Environmental Protection

Green Building


Report: No New Laws Needed to Make U.S. Buildings Green

A U.S. Green Building Council legal analysis points to existing programs that the Obama administration could use to enhance efficiency in buildings and homes.

Massachusetts Class Video Wins Green School Title

South Shore Charter Public School won a hybrid school bus, a green audit, and money for scholarship and class supplies.

11 Small Companies Get Phase 2 Funding for Technologies

EPA awards nearly $2.5 million for the commercialization of ingenious technologies through the Small Business Innovation Research program.

Bord Na Mona Hosts Water Reuse Panel at NAHB Meeting

The company calls on residential and commercial builders to incorporate practical and affordable water reuse solutions into every new development.

Cobham Opens 'Green' Weapon Systems Factory

Company's manufacturing facility was built to LEED standards

States, Utilities Tap into Building Performance with Energy Star

The program will help organizations increase energy savings by pursuing whole building improvements with their business customers.

German Ministry Calls Scientists for Sustainability Exchange

The Ministry of Education and Research has opened its Green Talents competition; deadline for application is June 20.



Solutions Labs to Try Open Format for Big Ideas

Participants can create their own agenda using a wiki page.

Haworth Achieves LEED-NC Gold Status Using Carbon Credits

The U.S. Green Building Council recognizes that there's more than one way to win the gold.

Fannie Mae Data Center Saves $1.7 M in Energy Costs

Five years after achieving LEED certification, the Fannie Mae facility preserves nearly 13,000 gallons of water per day from consumption and waste.

Free Guidebook Profiles 286 Green Colleges

The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council surveyed hundreds of colleges to find those with commitments to sustainability.

Hayes Comments on Certified Wood Standards

Both the Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forest Initiative want their standards accepted by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

Agency Provides $2 M for Brownfields Job Training

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.

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Welsh Company to Launch Recycled Plastic Homes

New building material offers sustainable solutions to meet housing market needs

Coalition Scores Solar Companies on EH&S, Sustainability, and More

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition in California, using self-reported data, ranked German manufacturers highest of the 14 companies that responded.

Cherry Hill, N.J.,to Plant a Climate 'SEED'

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.

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