Industry News




12/01/2010

The EPA and the DOT have announced the first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the fuel efficiency of trucks and buses.


11/29/2010
The DOE will include twenty fuel cell vehicles from Mercedes-Benz as part of the Technology Validation project. 
11/24/2010

Managing a restaurant? A new Cintas Corporation survey conducted by Harris Interactive revealed dirty dishes, unpleasant odor, and dirty restrooms as the top three reasons that a consumer would not return.


11/24/2010

The USGBC has announced LEED Automation, a new program designed to streamline the LEED building certification process. LEED Automation utilizes LEED Online, an online tool used to submit and certify LEED projects.


11/24/2010

The EPA has finalized rules related to capture and sequestration of carbon dioxide (CCS) technology. CCS technology enables large emitters of carbon dioxide, such as coal fired power plants, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store the carbon dioxide utilizing geologic sequestration.

11/23/2010

Lessons learned from the whale have inspired United States Naval Academy researchers to tackle one of the biggest challenges in ocean turbine technology: the low velocity associated with tidal flows and the difficulty of extracting useful energy from low speed flows in current designs.


11/17/2010

Improving big box retail ventilation and indoor air quality is the goal of a new project awarded by ASHRAE and funded by a $1.5 million dollar grant from the National Institute of Science and Engineering (NIST).


11/17/2010

The total footprint of commercial projects certified under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Green Building Rating System has surpassed one billion square feet.


11/17/2010

The DOE has established the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee (ERAC), a federal advisory committee that will report directly to the Secretary of Energy.


11/09/2010

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is upgrading requirements in all new federal building construction and renovation to a minimum of LEED Gold certification.


11/09/2010

EPA fugitive Albania Deleon was arrested in the Dominican Republic 19 months after fleeing her federal sentencing hearing. Deleon was wanted by the EPA for certifying individuals as having asbestos removal training when in fact, they had never taken the required coursework.


11/09/2010

Walmart announced that it will be expanding renewable energy efforts through utilization of lighter, low cost thin film solar technology.  Walmart plans to add solar generating systems to 20 to 30 sites in California and Arizona.


10/29/2010

A recent study of roofing systems conducted on behalf of the ERA provides proof of the long-term performance capabilities of EPDM.  Each system examined with 30 years of in field service performed as intended.


10/29/2010

The USGBC’s annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo takes place Nov. 17-19 in Chicago, IL, and will feature a keynote address from Gen. Colin Powell.

10/29/2010
The DOE, BOEMRE, and NOAA have announced research awards totaling almost $5 million to support projects involving renewable ocean energy.
10/22/2010

Campbell Crossing, the public-private partnership between Actus Lend Lease and the U.S. Army, has announced the completion of two zero-energy homes on a military installation


10/22/2010

U.S. Secretary Steven Chu announced that $20 million would be allocated toward research, development, and demonstration of innovative geothermal technologies that would reduce demand for fossil fuels, create new jobs, and cut down on pollution.


10/22/2010

The EPA is awarding 17 agreements to nonprofit organizations and a university totaling almost $2.4 million to improve indoor air quality across the nation. Statistically Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, facing levels of air pollution two to five times higher than outdoors.


10/21/2010

The 2011 BOMA International Conference will take place June 26-28 in Washington, D.C. and will feature David Gergen, Sam Zell, and Peter Linneman.


10/19/2010
The DOE has announced the launch of the National Geothermal Student Competition, which will provide up to $100,000 to fund as many as 10 collegiate teams

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