How the Frick Environmental Center Qualified for Elite LBC Certification

How the Frick Environmental Center Qualified for Elite LBC Certification

The Frick Environmental Center in Pittsburgh, PA, announced that, after more than a year of extensive testing and documentation, it has received the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Certification, one of just 21 buildings in the world to be certified by the LBC.

Massachusetts Awards Facilities $4 Million in Energy Grants

Massachusetts Awards Facilities $4 Million in Energy Grants

Massachusetts drinking water and wastewater facilities received a total of $4 million in grants to reduce energy use, increase energy efficiency, and generate renewable energy.

‘Energy Transition Framework for Cities’ Unveils Best Practices for a Decarbonized Future

‘Energy Transition Framework for Cities’ Unveils Best Practices for a Decarbonized Future

A recently published report surveys 10 pioneering mid-size cities that lead the energy transition around the world to uncover best practices for achieving climate and energy goals. DNV GL, a consortium of independent energy experts, published a new report into the activities of cities around the world … Read more…

Philadelphia Launches Aggressive Initiative to Combat Climate Change

Philadelphia Launches Aggressive Initiative to Combat Climate Change

City officials have launched Philadelphia 2030 District in a move to combat climate change through reductions in energy and water use, and cuts in transportation emissions. The launch of the 2030 District brings together Philadelphia utility and energy service companies, community organizations, and property owners … Read more…

New Jersey Sewage Treatment Plant To Trade Effluent for Energy

New Jersey Sewage Treatment Plant To Trade Effluent for Energy

In an unusual deal, the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority just launched a project to send effluent from wastewater treatment to a local power plant in exchange for electricity, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The agreement is expected to help the New Jersey facility become energy … Read more…

Cincinnati Mayor Proposes Ohio’s Largest Municipal Solar Panel Project

Cincinnati Mayor Proposes Ohio’s Largest Municipal Solar Panel Project

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says he wants to install Ohio’s largest municipally-sponsored solar panel project within two years, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. If the project succeeds, it could generate 20% of the electricity required for city operations, according to the mayor’s office. The mayor’s solar … Read more…

Chicago Takes Another Step in Direction of Energy Efficiency Leadership

Chicago Takes Another Step in Direction of Energy Efficiency Leadership

Chicago is launching the Smart Building Operations Pilot, a program that uses energy data to building operators make energy efficient choices. The program is a collaboration between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Chicago utility ComEd and the Accelerate Group. It aims to help inform day-to-day … Read more…

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