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  • Fluence Wins First C-MABR Contract with Strategic Partner QSY in China

    Important first containerised C-MABR smart packaged plant win with QSY is part of a longer term strategic relationship Fluence and QSY have signed a binding agreement to design, build and operate a commercial fully containerised MABR smart packaged plant in Henan Province This project is part of a broader cooperation agreement between Fluence and QSY covering three ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • EU `should set date for zero emission buildings`

    The EU must set out a deadline by which all new buildings should be required to have zero net energy demand and carbon emissions, the European energy network (ENR) said on Monday. The recommendation is one of several in a report to be presented in Brussels on Tuesday that assesses the implementation of a 2002 EU directive on the energy performance of buildings (EED 06/01/03). Reform proposals for ...

  • Nearly-Zero Energy Building Materials Market to Grow to $16.5 Billion in 2017

    Driven by rising global awareness of the impact of building energy consumption on climate change, materials boosting building energy efficiency will reach $16.5 billion in sales in 2017. Floor space for net-zero energy buildings (NZEB) and especially nearly-zero energy buildings (nNZEB), will soar more than six-fold to 80 million m2 in 2017, according to ...


    By Lux Research

  • Asia building zero emissions generation but coal still king

    Globally, over the next 5 years, nearly 50% of the new-build electricity generation will be non CO2 emitting. However, coal remains an essential energy commodity and will be the source of more than half the stationary energy produced over that same period. Gwen Andrews, Vice President Power & Environment Policies, Asia & Oceania at Alstom Power, presented an overview of the Asian energy ...

  • Taiwan’s First Zero-Carbon Building Gets Global Top Honor

    The Y. S. Sun Green Building Research Center at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan’s first zero-carbon building, was awarded the top honor by a globally recognized green building ranking system of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The center, best known as the Magic School of Green Technology, was awarded a certificate of the Leadership in Energy and ...


    By USGBC Redwood Empire Chapter

  • Berkeley Lab awarded $15.9 million in recovery act funding for new Net-Zero Energy Buildings national user facility

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will build and operate a new National User Facility for Net-Zero Energy Buildings using a competitively selected award of $15.9 million in stimulus funds from the U.S. Department of Energy. This facility will contain a set of test beds for building systems integration designed to address key technical challenges for net-zero energy buildings. The Department ...

  • DOE`s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Turns to Uponor PEX Tubing for Nation`s Largest Net-Zero Energy Building

    When the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) wanted to encourage adoption of innovative, energy-efficient commercial building technologies, it chose to lead by example. In designing the new $64 millionResearch Support Facility (RSF), the DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created a super-energy-efficient, ...


  • HSE Excellence: Journey to Goal Zero

    HSE Excellence: Journey to Goal Zero presents itself in Miami in hopes of facilitating change within the workers safety culture. American Leaders focuses on Health, Safety and Environment inside the oil and gas industry February 2013. During the three-day conference various topics will be discussed on the proficiency of HSE. The focus of this conference will be towards building a ...


  • L.A.'s First Zero Net Energy Classrooms Arrive at Brentwood School

    Four Gen7 green modular classrooms arrive at Brentwood School today, making renewable energy a reality for the sustainability-conscious K-12 independent school. Designed to pursue LEED Gold certification, the state-of-the-art classrooms will provide a new wing of permanent, high-performance learning space expected to deliver 70% in energy savings for the school. ...


  • Berkeley Lab Helps California Get to Zero Net Energy Homes

    California has established ambitious goals to reduce energy consumption in buildings, including a policy goal for all new residential buildings to be zero net energy (ZNE) by 2020. Now the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has launched two projects to help the state meet its ZNE building goals. One project will provide detailed cost and performance ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Rumsey Engineers receives 2010 ASHRAE National Technology Award for first net zero building in U.S.

    Rumsey Engineers announced today that they are the recipients of the National ASHRAE First Place 2010 Technology Award for the IDeAs Z' Building, the first net zero energy commercial office building in the U.S. ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) created the Technology Award to recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully ...

  • R-2000 Net-Zero energy pilot launched by Natural Resources Canada

    Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is undertaking an R-2000 Net Zero Energy pilot (the Pilot) to recognize builders and homes reaching net zero energy performance in Canada, and to pilot the next generation of NRCan's 2014 R-2000 Standard and EnerGuide Rating System in net zero energy applications. Drawing on NRCan's systems and infrastructure - including its certified energy advisors certification ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • India's 1st net energy plus building

    REPORT ON THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OF OFFICE BUILDING OF CHHATTISGARH SATE ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION AT RAIPUR. CG. INDIA.   1.ABOUT THE SITE   The location of site is at Indravati colony in the heart of capital city Raipur, capital city of Chhattisgarh state , INDIA. The site is located at a distance of about 100 mts from GE ...


  • ‘Smart’ windows to cut energy use in buildings by 20%

    A consortium of three European manufacturers and suppliers of windows and ventilation systems has created a new technology for energy efficient heat recovery windows for the renovation of residential and commercial buildings. In winter, windows and ventilation are a significant source of heat loss, particularly in older buildings, and the new windows address this. The smart  ...


    By European Commission

  • New zero-emission home for Australian families

    Thirty kilometres north of Melbourne CBD, in the community of Laurimar, a new type of house – the first of its kind in Australia – is about to be constructed. The four-bedroom, detached house, will blend with the streetscape of the new development but will embody a completely new vision – a zero-emissions house that Australian families can afford. CSIRO project leader, Dr Greg Foliente, said that ...

  • Net zero water initiative for US Army

    The US Army identified six of its camps last week to become Net Zero water installations. Consumption of freshwater resources will be limited and water will be returned back to the same watershed in order to avoid depleting annual water resources in that region in terms of both quantity and quality. The Net Zero initiative will also focus on energy and waste. Katherine Hammack, ...


  • Zero waste site wins public support in Scotland

    Public attitudes towards the construction of a new residual waste treatment site in Scotland are largely positive, according to the results of a new survey. The survey, commissioned by the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils and conducted by Keep Scotland Beautiful, looked at attitudes to the potential development of a Zero Waste Parc, Prevention and Recycling Centre near Millerhill in ...

  • Frito-lay unveils `near net zero` facility

    PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division today celebrated the success of its most ambitious environmental sustainability project to-date by announcing that its Casa Grande, Arizona, facility has reached "near net zero." The "near net zero" vision was to transform an existing facility so that it would be as far "off the grid" as possible and run primarily on renewable energy sources and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Three Hershey plants achieve `Zero Waste to Landfill`

    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced that three of its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania have achieved “Zero-Waste-to-Landfill“ (ZWL) status as a result of the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance sustainability through recycling and waste management. Two of the facilities are in Hershey, Pa., and the third is in Hazleton, Pa. “We are proud of our role as ...

  • Legacy vital to success of zero waste Olympics

    Sustainable packaging made from plants is set to play a major role at the London Olympics but it will all be for nothing if brand owners, waste management companies and event organisers fail to build on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This is the warning of bioeconomy consultants and advisers to the London Olympics, NNFCC. On the 27th of July the eyes of the world are set to descend on ...


    By NNFCC

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