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NIRE and TTU have won grants to help solve issues blowing toward the turbine industry.

Texas Technology Fund Drives Wind Energy Research

With $8.4 million in state funding, grant recipients will develop research wind farms and provide services to industry partners.

Solar Laminate Home Meets Passive Energy Requirements

The Lafayette home of Corey Saft, an architecture professor at the University of Louisiana, will serve as an urban prototype that demonstrates a 90 percent reduction in energy usage over homes built to current code.

NYC Building Projects Affected by New Energy Code

The Department of Buildings has launched the New York City Energy Conservation Code, part of the city’s plan to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Lighting, power, and HVAC in new projects or renovations must comply.

DOE Awards Dow Chemical $2.9 M for Insulation Solutions

Vice President Joe Biden visited Midland headquarters to see the company's green tech initiatives, several of which are supported by stimulus funding.

EPA to Assist Select State Capitals in Green Initiative

Letters of interest in the program should be submitted by July 9.

Georgetown University Center to Tap Rain Water Resource

New research center is going for a Silver LEED rating and will use LT Technologies' systems to help achieve it.

HUD to Apply Neighborhood LEED Criteria to Grant Submissions

Housing and Urban Development will encourage smart growth, location efficiency and green communities.

Train Bridges Made from Recycled Structural Composite Materials

Fort Eustis, Va., uses its railroad systm to train soliders on train operations.



Greenopia Updates Airline Ratings; Virgin America Earns Highest Marks

Using annual reports and other public information, the group measured fleet age, fuel consumption practices, carbon offsets, green building design, recycling programs and food items.

Allegheny County Will Verify Green Roof Effectiveness

Officials hope that an ARRA-funded green roof will help manage stormwater and they plan to monitor the solution using Web-based weather stations.

Recycling Center Contracts for 397-kW Solar Project

BLT Enterprises' Fremont, Calif., operation adds new layer of sustainability with the help of Solar Power Inc.

Mississippi Breaks Ground on Solar-powered Affordable Housing

Jackson Housing Authority, with Duvall Decker Architects, P.A., combines sustainability, energy-efficiency, durability, and livable housing with infrastructure improvements while remaining economical.

Wolf Street Block Wins 'Cool Roof'; Philadelphia Aims to Be Greenest City

Mayor Nutter signs bill requiring energy efficient reflective roofs or green roofs on all new no- and low-slope roofs in the city.

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.

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.

Cobham Opens 'Green' Weapon Systems Factory

Company's manufacturing facility was built to LEED standards

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