Largest Solar Farm Opens to Sunny Skies

Sunny southern Spain is the home of this massive photovoltaic solar farm which will produce enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 20,000 homes.  It may look a bit like an environmental eye sore, but consideration was given to the local flora and fauna habitat.  It’s an interesting concept, but I think I prefer […]

ASLA Makes Climate Policy Recommendations

The American Society of Landscape Architects has released recommendations to encourage Congress to take action regarding global warming.  The Safe Climate Act and America’s Climate Security Act can, if passed, “save billions of dollars on infrastructure, create vibrant and healthy neighborhoods, preserve our natural resources, and reduce global warming.” Recommendations include: sustainable site planning and […]

Green Building Caribbean Style

Swaying palm trees, sandy beaches and blues skies are all synonymous with the Caribbean. Now the government would like its sustainably-planned administrative offices to serve as an example for the region, with hopes that green building will also be associated with the beautiful islands.

Building Energy ’08

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association will present its 33rd annual “Building Energy” tradeshow at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts from March 11-13, 2008. Building professionals and concerned citizens are invited to take part in the event designed to enlighten participants about energy efficiency and renewable energy. Exhibitors will display their latest products […]

Green Stadium Planned for Dallas Cowboys

It will be the first of its kind: a new football stadium specifically designed to have a smaller environmental impact during construction and in its daily operations. The Cowboys are applying for the “Performance Track” program offered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

NAHB Launches Green Building Program

The International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida was the scene of the big reveal for the National Association of Home Builders’ new, voluntary green building program yesterday. The association created the guidelines for builders and developers who want their projects to receive certification for adhering to a set of green standards.

Who’s the Greenest IT Company of All?

This year Computerworld wanted to award recognition to those IT users and vendors that make concerted efforts to be environmentally-conscious in their day-to-day practices. In an industry that is known for consuming significant amounts of electricity, measures to reduce a company’s carbon footprint can really have a positive impact.

Turn Off the Lights for 1 Earth Hour

Looking for a way to show you care about the environment?  This March 29th at 8pm, concerned citizens around the world will make a united statement against global warming by turning off their lights for one hour.  The concept dubbed “Earth Hour” began last year in Sydney, Australia, when more than 2 million people participated.  […]

Green Building in the Garden State

I suppose it only seems like all of the land in New Jersey has already been developed, but apparently there is still some open space that needs to occupy new buildings. Growing up in the “Garden State”, I witnessed many parcels of farmland succumbing to the pressures of “progress”. That’s not to say it’s not […]

Philly’s First Zero-Energy Townhomes

This new 38-home community is developed on an infill lot in Northeast Philadelphia bordering Fairmont Park. Four homes are completed to date, featuring “passive solar design, a high performance modular envelope, ENERGY STAR windows, water saving fixtures, low-emitting finishes, a 4 kW roof mounted solar electric PV array, solar hot water system, a high-efficiency mini-split […]

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