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July 15, 2009 – DOE Solicits For RD&D On Combined Heat, Power Systems

The Dept of Energy reports that CHP systems can achieve efficiencies of 80% or more compared to roughly 45% for conventional heat and power production ...


July 14, 2009 – Carolina Utility Launches Solar Thermal Research Study

Progress Energy is accepting applications for its SunSense Solar Water Heating study, which will test the energy-saving potential of solar water heating systems in the Carolinas …


June 23, 2009 – IAS Approved As Accreditation Body For WaterSense Program

IAS’s job is to ensure EPA-licensed independent testing and certification bodies follow the WaterSense Product Certification System …


June 18, 2009 – EPA Pledges Billions To States’ Water Infrastructure Projects

In a move that stands to create jobs, boost local economies, improve aging water infrastructure, and protect human health and the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the use of billions of stimulus dollars …


June 8, 2009 – Progress Energy Expanding Solar Incentives

Raleigh, NC-based power company Progress Energy Inc. announced a plan to expand the use of solar energy in the Carolinas and Florida by more than 100 megawatts over the next decade …


June 8, 2009 – DOE Offers $50 Million In Recovery Act Funds For Geothermal Heat Pumps

The U.S. Department of Energy wants to accelerate the deployment of geothermal heat pumps …


June 2, 2009 – Water Recycling: Coming Soon To A Home Near You

Ron Hartman has a plan to recover all that water that gurgles down shower drains and downspouts all over Nanaimo …


June 1, 2009 – Water Heating Companies Join Forces

Four leading water heater manufacturers have joined with the Consortium for Energy Efficiency to become part of the Coalition for EnergyStar® Water Heaters ...


June 1, 2009 – New Danfoss HQ Is LEED-Registered Building

The facility’s sustainable and green design features a Danfoss’ AK2-SC 255 energy management system and many other efficiencies …


May 31, 2009 – AHRI Opposes House Energy Bill In Current Form

If made into law it could “quite simply create marketing and distribution chaos,” says AHRI President Stephen Yurek ...


May 21, 2009 — First Remodeled Home Certified To National Green Building Standard

NAHB reports that a recently completed remodeling project in Munster, Ind., is the first home remodel to earn certification …


May 21, 2009 — Local Businesses See Increased Demand For Geothermal Systems

Bill Sinton, owner of Sinton Heating, say 90% of his business comes from geothermal systems, having done 100 installations in 2008 alone …


May 18, 2009 — NGWA Offers 1-Day Geothermal Heat Pump Well Construction Course

Contractors interested in entering the geothermal heat pump well construction market can take a one-day course June 20 in Muncie, Ind., offered by the National Ground Water Association …  


May 11, 2009 — Solar-Powered Baptisms

A U.K. church has installed solar panels on the roof, which will be used to warm the water for people being baptized ...


April 23, — Centex Energy Advantage Homes To Use Energy Star-Qualified Appliances From Whirlpool

Whirlpool Corp. has been selected as a Centex Sustainability Partner by U.S. homebuilder Centex Corp. …


April 23, 2009 — Birdsall Bath Design Opens Luxury Bath Showroom With Focus On Green

Birdsall Bath Design, a subsidiary of W.A. Birdsall & Co., recently opened a 6,500-square-foot luxury bath showroom featuring the latest in bath products and technologies …


April 20, 2009 — Gerber Introduces Water Conservation Coloring Book

Gerber recently launched its first children’s coloring book titled “Greg Gerber Adventures” that educates children on the importance of water preservation …


April 15, 2009 — Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Buildings

The National Science and Technology Council has proposed a framework of new technologies, protocols and practices for the large-scale development of net-zero, high-performance buildings ...


April 13, 2009 ― Recession Building Interest In Green Houses

At a time when the recession has dumped the housing market into the basement, builders say energy-efficient homes are selling …


April 10, 2009 ― Energy Spending Could Be Engine For Job Growth

It may seem a small amount — its $43 billion allotment is just 5% of the $787 billion pot — but it has been cited as one of the major job engines for clean, green and high-paying jobs for the country going forward ...


April 9, 2009 ― Should You Get A Solar Water Heater?

According to the DOE, a typical existing home will see water heating bills drop 50%–80% if a solar water heater is installed ...


April 7, 2009 ― Empire State Building Plans Environmental Retrofit

The Empire State Building is spending $20 million to make it more energy efficient. It is already undergoing a $500 million renovation to attract new tenants ...


April 6, 2009 ― Green Online Community Forum Launches To Serve Trades

Tradesmen in the green building and remodeling industries are invited to join the free online community forum by GreenCollarEDU.net (a service of HVACReducation.net) ...


April 1, 2009 ― Shower Head With Automatic Shutoff

Think of this device as an alarm clock for your shower …


April 1, 2009 ― Georgia Volunteers Help Others Conserve Water

Annual hands on Athens project …


March 30, 2009 ― Sink-to-Yard Greywater Retrofit Could Make Desert Bloom

Researchers at New Mexico State University are testing a relatively inexpensive plumbing retrofit that could help buildings capture relatively clean greywater from plumbing before it hits the sewers, and reuse it onsite for outdoor watering ...


March 27, 2009 ― Which Is Worse? Hummers Or Toilet Paper?

The product that we use for less than three seconds extracts a larger ecological consequence than driving Hummers, according to Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defence Council …


March 26, 2009 ― U.S. Solar Market Hits Record Growth In 2008

Despite severe economic pressures in the United States, demand for solar energy grew tremendously last year …


March 19, 2009 ― Future Looks Brighter for Solar Hot Water Heating Systems at Hotels

Lodging establishments look to solar water heating thanks to improving technologies, tax incentives and rebates, creative financing, better education about solar thermal heating, an increase in the number of developers interested in building to LEED standards, and an increase in the number of qualified vendors that sell and install solar hot water heating systems ...


March 18, 2009 ― More Air Conditioners Now Run On Solar Power Than Ever Before

Since air conditioners now run on solar power, people can reduce peak energy taxation on the power grids and save themselves money in the long run ...







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