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Michigan wind industry spins up power, success
WWJ-TV
Wind power in Michigan has become a big business. The state is about to join the elite "Gigawatt Club," being one of only a handful of states to generate more than a billion watts of electricity from wind power. More than 40 companies in the wind industry now employ more than 3,000 Michiganders. Hundreds of wind turbines dot several major Michigan wind farms, where millions of dollars have been spent on new power lines to carry that electricity to power-hungry cities.
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Fabricated green building products rapidly advancing
By Don Rosato
Green building technology redefines how we make and live in buildings. From a plastics processing standpoint, we can reduce a building's energy consumption through green design, improved insulation, heat recovery and more. We can simultaneously provide for a building's energy production through solar cells and collectors, heat and power generators, and wind turbines. Let's take a look at some emerging green building technologies that involve plastics processing aspects.
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Earth, wind and water: Ethiopia bids to be Africa's powerhouse
CNN
Ethiopia is turning to renewable energy technology as the East African country looks to become a powerhouse for its regional partners. Last month, Ethiopia launched one of the continent's largest wind farms in a bid to rapidly boost its generating capacity over the next three to five years.
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New data center energy efficiency certification
BUILDINGS
A new data center energy efficiency certification is now available through Underwriters Laboratories and Power Assure.
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San Francisco 49ers' new stadium goes solar
BUILDINGS
The San Francisco 49ers are one step closer to calling Levi's Stadium home. Phase one of the solar installation has been completed. This significant construction milestone is an integral part of Levi's Stadium becoming the first facility used by an NFL team to have sustainability and LEED certification standards incorporated into its design and architecture, according to NRG Energy.
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The HVAC factor: Keeping steady with geothermal
Today's Facility Manager
Completed in December 2012, the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute is a 52,000-square-foot research facility located on a 200-acre site on Roanoke Island along the Croatan Sound on the Outer Banks near the Town of Manteo. The facility includes research labs for marine archeology, coastal processes, estuarine ecology, public policy, and engineering. The new building also comes equipped with teaching classrooms and labs as well as marine operations, administration, and research offices.
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Historic building transformed into mixed-use facility
BUILDINGS
Formerly used as a factory, adjunct city hall, and a trade and high school, this trapezoidal, five-story brick building had become an eyesore at the western edge of downtown Rochester, NY. But now it has evolved into a mixed-use facility with office space, retail stores, loft-style residential living, and underground parking. To earn National Park Service historic site status, the City of Rochester set forth specific criteria including creative reuse of the building, the implementation of green development concepts, and preservation of the building's heritage and character. The renovation honors the past while leading to the future.
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