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08/16/2011

President Obama today announced that the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy, and Navy will invest up to $510 million during the next three years in partnership with the private sector to produce advanced drop-in aviation and marine biofuels to power military and commercial transportation. 

08/15/2011

As back to school season approaches and hundreds – if not thousands of schools are being inundated with sneaker- and boot- clad feet and sliding desks and chairs this month, it is important that building and facility managers take a proactive approach to maintaining their facilities this school season.

08/15/2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that through its Greening America’s Capitals (GAC) project, it will help the capital cities of Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, Nebraska and the District of Columbia to create healthy communities through green development.

08/15/2011
Researchers in Virginia have created a circuit that uses so little energy that batteries are not even necessary.
08/15/2011

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the Department of Energy finalized a $102 million loan to Record Hill Wind, LLC.  The loan guarantee, in conjunction with an investment by the Yale University Endowment, will support the Record Hill wind project.

08/11/2011
A group of advisors to Energy Secretary Steven Chu today released a series of consensus-based recommendations regarding shale gas.  The
08/11/2011

Most of the nation – from seaside suburbs to our national parks - has experienced health-threatening "bad air" days this year due to smog pollution, according to a new analysis of government air pollution data by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

08/10/2011

According to data from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), compensation for architects has experienced a decline of over 25% between 2007 and 2010.  With the demand for new projects sliding, it’s important for facility managers, building owners, and anyone related to the construction or architectural field to keep note of these developments

08/10/2011

ASHRAE, along with HVAC&R, architecture, interior design and building construction industry colleagues from around the world, will host the seventh International HVAC Cold Climate Conference, Nov. 12-14, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

08/10/2011

US venture capital investment in clean tech plummeted 44% to $1.1 billion in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, according to Ernst & Young’s latest analysis.

08/10/2011
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced its Fire & Life Safety Conference will take place December 12-14.
08/09/2011

The Department of Energy today announced that it has awarded up to $39 million in research grants aimed at developing cutting-edge nuclear energy technologies and training and educating the next generation of leaders in the U.S. nuclear industry. 

08/09/2011

While roofs across the world sport photovoltaic solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity, a Duke University engineer believes a novel hybrid system can wring even more useful energy out of the sun's rays.

08/08/2011
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department of Energy finalized a $967 million loan guarantee to Agua Caliente Solar, LLC. 
08/08/2011
The American Federation of Government Employees National Council #238 of EPA Locals today launched its "Save the Environment—Save the EPA" campaign to bring attention to the dangerous impacts the draconian budget cuts proposed by Congress would have on the ability of the EPA to protect our nation's human health and the environment.
08/08/2011

The True Cost of Solar Power: The Pressure's On, the latest global solar supply-chain cost study by PHOTON Consulting found that While PV module manufacturers have made considerable progress driving down the cost of solar in the U.S., decreases in installer non-module costs have not kept pace.

08/08/2011

Researchers from a team funded by the National Science Foundation have examined some of last spring’s massive tornado damage and conclude in a new report that more intensive engineering design and more rigorous, localized construction and inspection standards are needed to reduce property damage and loss of life.

08/05/2011

First impressions are everything, especially for prospective and current tenants. The first thing people notice is the overall scenery of a potential new location. Are you doing everything you can to make sure their first impression of your building is a positive, lasting one?

08/04/2011

The DOE announced the next step of its comprehensive website reform, making Energy.gov a cutting-edge, interactive information platform and saving taxpayers more than $10 million annually.

08/04/2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule to advance the use of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies

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