Daily Archives: November 20, 2009

Proceedings of the Military Applications for Emerging Water Use Technologies Workshop

ERDC/CERL TR-09-12 Proceedings of the Military Applications for Emerging Water Use Technologies Workshopby Richard J. Scholze, Gary L. Gerdes, William D. Goran, John Hall, Kurt Preston, Mal McLeod, David Sheets, and Richard Sustich Abstract: This first ever Military Applications for … Continue reading

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DOE Issues Competitive EECBG Funding Opportunity for State, Local, and Tribal Governments

On October 19, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued its competitive Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funding opportunity announcement. The announcement seeks innovative state and local government and Indian tribe programs, and will use up to … Continue reading

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Rapid Deployment Energy Efficiency (RDEE) Toolkit

EPA is pleased to announce the release of the complete Rapid Deployment Energy Efficiency (RDEE) Toolkit to help states, local governments, and other program administrators design and implement effective programs. The RDEE Toolkit presents information that recipients of American Recovery … Continue reading

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ECOBOT Tracks Your Carbon Footprint

Read the full post at Lifehacker. Mac: Wondering what kind of impact your power and fuel consumption have on the environment? ECOBOT helps you figure it out.

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Majority Of Working Adults Willing To Sacrifice Comfort To Save Energy

Read the full story at Energy Daily. Business owners should think twice before tweaking workplace temperature settings this fall. According to a new survey of office workers, sixty-nine percent said they would be willing to sacrifice their preferred ideal temperature … Continue reading

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Axion To Build Two Additional Recycled Plastic Bridges For the U.S. Army

Read the full story at GreenerDesign. Axion International Holdings is increasing the performance of its recycled plastic bridges with a contact from the U.S. Army to build two railroad bridges that can support 130 tons. Axion will be building the … Continue reading

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Why Flying Monkeys Don't Rule the World: Recognizing the Ecological Context of Design

Read the full story at GreenerDesign. Do you remember the scene in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy and Toto are kidnapped by an army of winged capuchin monkeys? Scary stuff, but why? Because (a) there were lots of them, … Continue reading

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Five States, One City Add Green Hotel Certification Programs

Read the full story at GreenerBuildings. In recent weeks, five states and one city have launched green lodging certification programs. I know there are those out there who are not happy about the addition of more green lodging certification programs … Continue reading

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US Army's Pacific HQ Cuts the Ribbon on National Green Building Pilot

Read the full story at GreenerBuildings. Local and federal dignitaries celebrated the opening of a development at Fort Shafter, the U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters, that’s being hailed as the greenest neighborhood on a military installation and the largest project of … Continue reading

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'Super Star' Green Label Proposed

Read the full story at GreenBiz. A major overhaul to the Energy Star program, which currently certifies and labels products that are energy efficient, is imminent. How this overhaul occurs remains to be seen.

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