Clean biocoal heating up with hemp, forest debris and kenaf

Clean biocoal heating up with hemp, forest debris and kenaf

The University of Louisville continues to research ways, components to make better biocoal.

Infographic: Finding alternatives to using sand in construction

Sand is the second-most extracted resource on Earth after water. However, it is not infinite.

World Bank increases support for clean, renewable energy in Bangladesh

The World Bank has approved $55 million to expand the use of clean renewable energy in rural areas of Bangladesh where grid electricity cannot reach easily. The additional financing to the Second Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (RERED II)...

Airports soar with environmentally friendly upgrades

Airports soar with environmentally friendly upgrades

Airports are going green in response to increasing pressure regarding the aviation industry’s environmental impact. Airport Technology recently spotlighted the world’s most environmentally friendly airports and highlighted what elements of those facilities’ design help them to offset carbon emissions. The...

New ASHRAE standard defines requirements for integrating energy modeling into design

ASHRAE has published a new standard describing a methodology to apply building energy modeling throughout the design process. ASHRAE Standard 209-2018, Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings except Low Rise Residential Buildings, defines minimum requirements for providing energy design assistance...

U.S. water use to reach 138 trillion gallons in 2022

U.S. water use to reach 138 trillion gallons in 2022

Americans are expected to use 138 trillion gallons of water in 2022, according to a new report. “Water: United States,” recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports, reveals an anticipated uptick for several reasons: Overall electricity generation. Expanding manufacturing and mining...

Millions in funding available for geothermal drilling research, development

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office plans to dole out up to $14.5 million to advance geothermal energy development nationwide. The Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy funding opportunity announcement will focus on geothermal drilling in support of accelerating...

N.Y. building's facade cleans air

N.Y. building's facade cleans air

New York’s 570 Broome boasts a subtle yet substantial environmentally conscious feature—its façade actually cleans the air. The 25-story luxury condo tower in Manhattan's Hudson Square, slated to be completed at the end of 2018, is situated next to New...

New database spotlights nation's wind turbines

New database spotlights nation's wind turbines

A new database provides insight into wind turbines in use across the country. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S.

12 tips for making properties more water efficient

12 tips for making properties more water efficient

Millions of gallons of water are wasted every day in the United States. While several factors contribute to that waste, the two main issues are undetected leaks caused by an aging infrastructure and faulty irrigation systems/procedures incorporated by scores of...

Sustainable design at core of Toronto's first planned Toronto’s first tall wood building

Sustainable design at core of Toronto's first planned Toronto’s first tall wood building

Timber increasingly is becoming a core component of high-performance buildings around the world. It soon will be the foundation for a 12-story structure on Toronto’s eastern waterfront. George Brown College has unveiled plans to erect the province’s first tall institutional...

Largest Passive House development in North America certified in Pittsburgh

Largest Passive House development in North America certified in Pittsburgh

Hillcrest Residences has become the largest confirmed Passive House Institute U.S. certified (PHIUS) development in North America by square footage and number of units, according to a release from the developer. The new, energy-efficient senior housing development brings 66 apartment...

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

In 2016, the R.W. Kern Center became Hampshire College’s first new building in 40 years.

Walmart commits to reduce emissions in China

Walmart commits to reduce emissions in China

Walmart plans to enroll all of its export and domestic suppliers in China, starting with 100 of its top suppliers, into an emissions reduction program in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the country. The company’s goal is...

India's digital village gets top green rating

India’s Raithal community has been awarded platinum status by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), making it the first digital village in the country to be certified a “green village.” The award recognizes Raithal village as a “global leader” for...

New N.C. solar-storage farm among nation's largest

New N.C. solar-storage farm among nation's largest

One of the largest solar-plus-storage installations in the continental United States is now in operation in North Carolina. The 8.5-megawatt utility-scale project has a storage capacity of 12 megawatt hours, according to a release. All told, 21,900 high-performance LG solar...

Fact or fiction? Examining 10 IAQ myths

Fact or fiction? Examining 10 IAQ myths

Despite the fact that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect the health of the occupants in any kind of enclosed space, there seem to be a lot of misconceptions about it. With individuals spending a significant amount of time...

Plan for world's largest greenhouse blossoming

Plan for world's largest greenhouse blossoming

The world’s largest tropical greenhouse under one roof soon will take shape, featuring waterfalls and an array of plants. The French design firm Coldefy & Associates has unveiled plans to construct the $62 million single-domed structure in the Pas-de-Calais area....

Netherlands to increase wind production

Netherlands to increase wind production

As it looks to increase alternative energy production alternatives, the Dutch government plans to build three more offshore wind farms. That’s in addition to five new wind farms already agreed upon in the nation’s Energy Agreement. The government’s goal is...

Japan opens nation's largest floating solar farm

Japan opens nation's largest floating solar farm

Touted as Japan’s largest floating solar plant, a new 13.7 megawatt (MW) site has begun operation. Sitting on the surface of the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Ichihara, the 44-acre plant is managed by the waterworks bureau of Chiba Prefecture for...

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