In a cooperative research and development agreement, the team will try to increase the effectiveness of the municipal drinking water distribution network for delivery of better quality water while using less energy.
The Department of Transportation and EPA are offering two proposals for public comment: a letter grade to communicate a vehicle’s overall fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions performance or a label similar to the current one that uses miles per gallon but adds comparison data on fuel economy and emissions.
Patrick Phillips, chief executive officer of the Urban Land Institute, notes progress but cautions against suburban sprawl.
More than $100 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been offered to innovative and transformative program investments, including some in the transportation, renewable energy and smart grid sectors.
Funds will be used to lower energy costs in public housing complex and provide jobs.
Nash is offering a GPS Navigator to the person who submits the oldest pump in a new contest; it doesn't have to be 82 years old, though.
The Energy Department's retrofit project is part of a broader effort to reduce both energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and establish national guidelines and standards for retrofit methods, materials and practices.
The three groups will develop sustainability standards for home appliances, including energy and lifecycle approaches.
With $8.4 million in state funding, grant recipients will develop research wind farms and provide services to industry partners.
A study shows the industry has lowered carbon dioxide emissions by 32 million metric tons and needs to reduce those emissions by another 22 million metric tons to meet a June 2011 goal.
The company said a global Web-based environmental management system will help it measure greenhouse gas emission reductions.
Sustainability initiatives require a clear, steadfast plan.
- By Paul Hepperla
- Jul 27, 2010
Joint investment with venture capital partners Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and RockPort Capital Challenge is one of largest ever.
Udall, Whitehouse bill would establish regional Centers of Excellence for green infrastructure.
Better irrigation, drought-tolerant grasses, and rainwater harvesting are a few of the suggestions from the "Sprayed Away" report.
According to the Sensus survey, reliability and accuracy are rated top performance factors.
The World Resources Institute and Big Room Inc. compare different ecolabel standards to help companies and consumers make better choices to reduce their environmental impacts.
A Minerals Metals & Materials Society panel completes first of two DOE-commissioned studies that are expected to help delineate an R&D portfolio for energy.
Using a performance contract backed in part by stimulus funds, the city will install with more than 9,000 electric meters and 12,000 water meters.