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Supporting Wind Energy Production

Thu, 2012-08-16 10:48

As the race to November continues, the national discourse has turned toward the issue of funding alternative energy sources, specifically wind.

Adding Value With Wind

Tue, 2012-08-14 16:07

Economic development often comes at the high cost of sacrificing natural resources. Land, water and air are all affected by urban sprawl. But the growing green economy has presented opportunities for more responsible development involving one of our most precious resources – farmland. Protection of agricultural land has become more critical as concerns over global warming and the effects of severe weather on our food supply move to the forefront.

NATE Certification Eligible for BPI Accreditation

Mon, 2012-08-13 15:24

On March 29th of this year, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) announced that it will now accept NATE Certification as one of the eligibility options for accreditation of HVAC contractors.

NYC Energy Consumption Report

Fri, 2012-08-10 10:21

Over the course of the last few years, New York City has systematically sought to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the comprehensive sustainability plan, PlaNYC. By 2030, the city seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 30 percent in comparison to 2005 levels. The fundamental reasoning for the plan is threefold. First, 75 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the city come from building energy use. Second, nearly half of the emitted greenhouse gases come from the city’s largest buildings, thereby constituting the city’s largest conservation efforts.

Why Energy Efficiency?

Wed, 2012-08-08 11:20

The introduction of energy efficient practices and standards has greatly promoted a burgeoning energy future that consists of energy and environmental conservation. Energy efficiency has allowed individuals, businesses, and governments to maximize both monetary savings and the utilization of alternative energy sources. As energy efficiency continues to increase in scope and importance, it will be necessary to understand its significance. 

Here are several reasons why energy efficiency is important:

Energy Efficiency Saves Money

HVAC Tech Essential To Green Economy

Tue, 2012-08-07 08:42

With the summer heat upon us, it’s no surprise that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians are in demand. But, even after the summer heat has subsided, there is more to HVAC than just indoor temperature control. There’s more to it than just staying cool in summer, warm in winter. Proper installation and maintenance of an HVAC system contributes to better airflow, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy consumption, and healthier air quality.

Energy Circle Pro Works For You

Mon, 2012-08-06 10:58

If you read “My Sustainability Heroes,” you’d know that I foster deep admiration for Peter Troast, founder and CEO of Energy Circle. Peter is a friendly, knowledgeable, upbeat, and charismatic energy efficiency aficionado. He writes for the Energy Circle blog, maintains the Energy Circle presence on Twitter, and is a frequent presenter at national conferences on topics of energy efficiency marketing and communications (using social media and web design strategies).

The London Olympics: Sustainability and Legacy

Fri, 2012-08-03 13:36

Just days before the opening of the Olympic Games, I took a walking tour to learn about the sustainable development of East London, a 500-acre site that has been transformed into the Olympic Park, Athletes' Village, and Stratford Transit Hub areas.  

Summertime Is LEED Time

Fri, 2012-08-03 09:16

When the school year wrapped up this spring, there were several news reports of student protests against tuition hikes and budgets cuts, proving that the budget crisis is raging on for California state schools. Tuition has increased six years in a row, and Cal State University announced plans to freeze enrollment.

LEED Certification Reaches New Milestone

Thu, 2012-08-02 09:27

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, administered by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), is the world’s most popular green building certification. Recently, the program has reached a major milestone, as more than 2 billion square feet of property has become LEED certified.

Moreover, LEED is continuing to grow at an exponential rate, with an estimated 7 billion square feet of projects being LEED registered. The additional LEED certified space will boost the 2 billion square feet milestone to more than 9 billion.

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