of offshore wind power, the road to market competitiveness and wholesale production of electrical power has been paved with controversy. But the resource potential remains vast.


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New Flywheel Storage System Gives Smart Grid a Jolt in New York State

The Smart Grid is one of those intangible concepts now a fixture in national energy vernacular. A project that broke ground in November 2009 in New York state will offer the smart grid there a real-life boost and, in terms of the concept, something tangible and much more easily defined.


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Starbucks Brewing Greater Green Achievements

Starbucks Coffee Co. is pressing forward toward its goal of achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for all new company-owned stores worldwide, beginning in late 2010.


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