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.

It’s one small step for— No, actually it’s a really big leap for Salt Lake City into renewable energy.

By Heisenberg Media (Flickr: Elon Musk - The Summit 2013) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In the drama surrounding the growth of sustainable technology, a few companies have found themselves occupying a large space on center stage. Recently, two of those companies shined the spotlights on their space with the prospects of a merger.

This week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) held the 2016 EIA Energy Conference in Washington, D.C. Discussions focused on the state of the energy industry, with a real emphasis on the increasing role of renewables in the United States.

Renewable energy’s increasing importance to the U.S. power generation portfolio is upending many aspects of an electrical system that has remained essentially unchanged for more than a century.

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Geothermal Holds Vast Potential as U.S. Energy Source

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