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Behavioral change: A building and its operations are only as sustainable as those who use them
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Relative to reducing energy consumption, we could define behavioral change as: A purposeful modification of an individual's or group's previous mode of operation/action. When it comes to reducing consumption related to energy, transportation and water, what is the impact of the individual person in the outcome? Is there enough information to support the concept of behavioral change as a quantifiable — and therefore measurable — component of available energy efficiency strategies? More

Details: Wind energy tax credit set to expire at end of 2012
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The wind energy production tax credit, along with state-level policies, has boosted the growth of the U.S. wind industry over the past decade, but the PTC is set to expire at year-end unless legislation extending its provisions is approved. This tax credit was first implemented in 1992, when the United States had less than 1.5 gigawatts of installed wind capacity. By the end of 2011, wind capacity stood at more than 45 GW, about 4 percent of U.S. power generating capacity, and provided 3 percent of total U.S. electricity generation in 2011. More

Should Washington extend tax credits for wind power?
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As the Jan. 1, 2013, "fiscal cliff" approaches, one of the most divisive issues in Congress is whether to extend tax credits for wind power that are scheduled to expire at the end of 2012. The political battle lines among legislators are largely set, with supporters enthusiastically discussing job creation and opponents demanding an end to wasteful subsidies. Stepping back from the immediate political fray, is continuing the policy a good idea? More

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Solar power plants burden the counties that host them
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Eager for jobs and tax money, Mojave Desert counties welcomed big solar projects. But they may have been too optimistic. And expanding emergency services and infrastructure isn't cheap. More

Solar power when the sun has set
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What if we could use solar energy when the sun has set, or wind energy when the air is calm? Donald Sadoway is working on a way to make that happen. The professor of materials chemistry at MIT is leading an effort to develop a new kind of battery — a "liquid metal battery" — that would enable the economical storage of energy from solar, wind and other sources so that it could be used when homes and businesses need it. More

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Where can we find a LEED consultant for our manufacturing company?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Q: Our LEED person does not work here any more. How is the best way to get a thorough understanding and technical knowledge needed for our company? We are a wood door manufacturer and basically deal with recycled material, NAUF, FSC credits. Thanking you in advance for your assistance. More

USGBC launches Green Building Information Gateway
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The U.S. Green Building Council announced the launch of the Green Building Information Gateway. Coined GBIG, the Web-based tool is designed to help accelerate market transformation by providing greater transparency and understanding of the green dimensions of the built environment. GBIG provides a transparent view of places, projects, collections and credits, detailing the actions and activities of LEED building owners and project teams over time. More


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