Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
Yesterday, the City of Kansas and the County of Wyndotte sued the General Services Administration for moving the EPA Region 7 headquarters from an older LEED building in the Kansas City central business district to a former Applebee’s headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas. The complaint is available here. (more…)
Friday, July 1st, 2011
In the last decade, the United States have been continuing to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels by investing into clean technologies, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. Because of such, the United States has been able to make the country a lot healthier, decreasing fossil fuel usage, and (more…)
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Even though Mississippi lacks in significant renewable energy policy support, the state has seen success in its endeavors to attract manufacturers of renewable energy with a number of implemented tax incentives. Mississippi’s biomass resources remain virtually untapped, despite being sixth largest in the nation. (more…)
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
There is a corner of the Federal government that, unless you are as data obsessed as I am, you never knew existed. For the part 25 years, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has collected baseline data on commercial building energy usage, known as CBECS. CBECS is the only government source of (more…)
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
It is estimated that by 2025 more than 75% of world population will reside in large urban centers. Cities will use increasingly more soil, become energy consumption hubs and pollution centers, and will, unfortunately, also create social and economic inequalities amongst their inhabitants. (more…)
Friday, April 29th, 2011
All throughout the world, the importance of creating a sustainable future is becoming more widely recognized. With this recognition, the need for green buildings is necessary to create an environmentally sustainable world for future generations. Many new and existing buildings are, therefore, taking the (more…)
Monday, April 11th, 2011
On Friday, the USGBC responded to Henry Gifford’s amended complaint with a Motion To Dismiss for failure to state a legal claim (Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6)) and for lack of subject matter jurisdiction (Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1)).
In essence, the USGBC’s response has two (more…)
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Whether your company is looking to be more environmentally friendly or simply more focused on saving green than actually going green (or perhaps a combination of both!), you are destined to get up close and personal with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). (more…)
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
The dirt is raked. The grass is mowed. The lines are chalked. And the high-efficiency field lights are ready for action.
Yes, Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is almost here. And as this joyous day arrives across the country, more stadiums than ever before are integrating energy efficiency and renewable energy into their (more…)
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Developers and facility owners are aware of their ability to make a building more sustainable – solar installation, timed lighting, metered water usage, to name a few. However, the price tag of “going green” can make someone stop and think twice.
That’s where LEED comes in. By adhering (more…)