The LEED-certified facility will produce 30 percent fewer CO2 emissions and significantly lower chlorofluorocarbons from its operations. Its energy consumption has been reduced by approximately $2 million annually, according to Shell's announcement.
Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of the top states for new LEED certifications in 2012. According to the results, Texas ranks No. 10.
Shorenstein Properties LLC obtains LEED Gold certification for its office park in Atlanta, Ga.
The completion of the new, clean rapid-response boilers and pipeline expansion will contribute to Philadelphia’s environmental and economic goals.
Ameresco has signed a second energy performance contract with the Fall River Housing Authority to upgrade their energy infrastructure.
Pennsylvania’s DEP will be introducing a new “DEP at Home” exhibit at the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show in the Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg from Jan. 5 to 12.
Business researchers from the University of Arkansas and the University of South Carolina will be examining Walmart’s 7-year sustainability effort as a way to create a teaching tool for other businesses that hope to become more environmentally friendly.
Three research projects, led by Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), are searching for cheaper materials and manufacturing techniques in order to make solar panels more affordable.
Energy savings from one of them, occupant responsive lighting systems, ranged from approximately 27 percent to 63 percent.
MIT study finds potential for significant energy savings through user-controlled efficient lighting systems.
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.
NASA has awarded the largest prize in aviation history, created to inspire the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and spark the start of a new electric airplane industry.
A University of Arkansas study suggests that “lifetime” savings claims on product labels are not the most effective method to reach consumers regarding the benefits and potential savings from using energy-efficient products.
Even though many view environmental protection as coming with an extra cost, a California caterer has managed to cut costs tremendously by going green.
Modifying soybean seed to increase phosphorus content can improve animal nutrition and reduce feed costs and nutrient pollution. However, further research is needed to commercialize this valuable technology.
Measuring the emission of greenhouse gases from croplands should take into account the crops themselves, according to new research.
New Department of Energy efficiency standards will cut the energy use of most new refrigerators by 25 percent and help save consumers money, create jobs, reduce pollution and spur innovation and investment.
Except for the few temperate regions on the West Coast, air conditioners are now standard equipment in most homes, especially in those newly constructed.
As consumers stay focused on keeping cool during the hottest months of the year, they may fall victim to some of the myths that may be giving electricity customers the wrong idea about how to curb their electricity consumption and save money on their monthly bills.
Consider the apple core. From an environmental perspective, what’s the most responsible way to dispose of it, or a banana peel, or any food waste?