June 2011: Green Building Special Report


The solar-power industry faces many challenges, and not all of them are of the...

With solar and wind energies maturing as recognized alternative-power sources, there are other alternatives...

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| June 2011
The term “microgrid” has been a part of broader smart grid conversations for several years, but definitions have varied.

| June 2011
I recently did a workshop for a major city experiencing problems with inspections on photovoltaic (PV) systems during and after installation.

| June 2011
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation to phase out coal-fired energy production at the TransAlta power plant in Centralia, Wash.

| June 2011
In the Herculean effort to wean the nation off fossil fuels, energy efficiency and renewable power share a common obstacle: cost.

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| June 2011
Significant innovation in linear fluorescent lighting is being spurred on by commercial building energy codes, sustainability initiatives, new legislation and regulations, cu