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.

Once upon a time, many solar-enthusiast homeowners saw their rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels as investments in a greener future, not as contributors to their own household budgets.

Separated from the U.S. mainland’s electric supply by an ocean, Hawaii is working toward a goal mandated by Hawaii’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), which requires 40 percent of the state’s electricity to be derived from clean-energy sources by 2030.


Talk to folks in the electric vehicle (EV) industry about commercial charging opportunities, and there is a very good chance you’ll hear that old which-came-first/chicken-or-egg metaphor applied to the market’s potential.

Electric vehicles (EVs) appear to be in a boom cycle in 2014. Year-to-date figures at the end of June were up 33 percent compared to 2013’s numbers, and May, June and July all posted sales in record or near-record territory, according to the EV-tracking website InsideEVs.com.

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Hybrid Solar Lighting Gaining Momentum Around Nation
by Staff |

  With five hybrid solar lighting systems already in place and another 20 scheduled for installation in the next couple of months, the forecast is looking sunny for a technology developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

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Solar Power 2006 Set to Showcase California Clean Tech Finalists
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Finalists for the California Clean Tech Open’s Renewable Energy Prize will present their innovations at Solar Power 2006, the largest business-to-business solar conference and expo in the United States.

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Small Wonder:

Nanoscience stands poised to change electrical work  

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Wired for Business

Wire and cable management is part business management BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INVOLVES DIRECTION and manipulation of the company’s resources—including human, financial, material or intellectual properties.

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Think Globally, Build Locally

Power Solutions helps builds green community center IN 2004, THE COUNTY OF Arlington, Va., located just outside Washington, D.C., decided to build a new community center to provide recreational programs and an adult facility for senior citizens.

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Expansion and Renovation, the Quaker Way

Power Services and Natelco modernize private school with the environment in mind MEMBERS OF THE SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL COMMUNITY feel a responsibility to the earth.

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Navy Federal Staying 'Green'
by Staff |

ON HIGH GROUND, among the rolling hills of Pensacola, Fla., sits a building in balance with its environment. The Navy Federal Credit Union’s Heritage Oaks call center was designed with employee comfort and health in mind.

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