Environmental Protection

Energy Efficiency


A new report by the ACEEE places Boston as the most energy efficient city, with New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Seattle closing up the top five efficient cities.

America’s Most Energy Efficient Cities

A new report by the ACEEE places Boston as the most energy efficient city, with New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Seattle closing up the top five efficient cities.

Always-On Devices Waste Billions of Electricity Each Year

Approximately $19 billion worth of electricity, equal to the output of 50 large power plants, is devoured annually by U.S. household electronics, appliances, and other equipment when consumers are not actively using them.

South Sacramento Communities Re-open After Major Green Rehab

Three Mutual Housing California communities recently re-opened after a $6.3 million rehab that emphasized water and energy efficiency.

Kutai to Become Model Smart City in Indonesia

The Kutai Kartanegara district in Indonesia will be the first smart city model in Indonesia.

White Paper Examines Future of Efficiency Kit Programs

"Utility companies will do whatever it takes, including distribution of efficiency kits and educational tools to help lower energy and water use. These programs help utilities save money on infrastructure and meet government regulations, as well as provide cost saving benefits to consumers," said Todd Recknagel, CEO of AM Conservation Group.

After an analysis by Juniper Research, 5 cities have been named as the top Global Smart Cities, with Barcelona leading the group.

The Top 5 Global Smart Cities of 2015

After an analysis by Juniper Research, 5 cities have been named as the top Global Smart Cities, with Barcelona leading the group.

Illinois leads among all states for the second consecutive year; newcomers Georgia and Arizona show momentum with LEED in the South and Southwest.

Top 10 States for LEED Green Building Per Capita Released by USGBC

Illinois leads among all states for the second consecutive year; newcomers Georgia and Arizona show momentum with LEED in the South and Southwest.

Louisville Unveils All-Electric Buses for Public Transportation

Earlier this week, Louisville began ZeroBus service, an all-electric, zero emissions fleet of buses that will be providing free rides downtown. The new buses have replaced diesel-powered trolleys.



A new list by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has recognized top 50 green colleges and universities in the United States.

50 Most Green Colleges Recognized

A new list by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has recognized top 50 green colleges and universities in the United States.

Adopting High-Tech Innovations Pays Off, but Can Have Glitches

Despite setbacks at earlier communities, Mutual Housing California chose many innovative technologies for their latest addition, a 62-home community for agricultural workers on 3.28 acres in Woodland, Calif.

State Lawmakers Support EPA Carbon Reduction Efforts

Two hundred fifty-nine state legislators from across the nation submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency supporting the EPA’s efforts to reduce carbon dioxide pollution and urging the EPA to increase its renewable energy and efficiency goals.

Endicott College Awarded Grant to Explore Construction of Zero Net Energy Building

Endicott College has been awarded $24,500 by the state to study the feasibility of designing and building a zero net energy building (ZNEB) on its campus in Beverly, Mass.

First Multifamily Housing Properties with ENERGY STAR Ratings Get Recognized by EPA

The EPA has announced the first apartment/condo buildings to receive ENERGY STAR certifications. 17 properties across the country were recognized.

Mutual Housing Receives Funding for Green Renovation Project

U.S. Bank recently gave a $15,000 grant to the Sacramento nonprofit Mutual Housing California to begin planning the green renovation of one of communities.

Kentucky High School Goes Green, Receives Award

George Rogers Clark High School in Lexington, Ky. received Center of Excellence sustainability award for its geothermal and chilled beam design.

Law Building at Georgia State University Obtains LEED Certification

Upon completion of the $62.8 million Georgia State University College of Law Building, a LEED Silver certification will be awarded to the new building.

Satellite Healthcare Celebrates Austin Energy Green Building 4-Star Rating

Satellite’s Mueller facility meets aggressive green building standards that help to reduce the impact on human health and the environment.

Boston-Cambridge Sustainable Energy Project Commemorated

The “Green Steam” project advances environmental goals and enhances economic competitiveness –– avoiding 475,000 tons of carbon/year, equal to removing 80,000 cars.

White House Touts Mutual Housing Solar Energy Projects

Mutual Housing California’s work at six communities was touted in President Obama’s announcement this past Friday on commitments and executive actions to advance solar energy.

Nonprofit Affordable Housing Developer Receives Grant for Green Renovations

The Bank of Sacramento recently gave Sacramento affordable housing developer Mutual Housing California a grant for green renovations.

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