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.

Pittsburgh for the Win: The ‘Steel City’ Ranks First for the Most Buildings Committed to Conservation

Pittsburgh for the Win: The ‘Steel City’ Ranks First for the Most Buildings Committed to Conservation

  Pittsburgh holds its place as the North American city with the most buildings formally committed to deep reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions, as well as to improvements to indoor air quality. Pittsburgh leads all 19 established 2030 Districts in the … Read more…

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.

Historic Michigan Inn Energy Efficiency Project Receives $5.5M PACE Loan

Historic Michigan Inn Energy Efficiency Project Receives $5.5M PACE Loan

In Michigan, the developer for a historic inn renovation project received a PACE loan for energy and water efficiency improvements that local officials say will ultimately save about $2 million.

Chambers County Schools Achieves $500,000 Energy Savings Milestone in Alabama

Chambers County Schools Achieves $500,000 Energy Savings Milestone in Alabama

Chambers County Schools in Lafayette, Alabama, reached a $500,000 savings milestone from a facilities improvement project with Schneider Electric that began in 2015. The school district project involved a comprehensive energy audit and a customized energy efficiency plan from Schneider Electric. Prior to this project, … Read more…

Corporation Proposes Smart Marine Ecosystem for Improved Efficiency

Corporation Proposes Smart Marine Ecosystem for Improved Efficiency

Finnish marine and energy equipment manufacturing corporation Wärtsilä is proposing a “Smart Marine Ecosystem” that combines shared capacity, big data analytics, intelligent vessels, and smart ports to improve efficiency in the shipping industry. The corporation sees the new ecosystem as a way to address waste … 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…

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