Environmental Protection

Green Building


Where Will the Stimulus Funds Go in California?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gives an accounting of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act obligations to the state of California, 200 days after the measure became law.

USGBC Collects LEED Data to Measure Prediction Gaps

New initiative for analysis methodology development will be shared with LEED building owners and project teams.

Habitat for Humanity, Home Depot Partner for Energy Star

Habitat for Humanity affiliates that build homes to green standards can receive up to $5,000 through an expansion of the Partners in Sustainable Building program.

Sheryl Crow to Perform at Greenbuild 2009

Crow says that performing at Greenbuild is like being on the international stage of the green movement.

USGBC Base LEED Certified; Council a New Reviewing Body

Headquarters design showcases Platinum certification, while the Green Building Certification Institute accepts the Council as the first Education Reviewing Body.

DOE Says Goodbye to Incandescent Lighting

Effective 2012, the new minimum energy efficiency requirements will call for T12 lamps to replace T8 lamps in fluorescent applications and the use of highly efficiency halogen infrared technology in reflector lamps.



IBEW Eyes Green Jobs; Firefighters See a New Challenge

The union provides training for jobs in solar, wind, biomass, nuclear, and clean coal, while firefighters are discussing how to work around solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable energy systems.

Part II: The Green Campus: Strategic Decisions

Delta College (Mich.) has a passel of green efforts under way, which could fall under all sorts of headings.

Part I: The Green Campus

If you're at a school where the only green action you're seeing is the annual seeding of the commons, don't despair. In the world of higher education, even the most ambitious sustainability plans often begin with tiny steps taken by individual departments.

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