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Aging lighting: Replace or retrofit?
BUILDINGS
Rarely are the details of a lighting upgrade black and white. Are there incentives that make an energy efficient retrofit worth the higher upfront cost, or are you better off replacing burned-out lamps with like technology? Weigh these factors to gain a clearer picture of where you stand.
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Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions declined in 2012
EDC Magazine
Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2012 were the lowest in the United States since 1994, at 5.3 billion metric tons of CO2. With the exception of 2010, emissions have declined every year since 2007.
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Interior chief sees many wind farms in US future
The Associated Press via The Huffington Post
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar voiced optimism that the nation's first offshore wind farm will soon break ground after more than a decade of delays and be followed by more off the Atlantic coast. "I think there's a good chance it will happen before the end of the year," Salazar said of the Cape Wind project.
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Recyclable solar cells: Green energy goes green
Physics Central
Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University have devised a solar cell that makes solar energy truly renewable. By using plant-based materials to build solar cells, the researchers were able to make a solar cell that has a higher efficiency than any previous organic solar cell and simply dissolves in water at the end of its lifetime. The research was published in Scientific Reports.
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Property protection 101: A liability primer
BUILDINGS
Is your facilities portfolio expanding? Take a minute to catch up on loss reduction and prevention — it could save you untold heartbreak and money. These tips will help you minimize injury, loss, and financial exposure by optimizing your organizational practices and understanding the legal landscape.
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From 'do no harm' to regeneration: The future of hospital design
EDC Magazine
Increasingly, hospitals and healthcare facilities are choosing to focus on sustainability initiatives, particularly those that save energy. Some also are tackling waste reduction, recycling and reuse, and a few are examining and reducing their water use and water impacts.
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Storing renewable energy: Key to an all-renewables future
EarthTechling
A key aspect of building that all-renewables future will be developing and deploying more energy storage technologies. Here there are a number of options. Some are deployed today; some appear to be ready for greater deployment; and some are on the cusp of practical application.
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