Environmental Protection

Energy Efficiency


Arizona State University Honored by EPA

In a ceremony on campus yesterday, Arizona State University’s Sustainable Cities Network was recognized by the EPA’s Regional Administrator, Jared Blumenfeld. The Pacific Southwest Region’s 2012 Green Government Award was presented to Anne Reichman, program manager for the Sustainable Cities Network at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability.

10 Million Wireless Device Trade-Ins and Counting

eRecyclingCorps reached the milestone last month, less than five years after the organization was founded.

New Harmony Going for Bigger Green Rating

Staff at Mutual Housing California is expecting its most recent development in Davis, Calif., to get a high rating when its Build It Green (BIG) certification from the Oakland-based nonprofit comes through.

Sustainable Materials Management Workshop Held in Austin

The EPA, the City of Austin, and the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling are hosting a workshop, Sustainable Materials Management: Bringing Everyone and Everything Together, on Feb. 25 and 26.

GOJO Sustainability Report Wins National Recognition

"We are fortunate to be in a business where we can make a real difference in social sustainability -– saving lives and making life better for people through the types of products and programs we provide," said Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, GOJO's vice chair.

Register to Attend the Green Energy Symposium

The 2013 World Green Energy Symposium will take place in New York City on March 26 with Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY) 68th & Lexington Avenue serving as the venue.

Schindler Elevator Corporation Receives Annual Merit Award

Schindler Elevator Corporation has received a Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture from AIA New Jersey.

Shell Relaunches Houston Tech Center

The LEED-certified facility will produce 30 percent fewer CO2 emissions and significantly lower chlorofluorocarbons from its operations. Its energy consumption has been reduced by approximately $2 million annually, according to Shell's announcement.



Texas Ranks 10th on USGBC’s List of 2012 Top States for LEED

Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of the top states for new LEED certifications in 2012. According to the results, Texas ranks No. 10.

Office Park in Atlanta Receives LEED Gold Certification

Shorenstein Properties LLC obtains LEED Gold certification for its office park in Atlanta, Ga.

Green Steam Project in Pennsylvania Completed

The completion of the new, clean rapid-response boilers and pipeline expansion will contribute to Philadelphia’s environmental and economic goals.

Housing Authority Signs Energy Performance Contract with Ameresco

Ameresco has signed a second energy performance contract with the Fall River Housing Authority to upgrade their energy infrastructure.

DEP to Reveal Interactive Exhibit at 2013 Farm Show

Pennsylvania’s DEP will be introducing a new “DEP at Home” exhibit at the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show in the Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg from Jan. 5 to 12.

Examining the Sustainability Journey of Walmart

Business researchers from the University of Arkansas and the University of South Carolina will be examining Walmart’s 7-year sustainability effort as a way to create a teaching tool for other businesses that hope to become more environmentally friendly.

Researchers Strive to Make Solar Technology Affordable

Three research projects, led by Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), are searching for cheaper materials and manufacturing techniques in order to make solar panels more affordable.

GSA Testing Sustainable Building Techniques

Energy savings from one of them, occupant responsive lighting systems, ranged from approximately 27 percent to 63 percent.

MIT Studies User-controlled Efficient Lighting Systems

MIT study finds potential for significant energy savings through user-controlled efficient lighting systems.

School District to Install World's First Ultra-efficient Solar Hot Air System

Sanborn Regional School District in Kingston, N.H., has signed the world's first power purchase agreement for ultra-efficient solar hot air, which will reduce heating bills.

NASA Awards Historic Green Aviation Prize

NASA has awarded the largest prize in aviation history, created to inspire the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and spark the start of a new electric airplane industry.

Lifetime Savings Not Sufficent Motivator for Many to Switch to Green Tech

A University of Arkansas study suggests that “lifetime” savings claims on product labels are not the most effective method to reach consumers regarding the benefits and potential savings from using energy-efficient products.

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