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Contaminated Sites Identified for Energy Use

Tue, 2013-10-01 09:16

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently updated its RE-Powering Mapping and Screening Tool, which will now provide preliminary screening results for the renewable energy potential of 66,000 contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites across the country. The RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative was started in 2008 to encourage renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites when it is aligned with the community’s vision for the site.

Las Vegas: Bright Lights, Green City?

Tue, 2013-09-17 09:05

Las Vegas is well known for its bright lights and big city atmosphere. It’s commonly associated with extravagance and glitz—not energy efficiency or sustainable design. However, in recent years, the city has made some real strides in this direction, namely its focus on green design demonstrated by a growth in the number of LEED-certified buildings.

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