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.

MA-based Manufacturer to Save $320K with Solar Energy Installation

MA-based Manufacturer to Save $320K with Solar Energy Installation

Installation news: Cushion manufacturer Klear Vu Corporation has invested in a new 243 kW solar energy system that will supply more than 35% of the company’s annual electricity. Klear Vu says it expects the system to provide more than

Duke Energy Customers in NC to Benefit from Approved Rebate Program

Duke Energy Customers in NC to Benefit from Approved Rebate Program

Business and non-profit energy users in North Carolina are eligible for solar rebates through a new program from Duke Energy. The $62 million solar rebate program – which will help customers with the upfront cost of installing solar panels on their properties – has been approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission.

Community-Scale Solar to Account for 10% of US Power? Could Be…

Community-Scale Solar to Account for 10% of US Power? Could Be…

Community-scale solar is a fast-growing segment and, in fact, is growing much faster than utility-scale and rooftop solar in the past few years, according to executives from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). They believe community-scale solar has the possibility to

Northeast Automatic Sprinkler Co. Installs Rooftop Solar To Power Massachusetts Facilities

Northeast Automatic Sprinkler Co. Installs Rooftop Solar To Power Massachusetts Facilities

Northeast Automatic Sprinkler, a fire suppression systems company serving Boston and the eastern part of the state, now has a 65-kW rooftop solar array at its headquarters in Kingston, Massachusetts. The project was completed with the commercial-scale solar systems installer Solect Energy. The partners say … Read more…

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University seeks to be fossil-fuel-free by 2050, according to a new plan based on recommendations from a task force made up of students, faculty members, and senior administrators. “An analysis done by the task force found that the full scope of damages associated with … Read more…

Developing a Self-Sustaining Microgrid: Q&A with Stone Edge Farm’s Craig Wooster

Developing a Self-Sustaining Microgrid: Q&A with Stone Edge Farm’s Craig Wooster

Stone Edge Farm is a 16-acre estate owned by Mac and Leslie McQuown in Sonoma, California, that includes a winery known for producing Cabernet Sauvignon from organically-grown grapes. In 2013, Mac and experienced electrical engineering contractor Craig Wooster embarked on an open-source microgrid project to … Read more…

IBM and NextEra Win Bid for New 6-MW Solar Array in Colorado

IBM and NextEra Win Bid for New 6-MW Solar Array in Colorado

Xcel Energy recently awarded a 6-MW solar array project in Colorado to IBM and developer NextEra Energy Resources, Solar Industry magazine reported. The partners plan to build a ground-mounted solar tracking array on 54 acres of IBM’s campus in Boulder that was previously farmland. The … Read more…

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

A prison in Illinois will benefit from more than $33 million in energy and water savings thanks to an energy savings performance contract (ESPC); the ESPC project is expected to reduce energy consumption by 53% across 13 main buildings, leading to significant reductions in utility and … Read more…

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