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US groups announce green building standards
REMI Network
After months of collaboration, leading U.S. building groups have introduced new green building standards to further reduce environmental impact of buildings. The updates apply to Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the U.S. Green Building Council, announced the 2014 standard incorporates 67 addenda, reflecting changes made through the public review process since the standard was last published in 2011.
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Video: A timely, terrific marketing tool for green industry pros
Fred Berns
During a drought years ago, a garden center owner in Colorado Springs, Colorado, mentioned a soil-nutrient product during a news segment on a local TV station. Within a few days, his center sold more than 300 bags of that product. It was, Mike Spencer recalled, proof-positive of the power of video exposure. "Being on TV gives you the credentials," says Spencer, the owner of Spencer's Lawn and Garden Centers.
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Installations of new utility-scale solar projects in us down 31 percent on last year
Clean Technica
The installation rate of new utility-scale solar projects in the U.S. has fallen considerably so far this year as compared to 2013 — currently, the new capacity is down 31 percent as compared to last year, according to the Federal Electricity Regulatory Commission. The figures show that between January and October 2014 "just" 1,801 MW of utility-scale solar projects have been installed in the country — as compared to 2,628 MW of utility-scale solar capacity installed between January and October 2013.
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Engineers invent high-tech mirror to beam heat away from buildings into space
Stanford University via Nanowerk News
Stanford engineers have invented a revolutionary coating material that can help cool buildings, even on sunny days, by radiating heat away from the buildings and sending it directly into space. A team led by electrical engineering professor Shanhui Fan and research associate Aaswath Raman reported this energy-saving breakthrough in the journal Nature.
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The intersection of green building design and fire safety
Facilitiesnet
In just the past several years, there's been an ever-increasing amount of research regarding fire safety in high-performance buildings. The cornerstone of such research is a 2012 report titled "Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings" by researchers at the Worchester Polytechnic Institute.
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Florida regulators cut energy-efficiency goals, end rebates for solar panels
Sun Sentinel via Renewablesbiz
Florida regulators recently gave their approval for electric utilities to slash energy-efficiency goals and end solar rebates to customers after 2015. In a nearly two-hour session in Tallahassee, Florida's Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to approve staff recommendations that largely backed proposals from the utilities to cut "demand-side management" programs over the next five years.
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Boston's 1st LEED Platinum building to become energy positive
Gizmag
A high-sustainability design has been released for an expanded building in the U.S.. Behnisch Architekten says that Boston's EpiCenter will become the largest energy-positive commercial building in New England and perhaps on the East Coast. The building will house youth charity Artists for Humanity. Behnisch specializes in sustainable architecture and featured in the AIA's 2014 top 10 green buildings in the U.S.
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