Industry News

02/18/2011
 The EPA has awarded $5.5 million to three consortia to research innovations in the field of nanotechnology.
02/18/2011
President Obama has announced an action plan under the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to achieve lasting conservation of lands and waters across the nation.  Established last April, the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative is designed to work with the American people with community-based conservation goals
02/18/2011

The EPA will be seeking public comment on the annual inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2009 draft report after it opens to the general population 30 days after the Federal Register notice is published.


02/17/2011

A recent survey conducted by Staples Advantage, the B2B division of Staples, Inc., shows ergonomic office furniture and technology can have a significant impact on how your employees feel – and work.


02/17/2011

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced up to $5 million in funds to support Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Centers of Excellence, focusing on the education of a workforce for future automotive technologies.


02/17/2011
ASHRAE’s Energy Modeling Conference: Tools for Designing High Performance Buildings will be taking place April 4-6, 2011, at ASHRAE Headquarters in Atlanta, GA.
02/16/2011

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the selection of Basin Electric Power Cooperative to receive a loan guarantee to construct over 100 wind turbines to produce an expected 151.5 megawatts of electricity.


02/15/2011

The Obama Administration has proposed the EPA budget for the FY 2012 - $8.973 billion.  This budget proposal is approximately a 13% decrease from the 2010 budget of $10.3 billion.


02/14/2011
The University of Southern Indiana has expanded the University Center utilizing the latest cost-effective, environmentally-sustainable practices. 
02/14/2011
The DOE has joined with local and state leaders in Heathsville, VA, to install a wind turbine as part of the Wind for Schools project. 
02/11/2011

The EPA and the U.S. Justice Department have announced that Cemex, Inc. has agreed to pay a $1.4 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations at its cement plant in Fairborn, Ohio.  In addition to the penalty costs, Cemex will spend approximately $2 million on pollution controls that will reduce harmful emissions.


02/10/2011

A new record for attendance was achieved at the Las Vegas 2011 AHR Expo with over 34,000 attendees, 20,000 exhibiting personnel, and 1938 exhibiting companies.


02/09/2011
Hydraulic fracturing is a process in which large volumes of water, sand, and chemicals are injected at high pressure to extract oil and natural gas from underground rock formations, and it’s currently under review.
02/08/2011

The DOE has announced plans to leverage oil and gas expertise to test reliability and efficiency of geothermal power generation at oil and gas fields under the Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP).


02/08/2011

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar have announced more than $50.5 million for projects seeking to develop major offshore wind initiatives for rapid and responsible deployment.


02/08/2011

The EPA is recognizing four communities that have made efforts to reduce air pollution and improve health for through implementation of sustainable goals. 


02/07/2011

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced details of the DOE’s SunShot initiative, a plan designed to reduce the costs of photovoltaic solar energy systems by about 75%.  This initiative could have solar energy achieve cost competiveness with other forms of energy.


02/04/2011

The EPA has announced the formation of Sustainable Communities Building Blocks, a program designed to help communities adopt sustainable planning methods.  Interested communities are invited to apply for technical assistance; the application period begins on February 3 and ends February 23, 2011.


02/04/2011

The DOE has announced a loan guarantee of up to $967 million for the Agua Caliente Solar project in Yuma County, AZ.  The Agua Caliente project will create approximately 400 jobs and produce a 290-megawatt photovoltaic solar generating facility, utilizing thin film panels from First Solar, Inc.


02/04/2011

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, was published in November 2010. 


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