EPA hosts first national building competition to improve energy efficiency
Red dye from purple pokeberries help trap more sunlight in fiber-based solar cells.
Five years after achieving LEED certification, the Fannie Mae facility preserves nearly 13,000 gallons of water per day from consumption and waste.
The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System has agreed to join EPA programs that will help lower energy and water usage, waste, and air pollution at 12 areas hospitals.
The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council surveyed hundreds of colleges to find those with commitments to sustainability.
The guidelines will go into effect in January but may be adopted earlier.
EPA says all new applications will be reviewed and approved individually by the agency.
Water systems that are portable and self sustaining will be able to bear the System Efficacy through Commercialization, Utilization, Relevance and Evaluation insignia from Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate.
Twelve entities in 10 states are receiving up to $200,000 each to train people in the cleanup of brownfields while also providing training in green building design, energy efficiency, weatherization, solar installation, green construction, and native plant revegetation.
The agency reviews data and inspects facilities to determine award winners.
N.J. real estate developer plans to cut energy and water use on its properties across the state.
The city and county expect to use the funds for community outreach, compact fluorescent and LED bulbs as well as energy audits.
In model years 2012-2016, automakers will be expected to improve fleet-wide fuel economy and reduce fleet-wide GHG emissions on passenger cars and light trucks by approximately 5 percent every year.
Three small communities will use a $500,000 grant in the "Sustainable Energy Efficiency Demonstration," which could include retrofits, updates to local codes and policies, and using more energy efficient vehicles in municipal fleets.
The Global EcoEasy Challenge selects seven finalist concepts from universities in five countries.
EPA counts the number of Energy Star-labeled buildings to determine the ranking; Los Angeles has 293 building to its credit.
Governor Ritter and lawmakers expect broad-based state plans will take care of regional haze and potentially unpopular federal mandates.