Closed landfill now home to solar farm

Closed landfill now home to solar farm

Waste Management, in partnership with project owner Captona Partners, recently completed construction on a 2.5 megawatt (MW DC) solar farm at the closed MT Sullivan Landfill, according to a press release. Closed since 1998, the landfill now contains 7,938 solar...

Rooftop photovoltaics win big over silicon in outdoor testing

Rooftop photovoltaics win big over silicon in outdoor testing

A concentrating photovoltaic system with embedded microtracking can produce more than 50 percent more energy per day than standard silicon solar cells in a head-to-head competition, according to a team of engineers who field tested a prototype unit over two...

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

What once was a medical building in Independence, Mo., is now a sustainability standout. The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the new Independence Utilities Center with a highly coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, according to a press release.

Horizon reaches new peak with solar energy

Horizon reaches new peak with solar energy

Horizon Beverage, one of the largest wholesale spirits, wine and beer distributors in New England, is now powering its operations with clean, renewable solar power. The family-owned company has announced that its new 978kW DC solar PV system is in...

Fla. Planet Fitness builds solar strength

Fla. Planet Fitness builds solar strength

Planet Fitness’ St. Petersburg, Fla., club has partnered with Solar Energy Management to become the first 24/7 Planet Fitness to be a net-zero energy building, the company announced. The updated, energy efficient Planet Fitness is now 99.5 percent reliant on...

Innovative businesses help communities capitalize on solar

Innovative businesses help communities capitalize on solar

With recent innovations like Tesla’s solar shingles, the future of solar-powered living is looking bright. Still, supplying homes and businesses with affordable solar power is a complex undertaking. “There’s a lot of moving parts to community solar,” according to Eric...

A look at how solar panels work

Whether it’s a new panel installation on a building’s roof or one of the growing numbers of solar panel “farms” near many highways, solar technology is showing up more and more in our daily lives. This is an exciting time...

Historic San Antonio apartment building adding solar panels in downtown first

Historic San Antonio apartment building adding solar panels in downtown first

The recently renovated Maverick building, which now offers multi-family residential housing, will be the first apartment complex in downtown San Antonio to use solar power. The city’s Historic and Design Review Commission has approved a proposal to install a solar...

Infographic: Sustainable building from bottom up

Developing a sustainable building demands a holistic approach. While newer buildings tend to perform better from an energy standpoint, due to building code advancements, it’s not always a guarantee. Planning is pivotal and literally must take place from the ground...

D.C. United announce $25 million record PACE deal

D.C. United announce $25 million record PACE deal

Washington, D.C.’s professional soccer team has closed on the nation’s largest clean-funding deal. D.C. United, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Department of Energy and Environment announced the $25 million private clean energy funding package for installation of state-of-the-art energy and...

Intelligent energy storage helping make businesses green

Intelligent energy storage helping make businesses green

Issues surrounding relationships between climate change, clean energy and Internet of Things (IoT) technology have become prominent in the developing cultural narrative. This is especially true regarding businesses and organizations. In fact, 43 percent of Fortune 500 companies have set...

New Belgium Brewing earns three LEED certifications

New Belgium Brewing has earned a trio of LEED certifications on all three of its Asheville, N.C., facilities: Liquid Center tasting room (platinum), Brewery (gold) and Distribution Center (silver). A number of innovative features are incorporated into the design of...

Cornell Tech plans to reach net zero with first academic building

Cornell Tech plans to reach net zero with first academic building

Cornell Tech, under construction on Roosevelt Island in New York City, plans to achieve net zero energy efficiency for The Bloomberg Center. Designed by the architecture firm Morphosis, The Bloomberg Center is the first academic building to be constructed on...

Solar steam transforming food processing

Solar steam transforming food processing

Deep in the heart of California’s Central Valley, industrial food processing facilities use thermal energy to preserve, prepare and package a diversity of food products. The massive operation requires 11 million megawatt hours of energy annually, presenting ample opportunity to...

Hawaii Community College earns LEED platinum

Hawaii Community College’s Pālamanui campus has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest rating possible in the sustainable building program, according to the school. The school “is committed...

Solar-powered Colorado school houses sun-soaked learning environment

Solar-powered Colorado school houses sun-soaked learning environment

It’s hard to compete with the gorgeous views of Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley, but architecture firm Studio B appears to have succeeded in complementing the landscape with their redesign of the Aspen Community School. Recipient of numerous AIA Colorado awards,...

New electricity market analysis platform for renewable energy launched

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and its Business Renewables Center (BRC) have launched a new software platform that helps buyers and developers of renewable energy projects better understand which locations are more likely to be economically attractive across deregulated electricity...

Construction underway on Africa’s first green design center

Construction underway on Africa’s first green design center

Trade Call Investments Apparel, or TCI Apparel, has broken ground on what is expected to be Africa’s first green design center. The move, taking place in Epping, illustrates the company’s commitment to championing the causes of sustainable fashion, reports Nigeria...

Developers incorporate environmental design in warehouse projects

Developers incorporate environmental design in warehouse projects

Step foot in the Randa Logistics building in the Gateway Commerce Center in Tahoe Reno Industrial Center and it appears typical of the giant distribution centers in the area: long aisles of tall shelving with people scurrying about in a...

5 global green building trends for 2017

5 global green building trends for 2017

Thanks in part to the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, green building projects are increasing worldwide. From 2015 to 2018, the percentage of global builders with at least 60 percent of their projects certified green will double, according to...

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