If all goes according to plan, this “mega-jail,” housing about 4,000 inmates, will seamlessly disconnect itself from the electric grid and switch over to its own microgrid, powering itself.
The solar array is the first-ever installed on the office building and ReStore location for any Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the United States.
MIT study finds potential for significant energy savings through user-controlled efficient lighting systems.
Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas are developing an anti-icing system that could make airport runways safer and less expensive to maintain during winter months.
Plain, sloping roofs can collect up to 50 percent more rainwater than flat roofs with gravel.
Knowing that natural and organic grocery consumers expect the stores they patronize to maintain sustainable operations, Market of Choice continues growing a green operation that's second to none in the supermarket industry.
It is becoming more and more common to install solar panels on roofs in order to obtain green electricity, but not all roofs are equally suitable.
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.
The school from College Park, Maryland competed against 18 other collegiate teams to build an aesthetically pleasing, architecturally innovative and well-engineered energy efficient living space that generates its energy from solar power
In a broad green stroke across campus, the University of Michigan will invest $14 million in new commitments to achieve ambitious environmental goals.
The Empire State Building has been awarded LEED® Gold for Existing Buildings certification as further recognition from the $550 million Empire State ReBuilding program.
Mutual Housing has been known for its green focus since 2003 when the nonprofit became the first multifamily development to install solar electricity in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
The NASA Ames Sustainability Base in Moffett Field, Calif., has won two awards for sustainability and innovation.
While roofs across the world sport photovoltaic solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity, a Duke University engineer believes a novel hybrid system can wring even more useful energy out of the sun's rays.
The facility will allow researchers and manufacturers to test buildings systems and components under real-world conditions by swapping out systems and changing configurations and then allow rigorous monitoring of performance of every key building element that impacts energy consumption.
Sprint's headquarters irrigates its campus via a a rainwater collection system, which has proven to be a boon for both the company's bank account and the environment.
- By Laura Williams
- Jul 27, 2011
The Green Building Opportunity Index remains the first office market assessment tool to provide weighted comparisons of top U.S. office markets on the basis of both real estate fundamentals and green development considerations.
The 14.1-megawatt solar system will significantly offset the need for other energy sources to run McGraw-Hill's offices in East Windsor, including the corporation's growing data center.
Sharp’s dual goals for the Eco House are to minimize power consumption and contribute to a comfortable living environment.
Supermarkets are among the most energy-intensive buildings around, and refrigeration uses more than half of that energy. That doesn't even include the harm that leaking refrigerants cause to the ozone layer. EPA's GreenChill program works with companies and their refrigeration engineers across the country to help program participants lower their refrigeration emissions of all kinds.
- By Laura Williams
- May 31, 2011