All Dominion Energy Virginia customers can tap solar energy'

All Dominion Energy Virginia customers can tap solar energy'

Dominion Energy Virginia will be offering residential and business customers the opportunity to "go solar" even without investing in solar panels on their rooftops. These customers will be able to have a portion of their energy needs met by community-based...

5 growing careers in green job market

5 growing careers in green job market

Green construction is projected to account for more than 3.3 million U.S. jobs and to generate $190.3 billion in labor earnings between 2015 and 2018, according to the 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study. Architects, building engineers and contractors play...

Honolulu condo project achieves historic LEED certification

Symphony Honolulu has become the first new 400-foot tall high-rise residential condominium building in Hawaii to achieve certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), according to a release. Developed by OliverMcMillan, Symphony Honolulu...

Solar-ready roofs designed for new Singapore developments

Solar-ready roofs designed for new Singapore developments

The Housing Board of Singapore has reaffirming its commitment to promote sustainable living by redesigning the roofs of new blocks so solar panels can be more easily installed, officials said. As of now, 18 projects have been earmarked, including ongoing...

Planned S.C. buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than burn

Planned S.C. buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than burn

Every hour, the sun beams more energy onto Earth than it needs to satisfy global energy requirements for an entire year, according to National Geographic and other sources. Of course, harnessing and storing solar energy as a primary source of...

Analysis identifies how commercial customers might benefit from battery energy storage

Commercial electricity customers who are subject to high demand charges may be able to reduce overall costs by using battery energy storage to manage demand, according to research by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The...

Seattle apartment community earns green certification

Seattle apartment community earns green certification

Mill Creek Residential, a leading multifamily investor and operator specializing in premier apartment communities across the U.S., has achieved LEED silver for Modera South Lake Union, a seven-story luxury apartment community near downtown Seattle. Modera South Lake Union is the...

Self-powered gym opens in Switzerland

Self-powered gym opens in Switzerland

Swiss researchers have created a gym and wellness building run entirely on energy from the sun and fitness equipment, such as bikes and treadmills. The first-of-its-kind facility in the country, the gym is part of a larger innovation building project...

Solar roof tiles offer tech boost for Kenya's rural classrooms

Solar roof tiles offer tech boost for Kenya's rural classrooms

It’s mid-morning at Gaitheri Secondary School in central Kenya’s Murang’a County, and students are busy with their daily routine. But their establishment is different — boasting a better power supply than most rural classrooms. One of its iron-sheet roofs is...

Home Depot converting 50 rooftops to solar farms

The Home Depot plans to add solar installations at 50 stores as it continues to expand its alternative energy portfolio, essentially creating mini-solar farms out of unused rooftops. The project will reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to...

How will eclipse impact power grid?

How will eclipse impact power grid?

PV output to decrease significantly as moon passes between Earth and sun

Dubai’s solar city goes live

Dubai’s solar city goes live

Dubai’s Sustainable City has kicked off operations of a solar installation that will eventually produce up to 10 MW of power at maximum capacity. Completion of the first phase of the project has seen 24,170 solar panels installed so far....

Indian company shows way with green building HQ

Indian company shows way with green building HQ

Green is the new black in real estate. Green buildings, therefore, have become the latest slogan for most developers, including government organizations, which are now transforming their old buildings into green ones to go eco-friendly, reduce their environmental footprint and,...

Costa Rican HQ earns LEED gold

The new Costa Rican headquarters of Establishment Labs, a global medical device company focused on aesthetic technologies with a strong emphasis on product development and innovation, has received U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

4 different uses of photovoltaic technology

4 different uses of photovoltaic technology

It’s becoming more common to find solar panels on rooftops, but that’s just one of thousands of places where they are generating power. As costs drop and energy production rises, we expect to see many more places where solar technologies are put to work — providing unleashed, inexpensive electricity, according to the U.S.

Solar helps innovative affordable housing earn LEED platinum

Selma Community Housing, a residential development in Hollywood featuring 66 affordable family homes, has achieved LEED for Homes platinum certification, according to a release. Playing a key role in the designation, officials said, was a solar water heating system that...

Helsinki Airport goes carbon neutral

Helsinki Airport goes carbon neutral

Finland’s Helsinki Airport has announced that, through extensive efficiency improvements, it has become carbon neutral. The airport began its path toward carbon neutrality by using renewable diesel fuel in vehicles operating at the airport, reports Energy Manager Today. The buses...

4 fast facts about solar prosumers

4 fast facts about solar prosumers

Not too long ago, electricity worked as a one-way street—utilities produced energy and people consumed it. Solar energy has changed that model, enabling people who install solar panels on their rooftops to consume the energy generated and sell the rest...

Renewable energy provides tangible benefits

Today is Professional Engineers Day, celebrating licensed professional engineers across the United States who have committed to protect and advance the public health, safety and welfare of our communities. Environmental engineering in particular has shaped the modern world in how...

India's capital features world's first 'green' local metro network

India's capital features world's first 'green' local metro network

New Delhi's city rail transit system, Delhi Metro Railway Corp. (DMRC) has been named the world's first completely "green" metro system. The Indian Green Building Council awarded the capital's rail system the world-first status for adhering to the green building...

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