Brooklyn Housing Development’s New Microgrid Marks NYC’s 1st Lithium Ion Battery Project

Brooklyn Housing Development’s New Microgrid Marks NYC’s 1st Lithium Ion Battery Project

The Marcus Garvey Apartments, an affordable-housing neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, has installed a microgrid that is expected to improve energy efficiency and cost, and to ensure a steady supply of energy. The project was developed by L+M Development Partners, writes Microgrid Knowledge. Solar panels on … Read more…

Industrial Entities in Emerging Economies Adopt EMS Solutions at a Furious Rate

Industrial Entities in Emerging Economies Adopt EMS Solutions at a Furious Rate

Industrial entities in emerging economies are widely adopting comprehensive energy management solutions; China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Mexico and South Africa hold significant promise for the global energy management systems market, according to Transparency Market Research’s new study, Energy Management Systems (EMS) Market … Read more…

Architects’ Group Urges America to Reduce Carbon in Built Environment

Architects’ Group Urges America to Reduce Carbon in Built Environment

As the nation prepares to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the American Institute of Architects has issued eight principles governing how architects can mitigate climate change and has urged the government to protect policies designed to conserve energy and reduce carbon in the built environment.

On Hawaii’s Big Island, Developer Breaks Ground on Off-Grid Solar Community

On Hawaii’s Big Island, Developer Breaks Ground on Off-Grid Solar Community

Hawaii-based developer Brian Anderson is planning a 410-home development along the Big Island’s “Gold Coast” that would become the first off-grid community of this magnitude, he told Pacific Business News on March 13.

NAHB Survey: U.S. Home Builders Use Energy Efficient Products, Especially Windows

NAHB Survey: U.S. Home Builders Use Energy Efficient Products, Especially Windows

On average, builders of single-family residences use 10.2 different green products or practices – and 22 percent always or almost always have their homes certified to a green standard, according to survey results released on March 13 by the National Association of Home Builders.

Buffalo Church Becomes Landlord to Pay for ‘Higher Power’ Costs

St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral – a 200-year-old religious sanctuary in Buffalo, New York – has spent the better part of a decade trying to decide what to do with its mostly vacant 121-year-old parish house on Pearl Street, according to a report last week by The Buffalo News. But on February 27, the historic church won approval from the Buffalo Planning Board to convert the space into seven market-rate apartments and a first-floor commercial office suite that will help pay for the church’s heating/energy bills, as well as other, mounting operational costs.

Boulder Council Signs Off on New Energy Conservation Code

Boulder Council Signs Off on New Energy Conservation Code

Believing that its aspirations and performance too far outpace targets of the International Energy Conservation Code, Boulder, Colorado, is striking out on its own with a new, city-specific energy code that it believes will be stricter on emissions and easier for customers to use, according to a February 25 by the Boulder Daily Camera.

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