Solar-powered mobile health clinic delivered to Clemson

Solar-powered mobile health clinic delivered to Clemson

Odulair, a leading manufacturer of mobile health clinics, has launched what it claims is the world's first 100-percent solar-powered generator-free mobile clinic for Clemson University, according to a press release. The Clemson University Joseph F. Sullivan Center is using the...

Obama picks eco-friendly D.C. structure where he'll write memoir

Obama picks eco-friendly D.C. structure where he'll write memoir

It's not nearly as quick as a commute as he had in the White House, but President Barack Obama has settled on office space about a mile away from his future D.C. home. The Washington Post reported that Obama will...

Volvo uses campaign to promote sustainability

Volvo uses campaign to promote sustainability

A new campaign called “Building Tomorrow” has been launched by Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) to promote how the company is driving a more sustainable future. Running now and throughout 2017, the campaign is supported by a series of short...

Report: D.C. could enhance livability, save billions with smart surface technologies

Report: D.C. could enhance livability, save billions with smart surface technologies

A new report documents and quantifies the large-scale environmental, health and economic benefits that Washington, D.C., could gain from citywide adoption of smart surface technologies. “Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, D.C.,” authored by Capital E, documents how the district could save...

Old Mutual’s Cape Town office a southern hemisphere leader in green building

Old Mutual’s Mutualpark offices in Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa, have received a 5-star Green Star South Africa (SA) Existing Building Performance rating. This rating by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) makes it the largest existing building to...

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Report: U.S. "clean energy revolution" making historic gains

America’s transition to a clean energy economy is irrevocably underway and delivering deep pollution reductions, with coal use at record lows but renewable energy higher than ever, according to the fourth annual energy report by the Natural Resources Defense Council...

South Pacific island running entirely on solar power

South Pacific island running entirely on solar power

A remote tropical island has catapulted itself into the future by ditching diesel and powering all homes and businesses with the scorching South Pacific sun. Using more than 5,000 solar panels and 60 Tesla power packs, the tiny island of...

Report shows cost reductions, rapid deployment of clean energy technologies

Report shows cost reductions, rapid deployment of clean energy technologies

A new U.S. Department of Energy report highlights the accelerated deployment of five clean energy technologies: wind turbines, solar technologies for both utility-scale and distributed photovoltaic (PV), electric vehicles (EVs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Revolution…Now is annually updated and describes...

Solar initiative brings sustainability to historic neighborhood

Solar initiative brings sustainability to historic neighborhood

Louisville, Ky.’s Smoketown neighborhood, a name said to have come from the large number of smoke-producing kilns in the area during its early brick-making days in the 1820s, will soon host a sustainable source of renewable energy production. YouthBuild Louisville...

Energy storage set to transform U.S. power grid

Energy storage set to transform U.S. power grid

The nation’s energy infrastructure will undergo a significant transformation over the next 10 years, due in large part to the emergence of cost-effective energy storage, according to a new study. Mortenson, a recognized North American leader in energy and transmission...

Solar-powered Singapore university building to produce as much energy as it consumes

Solar-powered Singapore university building to produce as much energy as it consumes

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has broken ground on its first net-zero energy building that will use solar panels and energy-efficient systems to produce as much energy as it consumes. Designed by international office Serie Architects in collaboration with...

MassMutual earns environmental stewardship gold

The headquarters for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) has been awarded LEED gold using the LEED for Existing Buildings rating system, the company announced. The building previously achieved LEED silver in recognition of the company's ongoing progress with its...

Energy Department invests $21 million to speed solar adoption, maximize benefits for states

The Energy Department will invest $21.4 million for 17 new projects to help reduce the "soft costs" commonly found with solar energy, such as installation, permitting and connecting to the grid. As more U.S. consumers turn toward renewable energy each...

Green mosque earns prestigious award

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has given its prestigious platinum award to the Badriya Juma Masjid in Kundapur, India. The award has been given under a specially introduced category, IGBC Green Place of Worship, in recognition of the mosque’s...

Town boasts South Africa's first solar-powered airport

Town boasts South Africa's first solar-powered airport

Africa is redefining the meaning of the phrase "world's best airport" as its new airport boasts of being the first solar-powered airport in the continent. The airport in George, South Africa, a town with 150,000 residents, is slowly being recognized...

New Yorkers soon can tap solar energy for their apartments

New Yorkers soon can tap solar energy for their apartments

Soon, renters or other New Yorkers who want renewable energy but aren’t able install their own solar panels will be able to purchase electricity from neighboring solar projects. Under the new model, known as “community shared solar," installation developers will...

Toyota looks to unveil first LEED platinum dealership

Toyota looks to unveil first LEED platinum dealership

Toyota soon plans to unveil the world's first certified net-zero energy automotive dealership, after striking a deal with the architects of the building to collect data to ensure that the facility is producing more energy than it uses. Toyota of...

Honeywell's headquarters a gold facility

Honeywell's headquarters a gold facility

Honeywell’s corporate headquarters has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a nonprofit membership organization whose vision is buildings and communities that will regenerate and sustain the health...

Cheesemaker installs California's largest privately owned dairy solar array

Cheesemaker installs California's largest privately owned dairy solar array

Joseph Gallo Farms, maker of Joseph Farms Cheese, has unveiled a new 2-megawatt (MW) solar array, the largest privately owned system ever installed on a California dairy, according to a press release. The fixed-array system supplies renewable energy on-site for...

L'Oréal USA developing major solar projects in Ark., Ky.

Scenic Hill Solar is partnering with L'Oréal USA to develop two large-scale commercial solar projects in North Little Rock, Ark., and Florence, Ky., according to a press release. The Kentucky site will be a 1.5-megawatt DC solar power plant, making...

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