Environmental Protection

Green Building

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.

UMassOnline to Address Environmental Mandates

The university is offering three new environmental programs related to sustainability, public policy, and green building.

EnOcean Solutions Are Free from Batteries, Wires

The EnOcean Alliance is dedicated to advancing sustainable building automation.

AIHA Expands Green Initiatives at Annual Meeting

The conference and expo will raise awareness, conserve resources, and keep attendee costs down.

NYC Targets Buildings with $16 M in Stimulus Funding

Mayor Bloomberg's city has introduced the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan to improve the city's energy efficiency.

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