Environmental Protection

Energy Efficiency


Twin Cities' Dry Cleaner Wins Award for Energy Upgrades

East Metro Clean’n’Press of West Saint Paul, Minn., has reduced the company’s carbon footprint and overall waste, saving $18,814 a year in energy costs.

Cooking Doesn't Have to Use a Lot of Energy

Florida Power & Light Company of Juno Beach, Fla., offers a number of tips on how to conserve energy while cooking during the holiday season.

AIA Says Green Building Programs Up 50% over 2007

Local policies to promote energy-efficient buildings continue to thrive despite prolonged economic downturn.

San Diego Homeowners Get More Solar Funding Options

The city's new program, funded through property taxes, will allow San Diego homeowners to qualify for financing.

Sustainable Construction Waste Management Most Important Green Building Practice

According to a new report from McGraw-Hill Construction, customer demands and regulatory pressures are driving green building construction.



Biosolids Drying-Electric Generation Facility Starts Up

The first-of-its-kind system in the United States has scheduled a grand opening for Nov. 18 at the Toland Road Sanitary Landfill in Santa Paula, Calif.

Energy Star Hits 1 Million Mark for Homes

Houston, Dallas and Las Vegas top the list for most Energy Star homes.

MSU Study to Classify Water Use by Woody Ornamentals

Container nursery operations must follow laws in five states to limit water consumption but there is little data on woody ornamentals and efficient irrigation techniques.

Long Beach Water Department Launches 90H2O

Web presence, completed by Astralcom, incorporates visitor-centric calls-to-action, promotes conservation, and builds community around department 'brand'.

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Green Footstep Helps Building Become Part of Solution

Rocky Mountain Institute's tool shows architects, engineers, and developers how much their building is contributing to greenhouse gas levels and reveals design targets to achieve carbon neutrality.

IPI Survey: Economists Agree Climate Change Puts Economy at Risk

A price on carbon will increase incentives for efficiency and innovation, according to nearly all of the 144 economists who responded to NYU's Institute for Policy Integrity survey.

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Case Study: MidCoast Water Manages GIS

With the help of Autodesk Topobase software, an Australian water organization integrates its geographic information system and improves workflow.

IGCC Technology Slated for Calif. Project

Integrated gasification combined cycle process at Kern County plant will convert coal power to electricity and capture and sequester carbon dioxide in an adjacent oil field.

Court: DOE Reconsider Calif. Washing Machine Standards

State standard called for machines to use only 6 gallons of water per cubic foot of capacity by 2010.

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