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SWITCH tool aims to show best path to green energy

by SciDev.Net  (Nov. 11, 2014)

New software could help the world go green efficiently – while minimising environmental damage. Called SWITCH, the tool was presented by a team from the US-based University of California, Berkeley, at the International Alliance of Research Universities' Sustainability Science Congress in ...

Green building in Greece takes home the gold

by Grundfos Pumps Corporation  (Oct. 23, 2014)

The first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building to achieve gold certification in the country has water-saving technology, an internal wastewater treatment plant and rainwater collection system for irrigation and toilets. All with the help of Grundfos pumps. Surrounded by thyme, rosemary and lavender, Architect Sandra Bär sits ...

Energy Department Announces $5 Million for Residential Building Energy Efficiency Research and University-Industry Partnerships

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 13, 2014)

The Energy Department today announced a $5 million investment to develop and demonstrate new residential energy efficiency solutions, and that will support building energy efficiency research at universities and colleges. The Department will provide $4 million to support the demonstration of high-impact energy efficiency technologies and practices ...

EPA Recognizes the First Existing Apartment, Condo Buildings with ENERGY STAR Certification

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 13, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the first existing multifamily housing properties to earn the new ENERGY STAR multifamily certification for superior energy performance. EPA recognized 17 apartment and condo buildings across the country for leading the industry in reducing energy use, increasing affordability, ...

Green Investment Bank: Citibank UK data centre cut its energy usage in first of a kind project

by Clarke Energy  (Oct. 31, 2014)

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has today announced that it is backing its first project in the financial services sector. The investment is being made by GIB’s fund manager Sustainable Development Capital (SDCL). The project will provide finance for a project to deliver efficient electricity and cooling in a UK data centre owned by ...

DOE Announces Webinars on High Impact Building Technologies, a New Better Buildings Resource, and More

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 3, 2014)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and ...

Ahlstrom launches Ahlstrom AceBlade(TM) Carbon, a cost-effective solution for manufacturing wind turbine blades

by Ahlstrom Filtration  (Nov. 12, 2014)

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, launches today Ahlstrom AceBladeTM Carbon, a new product for the wind energy market. AceBladeTMCarbon is a patent pending, unidirectional carbon fiber reinforcement with superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties. The product addresses the market need for ...

Energy Department`s New Buildings Solution Center Shares Proven Strategies for Energy Efficiency Programs

by US Department of Energy  (Oct. 28, 2014)

The Energy Department today released a new resource, the Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center, to share proven methods for reducing energy waste and carbon emissions in U.S. buildings. A result of the ...

International Waste Summit–Striving for Net Zero Construction by 2030 to prevent of polluting Water and Soil

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 7, 2014)

The Construction Resources Initiative Council (CRI Council) is hosting an International Waste Summit in Ottawa, Ontario as part of a global initiative to reduce waste in the construction sector. Globally, the construction and operation of buildings consumes 40% of all ...

Rethinking How We Live, How We Buy and What We Consume

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Nov. 11, 2014)

A new global report aimed at supporting the shift to a more resource-efficient world through sustainable lifestyles, was launched today by the Ministry of Environment of Japan, the Government of Sweden and WWF. The development of the 10YFP Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme (SLE) - jointly coordinated by the United Nations Environment ...

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